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Mission and Vision

The foundation of Palm Beach Day Academy’s program is the education of our students in an academically challenging and compassion-rich environment that guides each child toward personal excellence of mind, body and character.

Our Core Values

There are so many great moments in the classroom, on the field and in the hallways that shaped me into the person I am today. I made lifelong friendships and developed a strong work ethic that prepared me for boarding school and for life. I owe a lot of who I am to the teachers and coaches who invested in me and to the friends I made during my time there.”

Fritz Van Der Grift, Alum

The Portrait of a PBDA Graduate

Our graduates are empowered to fulfill their individual potentials in their immediate school futures and beyond. They are prepared for acceptance and success at excellent secondary schools, and as they move on, they will take with them the richness of our school family. 

Mostly, they will have gained a powerful, enduring confidence that can only belong to those who have met genuine challenges through their own efforts in a supportive community. This confidence allows our graduates to meet future challenges, to persevere past setbacks and obstacles, to know their own minds yet allow for differing viewpoints, to adapt to changing circumstances, to be thoughtful, generous and kind, and to choose their own paths to meaningful lives.

Confident leaders

Students will have been inspired by an environment of thoughtful excellence, humble respect, mutual care and support, and the highest expectations.

compassionate teammates 

Graduates will have developed genuine compassion and learned to respect all opponents, in victory or defeat.

exceptional communicators  

Graduates will have developed keen minds, capable of complex thought leading to articulate self-expression.

environmental champions  

Graduates will have gained an understanding of their responsibility for the health of our planet.

Dedicated Learners

Students will have learned the value of focused thinking and sustained effort.

Change makers

Students will have developed an understanding of their self-worth and their role in a changing world.