First Presbyterian Day School

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First Presbyterian Day School
Fpdschoollogo.png
Address
5671 Calvin Drive
Macon, Georgia, Bibb County, 31088
United States
Information
School type Independent college preparatory
Religious affiliation(s) Christian
Established 1970
Founder First Presbyterian Church of Macon
Headmaster Gregg Thompson
Faculty 92[1]
Years offered PK to 12
Gender Coeducational
Enrolment 937[1]
Classes offered College Prep, Honors, Advanced Placement
Campuses 2
Color(s) Red, black, white
Athletics GHSA Class A
Mascot The Viking
Team name Vikings & Lady Vikings
Publication The Edda (Literary Magazine)
Newspaper The SAGA
Yearbook Reflections
Website

First Presbyterian Day School or FPD is a private college-preparatory Christian school in Macon, Georgia, United States. It was founded in 1970 as a project of First Presbyterian Church in Macon.

The school has about 1000 students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.[1] In 2013 FPD opened a satellite campus, FPD Downtown, at First Presbyterian Church.[2] The school colors are red and black and the school mascot is the Viking.

FPD is a member of Christian Schools International,[1] of the Georgia High School Association[citation needed] and of the College Board.[citation needed] It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[citation needed]

Athletics[edit]

From the fall of 2010 FPD competed in the Georgia High School Association. 2010 was its last year in the Georgia Independent School Association.[3]

Academics[edit]

The Elementary School was named a national Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2003, and the Middle School was named a national Blue Ribbon School in 2012.[4]

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d First Presbyterian Day School. Private School Review. Accessed March 2014.
  2. ^ FPD Downtown. First Presbyterian Day School. Accessed March 2014.[self-published source]
  3. ^ Jonathan Heeter (May 30, 2010). Going out on top: FPD closes its GISA era with a state baseball championship. The Telegraph (Middle Georgia). Acessed March 2014.
  4. ^ National Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982 Through 2013. U.S. Department of Education. Accessed March 2014.
  5. ^ "Call this school Rockerville: Battle of the Decade: Braves vs. Yankees, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 26, 1999. Accessed March 2014.
  6. ^ Alumni: Distinguished Alumni Award. First Presbyterian Day School. Accessed March 2014.


Coordinates: 32°52′21″N 83°45′00″W / 32.872397°N 83.749920°W / 32.872397; -83.749920