Upper School Spotlight Sessions

Girls Lacrosse Photo
US STEAM class assignment
Upper School students working outside
Upper School Boys Ice Hockey
Upper School Girls Varsity Volleyball

Please join us for these virtual events and take a deep dive into our Upper School community: classes, student life, advising, college counseling, arts, athletics, and more! In addition to faculty, coaches, and school leaders, you will also hear our amazing students talk about their first-hand experiences.

Register for each event by clicking the blue links below.  

November 29 at 6:00pm
Spotlight on Fall Athletics: Meet the Coaches

  • Meet the varsity coaches for our fall sports: Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Girls Tennis. Learn more about the programs, with plenty of time for Q&A.
  • Current 7th & 8th grade PDS students are invited to this event. Please do not register through the link above, you can join automatically at the scheduled time with the zoom link sent in the MS Focus Notes dated 11/12/21. 

November 29 at 7:00pm
Spotlight on Spring Athletics: Meet the Coaches

  • Meet the varsity coaches for our spring sports: Lacrosse, Boys Tennis, Softball, Baseball, Golf, Figure Skating, and Track & Field. Learn more about the programs, with plenty of time for Q&A.
  • Current 7th & 8th grade PDS students are invited to this event. Please do not register through the link above, you can join automatically at the scheduled time with the zoom link sent in the MS Focus Notes dated 11/12/21. 

November 30 at 7:00pm
Spotlight on Winter Athletics: Meet the Coaches

  • Meet the varsity coaches for our winter sports: Ice Hockey, Squash, Basketball, and Fencing.  Learn more about the programs, with plenty of time for Q&A.
  • Current 7th & 8th grade PDS students are invited to this event. Please do not register through the link above, you can join automatically at the scheduled time with the zoom link sent in the MS Focus Notes dated 11/12/21. 

January 4 at 7:00pm 
Spotlight on the Upper School: Academic Experience & Program Overview

  • Join us for remarks from Head of School Paul Stellato, Acting Head of Upper School Christian Rhodes, and Director to College Counseling Sarah Graham, as well as Student Perspectives. Followed by Q&A. 

January 5 at 7:00pm 
Spotlight on the Upper School: Student Life 

  • Join us for a program hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Monroe, Dean of Students, and Stefanie Santangelo, Ninth Grade Class Dean.  They will present our advising and deanship program, as well as the other ways the adults in our community mentor and nurture our students to encourage personal growth. They will discuss the myriad opportunities for leadership, student engagement, service learning, etc. Most importantly you will hear from a panel of our students who are involved in a wide range of these activities. 

January 11 at 7:00pm
Spotlight on Humanities: Middle & Upper School  

  • Join us for a program hosted by Karen Latham, English Department Chair, Howie Powers, History Department ChairAmy Beckford, Middle School Humanities Chair,  Laurence Farhat, Classical & Modern Languages Chair, and Christian Cousins, Global Studies Program Director. This virtual event includes program overviews, curriculum highlights, and interactive Q&A with Department Chairs and faculty.

January 13 at 7:00pm 
Spotlight on Math, Science, STEAM & Computer Science: Middle & Upper School 

  • Join us for a program hosted by Chandra Smith, Mathematics and Computer Science Department Chair, and Jason Park, Science Department Chair. This event includes program overviews, curriculum highlights, and interactive Q&A with Department Chairs and faculty.

All Spotlight events are virtual; zoom links will be sent upon registration.