Phoenix Country Day School

PCDS 7th Grader Ranks 4th in International Skateboarding Competition

Mia Lovell, a seventh grade student at Phoenix Country Day School, recently competed in Exposure, an international skateboarding competition for women in Encinitas, California. Mia placed fourth in the 14 and under division. Q. How did you get started in skateboarding? A. I started pushing a board around when I was four years old. I went to my first skate …

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PCDS seventh Grader, Michaela, Lands Dream Role

Michaela Paltzik, a seventh grade student at Phoenix Country Day School, recently received the news that she has been cast as Clara in Ballet Arizona’s upcoming production of The Nutcracker. Q. What was it like receiving this exciting news and what does it mean to you? A. Incredible! It is a dream come true and all that I have wanted …

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Phoenix Country Day School Class of 2019

The Phoenix Country Day School Class of 2019 is getting ready to honor its 67 graduates who will be off to 43 different colleges, near and far, this fall. “This is a very accomplished group of individuals, and they’ll make an impact in college and beyond,” said Director of College Counseling, Patrick McHonett. Nearly half of the graduates will be …

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PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 11th Grader ETHAN ROSENFELD Places First Place at AzSEF

PCDS 11th grade student Ethan Rosenfeld earned first-place in the Senior Division of Physics & Astronomy at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) for his research titled “Development of a thin and inexpensive open-air proton beam detector for characterizing the beam profile and position.” Ethan’s work is part of a collaboration between researchers at ASU and clinicians at the …

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PCDS Senior Connects Robotics and Biochemistry

Senior Kaleab Afework will attend Rice University this fall, majoring in Biochemistry. His experience with robotics was the deciding factor in choosing his major and university. Kaleab was introduced to robotics as a middle school student at PCDS and has held leadership positions in the program ever since. As Captain of the program in middle school, and Shop Manager (10th …

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PCDS eighth Grade Student Takes 1st Place in National High School Tournament

Eighth grade student Miles Sabeeh, a current eighth grader at Phoenix Country Day School, recently brought home the first place trophy from a national Speech and Debate tournament in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. In the Varsity Humorous Interpretation category, Miles proved to be a fierce competitor as he rivaled against high school students. We caught up with Miles to ask …

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PCDS MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM PLACES 6th in NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

From January 24 – 28, 2019 the PCDS National Champion Middle School Speech & Debate Team participated in a prestigious national high school tournament at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Over 60 top high schools from across the country were in attendance (PCDS being the only middle school invited to attend) with nearly 1000 students competing. PCDS …

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Phoenix Country Day School Eighth Grader, Sebastian, Talks Golf and Boys Charity

Sebastian is an outstanding student who loves to learn. This year he enjoys history and is learning about the Civil War. Outside of the classroom, Sebastian is involved in a variety of activities. He is an avid golfer and has participated on the PCDS middle school golf team the past three years. He was selected as the the golf team …

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PCDS Swimmer, Sophomore Quinn, Wins State Events

Quinn Murphy recently shined for PCDS in the State Swimming Championships and the Meet of Champions (comprising the best swimmers from all schools, across all AIA divisions). She won two individual state events– the 100 free and 100 back. In the 100 free, she was the only girl under 53 seconds, finishing at 50.98 in a decisive victory. In the …

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PCDS Senior, Caden, Chairman of the Teen Advisory Council and Football Coach

Caden Short attends Phoenix Country Day School (PCDS) and is heavily involved in the National Stuttering Foundation. He was the keynote speaker at their national conference this summer, where he advocated for students with this additional challenge.  On campus Caden is a solid student with particular strengths in math, science, and quantitative fields. He is a leader among students, and also spends a …

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