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First Presbyterian Day School First Presbyterian Day School

Curriculum and Opportunities

First Presbyterian Day School offers a Christ-centered, college-preparatory education for students in 3K – 12th grade. The goal of the educational process is to impact the world by preparing our students for our nation’s finest college and universities. Achieving this goal requires a curriculum that exposes students to a thoughtful sequence of study, building a foundation of knowledge in each discipline and encouraging thoughtful analysis and application. As a Christ-centered, college-preparatory school we offer an academically challenging curriculum underpinned by sound biblical principles.

Academic Divisions

Elementary (3K – 5th Grade)

We believe children are created by God, unique and special with unlimited potential. With age appropriate strategies, we help students understand fundamental concepts and seek to apply that knowledge in novel situations with supportive and nurturing teachers. The FPD program is designed to develop life-long learners who can engage and positively impact our world while being challenged by the Gospel, sensitive to the needs of others, and developing healthy habits of mind and body. The core courses, co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities allow for the unique interests and needs of students as we partner with parents seeking God’s best for their sons and daughters. More on the FPD Elementary Program

 

 


Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

Life in the FPD middle school is exciting and active! We see our students as uniquely gifted individuals created in the image of God. The FPD program is designed to develop life-long learners who can engage and positively impact our world while being challenged by the Gospel, sensitive to the needs of others, and developing healthy habits of mind and body. FPD’s middle school provides a seamless transition from elementary to high school. Caring faculty work with each student to boost his or her confidence and continue to prepare him or her for the academic demands of high school and college. The academic courses and extra-curricular opportunities allow for the unique interests and needs of students as we partner with parents seeking God’s best for their sons and daughters.

Download the 2017-2018 Middle School and High School Curriculum Guide

 

 

High School (9th-12th Grade)

FPD has defined our Profile of a Graduate as a lifelong learner, challenged by the gospel, equipped for wellness, self-aware and growing, engaged and persuasive, and sensitive to others. Achieving this goal requires a curriculum that exposes students to a thoughtful sequence of study, building a foundation of knowledge in each discipline and encouraging thoughtful analysis and application. Our high school offers an academically challenging curriculum underpinned by sound biblical principles. We offer 20 AP Classes as well as options to earn college credit through dual credit & dual enrollment. Students may also earn Diploma Endorsements in STEM and Fine Arts.

Download the 2017-2018 Middle School and High School Curriculum Guide

Academic Performance

 

 

Athletics

FPD offers multiple athletic opportunities for students of all ages. In elementary, students can participate in a variety of after school athletic camps, classes and intramural sports through FPD’s Center for Discovery. In middle school, students can begin to hone their skills and find their niche through our middle school teams. At the high school level, FPD offers 23 Varsity Sports Teams, including our recently added gymnastics and shooting sports.

More on FPD Athletics

Art

FPD places a high value on fine art curriculum and extracurricular opportunities. Within the school day, elementary students participate in a vibrant music and art program. In fifth grade, students can select either chorus or band. After school, students in 3rd – 5th grade have the opportunity to participate in an annual elementary theatre performance. These opportunities are supplemented by a variety of after school opportunities through FPD’s Center for Discovery.

In Middle School, students can continue to enhance their artistic skills through art, theatre, dance, band, and chorus. As they progress in high school, those with an interest in fine art can select from three AP art classes, participate in multiple theatre productions or perform in a variety of bands, dance teams, and ensembles. Students can also earn a Diploma Endorsement in Fine Arts.

Academic Clubs

In addition to athletic and artistic extracurricular activities, FPD offers multiple academic clubs including Robotics, Math Team, Beta Club, and Language Clubs among others. Learn more.

Service Opportunities

FPD requires high school students to have 120 hours of community service focused on direct mercy and relief ministries. FPD fosters an understanding of challenges people face in our community and the world and how we can be a part of the solutions. As early as elementary school, students are involved with over 100 community organizations. In high school, the service projects are student-led, student-motivated, and student-generated. We encourage our students to discover their gifts and passions and to use them to serve others. Learn more.