Phoenix Country Day School

Jake Swims His Way to Championships

Jake is a sophomore on the PCDS state champion swim team. He’s a great young man, good friend, and model PCDS student. He has also broken multiple PCDS swim records this year, and could be a highly recruited college athlete. Q. You a member of the Phoenix Swim Club. How long have you been on this team? A. I have …

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Maddie is First to Enter into PCDS’ Independent Scientific Study

Maddie is an amazing Upper School student at PCDS.   A top academic and engaged beyond the classroom, she’s the first student to take advantage of an independent scientific study in their new Shin Center for Art, Science & Innovation.  Q. Tell us about the science program you are about to start at PCDS?  A. The science program I am …

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Kidz 4 Causes Raises Awareness and Funds for Rare Childhood Disorders

At the end of a school day, four friends gather to hang out and play sports. Besides their camaraderie, they have another bond that ties them together: their sincere desire to make a difference in their community. Michael Bendok, Xander Black, Matthew Linhart, and Samuel Steiner are eighth grade students at Phoenix Country Day School and, last year, they founded …

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PCDS Sophomore, Audrey LeClair Talks Softball and her Commitment to Play for University of Michigan

Q. Tell us about your softball career thus far? A. I started playing baseball with the neighborhood boys when I was six. We played at a local park almost every day and I was the only girl. I moved on to softball when I was 8 years old. I played rec ball briefly and then moved up to club. I …

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Going Places: PCDS Class of 2016

By Brenna Dugel On a hot May morning in Paradise Valley, Arizona, the sixty-four seniors of Phoenix Country Day School’s graduating class of 2016 gathered for a final class photo. They sported t-shirts of every hue of the rainbow, representing universities such as USD, ASU, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Harvard, and Columbia. But as they lined up by height and proudly …

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PCDS Speech and Debate Team Head to Nationals

Jillian, Jason, and Oliver are three seniors who led PCDS’ Speech & Debate team to a state championship and will soon represent PCDS at the National Competition in Texas in June. They’re amazing PCDS students, involved in sports, student government, debate, theatre, and so much more. Jason Greenfield: Q: How did you feel when you heard you qualified for Nationals? …

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PCDS’ Student, Sidney Hott, is a Triple Threat

Sydney is an amazing eighth grade student at PCDS– a top academic student who recently had a starring role in the school’s production of The Sound of Music. An amazing young woman who is involved with dance, student government, and theatre. Q: You are a triple threat! Tell us about your singing acting, and dancing pursuits? A: I’ve been dancing …

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PCDS’ Senior, Andrew Ekmark, Gets Accepted to Play Basketball for Stanford

Andrew is leading our Varsity Basketball team to the state tournament and a top rank in the state. He’s committed to play basketball at Stanford and has an extremely high GPA within a rigorous academic program at PCDS. He’s a great young man! Q. You are a Varsity basketball player tell us about that? A. I’ve been playing basketball since …

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PCDS Senior, Tara, Recruited to Columbia University

Tara Dugel (Class of 2016), has been recruited for Varsity Squash at Columbia University in the City of New York. She has committed to Columbia, which is part of NCAA’s Ivy League. Although popular on the East coast, squash is a seldom known sport in the Southwest. It has been a challenge for Tara to find coaches and training partners. …

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Sky Enjoys Basketball and Volunteering

Since Sky was young she has shown much interest and has volunteered with various charitable organizations throughout the valley, two include the St. Mary’s food bank and, recently, the Phoenix Rescue Mission. She is protective of those she loves, and those found in unfortunate circumstance. Sky goes above and beyond for causes she believes in. She loves working with children. …

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