Phoenix Country Day School

Private, Nonsectarian, PK, KG-12

 3901 E Stanford Dr
       Paradise Valley, AZ  85253

 (602) 955-8200

Student/Teacher Ratio:  9.2
Number of students:  747

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by a parent
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Open Quote I am a parent with a daughter in first grade and a son going to be joining pre K next year. PCDS is a rare school mostly because of it's small size(less than 60 students per year) and top notch facilities. It has an indoor gym(priceless in scorching hot Arizona), 2 swimming pools, 4 sports fields, an auditorium complete with aerial props and lights and 4 tennis courts. All facilities are available for use from elementary school. There are few schools that have those kind of facilities available to elementary school students. But mainly why we're here is the education. They have between 6 and 9 students out of a class of 60 going to Ivy League schools yearly. Apart from that they routinely have kids entering other top 20 colleges like Northwestern, U of Chicago, Rice, Duke amongst others. It needs belt tightening from our family because it is expensive, but if you can offer your kids a well rounded experience with great facilities throughout their school years as well as almost guarantee entrance into a good college at the end of their high school education I think it is worth the price. Close Quote

by a student
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Open Quote As a former student, I cannot begin to describe how much I enjoyed my 10 years at PCDS. From the excellent, caring faculty and staff to the bright, talented student body, PCDS has so much to offer. I gained so much more than a diploma, I learned how to carry myself, how to interact effectively with those around me, and how to problem solve. These skills have proved to be far more valuable than anything else I could gained from a elementary and high school education. Yet that is not to say I didn't receive a fabulous education. My class had 20 National Merit Semifinalists and had many students attend Ivy League Institutions and many other extremely competitive colleges and universities. Furthermore, my education at PCDS more than adequately prepared me for my college courses. I feel more capable and better equipped at my college than many of my well-qualified peers. PCDS has more success, fun, and opportunities than schools more than three times its size. Students can participate in multiple clubs, sports, and productions while still getting a first-class education. Yes, the school isn't perfect, yes the curriculum and workload are challenging, but the experiences gained from attending PCDS far outweigh the problem areas. If you are looking for a school with a close-knit genuine community, varied and strong extracurricular activities from a championship basketball team to a talent-filled drama production, excellent and rigorous academics, teachers that truly care about their students' success, and students who want to have fun as much as they want to succeed, Phoenix Country Day School is the place for you. Close Quote

Enrollment information for Phoenix Country Day School

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 582 14 88 21 5 n/a n/a 26 736
2006 564 10 4 26 103 n/a n/a 31 738
2008 565 18 85 38 4 n/a n/a 31 741
2010 477 16 76 37 0 0 63 27 696
2012 460 22 95 44 0 0 69 32 722
2014 547 10 45 30 3 17 34 28 714
2016 503 21 75 43 7 0 68 30 747

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Student/Teacher Ratio Phoenix Country Day School

Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 736 73.6 9.6 n/a
2006 738 77.5 9.1 n/a
2008 741 76.8 9.2 n/a
2010 696 71.8 9.3 n/a
2012 722 72.0 9.5 n/a
2014 714 83.0 8.2 n/a
2016 747 77.6 9.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

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