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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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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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PBDA Installation Ceremony for Fanning Hearon

PBDA Officially Welcomes Fanning Hearon with Installation Ceremony

Posted September 13, 2019 in News

A last-minute change in plans and venue couldn’t dampen spirits or energy on the morning of September 13, 2019, when the Palm Beach Day Academy Board of Trustees and school community officially welcomed Mr. Fanning M. Hearon III as PBDA’s fourteenth Head of School during Hearon’s Installation Ceremony. The Ceremony On Friday morning, the Upper ...

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PBDA Lead With Honor September 2019

Annual Upper Campus Lead With Honor Assembly

Posted September 10, 2019 in News

For over 10 years, the Upper School students at Palm Beach Day Academy have demonstrated a pledge to Lead with Honor in the classroom, on the fields, and in their day-to-day lives. On the morning of Tuesday, September 10, Upper Campus students, Grades 4-9, and faculty gathered in the Smith Family Theater to participate in ...

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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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