The USDOE allows schools to be nominated every five years, but priority is given to schools that have not received the award.
National Blue Ribbon School
First Presbyterian Day School was named a National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performance in 2003 (Elementary), 2008 (Middle), and 2015 (Elementary). This honor awarded by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) places FPD among the top schools in the United States. In order for a private school to win the award, the students must perform at the top 15% in the nation on math and reading comprehension standardized tests.