The Presbyterian Day School has served families in the St Augustine area for more than fifty years. PDS excels in providing outstanding early childhood education. We are known for our love of children and our standard of educational excellence.

Our purpose is to prepare children for kindergarten in a Christian setting, teaching social skills and cognitive skills. We know that when children “graduate” from our preschool they have had much love and care, in a creative learning environment, and are well prepard for Kindergarten. We encourage the curiosity of children, and foster self-confidence as they grow and learn.

We have brief chapel services on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to help children know that they are greatly loved by God; to see the world and all God’s creation as something to be explored; and to encourage their understanding of God’s care and protection.

pds-boy1-2Our classes begin at 9:00 am and run untill noon, with the possibility of enrichment in the afternoon until 2:00 pm. Our school is licensed by the State of Florida.



Fall Registration

Pre-registration for 2014-2015 year will begin Jan 18, 2014. An open house and campus tour will take place on February 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm. Please contact Regina Pineda, Director of the Presbyterian Day School, at 904-669-1346 for information regarding PDS and registration!




Memorial Presbyterian Day School  2013-2014  Educational Options:

FREE VPK: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
5 days Monday-Friday 9 a.m. -12p.m.
5 days of extended day 9a.m.-2p.m.
3 days M/W/F 9a.m.-12p.m.
3 days of extended day  9a.m.-2p.m.
2 days Tues./Thurs  9a.m.-12p.m.
2 days extended day  9a.m. – 2p.m.


Our Extended Day is from 12:00-2:00 and includes “Kinder-Fit” (chidren’s yoga, gymnastics, and tennis), hands-on art history, and science. Our enrichment programs are offered to our three and four-year old children. VPK students who attend the extended day program are required to pay a registration fee of $42.50 and the tuition fee for this program.

PDS Staff

Regina Pineda, Director

Audrey Stephens, 2-year-old Class Lead Teacher

Mandy Tambini, 3-year-old Class Lead Teacher

Heather Marks, 4-year-old VPK Lead Teacher

Carmen Purri, 4-old- VPK Lead Teacher

All teachers and assistants must have their 40-hour Childcare Training and all lead teachers must have the Early Childhood Professional Certificate. Currently, PDS has four staff with ECPC and one staff with a BA in Elementary Education.

In the Fall of 2010 PDS started the state funded program, Voluntary Pre Kindergarten.  This program is Monday through Friday from 9:00-12:00.  Parents interested in our VPK program must first register their child through Episcopal Children’s Services registration process.  Please visit their website for more information.
Our Director, Ms. Regina Pineda, has been part of PDS for 12 years, eight of which Ms. Regina was the lead teacher in our three year old program. If you are interested in knowing more about the Presbyterian Day School, please contact her at 904-669-1346.