Annual Giving

PCD’s founding head of school, Charles Breed threw down the gauntlet in 1923 when he challenged every student to be an active participant in his community—across every venue. Today Breed’s words resonate with the same intensity as they did so many years ago. Students, teachers, coaches, parents, and alumni all share a responsibility for success here, as our individual contributions combine to make this school a better place, and create the vibrant family we are privileged to call our own.

PCD’s Annual Fund supplies the essential financial support that allows the school to fulfill its commitment to students and teachers each year. Because we hope to make a PCD education available to as many qualified and deserving students as possible, we work hard each year to control tuition increases. As such, tuition revenue funds only 92% of our annual operating budget; the balance must be funded through the generosity of donors. The consistent commitment of everyone in our community helps support the creative programming and diverse opportunities that call our students to action. It supports the dedicated faculty, financial aid, and facilities that enable PCD students to thrive here now and continue to do so long after they leave.

Your gift to the Annual Fund will honor PCD's essential tradition of participation, and acknowledge that the need to participate extends beyond the classroom, the playing fields, the art studio, and the stage.