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The Memorial Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a historic preschool and mission of Memorial Presbyterian Church, located in beautiful downtown St. Augustine.  Since 1955, PDS has excelled in providing outstanding early childhood education to preschool students. Please contact Ms. Monica Hicks, PDS Director, for more information: 904-669-1346.

PDS provides a Christian atmosphere in which students develop academically, spiritually, grow socially, and receive preparation to help them succeed in kindergarten and beyond.  The well educated, knowledgeable, and experienced teaching staff engages the curiosity of the students and fosters self-confidence in each child entrusted to their care.  PDS has an extremely low student-teacher ratio and is licensed by the state of Florida.

Regular Preschool Day:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

“STEAM” Extended Day Enrichment Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math):  8:00 a.m./12:00-4:30 p.m.

2016-2017 Registration


Registration is open for the ’16-17 school year.  Contact PDS Director, Ms. Monica Hicks, to schedule a tour and to receive enrollment forms.  Ms. Hicks may be reached at: 904-669-1346.

PDS provides Two-Year-Old, Three-Year-Old, and FREE VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) Classes.

Two Day Preschool (T/TH) 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Three Day Preschool (M/W/F) 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Five Day Preschool (M-F)  9:00 am-12:00 pm
FREE VPK  (M-F) 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Extended Day Enrichment Program            8:00 AM/12:00 pm-4:30 pm


The Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Program is free of charge to eligible four-year-old children.  Please visit for more information regarding eligibility.

Additional Information

“STEAM” Extended Day Enrichment Program

The optional Extended Day Enrichment Program at PDS incorporates “STEAM” curriculum, which engages preschool students in age-appropriate lessons and activities that incorporate science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Also, PDS students have the opportunity to participate in two additional enrichment programs, Kinderfit and The Smiling Easel, which are offered during Extended Day Enrichment. Students enrolled in the this program may be dropped off at 8:00 a.m. and picked up at 4:30 p.m. Please contact Ms. Monica Hicks, PDS Director, for more information: 904-669-1346.


Weekday Programs for Children curriculum engages two-year-old and three-year-old students, focusing on monthly themes that reinforce language arts, science, math, art, music, gross and fine motor skills, and socialization skills.

Pre-K/VPK Creative Curriculum focuses on interest areas in the classroom environment.  Classrooms incorporate centers and various interest areas, such as reading, dramatic play, sensory tables, writing centers, math, science, outdoor learning, and computer areas to support child development.

Florida Sunshine State Standards create benchmarks for children to meet throughout the school year, which include physical health, emergent literacy, approaches to learning, math and science thinking, social and emotional development, language and communication, and motor development.

Chapel Time occurs weekly for three-year-old and four-year-old students in the historic Memorial Presbyterian Church sanctuary.  PDS students are led in chapel time by Ms. Monica Hicks, PDS Director, Ms. Anne Reid Broos, Director of Children’s Ministries, Dr. Hunter Camp, Associate Pastor, and Reverend Amy Camp, Parish Associate.

Special Events

Throughout the school year, PDS hosts special events for students, families, and friends, which include the Fall Festival, Halloween Parade, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Sing-A-Long and Santa Visit, Dad’s Donut Day, Muffins for Moms, End-of-Year Parties, and Graduation Ceremony.

Please contact Ms. Monica Hicks for more information: 904-669-1346.

Please also visit the Day School website for additional details: