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Palm Beach Day Academy alumni Lilly Pulitzer granddaughter Lilly Ferreira

Alumni Spotlight: Lilly Leas Ferreira (’03)

Posted December 3, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

As a third-generation Palm Beach Day Academy Flamingo, Lilly Leas Ferreira (’03), grandaughter to Palm Beach socialite and fashion icon Lilly Pulitzer, knows a thing or two about deep roots. Personal and fond memories of moments spent on the island have led Ferreira back to these roots in an effort to maintain and improve the ...

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PBDA English Department Chair Jennifer Howard

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Jennifer Howard

Posted November 21, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

In this month’s “Faculty Friday” spotlight series, we’re thrilled to highlight PBDA English teacher and published author, Jennifer Howard. Jen’s love for writing and reading is papable through our interview below and we are honored to have her passion for the subject permeate throughout our classrooms each and every day. Check back in December for ...

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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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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 Forgotten Soldiers Bulldog Military Outreach Katy Thompson

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Katy Thompson

Posted September 20, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

In this month’s “Faculty Friday” spotlight series, we’re thrilled to highlight Katy Thompson, Fifth Grade teacher and Lead Advisor at Palm Beach Day Academy, as well as Co-Coordinator of our Bulldog Outreach program on the Upper Campus. Check back in October for our next Faculty Friday Spotlight! Katy Thompson, Fifth Grade Teacher What is your ...

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Three Benefits of Small Class Sizes at a private school

Three Benefits of Small Class Sizes

Posted September 9, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

We are living in an age where everything seems to be custom-made to one’s needs: fast-casual food orders, vitamins, and yes, even education. Small class sizes allow for this tailor-made feel and offers a slew of proven benefits, from increased achievement to higher graduation rates. In fact, researchers have found that reducing class size can ...

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PBDA Alumni Isabel Carden '17

Alumni Spotlight: Isabel Carden (‘17)

Posted August 23, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

Written by: Isabel Carden, PBDA alumna (Class of 2017) While my passion for marine biology began long before my academic career, it was the opportunities that Palm Beach Day Academy offered me that first allowed me to pursue my interest in science. My experiences at PBDA introduced me to my passion of marine biology, a ...

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PBDA Mental Health school counselor

How to Talk to Your Children about Mental Health

Posted August 14, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

Written by Deena Sobel, PBDA School Counselor   Our children are listening when we say we’re feeling stressed, anxious, or in need of a “mental health day.” They are formulating ideas about what that means and trying to make sense of their own feelings and emotions.  Fortunately for most, mental health is easily maintained with proper ...

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Faculty Friday Palm Beach Day Academy Primary Nina Flaminio

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Nina Flaminio

Posted August 9, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

In this month’s “Faculty Friday” spotlight series, we’ve asked PBDA Primary teacher Nina Flaminio to answer a few questions to help us get to know her better. A world traveler with a fun fact that takes the cake, Nina has devoted the past eleven years to teaching PBDA’s Primary students. Check back in September for ...

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Palm Beach Day Academy alumni Rafe Cochran in Jamaica

Alumni Spotlight: Rafe Cochran (’20)

Posted July 26, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

What started as a field trip with Palm Beach Day Academy’s Third Grade class seven years ago has escalated into a life-changing passion, not only for fourteen-year-old Rafe Cochran, but for the many lives he continues to touch around the world.  Since the age of nine, Rafe, a recent PBDA alum (‘20), has been combining ...

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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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