Palm Beach Day Academy

241 Seaview Avenue,
Palm Beach, FL, 33480-0334
Tel: (561)832-8815
Founded in 1921, Palm Beach Day Academy is an independent day school enrolling students age two through grade nine.
The foundation of the 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 graduates are empowered to fulfill their individual potentials in their immediate school futures and beyond.
As they move on, they will take with them the richness of our school family. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 9
Year Founded 1921

Student Body

Total Students 500 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Palm Beach Day Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 85%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes 2012-2013 Tuition $14,200 - $25,250
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,500
Admissions Director Meghan Albanese
Admissions Associate Dorothea Cvelbar


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballField Hockey,
Flag FootballGolf,

School Notes:

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Potentia Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Ann School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Ann School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West Palm Beach St. Ann School    
    (Roman Catholic)
    324 N Olive Avenue
    West Palm Beach , FL , 33401
    (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  239  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • West Palm Beach
    CCLC at West Plam Beach
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    3301 Gun Club Road, South Florida Water Management District
    West Palm Beach , FL , 33406
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • West Palm Beach
    Potentia Academy
    Special Education School
    Po Box 21223
    West Palm Beach , FL , 33416
    Special Education School
    1.1  mi  |  17  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • West Palm Beach
    Rosarian Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    807 N Flagler Drive
    West Palm Beach , FL , 33401
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.2  mi  |  360  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • West Palm Beach
    Poinciana Day School
    1340 Kenwood Rd
    West Palm Beach , FL , 33401
    2.2  mi  |  98  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 27, 2012 - PBDA is considered by many, as the best independent school in Florida, as its origins stem from founding Northeastern families, who wintered on the island many generations ago and whose high educational standards set the foundation for its current reputation as rigorous, yet balanced with sports and arts, as well as diverse demographics with a respect for tradition. Matriculation to the best New England Boarding Schools is common, as PBDA is one of the most well respected schools in this region of the country. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 27, 2012 - Rich in tradition, PBDA strives for excellence and gives children the skills to excel academically, in sports, and in the arts. The one on one attention, openness, and constant interaction between facility and parents is an additional bonus. A true academic community, we can''t imagine our children at any other school in southeast FLA. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 27, 2012 - PBDA has one focus, The Children(students)! From Pre-K thru 9th grade, they provide the highest quality learning experience/environment in the Palm Beaches. From student/teacher ratio to National award winning Academic programs to Family focus and tradition, PBDA delivers the total package. - Posted by Parent

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The average private school tuition in Palm Beach County, FL is $7,668 for elementary schools and $11,881 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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