Palm Beach Day Academy

241 Seaview Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480-0334
     Tel: (561)832-8815
Grades: NS - 9 | 500 students
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 Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 9
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1921

Student Body

Total Students 500 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 35%
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:

Palm Beach Day Academy is Florida’s first independent school. We serve children age 2 through ninth grade on two campuses in Palm Beach County. 
98% of students attend their first-choice secondary school and the largest percentage continue to the nation’s ‘Most Competitive’ colleges, including the Ivy League. (Source: Barron’s Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges) 
Our teachers are among the best in the nation: 80% hold Master’s degrees and more than a third have studied at Harvard’s Project Zero. Teachers emphasize critical thinking and provide freedom for students to apply concepts in personally meaningful ways. There is a 6:1 school-wide student to teacher ratio and two full-time, fully qualified teachers in each classroom age 2 through 3rd grade. 
Palm Beach Day Academy can accommodate students with a variety of abilities. A well-defined, challenging and flexible curriculum allows many students to work above grade level.
An intentional public speaking and writing program begins at age 2. A Museum Partnership Program and China Partnership Program are just two of many unique programs students experience at Palm Beach Day Academy. We are a family school where students develop critical thinking, confidence and integrity. 

Profile last updated: 02/23/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Potentia Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Ann Catholic School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Ann Catholic School (1 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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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