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New Parent Guide

Updated for 2020-21

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. Temporary accounts are issued to new families within 1-3 business days after enrollment contracts and deposits are submitted. Permanent accounts are issued in July.
If you do not remember your account credentials and have misplaced the email that provided them, click Forgot Username or Password on the login page and provide the email address you've been using to log in to the Application Portal. If you are still unable to log in or encounter other any other technical issue, please email info@pcds.org with a description of the issue.

Important Dates 2020-21

  • LS/MS Parent Connection
    Friday, August 21
  • MS New Student Orientations 
    LS Meet the Teacher
    Monday, August 24
  • First Day of School
    Tuesday, August 25
    Classes begin at 7:50 am
  • Parents' Association
    Back-to-School Kickoff

    (first day of school)
    Tuesday, August 25
    7:30 - 9:00 am
    Burch Hall

Please review the PCDS Calendar for additional important dates.

Find enrollment and back-to-school information at pcds.org/2020-21.