Project Excellence

Phoenix Country Day School Project Excellence Community Outreach WorkshopsPCDS Project Excellence

Project Excellence is an award-winning community outreach program established by Phoenix Country Day School in 1987.  The mission of PCDS Project Excellence is to enrich, engage, and empower first-generation college-bound students from local public schools and partnering organizations, their educators, and their parents by providing resources, academic enrichment, and opportunities that encourage intellectual, cultural, and personal growth.


Director of Project Excellence 
Phone: 602.955.8200 ext. 4380
Fax: 602.224.6177

Students’ Program:

The PCDS Project Excellence Students’ Program provides necessary resources and opportunities that most first-generation college-bound students do not have access to during the regular school day.  The Program consists of weekend workshops, a robust summer program, and a variety of mentor opportunities.  Interested students must apply to participate in PCDS Project Excellence.

All PCDS Project Excellence Programs are free to participants and are funded by the generous support of individuals, grants from local foundations, businesses and the Phoenix Country Day School community.

Phoenix Country Day School’s Project Excellence recognizes that students/participants come from different backgrounds and educational opportunities so each application is evaluated on an individual basis. Admission to the program is contingent on space availability, successful completion and strength of your application, overall fit in the program, and meeting the general requirements of the program.