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’18 -’19 – A Year of Family Events

Posted October 17, 2018 in News

PBDA’s Event Calendar is filled with some traditional annual events and a few new twists that your family won’t want to miss. With two major moments behind us, the Mandel-Palagye Education Center Ribbon Cutting on September 14 and the Fall Family Fest at the Royal Poinciana Plaza on October 13, it’s time mark our calendars ...

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Varsity Girls’ Volleyball – 2018

Posted October 15, 2018 in News

The 2018 Girls’ Varsity Volleyball season started for us after only two days of practice before our first game. As luck would have it, we started with the challenge of playing the two top teams that were in the finals last year. Losing both games back to back, we knew we needed to get some ...

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Boys’ Varsity Flag Football – 2018

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The Varsity Boys’ Flag Football team started the season on a torrid hot streak by winning their first six games. We defeated St. Mark’s, Gulf Stream, Berean, Rosarian, Atlantic, and Jupiter Christian. We then cooled off a bit and lost to All Saints and Trinity by 6 points each game. We began the playoffs as ...

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PBDA Family Fest -2018

Posted October 14, 2018 in News

The Royal Poinciana Plaza Hosted Palm Beach Day Academy’s 4th Annual Family Night The Palm Beach Day Academy community descended upon The Royal Poinciana Plaza for the “Royal Family Fest” on Saturday, October 13. Hosted and sponsored by The Royal Poinciana Plaza, PBDA’s 4th annual family night was a great night out for 500 PBDA ...

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Student Leadership Council

Posted October 12, 2018 in News

Student Leadership Council 4th Grade:  Lian Azqueta, Piper Cook, Bohdan Dutkewych 5th Grade: Peyton Hollern, Soleil Mukherjee, Eleni Panagoulias 6th Grade: Alex Kassatly,  John Lagae, Chloe Osborn 7th Grade: Bertie Azqueta, Alexis Koch, Cooper Smith 8th Grade: Khursheed Ali, Leo Byrne, Caroline Ghirardini, Virginia Keen 9th Grade: Dhru Patel...

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PBDA Kiwanis Student of the Month

Posted October 9, 2018 in News

Ninth Grader, Dhru Patel has been selected by the faculty to receive the Kiwanis Student of the Month Award for September. The Student of the Month is chosen by the faculty from the 8th & 9th Graders. The decision is based on the faculty’s judgement of each student’s contributions as a scholar and school citizen. ...

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Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic

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On September 24th the Kindergarten classrooms started to fill with teddy bears that students brought from home. The Kindergartners began to sort, classify, count, and cuddle the bears all week. They also had to be on the lookout for mischief the bears might get into overnight. On Friday at 11:30 the children gatherd in the ...

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2018 Hatching

Posted September 28, 2018 in News

PBDA’s newest students learned their team affiliations, Pelican or Flamingo, on Friday, September 28 in two special Hatching Ceremonies. During the ceremonies on both campuses, new students were handed gold plastic eggs that contained a blue pelican wristband, or a yellow flamingo wristband. Then, as their schoolmates looked on, the eggs were opened and the ...

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks the Official Opening of the Mandel-Palagye Education Center

Posted September 14, 2018 in News

Palm Beach Day Academy’s Mandel-Palagye Education Center’s Grand Opening ceremony, was held on Friday, September 14th at 9:00 a.m., to honor donors, families, and the community members who have supported this incredible facility for the school’s Lower Campus, at 1901 South Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. Lead donors Morton and Barbara Mandel, and their ...

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Palm Beach Day Academy Kicks Off its 98th School Year

Posted September 4, 2018 in News

Two independent school administrators with over 70 years of combined experience join Florida’s oldest independent school, with a new building on their Flagler Drive Lower Campus. Families arrived on Palm Beach Day Academy’s two campuses for the school’s 98th first day on September 4. For students and parents on the Lower Campus in West Palm ...

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Welcome New Faculty – 2018-19

Posted September 2, 2018 in News

PBDA welcomes new educators to the Lower Campus – seven teachers and Lower School Head, Martha Bjorklund. These professionals bring experience, enthusiasm and energy to PBDA’s vibrant community of teachers. Kara Taylor will teach Pre-Primary as she did last year after joining the team in February.  Kara has a B.A. in  History from Grand Valley ...

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“Sunset Madness” – PBDA Welcomes 8th & 9th Graders with a Splash

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PBDA’s Upper Campus faculty and the 8th and 9th Graders gathered for a final summer romp before getting down to the business of school.  On Thursday, August 30, the teachers hosted the upper classmates for dinner and an introduction of Interim Head of School, Mr. Billy Peebles, who spoke to them about the qualities of ...

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