The Origins of PCDS
In 2010, Park City Academy and The Colby School came together to form one school, Park City Day School. In the spring of 2009, PNAIS evaluated The Colby School and Park City Academy, both candidates for PNAIS accreditation. Opening in 2010, Park City Day School was granted full accreditation in 2011 by PNAIS (Now, the Northwest Association of Independent Schools).
In that first year, drawing upon the best elements of each of the previous schools, and upon best practices for progressive independent schools nationwide, PCDS sought to establish a close-knit community of engaged learners who were at once challenged and supported.
Today, at Park City Day School, our students get the comprehensive academic grounding and habits of mind they need for educational and career success, an active co-curricular program that takes full advantage of the unique locale, and a warm, supportive community environment in which close relationships can develop among teachers, students, and parents.