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Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to Palm Beach Day Academy! 

For over 100 years, PBDA has served as the school of choice for families seeking to educate their children "in an academically challenging and compassion-rich environment that guides each child toward personal excellence of mind, body and character." Whether you are attracted to PBDA by our mission, our long history of academic excellence, or the beautiful South Florida sunshine, we look forward to meeting you and touring you around our two impressive campuses. In the meantime, I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our special school.

Since 1921, we have been at the forefront of education in Palm Beach County and are proud of our faculty, our facilities, and the achievements of our alumni who attend the best schools locally and nationwide for their high school careers. We believe that our students thrive at PBDA and beyond because our Lead with Honor program constantly reminds our students to abide by one simple mantra: work hard and be kind. The PK-8 independent school world is unique, and we excel at what we do because we are able to challenge our students in the classroom, on the stage, and on the athletic field while also providing each child with a strong education in how to be responsible and respectful.

Thank you for your interest in Palm Beach Day Academy and please do not hesitate to schedule a tour with us. We would love to welcome you to campus and show you firsthand why we are considered one of the best independent schools in the country. 


Fanning Hearon PBDA Head of School headshot 22-23

Fanning M. Hearon III
Head of School