A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
3901 E. Stanford Dr.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Telephone
(602) 955-8200
Website
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
Entrance Exam

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid
$13,000
From Phoenix Country Day School

Located on 40 beautiful acres in Paradise Valley, Phoenix Country Day School is the only private, independent Pre-K - 12 school in the greater Phoenix area. Since 1961, PCDS has provided a superior college preparatory education, supporting top students in small classes with expert teachers, while emphasizing balance and engagement in academics, arts, and athletics. Graduates regularly attend the nation’s top colleges and universities and are uniquely prepared to lead the world beyond PCDS. The School supports students of all backgrounds with a need-based financial aid budget of $1.8 million and approximately 22% of students receiving need-based aid scholarships.

Phoenix Country Day School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1350
49 responses
Average ACT
31
28 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
29%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Blue and Gold Day and Arts Walk
    26%
  • Blue and Gold Day and International Food Festival
    26%
  • Graduation
    11%
  • Sports games
    11%
  • The opening ceremonies/parties for all of our new
    9%
  • Holiday Luncheon for the teachers
    7%
  • Bridge the Gap
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
750
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
16:1
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
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Phoenix Country Day School Reviews

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The school takes safety very seriously - instead of hiring security guards, the school hires off-duty Phoenix police officers who serve as 24 hour security. The student health office is staffed by professionals who have just the right bedside manner for working at a school - they are great! There's an emergency response team made up of staff across the school and regular drills are performed to be sure everyone knows what to do in the event of emergencies. Also, the school has handled unforseen events really well, such as when there was a flash flood that caused school to get out early. The school doesn't feel like it's walled off like a prison, but the campus is protected and visitors are generally funneled through administrative offices. Things like bullying are handled very smoothly, with the help of very engaged division heads and counselors that are in every division.
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I refer to PCDS as the Google of schools. They encourage innovation and individualism! The children work hard and seem very happy. I think there are a few minor things that go through the cracks. I believe an annual anonymous parent and student survey would bring these things to the administrations attention. The small school atmosphere, while wonderful, can be intimidating. Likewise, students should have the opportunity to anonymously rate their teachers. They are very smart kids. They have great insight and opinions. The teachers need to know that they are being watched and held to the highest of expectations.
The kids are competitive within their own selves, but work together to help each other. This plays into the health of the children. There's great guidance counseling at all levels helping the kids in times of distress but all teaching the kids tools to help themselves and each other. Builds great community. The upper admin levels very much focus on child health which in turn improves child learning. There consistent work to reduce strew at school which has led to improved academics! There's the block schedule, collaboration w teachers not to have big exams on the same day and evenly distributed, importance of getting enough sleep, allowing only effective homework at night so that kids have plenty of time to play and grow in an extracurricular sense