Presbyterian Day School

WELCOME TO PDS!

2023 - 2024

Presbyterian Day School is a weekday ministry that provides care and instruction for children ages six months to five years old. Founded in 1996 by Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, our highest purpose is to show the love of Christ to children and families of the Signal Mountain Community. The preschool division is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and has continually received the highest three-star rating from the state's Quality Rating Improvement System.

MISSION STATEMENT

Presbyterian Day School strives to plant the seeds of Christian faith and a passion for lifelong learning into preschool children while simultaneously preparing them to thrive physically, emotionally, academically, socially, and spiritually in today’s world.

Who WE SERVE

WEE CARE

The Wee Care division of PDS serves children ages six months through two years in our Infant, Toddler, and Two-Year-Old classes. For these children, we seek to provide Christian care and nurturing in an environment that will encourage each child’s spiritual growth, positive social interaction, and physical and mental development.

Preschool & Pre-K 5s

The Preschool division serves children ages three, four, and five in our Threes, Fours, and Pre-K Fives classes. Classrooms are designed for a play-centered approach to learning and lessons are carefully planned to include varied and challenging materials to stimulate children of differing abilities and needs. The Christian-based curriculum provides for all areas of development; including the specific social, motor, emotional, and cognitive maturing of early childhood and in preparation for kindergarten.

Check out SOME FAQ's

Below you'll find practical and fun information about PDS! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the directors.

REGISTRATION

Registration opens in late January or early February to current students and SMPC members. Registration opens to waitlist families and the broader community the following week. Placement priority is given to current students, siblings of current students and SMPC members. Remaining spots are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

REVERSE FIELD TRIPS

Our fun and learning extends well beyond our campus! We have special guests visit PDS for reverse field trips several times each year, including educators from the Chattanooga Nature Center, Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga Zoo and Signal Mountain Fire Fighters. Along with hearing a presentation on a special topic, children enjoy hands-on experiences.

FINANCIAL COST

Monthly Tuition (9 payments/school year):
  • 1 Day: $115/month
  • 2 Day: $200/month
  • 3 Day: $255/month
  • Pre-K 5s: $265/month
Annual Registration Fee: $100
Annual Special Program Fee for Threes, Fours, & Pre-K: $75

WAIT LIST

We maintain a wait list and will offer any spots that become available to those on the waitlist. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about registration or our PDS programs!

UPCOMING AT PDS:

January 30th
Registration for current PDS families and SMPC members
February 6th
Registration opens to community
February 7th 
Half Day
March 12th-14th
Spring Break

PDS DIRECTORS

AMY MELLER

Director of PDS

LEZA SIMPSON

Assistant Director of PDS