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Become A Bulldog

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Our Story

“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeates

It all started with a few parents, a two-room office building, and seven students. Our founder, Kelly Oliver, a teacher herself, felt that there was a special, individualized way to educate children. She wanted to connect children to the world around them in a deeper, more meaningful way and with great purpose. With her passion for education, Kelly’s instinct was reinforced with the creation of Benedict Day School as she saw children blossom into their potential and discover true love and passion for learning.

In 2008, Benedict Day School was established with an educational foundation built on conceptual units to allow for a dynamic learning experience. When other schools taught about Egypt from textbooks and movies, Benedict Day School mummified chickens. Less than fifteen years later, BDS has more than 200 students and is growing each year.

Benedict Day School is a Christian, student-centered program that will provide a dynamic learning environment to stimulate creative thinking, academic excellence, and infuse a lifelong desire to learn.

How We Learn

Our ultimate purpose is to provide an atmosphere that fosters success at the highest level for students who are driven to learn. The environment at BDS not only facilitates intellectual growth, it also inspires our students to be lifelong learners with a passion for knowledge. 

Hands-On
Approach

Family
Oriented

Individualized
Learning

Collaborative Environment

Our Community

16
Avg. Classroom Size
247
Total Enrollment
111
BDS Graduates
100
Engaged Learners

What’s Happening at Benedict Day School

February 2024

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  • BDS Board of Trustees Meeting
  • Archery Practice
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  • Tennis Practice
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  • BAP: Teacher Appreciation Event
  • Soccer @ Southern States
  • BDS Golf Practice 5th-8th
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  • BAP: Lunch with Dads
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  • Tennis Practice
  • Archery Practice
  • BDS Golf Practice- all grades
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  • Tennis Practice
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  • Soccer vs Southern States
  • BDS Golf Practice 5th-8th
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  • Valentine's Day Class Party
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  • WCU 5th-8th Grade Field Trip India Exhibition
  • Tennis Practice
  • Archery Practice
  • BDS Golf Practice 5th-8th
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  • BDS SPIRIT WEAR
  • Unit 6 Conceptual Lunch Experience
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  • No School: President's Day
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  • BDS Golf Practice 5th-8th
  • Cancelled-Tennis Match: BDS vs. Hattiesburg High
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  • Archery Practice
  • BDS Golf Practice 5th-8th
  • Tennis Match: BDS vs. HCA (District Match)
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  • Annual Fund Event hosted by Deanna and Brett Favre
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  • Tennis Practice
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  • BDS Golf Practice 5th-8th
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  • Archery Practice
  • BDS Golf Practice- all grades
  • Tennis Match: BDS vs. Laurel Christian

BDS In Action