About Us


Welcome from the Head of School

Dear Parents,

I encourage you as a parent seeking the best educational choice for your child to spend some time discovering the uniqueness of First Presbyterian Day School. Within a few minutes, you will see students engaged in many academic, social, extracurricular, and spiritual activities.

Our vision is to see our students grow in “wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.” This is accomplished by dedicated, experienced, and qualified teachers who are called by God to teach children not only to read, write, and do math, but love God with all their heart.

The academic results of FPDS are comparable to the finest independent schools in the nation. Our students are highly qualified to attend any public or independent school in the metro area once they move on to seventh grade. However, our mission is more than academic achievement – it is to affect the heart of every child.

Thank you for your interest in First Presbyterian Day School. Please explore our web site to discover important information on our mission, educational philosophy, curriculum, academic standards, student achievement, faculty, and programs.  We invite you to contact us for a personal tour. Seeing the excitement of FPDS during a typical school day will assist you in this important decision.

I look forward to speaking with you.

​Gary J. Herring

Head of School