Project Excellence

Access, enrichment, and support for some of the Valley's most promising students

Project Excellence is an elite, award-winning scholarship program with a community outreach emphasis. This program was established by PCDS in 1987. The mission of the PCDS Project Excellence is to enrich, engage and empower first generation college-bound students from local public schools and partnering organizations, their educations, and their parents by providing resources, academic enrichment, and opportunities that encourage intellectual, cultural, and personal growth. 

Phoenix Country Day School’s Project Excellence imparts the necessary skills to be successful by providing resources and opportunities that most students do not have access to during their regular school day. 

Components of Project Exellence

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.

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.

Students from the following districts, schools, and programs are supported through PCDS Project Excellence:

AZ Quest for Kids
Aguila Youth Leadership
Balsz Elementary
Boys Hope Girls Hope
CASA Academy
Cartwright Elementary
Creighton Elementary
Fowler Elementary
Glendale Elementary
Glendale Unified High School
Isaac Elementary
Kyrene Elementary
Madison Elementary
Murphy Elementary
Osborn Elementary
Phoenix Elementary
Phoenix Union High School
Roosevelt Elementary
Scottsdale Union Elementary
Tempe Elementary
Tolleson Elementary
Washington Elementary
Washington Street Foundation