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Acceptthechallenge AthirdbasemancompletesadoubleplayintheaternoonandintheeveningsilencestheroomasthemenacingBillSykesinOliver.AnAPCalculusstudentidentifesbirdcallsinour10-acreoutdoorclassroom.Aseniorsoloistmentorsreshmeninphysics.AtTheProvidenceCountryDaySchoolweknowthatiyouchallengeyourselyouwillgrow.Weknowthatsuccessandailureteachusinequalmeasureiwehavechallengedourselvestotry.PCDstudentsarechallengedeverydaynotonlytomakeaaithuleortbutalsotoembraceaculturethatsayssuccessherecomesrombeinganengagedparticipantnotaspectator.Acceptthechallenge Youthinkyouknowtheanswer.Infactyouknowyouknowtheanswer.Butwhenyougettoclassyouarechallengedtoconsideradifferentpointofviewtoimaginethattheremightbeadifferentrightanswer.WastheauthorsintentreallywhatyouassumedittobeWhatinformedyourclassmatesperspectiveTheblackandwhiteturnsgreyandintheprocessbecomesevermorevibrant.Seethingsdifferently IdiscoveredpotteryatPCDnowIthrowwheneverIcan.Movingclayisamazingeverythingyoudodirectlyaffectswhathappensnext.Itsdifferenteverytime.ItsagreatmetaphorforlifeatPCD.Max10thGradeIlovehowinhistorywelearntobehistoriansinsteadofjusthowtostudyhistory.Wereadprimarysourcesanddiscusswhatwethink.ThisyearwethoughttogetherinclassaboutwhatconstitutesbeingaheroorvillainwhenweexaminedtheConquistadorsandNativeAmericans.ThenweaskedourselvesCanwejudgeeventsfromourownperspectivesasopposedtoonlyconsideringeventsfrompopularculturesperspectiveWehavespiriteddebatesandIalwaysleaveclassseeingthingsinanewway.BookwormLoverofLatinBeginner-turned-masterpotterTennisandsoccerteammateStudentCouncildifference-makerSparetimecellist Workingtogetherinsmallgroupsallowsstudentstoshareideasandbeneftromeachothersdierentstrengths. Plantingaseedthrowingapotprotectingthegoalthesearemessyenterprises.ButgettingyourhandsdirtyatPCDalsomeansbeingboldenoughtotrysomethingnewandopenmindedenoughtothinkyoumightlikeit.Whetherraisingyourhandinclassofferingahelpinghandtosomeoneinneedorjoininghandswithteammatesthisisaplacewheredoingisanessentialpartoflearning.Getyourhandsdirty Duringclassroomdiscussionseveryonehassomethingtosay.IfeellikeIcontributealot.Lola7thGradeItotallysurprisedmyselfatPCD.IknewthatstartingatanewschoolwouldbringchangebutIhadnoideathatIwoulddiscoverallthesenewthingsthatImactuallygoodat.IveneverbeenanoutdoorgirlbutPCDhasthisamazingoutdoorclassroomwithwoodsandtrailsandallsortsofthingstoexplore.Itsjustpartofourdayandmakeswhatwelearnreal.Insciencewellstudydifferentmethodsofcountingpopulationsrelatethattoendangeredspeciesandthenwegooutsideandactuallydoit.PhotographerBuddingnaturalistNewlymintedathletesoccerbasketballlacrosseConfdence-collectorFanosmallclassesandgreatteachersThespianTenacresofcampuswoodlandsandwetlandsarethefocalpointoftheLivingClassroomwheretrailsandthePavilionprovideampleopportunitiesforcross-disciplinaryenvironmentalexploration. AtPCDweallhavesomethingimportanttosay.Everydaywedevelopouruniquepointsoviewanddiscovernewwaystoexpressourselves.Atthesametimewetakeourresponsibilityaslistenersseriouslysupportingeachothersindividualpaths.Wetraveltogetherandalsoindependently.Weareactorsandaudiencewritersandreadersartistsandcriticsmusiciansandconcertgoers.Wechallengeyoutofndyourvoiceexpressitandbeheard.Findyourvoice Myfamilyandmyteachersinspiremetoworkhardereveryday.Ichallengemyselftodobetterandmysuccessmakesmehappy. Gabe10thGradePCDhasgivenmeaplacetoworkhardandreachmygoalsandIknowthatmyteachersandcoachesarealwaystheretohelpmedomybest.Findingbalanceisimportant.Ilovetowritewiththedisciplinethatenablesmetoputmyideasdownonpaperandexpressmyselfclearly.MusicchallengesadifferentpartofmewhereIcanexplorethefreedomofjazzimprovisationwiththePCDensemble.AttheendofthedaymyteammatesandIsearchforbalanceofanotherkindsomewherebetweencontrolandabandonindividualeffortandcollectivesuccess.Everydayisafullworkout.JazztrumpeterClassicalviolinistBilingualSpanishhonorsstudentExplorerandwriterofideasGolfandsoccerplaymakerMovieenthusiastTheRhodeIslandPhilharmonicoffersaccomplishedmusiciansaswellasthosejustdiscoveringinstrumentalmusicaprofessionalenvironmentandastate-of-the-artdigitalpianolabinwhichtostudypracticeandperform. MakesomenoiseThebellringslockersclosechatterfowsootstepsrace.SticksonsticksballsoncourtsinmittsonracquetsbreathinghardcheeringencouragingThesearethesoundsoPCDaternoonsasstudentsshitromclassroomstoathleticarenas.Everyoneplays.Travelteamveteranandrst-timeteammemberyoubelong.Hereyouwillexperiencethequietsatisactionopersonalgrowthandtheirrepressiblejoyocelebratingwithteammates.MakingnoiseatPCDismakingaootprinthavinganimpactinsidetheclassroomandout. TherearentenoughseasonsintheyearandIwanteverythingtobemy1priority.ButPCDmakesiteasytobemulti-dimensional.Everyonedoesalotofthingsthatsthewholepoint.PCDsthree-seasonathleticrequirementcreatesopportunitiesforskillbuildingself-discoveryandcollaborativegrowth. Jess11thGradeImnotaquietperson.IcanthelpitdoingthingsIlovejustmakesmegiddy.Andtherearesomanythingstolovehere.IneverthoughtIwouldntplaysoftballbutIwantedtocometoPCDandsoIhadtotrysomethingnew.Trackisoneofthebestthingsthateverhappenedtome.IhavefriendsIneverthoughtIdhaveIdiscoveredsomethingImreallygoodatthatIloveandIfoundanewwaytomakeadifference.Everyonehastodohisherbestasanindividualbeforetheteamcanbeitsbest.Andeveryonehasthatchanceandresponsibilityhere.Record-holdingjavelinandshot-putthrowerJudicialBoardmemberTennisconvertandbasketballstalwartPassionateadmissionsambassadorPeertutorknowledge-sharerStudentCouncilnoisemakerAltomainstayHarryPotterfanatic MakesomethingbetterPCDstudentsunderstandtheirroleaspartofsomethingbiggerthanthemselves.Assuchtheyknowwhatitmeanstomakesomethingbetterbysimplydoingtheirbestandbygoingoutofthewaytolendahand.WhetherholdingthedoorforafriendhelpingapeerwithachallengingLatintranslationputtingasmileonsomeonesfaceorraisingmoneyforBurmeserefugeeseverydayPCDstudentsleaveschoolandtheworldaroundthembetterthantheyfoundit. IvetriedalotofthingshereIneverdidbeforeandtheresalwayssomethingnewtolearn.ItaughthighschoolershowtomakebreadandIthinkIlearnedasmuchastheydid. Anall-schooldayofservicesendsmorethan200PCDstudentsandfacultymembersintothegreaterProvidencecommunitytohelpthoseinneed.Peder8thGradeIcanalwaysdobetterandIthinkwhenIdobetterithelpsPCDbebetter.IloveoursmallclassesthediscussionshowIcanalwaysgototeachersormoreinormationandhowtheymakeourlearningmeaningul.Ourlibrarianwontquituntilsheshelpedmefndtheanswertoaquestion.OnedaymyriendsandIoundanoldglassbottleintheschoolorestandourteacherhelpedusfgureoutitsageandwhatusedtobeinit.InawayIcancontrolmyownexperienceherebyhowhardItryandhowIchoosetoexpressmysel.Discussion-starter3-seasonathleteandloverofbaseballStudentCouncilmoverandshakerWorldArtsDayworkshopleaderPetition-writerClarinet-learnerGame-to-tryactor FitinbystandingoutYouhaveanideabutitsalittleoutthere.Youwanttotrysomethingnewbutyourenotsureiyoullbeanygood.Youhaveapassionandneedaplaceorittobelong.ThebestwaytoftinatPCDistostandout.Fittinginheredoesntmeancoastingundertheradar.Wechallengeyoutospeakupwhenyouhavesomethingtosaystanduporwhatyoubelieveandstandoutalongsideyourpeers. Ilovehistory.Itsnotsomuchabouthistoryasitisaboutthewaytheteacherteacheshemakesyouwanttogobackandthinkaboutthingsyoudiscussedinclass.IfyouarepredisposedtospecializinginsomethingwhenyoucometoPCDyouquicklylearnthatthereisalotmoreyouwanttodo. Maya12thGradeIwantedtorunorschoolpresidentsincethebeginningojunioryear.Ithadbeensixyearssinceaemalehadbeenpresidentandwewerelongoverdue.Imcomortableinrontoacrowdandgivingtoothersandmakingpeoplehappymakesmehappy.AtPCDitsOKtoailnotyourclassesbutwhentryingsomethingnewsoIhadnothingtolose.Thisisahands-onplace.Iyourenotactivelyinvolvedwhetherintheclassroomonthefeldsorinserviceyouremissingout.Trail-blazingschoolco-presidentProudmeltingpotofculturesShort-middle-andlong-distancerunnerDissectoroffrogspigsandlandsharksAdmissionsleadambassadorRisk-takerLoyalfriend StarthereGothereForeverystudentwhohasgonethroughPCDsreddoorsthereisadierentjourneythathasbeentaken.Wesharethesamespaceweworklearnandgrowtogetherbutalsoindependently.Sotooouralumnileaveherepreparedornewanddistinctjourneys.PCDgraduatesleaveherewithmorethanaoundationorcollege.TheytakeconfdenceexperienceandawillingspiritthatsupporttheminaworldthatsaysIamyoursMakeomewhatyouwill RandelleBoots09WellesleyCollege13BAEnvironmentalStudiesBabsonCollegeOlinCollegeWellesleyCollegeCertifcateinSustainabilityBusinessDevelopmentRepresentativeNetSuiteWellesleywasunbelievablychallenging.Iwassurroundedbythesmartestwomenintheworldallreadytochangetheworld.PCDdidntlabelmesoIeltconfdentthatIcouldpursuevariousinterests.AsanenvironmentalstudiesmajorIlovedmyclassesbutdidntseemyselmakinganimpactwithoutsomeadditionalexperience.ItookvariousbusinessclassesatBabsonandengineeringclassesatOlinthanksorthephysicsoundationMrs.TrippandIcompletedacertifcateinsustainabilitythroughourtri-collegecollaboration.IwasalsoanathletewhichIwouldnthavebeeninotorPCDssportsrequirement.ItturnsoutIlovetorunandIendedupwinningthemileattheNCAAsAtergraduationIacceptedajobinanewcityDenverinanindustryIknewlittleaboutasabusinessdevelopmentrepresentativeorNetSuitetheworldsleadingproviderocloud-basedbusinessmanagementsotware.SuccesstomeisaboutmakingthingsbetterwhichIknowIcandowhenIcombinemyinterestinsustainabilityandenergywithmynew-oundtechnologyexperience.AaronSamuels07WashingtonUniversity11BAEconomicsandPhilosophySeniorAssociateManagementConsultantBainCo.AuthorIhavetwoull-timejobs.InaworldwherelotsopeopledonthaveoneIamluckytobalancetwoworldsthatIlove.BydayandnightbecauseitssodemandingIamamanagementconsultantorFortune500companies.Itsallaboutproblemsolvingandlookingstrategicallyatdatawithoutanswers.Mr.OssmanpreparedmeorthebusinessworldinabigwaywiththebestmathexperienceIeverhad.Itwasjustmeandtheproblemitsstillthatway.IntherestomywakinghoursIamapoeteducatorcommunityorganizerandchangeagentusingarttosparkconversationsaboutsocialjusticeandtochangepeoplesminds.PCDgavemebigleadershipopportunitiesinasmallenvironment.Icouldbeapoetawidereceiverstartthetrackteamgetthegradesandgetloveorallthat.IdidnthavetochooseandIstilldont.MakingtheworldabetterplaceisalongplaybutIminitorthelonghaul. RachelButera06MiddleburyCollege10BAInternationalStudieswithafocusonChineselanguageandcultureandEconomicsESLTeacherHospitalityManagerTheFourSeasonsBaliAtergraduatingromcollegeduringwhichIspentayearinChinaIwentaroundtheworldin30daysbeoresettlinginaruralvillageinYunnanProvinceteachingEnglishto8thgradeChinesestudents.MyyearoteachingwasHARDdespitebeingfuentinMandarinandrelativelyaccustomedtoChineseculture.AsrustratingasitwastogetmystudentstosaythirstyinsteadosirstyIoundthatbeingadisciplinarianwasworse.LookingbackIrealizehowmuchittaughtmeandmystudentstearsonmylastdaysuggestedIaccomplishedmorethanIthought.IwouldnotbelivingabroadiitwerentortheteachersatPCDwhotaughtmehowtothinkcriticallyandcreativelyandembracetheadventureotheunknown.ItwaswiththatspiritthatImovedtoBaliandpoundedthepavementorajobinthehospitalityindustry.PersistenceandhardworkpaidoandIlandedararemanagementtrackpositionwiththeFourSeasonswhichIlove.HopeullybythetimethisgoestopressIllbebackinChinamanagingaresortPatMcQuade06BostonCollege09BAMAAccountancyAssociatePriceWaterhouseCoopersIrememberturningtomybestriendattheendosenioryearatPCDandsayingIeelsosaeherebutImreallyexcitedorwhatsnext.MynextwasBostonCollegemajoringinaccountancyandspendingalototimeinthephilosophydepartment.EnglishwithMs.Hughesreduptherightsideomybrain.AninternshipatPriceWaterhouseCoopersconrmedthatIwasNYC-boundbutnotbeoreathree-monthadventureteachingEnglishinaruralvillageinTanzaniaexploringtheSerengetiandclimbingMt.Kilimanjaro.NowIamsurroundedbymotivatedpeoplewhoexpectalotrommeandIworkoninterestingcomplexinvestmentsthatchallengemeeveryday.InevereelIcantdosomethingwhetheritsclimbingamountainsolvingamulti-milliondollarnancialpuzzleorbeingaBigBrother.TheintimacyomyrelationshipsatPCDwithpeersteachersandcoachescombinedwithleadershipopportunitiesInevercouldhaveimaginedmademeseemyownpotentialanddevelopthecondencethatstillhelpsmereachmygoals. Seeforyourself.Scanorvisithttpwww.providencecountryday.orgadmissionaccept-the-challengeindex.aspxNothingcantaketheplaceoexperiencingPCDfrsthand.WatchourAccepttheChallengevideosoraninsidersnapshotandormakeanappointmenttovisitandullyunderstandtheadvantagesobeingapartothePCDcommunity. UniquelyPCDTherearemanyfneschoolsatwhichstudentswillreceiveagoodeducation.Yeteachschoolisdierentandonesizedoesnotftall.Justaseachchildisuniquesotooistheexperienceeachchildwillhaveattheschoolhesheattends.PCDteachersarenotonlyexpertsintheirdisciplinesbuttheyalsoareexpertsinadolescenteducation.Itiswhattheydoandlove.Theyarefrestartersandlightuptheclassroomeverydaywhetherinasixth-gradereadingclassorinoneotheuniqueprogramsthatyouwillfndonlyatPCD.ArtsWinterSessionaseven-weekarttermorstudentswithull-yearartcommitments.TheAtlasaseven-dayrotatingdailyschedulewithbuilt-infexibilityandimprovedworkfow.JohnH.ChafeeLeadershipForumanannualleadershipandpublicserviceconerence.TheCompassuniquegradelevelexperiencesthathelpstudentsthinkaboutwhotheyareandwheretheyaregoing.FreshmanFoundationsacomprehensiveprogramthatsupportstheemotionalandacademictransitionromeighthgradetohighschool.TheNatureLabacross-curricularinitiativethatinstillsknowledgestewardshipandrespectorthebeautyandcomplexityotheenvironmentusingour10-acreLivingClassroom.RhodeIslandPhilharmonicPartnershipoeringPCDmusiciansproessionalacilitiesandinstructionaspartothenormalschoolday.SeniorWellnessGroupsaprogramthataddressesthemanyissuesacingcollege-boundseniorsandprovidesthemwithskillstomanagestressnowandintheuture.ServicePCDsormalservicerequirementreinorcestheimportanceogivingtoothersandrecognizestheeortsostudentswhoextendthemselvestodoso.VisitourwebsiteformoreinformationaboutthesePCDinitiatives. RhodeIslandConnecticutMassachusettsPCDGeographyStudentscomefromover45differentcommunitiesinsoutheasternNewEnglandtobeapartofthePCDcommunity.BarringtonBristolCranstonCumberlandEastGreenwichEastProvidenceJamestownJohnstonKingstonLincolnLittleComptonMiddletownNarragansettNorthKingstownNorthScituateNorthSmithfeldNorthProvidencePascoagPawtucketPortsmouthProvidenceRiversideRumordSaunderstownScituateSmithfeldSouthKingstownTivertonWakefeldWarrenWarwickDayvilleStoningtonAssonetAttleboroBerkleyDartmouthFallRiverFranklinMansfeldMiddleboroughNewBedordNorthAttleboroNorthDartmouthNortonRehobothSeekonkShrewsburySouthDartmouthSwanseaWestportWrentham JustthefactsAfliationsNAISNationalAssociationoIndependentSchoolsNEASCNewEnglandAssociationoSchoolsandCollegesAISNEAssociationoIndependentSchoolsinNewEnglandSSATBSecondarySchoolAdmissionTestBoard.AthleticTeamsPCDoersawiderangeoathleticopportunitiesincludingbaseballbasketballcrosscountryootballgolicehockeylacrossesailingsoccerswimmingtennistrackandfeldandwrestling.SignatureProgramsArtsWinterSessionTheAtlasChaeeLeadershipForumTheCompassFreshmanFoundationsTheNatureLabPhysicsFirstRhodeIslandPhilharmonicPartnershipSeniorWellnessprogramServiceFounded1923Grades612Enrollment210studentsClubs15co-curricularclubsandactivitiesStudentsReceivingFinancialAid40NumberoAlumni4015AverageClassSize12studentsNumberoTeachingFaculty36NumberoTeachingFacultywithadvanceddegrees22CampusSize31.5acresincluding10-acreLivingClassroomCommunities45communitiesinsoutheasternNewEngland MissionThemissionotheProvidenceCountryDaySchoolistoinspirelivesoengagedcitizenshipinadiversecommunityomotivatedlearners.BymeetinghighstandardsoracademicachievementethicalbehaviorandcommunityparticipationPCDstudentsgrowwithconfdenceandprepareoralietimeolearningandleadership.CoreValuesCommitmentandParticipationIndividualcommitmentandactiveparticipationarethepersonalcontributionsthatopendoorstoconfdenceandcompetence.Growthisthetriumphantresultosurpassingonesownexpectations.DiversityDiversityisthewealthoourcommunity.Whenweembracethemanyperspectivesamongusweareenrichedwithanincreasedculturalawarenessandsenseobelonging.HardWorkPersistenceandhardworkareessentialingredientsorsuccessinallareasopersonalgrowthandachievement.HonestyHonestyistheoundationoourcommunity.Ourstrengthissecuredbytrustandthattrustgrowsthroughtruthinactionsandwords.IntellectualCuriosityIntellectualcuriosityisthesparkthatdrivesustowardacademicexcellence.Respectoroneselorothersorideasandorpropertyisthevitalconnectionthatmakeseveryindividualavaluedmemberoourcommunity.TeamworkSharedexperiencesandteamworkembodytheinterdependenceoeachmemberoourschoolandulfllourpotentialasadynamiccommunityolearners. DesignPeapodDesignNewCanaanCTDirectionstoPCDFrom95NorthorSouthTake195EasttoExit6.Bearletatendoexitandproceedtofrsttrafclight.TurnletontoPawtucketAvenueandproceedtonexttrafclight.TurnrightontoWatermanAvenue.ThefrstletisthePCDentrance.FromRoute195westTakeRoute114AExit1Seekonk.Turnrightatendoexitonto114Aandproceedtofrsttrafclight.TurnletontoCountyRoadandtakearightatnexttrafclightontoWatermanAvenue.PCDentranceisapproximatelyonemileontheright. 660WatermanAve.EastProvidenceRI02914401.438.5170www.providencecountryday.org