Our Centennial

Centennial Celebrations

Join us June 21-23, 2024 to celebrate the incredible milestone 

Providence Country Day School’s 100th Anniversary!

Festivities will include:

Friday, June 21 
Knights of Distinction - Inaugural Induction Dinner
Inaugural class and Induction Event details to be announced in early 2024.

Saturday, June 22 - Daytime
Affinity Activities
Various gatherings on and off-campus for all to reconnect and reminisce. More information will be available in early 2024. Interested in planning an activity to reconnect with your classmates or affinity group? Contact Cate Massey at massey@providencecountryday.org. 

6 p.m. - Centennial Gala
Rhode Island Convention Center
One Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903

In honor of the school’s founding year of 1923, join us for a Roaring 20’s themed celebration for alumni, faculty, families, and friends of PCD. Celebratory toasts, presentations, and musical performances highlight the incredible 100 year history of the school and the bright future ahead!

Attendance to the event includes hors d'oeuvres, dinner, drinks & dessert for all guests (age 21+). Sponsorships and table hosting opportunities are also available.

Dress code: Formal (Black Tie Optional) - 1920’s theme encouraged!
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Sunday, June 23 - 9 a.m.
Faculty Breakfast, PCD Campus
Join fellow faculty - current and former, PCD and HBS - as we celebrate the educators who have played a part in educating generations of students over the past 100 years! This FREE event is open to all current and former faculty of both PCD and HBS.

Sunday, June 23 - 11 a.m.
Family Field Day, PCD Campus
One of the most popular memories from former students is Field Day (aka “Red & Black Day”). Why not take the opportunity for PCD’s Centennial to have a giant community-wide Field Day? Dress your family in your team color - red or black - and come enjoy a barbecue picnic on campus with other members of our community and their families. Fun competitions for different age groups will give everyone a chance to reminisce and enjoy that nostalgic “Red & Black” rivalry! More information will be provided in early 2024.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities are now available. Click below for more information or contact Michaela Walker at 401-438-5170 x140.

Hotel Information

Reserve Your Room at these hotels in downtown Providence.

PCD has partnered with the Omni Hotel,  Homewood Suites, and the Beatrice Hotel to provide hotel accommodations at a discounted rate. 

Omni Providence

The Beatrice Hotel
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Homewood Suites by Hilton
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Reference Providence Country Day Centennial Gala when making a reservation by phone.

Other Centennial Events

Knights at Night
☑ Florida: March 2, 2023
☑ PCD Players reunion: May 5, 2023
☑ New York City: May 18, 2023
☑ HBS "Last Hurrah" Gathering: June 17, 2023
☑ Providence: July 13, 2023
☑ Providence: August 24, 2023
☑ Washington DC: September 29, 2023
☑ Holiday Gathering at the Hot Club: Thursday, December 21, 2023 
California: TBD
Important Events
Chowder Day: October 14, 2023
Woodruff Legacy Giving Society luncheon: November 18, 2023
Play for PCD Benefit Event: May 13, 2024
Alumni Games: June 2024
Commencement: June 12, 2024

All dates subject to change.

For more information on these events, or to volunteer to coordinate an event near you, please contact the advancement office. 
PCD kicked off the centennial celebrations with a virtual party on January 9, 2023 at 7:23pm (1/9/23 and 19:23, both representing the year PCD was founded). PCD community members from around the world learned more about the next 18 months of centennial celebrations, heard members of our community share some of their PCD memories, and celebrated the start of the centennial with a virtual toast!

If you missed the kick-off, check out the full video here, and the congratulatory messages are shared here. Be sure to keep an eye on this page for updates about Centennial Celebrations and upcoming special events.

Happy Birthday Messages

PCD's Oral History

Given the technological changes over the past five decades, we wondered if we could do a large, comprehensive, and accessible History of PCD project. 
The concept of an oral and video history evolved, with the idea that interviewing alumni and faculty could develop into a larger picture. 
Could the history of certain sports, of the Roundtable, of the PCD Players, and other niche topics contribute to the comprehensive nature of this project? The first trial interviews begat other topics. Could we develop a history of senior projects? Of Field Day? Could we look at alumni grouped by careers like medicine, law enforcement, education, or the arts? Could we look at the many PCD alumni who are also graduates of our new partner, Henry Barnard School? Two early interviewees spoke of their athletic experience and pointed to one football game – the Knights’ come-from-behind victory over Moses Brown on Chowder Day, 1982 – as a topic that could stand alone and yet still represent the true “Play the Game” spirit of the school.
From the start, we agreed early on that current students could and should be involved in this process. So many skills to be acquired and shared! 
We also hoped that the results could be viewable online and during the weekend of the Centennial Gala in 2024. 
Are you excited by this possibility? Would you like to be interviewed or to interview classmates and teammates? Please contact Arnold Kee at akee@achievementfactors.com or Rod Eaton at jreaton3@gmail.com.

Knights of Distinction 

Knights of Distinction embody the core values of our school and move them forward in ways that positively impact an ever-changing world. Extraordinary in diverse fields, honorees have uplifted and inspired others and brought honor and pride to Providence Country Day and Henry Barnard.

We celebrate honorees for their professional or academic achievement, leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and public responsibility. These individuals who “Played the Game” with excellence, grace, and character have illuminated and preserved our rich history and enduring values, as well as looked forward in aspirational and innovative ways.