Phoenix Country Day School wins third-straight national championship

In June the Phoenix Country Day School Middle and Upper School Speech and Debate teams competed at the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Both teams received top recognition competing against the top 7,000 speech and debate students from over 1,300 schools throughout the country, according to a press release. […]

PCDS middle school speech & debate shines at Columbia University

During January, the defending National Champion Phoenix Country Day School Middle School Speech & Debate team competed at the Columbia University High School Speech & Debate Tournament in New York City, featuring competitors from over 120 high schools from 25 states and four countries. The PCDS Middle School team received a special invitation to be […]

Phoenix Country Day School donates record amount to St. Mary’s Food Bank

Phoenix Country Day School, 3901 E. Stanford Drive in Paradise Valley, donated a record amount of turkeys to St. Mary’s Food Bank this year. The middle school students at Phoenix Country Day School, who are actively engaged in philanthropy Valley-wide, demonstrated that during the annual turkey drive benefiting the food bank, according to a press […]

5 PCDS students named National Merit Semifinalists

Five of the 70 members of the PCDS Class of 2018 have been named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. As semi-finalists, these PCDS seniors will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for one of three possible scholarships, including National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, corporate-sponsored merit scholarships, or college-sponsored merit scholarships, according to […]

Phoenix Country Day School begins historic school year

Recently, Phoenix Country Day School began the 2017-18 school year embracing traditions and new beginnings. At the school’s annual First Friday Celebration, seniors escorted their Kindergarten Buddies across the campus bridge into an all-school assembly which featured the introduction of the newest members of the PCDS community — the pre-kindergarten members of the PCDS Class […]

PCDS senior signs to dive at Brown University

Phoenix Country Day School springboard diver Evan Pittman signed a Letter of Intent to attend Brown University, a Division I Ivy League school, in Providence, RI on Thursday, May 18. Mr. Pittman will compete as a member of the Brown University Men’s Swimming and Diving team in the fall, according to a press release. The diver and well-known powerlifter spent three seasons with the PCDS swimming and diving team.

Tara Dugel receives lifetime honor from Columbia University

Tara Anne Dugel, a 2016 graduate of Phoenix Country Day School, has been inducted into the prestigious Columbia University Athletic Department’s 4.0 Club. Ms. Dugel is currently a freshman in Columbia University in New York City, where she was recruited for the varsity squash team. Ivy League Squash is a Division I sport. On April 4, at the Columbia University Athletic Department Scholar Athlete Awards Ceremony, Ms. Dugel was not only awarded the Dean’s List but also inducted into the select Columbia University Athletic Department’s 4.0 Club.

Political activist Garry Kasparov visits PCDS

During April, Phoenix Country Day School was honored to host world chess champion and political activist, Garry Kasparov, for an insightful chat with students. In a conversation moderated by Upper School history teacher (and former chess coach) Matt Guthrie, Mr. Kasparov enlightened students with stories of escaping Russia, his views on Russia’s influence in the recent U.S. election, and what is was like to be the first human to successfully defeat a supercomputer (Deep Blue) in chess, according to a press release.

Phoenix Country Day students vie for free-throw shooting title

On Saturday, Jan. 7, Phoenix Country Day School students shined in the Elks Club National Free-Throw Shooting Competition in Wickenburg, where one of Arizona’s four regional championships took place. In his first year in the 8-9 year-old division PCDS second-grader Carson Rose finished third, having to prevail in a double-overtime shootout to capture one of the top three slots, according to a press release.

PCDS expansion plans studied by Paradise Valley Planning Commission

A few school administrators are one step closer to moving out of a trailer they have called an office, at the Phoenix Country Day School in the Town of Paradise Valley. Proposed plans to refurbish the Phoenix Country Day School administration building have passed through the first step of the Paradise Valley Planning Commission after a Jan. 3 study session at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Blvd. The commission took its first look at the plans to replace the 2,700-square-foot building with a more inviting building, proponents of the plan contend.