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PBDA Teddy Bear PIcnic

The Annual Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic

Posted November 16, 2019 in News

This fall, PBDA’s Kindergarten students were each asked to bring in a teddy bear to participate in various teddy bear-themed projects. On Friday, November 15, the teddy bears suddenly went missing. After searching high and low throughout the Palm Beach Day Academy Lower Campus, students were finally reunited with their bears for the surprise annual ...

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Ryan Petcove Service Above Self

6th Grader Ryan Petcove Attends Envision: National Youth Leadership Forum

Posted November 4, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

In Spring 2019, Ryan Petcove, a 6th Grade student at Palm Beach Day Academy, was nominated by his teachers and the PBDA administration to attend Envision: National Youth Leadership Forum. Each year, PBDA nominates students who possess innate leadership skills at a very young age. Our goal is to offer ample opportunities for these students ...

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Pre-Primary and Primary Harvest Fest

Posted October 30, 2019 in News

The hay bales were set, the scarecrows standing straight, and pumpkins of all sizes were scattered across Palm Beach Day Academy’s Lower Campus. There was a moment of stillness before the annual Pre-Primary and Primary Harvest Fest began for our littlest PBDA Bulldogs. One by one, students began to emerge from their classrooms to take ...

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PBDA Halloween Dance Upper Campus

Stranger Things-themed Halloween Dance

Posted October 28, 2019 in News

Things on the Palm Beach Day Academy Upper Campus turned “upside down” on Friday, October 25 as the Student Leadership Committee (SLC) hosted the first school dance of the year. The Netflix’s Stranger Things-themed Halloween Dance – costumes encouraged – was held for students in grade 6-9 in the Vicki and Peter Halmos Family Activities Center. ...

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Paulette Danni Palm Beach Day Pre-K

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Paulette Danni

Posted October 25, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

We are thrilled to highlight Paulette Danni, Pre-K teacher at Palm Beach Day Academy since 2008, in this month’s installment of our “Faculty Friday” series. Check back here next month for our next Faculty Friday spotlight! Paulette Danni, Pre-K Teacher What is your role at PBDA and how long have you worked here? A winding ...

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PBDA Girls Varsity Volleyball 2019

Girls Varsity Volleyball 2019 Season Recap

Posted October 21, 2019 in News

Starting the season later than anticipated due to Hurricane Dorian, the Girls’ Varsity Volleyball 2019 season kicked off with a shorter tryout window followed immediately by the Lady Bulldogs’ first match against Rosarian. Though the first game resulted in a loss of 20-25, the team quickly found their rhythm by the second game with a ...

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PBDA Boys Varsity Flag Football Team 2019

Boys Varsity Flag Football Team Named 2nd in the League

Posted October 17, 2019 in News

For the 8th time in the last 9 years, the Palm Beach Day Academy Boys Varsity Flag Football team competed in the league’s championship game. This year would be the closest contest in the championship history, with PBDA coming up one point short in a 6-7 loss to St. Marks. The PBDA Bulldogs finished the ...

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PBDA’s 5th Annual Fall Family Social at The Esplanade

Posted October 14, 2019 in News

Palm Beach Day Academy was thrilled to partner with The Esplanade Palm Beach to host the 99-year old school’s 5th Annual Fall Family Social on Saturday, October 12 from 5-7pm. On the weekend evening of October 12, more than 400 PBDA parents and children descended upon The Esplanade, located at the top of the island’s ...

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4 Tips for Fostering Solid Parent-Teacher Communication

Posted October 6, 2019 in Heads' Blog

Written by: Martha Bjorklund, Head of Lower Campus   Communication between parents and teachers should go beyond reports and parent-teacher conferences. Keeping the conversation open between parents and teachers is vital to student success. Several of us at Palm Beach Day Academy across both campuses freely and happily give out our cell numbers to parents, encouraging ...

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Palm Beach Day academy school tradition Hatching Ceremony

New Pelicans and Flamingos hatched at 2019 Hatching Ceremony

Posted September 27, 2019 in News

Ten years after the 1921 founding of Palm Beach Day Academy, a friendly rivalry began that divides the entire student body into two teams: the Pelicans and the Flamingos. In recent years, the rivalry has formed a newer school tradition – the Hatching Ceremony – that can best be described to outsiders as a modern ...

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PBDA NJHS induction ceremony

National Junior Honor Society Inducts 13 New Members

Posted September 26, 2019 in News

On the morning of Thursday, September 26, Palm Beach Day Academy formally welcomed 13 new members into the National Junior Honor Society, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious student recognition program. The Qualifications The induction ceremony recognized students in 8th and 9th grade who have consistently earned above a 90 average, maintained 1s and 2s ...

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Palm Beach Day Academy Jimmy Fallon spoof Parents Night 2019

Video Spoof on Jimmy Fallon teases PBDA Parent Night 2019

Posted September 24, 2019 in News

Did you catch us on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon? Head of School Fanning Hearon and Head of Upper Campus Sarah Kemeness had some fun building up buzz for Palm Beach Day Academy‘s annual Upper Campus Parent Night, held on Thursday, September 19....

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