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Peer Tutoring Program One of the numerous benefits we have as a PK-12 school is the cross-division interactions that happen each day at PDS. One example of this is our ‘Peer Tutoring’ program, it provides middle schoolers with the opportunity…

Practicing Gratitude

Zori writing her Attitude of Gratitude card Thanksgiving break heralds the end of fall season, and the beginning of winter. It is at this time that school seems to settle down, students find a groove, and we reach a level…

Democracy Matters

A Presentation on Money and Politics Along with high schoolers, our 8th grade students attended a thoughtful and informative presentation recently by Dr. Joan Mandle on the topic of ‘Money and Politics’. Joan Mandle has been the Executive Director of…

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 (Minutes Available)

The topic of the Parents Association (PA) meeting on Thursday, December 13, from 2-3pm, was a broad overview and Q&A about the school’s Emergency Response Plan. Here are the minutes! Here are the remaining PA meetings for the year: Thursday,…