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

Healthy Heart Month

Mrs. Bankhead, our Motor Lab teacher of over 20 years, explains how she approaches Healthy Heart Month at the Day School. In addition to helping children develop physical skills, Mrs. Bankhead values teaching children about how to live a healthy lifestyle from a young age! 

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The Role of Art in Early Childhood

What happened to all the crafts? For a long time, paper-plate cut outs and googly eyes ruled the preschool classroom, and in many places, still do. The Day School strives to balance the more crafty, product-centered art with lots of meaningful process-art experiences for our little learners. We are passionate about the value it adds to their school experience. Read more for a full explanation!

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Beautiful Oops!

Our full-day PreK4 and Kindergarten students have been creating beautiful works of art while learning important life lessons. Read more to hear from our wonderful art teacher, Mrs. Cummins, about what "beautiful oops" means in her classroom!

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Full STEAM Ahead!

I am so excited to be the STEAM teacher this year at HPPDS, and I don’t think I could even dream of a more perfect job, because I am having a blast teaching your children!

Our STEAM classroom is a hands-on classroom, meaning that I like to provide the students with different materials to peek their curiosity, whether it be building materials, rocks, insects, science experiments, bones, bird nests, ocean life, microscopes, sewing table, and yes, even my grandfather’s dentures! I love for them to ask questions, use critical thinking, and problem solve!

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