New Parent Guide

Welcome to Phoenix Country Day School! We are excited that you and your child are joining our community, and we will do everything possible to make your welcome warm and your transition seamless. The following information should help. We hope you find this guide useful, and we welcome input about making changes or additions for future new parents. Enjoy your first year and welcome again!

If you are joining an independent school community for the first time, we recommend that you read The Parents' Guide to Independent Private Schools on the website of the National Association of Independent Schools.

NOTE: A number of the links provided here require a myPCDS account for access. Once you've submitted and we've processed your Family Information Form, we'll create your accounts and provide you with the login information. If you have difficulty logging in, please email with a description of the issue.

Important Dates 2021-22

  • Parent Connection
    LS: Thu-Fri, August 19-20
    MS: Thu-Fri, August 19-20
  • MS New Student Orientations 
    LS Meet the Teacher
    Monday, August 23
  • First Day of School
    Tuesday, August 24
    Classes begin at 7:50 am

Please review the PCDS Calendar for additional important dates.

Find enrollment and back-to-school information at

Summer reading assignments for grades 5-12 are now available at