School Life

Take a peek at what it is like to be a part of the HPPDS school family.

From our engaging, whole-child curriculum, to our beautiful, child-friendly chapel services, you'll find there is always something exciting happening on our campus.

School News and Events

A Love of Reading

I love to read!  I love reading a good novel at the beach, flipping through magazines for home decorating ideas, reading educational material to become a better teacher. The world comes alive through the gift of books! Although children develop at their own pace, there are some things you can do at home to encourage your child to become a strong reader.

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Best Preschool 2018!

Thank you for voting HPPDS best preschool in Park Cities People for the second year in a row! It is an honor and a pleasure to serve this community. There are many things that make HPPDS special, and the fellowship and community of our families is certainly one of them...

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Transform at HP Pres

As you may have heard, Highland Park Presbyterian Church has launched Transform, a campaign and renovation plan which aims to make major updates to the campus in accordance with the church's mission. Transform is an exciting undertaking that will result in a brand new Hunt Building, an underground parking garage, and completely refreshed spaces for the Alexander building (where HPPDS is located). I am thrilled to be a part of the discussion on how this will impact HPPDS.

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Intergenerational Friendships

"So, do any of you have grandchildren," asked Kindergarten student, Ford, as he sat down to do an art project with residents at Juliette Fowler Communities. During our Shepherds field trip today, multiple employees approached me to share how impressed they were with our students. "You must have prepped them well," one woman told me. I thought about that. The preparation our students have had is what they've been learning in their Shepherds class with Mrs. Bell - how to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Their Shepherd verse ends in "Love your neighbor as yourself," and today they impressed us all as they put this into action. Whether hesitant and quiet or outgoing and conversational, we are proud of our Shepherds for the kindness they demonstrated to the senior residents at Juliette Fowler.

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