First Presbyterian Day School offers children in K3 through sixth grade superior academic instruction in a loving Christian atmosphere.
FPDS is designed as an extension of the Christian home and church.
In addition to providing the finest academic education, our school supports parents and the church in the teaching of Biblically based values, goals, and discipline.
FPDS is a safe, personal school where children are challenged academically, guided spiritually, and taught to become good stewards of the gifts God has given them.
FPDS provides a purposeful education that not only encourages academic excellence, but helps develop each child's spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social potential.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 777 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

First Presbyterian Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Mississippi for:


School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia; reading therapy
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
777 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
First Presbyterian Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered
6 sports

School Notes

  • First Presbyterian Day School is an independent, Christian, elementary school that serves approximately 650 students in grades K3 through sixth. With a mission that began in 1965 and continues today, FPDS strives to plant seeds of Christlikeness in the hearts of children; pursue excellence in academics; and prepare students for future service in God`s kingdom in their homes, churches, and professions.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
First Presbyterian Day School is such a special place. At its roots, you will find a school that seeks to affect children's lives eternally, provide biblical truths for them to stand on, and prepare them for future service in God's kingdom. Spiritual growth coupled with excellence in academics......that's what FPDS is all about! What a blessing this school continues to be for my family.
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First Presbyterian Day School has been a tremendous blessing for my children and our family. My children have been challenged in their academics and have been taught scripture daily. FPDS has many different activities that children can be involved in. The school truly cares about the hearts of their students and works to prepare children for their future lives in God's kingdom.
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The purpose of First Presbyterian Day School is to provide an exemplary Christ-centered education that meets the needs of the total child (academically, physically, socially, and especially spiritually), so that each student has the opportunity to become a productive member of society and represent a Christian spirit in their homes, churches, and communities.
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FPDS is truly a school where the hearts of our students matter. Helping them grow in their knowledge and understanding of God's Word, and then watching them learn to apply the Bible to their lives is a gift to me every day!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 777 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Mississippi is $5,554 for elementary schools and $6,337 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Mississippi is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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