Where the Heart of the Child Matters

Your child's spiritual and academic journey begins here.

Learn more about our mission and what sets us apart.

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First Presbyterian Day School is an independent, Christian, elementary school that serves approximately 675 students in grades K3 through sixth.

With a mission that began in 1965 and continues today, FPDS strives to plant seeds of Christlikeness in the hearts of children; pursue excellence in academics; and prepare students for future service in God’s kingdom in their homes, churches, and professions.

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"FPDS is truly one of the best places, and that's because of a combination of the teachers, administrators, academics, families, and, most importantly, it is a place that grows the hearts of children through prayer and the Word of God."

Ella Payne, Teacher

"I feel very blessed, like God opened the perfect door for my family to have found such a wonderful Christian environment to help my children reach their full potential."

Alyson Jones, Parent

"FPDS gave me a great Christian education...I always felt loved." "FPDS is a place I will never forget. There will forever be a special place in my heart for this school." 

Reid Vineyard & Ella Kincaid, Alumni

Quick Facts About First Pres.

  • 75% of Our Students

    Stay for after-school care.

  • 70% of 6th Graders

    Qualify For The Duke Talent Identification Program

  • Since 2012

    FPDS has raised more than $100,000 Dollars for Local and Global Missions

  • Christian Life

    Students attend Bible Class daily and Chapel services weekly.

  • Communities

    Our students represent 25 communities in the metro Jackson area.

  • Denominations

    Our families represent at least 10 different church denominations.

teacher posing with a student