After successfully launching a Distance Learning Plan that allowed students to stay on track for the remainder of this academic school year, FPD is now focused on welcoming students back to campus in August. Based on current guidelines and information, First Presbyterian Day School will resume on-campus instruction this fall.


FPD Incoming Head of School, Dr. John Patterson noted, “FPD is built on in-person relationships. We know that face-to-face fellowship and community are key to the educational experience.  Our plan is to resume on-campus classes this fall. Since the situation is fluid, we are developing a plan that provides for a range of safety measures and contingencies. As long as government regulations do not make it impossible or imprudent for students to return, we look forward to welcoming Viking Nation back to campus in August. We plan on following our published calendar for 2020-21.”


FPD’s COVID-19 Safety Plan for the 2020-2021 academic year will include a range of measures to ensure safety. These measures will include enhanced health and safety standards that will meet or exceed the published government guidelines and regulations. While making plans to resume on-campus classes, FPD faculty and staff continue to explore ways to enhance FPD’s Distance Learning Program should government regulations require an additional pause to on-campus learning.


FPD still hopes to host programs on campus this summer. These include the Viking Crew, Viking Clubhouse, and Summer Camps.  FPD will operate summer programs on a week-by-week basis. FPD will notify parents two weeks in advance regarding cancellations and provide full refunds for programs that must be cancelled due to regulations in place.