716 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701     
(727) 894-5889   
License #C680039
First Presbyterian Day School serves families who are seeking a faith based preschool program.  We believe providing low student teacher ratios will facilitate exploration, curiosity and problem solving. These skills support the development of early literacy and mathematics foundations as well as a child's social and emotional growth, preparing them for the rigors of 21st century learning.  We believe in utilizing intentional play, play-based activities with a purpose, in our classes.  

Our preschool provides:

Children's Art Show 2017
  • Classes for Two, Three and Four-Year Olds
  • Aftercare for Two, Three and Four-Year Olds until 2:30
  • Low student-teacher ratio with a teacher and assistant in every class
  • Weekly Bibletime and monthly Chapel
  • Weekly Spanish classes
  • Healthy snack program
  • Early literacy and mathematics instruction                                            
  • Music, Movement and Make Believe
  • Gross motor and fine motor skills practice
  • Cooperative play
  • Independence building




We would love to share our school with you!  Contact the school office at 727-894-5889 to reserve a spot in one of our tours.


We are currently accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please complete the information in the Registration Packet below and return it with your registration fee and deposit to secure your child's spot.  Information on our After School Club programs will be released soon.  

REGISTRATION PACKET: 2018-2019 School Year

Please click on the links below for the Registration Packet for the 2018-2019 school year.



Please visit our Facebook page by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page to see samples of our students' work, photographs of our students in action and information about upcoming events at school.


Two Year Old Classes  8:45 - 11:45 AM

  • 2, 3 and 5 Day options
  • Class size cap is 12 students with a teacher and assistant in each class
  • Students do not have to be potty trained
  • Aftercare available until either 1:00 or 2:30 PM
  • Two year olds have a naptime from 1:00 - 2:30 daily
  • Special guests throughout the year such as Timeless Tales, Mad Science and Community Helpers


Three Year Old Classes  8:45 - 11:45 AM

  • 3 and 5 day options
  • Class size cap is 15 students with a teacher and assistant in each class
  • Students must be fully potty trained
  • Aftercare available until 1:00 or 2:30 PM
  • Special guests throughout the year such as Timeless Tales, Mad Science, and Community Helpers


KPREP Classes (Four-Year Olds)  8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • 5 Day class
  • Class size cap is 15 students with a teacher and assistant in each class
  • Aftercare available until 2:30 PM
  • Special guests throughout the year as well as off campus field trips
  • Kindergarten readiness 




First Presbyterian Day School is growing!  

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

* Substitutes for the 2018-19 school year

* After School Clubs Assistant for the 2018-19 school year

Please see the job descriptions on the links below.  Please contact Ashley Davis for more info about these positions at adavis@fpc-stpete.org or call the Day School office at 727-894-5889.



Substitute Teacher



  • Summer Camp information for 2019 will be available in March 2019.  Please check back then for more specific information on dates, times, and themes.
  • The camp is open to children who have finished a two year old, three year old or four year old program at FPDS or another preschool, and children who have finished kindergarten.
  • All children must be fully potty trained.
  • Camp hours are 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
  • Extended Care is available: Before Care from 8:30-9:00 am and After Care from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.
  • Full payment must be made at time of registration.  50% of payment is non-refundable.
  • Children will need to pack a lunch.  A snack will be provided.
  • Medical forms and paperwork must be complete to enroll.  Students from other schools will need additional paperwork.


Please check back in March 2019 for the registration packet.





Meet and Greet - Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17, 2018

You will receive a specific appointment time for Meet and Greet.  Parents and children are welcome to come together to meet the teacher and check out their new classrooms.  Following the visit, you will go to Fellowship Hall to complete your Back to School paperwork. 

First Day of School! Monday, August 20th and Tuesday, August 21st 

Such an exciting day!  We look forward to greeting all of our new students and welcoming back all of our returning students! 

Boo Hoo/Woo Hoo Breakfast, August 20th

All families are welcome to join us for our annual Boo Hoo/Woo Hoo Breakfast.  After you drop off your child in their classroom, please join us in Fellowship Hall for breakfast treats and coffee while commiserating with your fellow parents on this momentus day.  We will have special favors for you depending on whether you are full of tears or cheers.  For those children starting on Tuesday, we would love for you to join us as well.  This will be a great time to get to know your fellow FPDS parents.

Blessing of the Backpacks, August 26th at the 9:00 am and 11:00 am services

All families are invited to attend the Blessing of the Backpacks.  Children may bring their new FPDS tote bags and older siblings may bring their backpacks to receive a special blessing.  Light refreshments will be available following each service.

Back to School Night followed by our Parent Social, August 30

Please join us an informative evening starting at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.  We will gather there for a brief presentation by the Director before heading to classrooms.  Teachers will then share with parents all of the wonderful things they have planned for the year.  Following Back to School Night, everyone will be heading over to Marchand's at The Vinoy for socializing to kick off a fun year together!







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For more information, contact                             

Ashley Davis                                                         

Director                                                                                                           Children's Art Show - 2017

First Presbyterian Day School






First Presbyterian Church

701 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-2618 | Phone: (727) 822 - 2031 | e-mail: office@fpc-stpete.org