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Cell Phones and the Classroom: Making the School Day Sacred Again

Posted July 19, 2019 in Heads' Blog

Written by: Sarah Kemeness, Head of Upper Campus Learning to Navigate Challenges Independently  It’s 2nd period, and the tests are handed back. The teacher’s face shows, “You’re a nice kid,” but the way she flips over the test and sets it on the desk shows, “But you need to study.” A casual flip of the ...

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Adin McAuliffe Andover Crew Palm Beach Day alum

4 Tips to Help Prepare Your Transition to Boarding School

Posted July 12, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

As we approach the midway point of summer, we continue to treasure sleeping in late, spending time on our beautiful South Florida beaches, and summer nights free of school work. Before too long, however, it will be time to begin a new school year. With that comes excitement as well as apprehension, especially for those ...

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PBDA Claudie Finney French Teacher World Language Department

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Claudie Finney

Posted June 28, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

In this month’s “Faculty Friday” spotlight series, we’ve asked PBDA’s Upper Campus teacher Claudie Finney a few questions to help us get to know her better. Originally from a small town in France, Claudie joined the PBDA community more than 20 years ago and today, serves as the Upper Campus French teacher, the World Language ...

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PBDA Bridge Ceremony 2019

2019 Lower Campus Bridge Ceremony

Posted June 12, 2019 in News

On the morning of Thursday, June 6, 2019, Palm Beach Day Academy celebrated the end of another great year on the Lower Campus with the 2019 Bridge Ceremony. Held at the Palm Beach Convention Center, the Bridge Ceremony was an opportunity for all PBDA students and their families from Pre-Primary through Third Grade to gather ...

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Palm Beach Day Academy Lower Campus

4 Ways to Keep Your Children Engaged This Summer

Posted June 10, 2019 in Heads' Blog

Written by Martha Bjorklund, Head of Lower Campus at PBDA The kids are out of school, the sun is shining, and the days are long. While it’s important to relax during the summer months and enjoy the weather, it’s also a great time to be productive and engage with your children. Parents should take advantage ...

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PBDA Graduates Commencement 2019

PBDA Commencement 2019

Posted June 7, 2019 in News

On the morning of June 7, 2019, Palm Beach Day Academy‘s 8th and 9th Graders spent their last few minutes together as a group before Commencement. This would be the last time that they would all be assembled as PBDA students and for many, their last time setting foot on campus as students. Teachers, parents, ...

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Mr. Tom Sarko PBDA science teacher

PBDA Celebrates Its Very Own Rocketman, Tom Sarko

Posted May 31, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

After 38 dedicated years with Palm Beach Day Academy, the school’s very own Rocketman – Tom Sarko – will be retiring at the end of this school year. On Friday, May 31, the school dedicated the ’18-’19 Paw Yearbook to Mr. Sarko followed by a moving tribute to a man that has changed the way over ...

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PBDA Faculty

Honoring PBDA Faculty’s Years of Service

Posted May 28, 2019 in News

Congratulations to our PBDA faculty who are celebrating milestone years with our school. We are so grateful to the dedication, passion and love for this community that each of you show each day. Please join us in celebrating the following faculty members: 10 Years: Melissa George Jan-Marie Cook Shana Dutkewych Karie Petrovics 30 Years: Jim ...

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PBDA Upper Campus Awards Ceremony

2019 Upper Campus Awards Assembly

Posted May 24, 2019 in News

PBDA Upper Campus students, parents and faculty gathered in the Smith Family Theater the morning of Friday, May 24, 2019 for the 2019 Upper Campus Awards Assembly. The annual tradition recognizes the students who have demonstrated academic, athletic and artistic excellence across all Upper Campus grades and departments. Congratulations to all of our students who demonstrate ...

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Palm Beach Day Academy Kindergarten teacher Courtney Ellender

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Courtney Ellender (Kindergarten)

Posted in Bulldog Blog

In this month’s “Faculty Friday” spotlight series, we’ve asked longtime PBDA teacher Courtney Ellender a few questions to help us get to know her better. From leading the school’s partnership with West Palm Beach’s Norton Museum of Art to publishing her first book featuring Primary art class projects, Courtney has created a contagious appreciation for the ...

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Third Grade presents “The Trials of Alice in Wonderland” Musical

Posted May 23, 2019 in News

For an hour on Wednesday, May 22, Palm Beach Day Academy’s Smith Family Theater transformed into a wonderland as the Third Grade performed this year’s annual musical performance, “The Trials of Alice in Wonderland,” in front of a live audience. With an elaborate set and props, ten strong musical numbers, and costumes that would give any ...

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