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Learning to Draw and Sketch

Practicing Their Drawing Ability The Lower School Visual Art program is designed to offer students Pre-K through Grade Five experiences in exploring, evaluating, analyzing, and creating art. Critical to the program is the notion that the arts, as a whole,…

The Mystery Skype

On a recent Wednesday, Malorie and her 6th grade Humanities class participated in what is known as a ‘Mystery Skype.’ A Mystery Skype is a 45-60 minute critical thinking challenge that classes take part in while skyping with another class…

Ethic of Service

Our Service Learning Program Each October, Middle School advisors put together a service learning program which they facilitate for three straight “A Days” in our ten day cycle. Service learning is an important part of our PK-12 program at PDS,…

PDS Book Fair Coming Up on December 13 and 14!

Poughkeepsie Day School is excited to be working with Merritt Bookstore again this year for our annual new book fair on December 13 and 14. Merritt will be providing us with a wide range of quality book selections for all…

PDS PA Meeting on December 13: PDS Emergency Response Plan

The topic of our next Parents Association (PA) meeting on Thursday, December 13, from 2-3pm, will be a broad overview and Q&A about the school’s Emergency Response Plan. If you have a suggested question for the PA meeting, please complete…



PDS PA Meeting on October 18 : A Focus on Food at PDS! (Minutes Available)

Click here to see minutes from the October 18 PDSPA Meeting! Summary: Parents took part in a discussion about food at PDS. The administration informed parents about some new initiatives, including PDS ToGo and lunchtime visits. Everyone is attendance had…

Speaking with Colleges

Hampshire College visited September 26, 2018 As part of our college process, we invite college reps onto campus to speak with small groups of juniors and seniors. Gabe Smiley, our Director of College Counseling, personally invites a wide variety of…

PDS PA First Meeting – Thursday, Sept 20 at 8:30am

The PDS Parents Association (PA) is having its first meeting this Thursday, September 20 at 8:30 a.m. in Gilkeson Center. All PDS parents are part of the PA and invited to attend meetings and get involved. The PA helps with…