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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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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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