Philosophy

Presbyterian Day School was founded upon the desire for a superior education in a Christian atmosphere. Basic to this philosophy is the affirmation of  God, the Creator,  who made man in His image and the belief that all things are “of Him, through Him, and to Him”.

It is also a fundamental belief that each student is gifted by God with special characteristics, unique needs, learning capabilities, talents, and aspirations. Thus, the curriculum is designed to develop to the fullest, the student’s spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social potential.

In a Christian educational setting, the student learns how to respond to God; how to understand, appreciate, and adjust to the environment; and how to solve problems, meet new situations, and function effectively as a Christian citizen in our democratic society. He is also taught the basic academic skills which include intellectual processes, physical skills, study habits, communication skills, mathematical and scientific skills, good work habits, and aesthetic appreciation. Varied experiences that facilitate the learning processes are provided through special activities and projects.

The interpersonal relationships among administration, faculty, and student body exemplify the Christian characteristics of love, friendship, forgiveness, cooperation, understanding, patience, perseverance, and a strong leaning on God for wisdom and guidance.

Maintaining good communication among faculty, staff, student body, parents, and the community is a vital responsibility of the school. Since the parents are an integral supportive element, the school endeavors to keep them informed about its purposes and programs.

In summary, Presbyterian Day School strives to provide a quality education in a Christian atmosphere which will spread the gospel message not only among the students but also into their homes, the community, the nation, and the world.