2019 Princeton Area School Guide

Alas, summer has ended and we are back to school!  The Princeton area has so many great educational choices, and whether you have begun your search for the perfect school for the future or know you are making a switch for next year, let us present to you a round up of choices and opportunities in the world of private schools. Don’t know where to start? Consider attending a no-pressure open house for an introduction or schedule a private tour to fit your needs.

Read on to find the perfect fit for your child!
-Team PrincetonScoop

PS: Has your kiddo seen the orthodontist yet? Or are you looking for a new one for your family (or yourself?) Get the Scoop from DeSimone Orthodontics at the end of this guide!

And don’t miss our 2019 Activities Guide! Local activities from tutors and test prep to arts and sports! Click here to check it out.

Blawenburg Village School is a Christian Preschool that offers classes for 2-5 year olds.  Our Philosophy is to offer a warm, fun, learning environment where your child will thrive and gain self-confidence.  Each Class Room has teachers that are dedicated to their students and love each and every one. Every Afternoon from 1:00-3:00, we offer Afternoon Enrichment Classes (Soccer Shots, Cooking Academy, Art Academy, Stem Academy, and Music Academy). Come see why our parents describe our school as the hidden gem of Montgomery. All 2 to 4 year olds are welcome. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. – Angela Wright, Director
www.blawenburgvillageschool.com 432 Route 518, Blawenburg, NJ (609)466-6600 awright@blawenburgvillageschool.com

Give your child the distinct academic advantage, creative flexibility and compassionate worldview that only a bilingual, multicultural education can provide. Expand what’s possible at the French American School of Princeton, and watch your child develop into a vibrant, confident, open-minded student of the world. Start your child’s bilingual journey at FASP and help them say #OuiToTheWorld. ecoleprinceton.org

George School is a Quaker, co-ed boarding and day high school in Newtown, PA. Convenient to nearby cities, the school is located on a 240-acre campus of open lawns and beautiful woods. The School is an experienced leader in education, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program and offering nearly 20 Advanced Placement courses. Graduates attend the most selective colleges and universities worldwide, and become confident leaders rooted in self-awareness, self-sufficiency, and the ability to listen deeply to others. 1690 Newtown Langhorne Rd., Newtown, PA 18940 215.579.6547 • www.georgeschool.org

Located in Lawrenceville, NJ, Notre Dame High School, is a diverse Catholic community  educating young women and men through a faith-filled environment, a challenging college-preparatory program, co-curricular activities and a commitment to citizenship and community service. Each year, over 250 students receive diplomas and join the ranks of over 17,000 ND alumni. SAT scores are well above the national average, with 98% of those graduating students moving on to leading colleges and universities. Attend our Open House on Thursday, October 24th at 7pm. Register at www.ndnj.org 

A unique preschool learning experience awaits your child at Pennington Montessori School! Montessori certified teachers organize their classrooms with work that challenges and motivates students to discover new interests and improve on established skills. Even 6 week old babies engage in activities designed to enhance their cognition and senses. Small class sizes and immaculate facilities are the ideal combination to nurture your child during their most significant developmental period: birth to six years. Please call for availability or to schedule a tour: www.penningtonmontessori.org

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart is an independent school for boys in Kindergarten through Grade 8. At Princeton Academy, we believe that #HeCanBe creative when he is given the time and space to explore, compassionate when he discovers the good within himself and courageous when his full potential is realized. Through transformational experiences, dynamic academic endeavors, and devotion to character development guided by the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria, we bring out the best in boys. Visit us this fall for our NEW prospective family Group Tours on Mondays and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. Register today at princetonacademy.org/visit

Opportunities of a lifetime. Every day. Princeton Day School fully lives its mission to prepare students to act knowledgeably, lead thoughtfully, share generously and contribute meaningfully. With more than 950 students in PreK-12th grade, PDS offers a top-tier, coed, preparatory experience designed for every student to thrive in college and beyond. Schedule a visit to PDS‘s lovely 106-acre campus in Princeton, NJ! pds.org/admission

Princeton Junior School‘s expertise in students from age 2 through Grade 5 creates empowered and joyful learners. Their International Baccalaureate curriculum launches a life-long journey of inquiry, action and reflection. PJS students learn to be principled, open-minded communicators with rich academic strengths and strong character traits. Opportunities to take risks and be innovative are part of daily learning. PJS is an IB World School, with students from the Princeton area and around the globe. www.princetonjuniorschool.org

Princeton Montessori School, founded in 1968, is an independent, coeducational day school dedicated to the highest quality education of children, offering programs for infants through eighth grade. We are dedicated to igniting a passion for learning and nurturing the potential in each child in accordance with the principles of the Montessori philosophy. It is our mission to promote intrinsic motivation, independence, social responsibility, and a love of learning so that as global citizens, our students can lead fulfilling lives and work to better the world. Our graduates are confident, competent and well prepared for success in life. Come and see the difference a Montessori education can make! Tours weekdays by appointment. www.princetonmontessori.org

Solebury is what school should be. There is no single way to experience it, but there is a core approach. It starts with respecting students enough to let them plant the seeds of their own education, and then nurturing and cultivating that until it grows into something strong and life-lasting. With 235 students and a student to teacher ratio of 6 to 1, every Solebury student is known and valued. They offer an environment of educational excellence that prepares students for success in college and beyond. Open House October 20.  www.solebury.org 

At Stuart, girls are free to be who they want to be: a leader, an athlete, an artist, a philanthropist, a scientist. Girls are given the opportunity to grow, to be challenged, and to challenge others in a safe environment. Our mission is to educate girls for lives of exceptional leadership and service. With outstanding academics and our expert and innovative faculty–who know girls and know each girl well – Stuart girls discover ways to unleash the strength within and transform themselves into brave, bold, powerful and wonderful young women. Join us for a Discovery Day to meet our administrators, faculty, and students on Sunday, October 20, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Register at stuartschool.org/openhouse or call 609-921-2330. Personal tours are also available.

At The Hun School of Princeton, students experience a “a balanced equation”—a thoughtful way of teaching that brings out the best in students and best prepares them for life. We meet our students with kind encouragement at a seminal moment in their lives, when their sense of self is still evolving and their vision and capacities are beginning to emerge. Middle School, Upper School, and post-graduate programs comprise a student body of 640. Inquire today at www.hunschool.org. Open House: Oct. 6.

Always enrolling curious and creative children who learn differently. The Laurel School improves educational outcomes for students in grades 1 through 8 who learn differently and empowers them to become accomplished, dynamic members of society. This is achieved through evidence-based instruction for students and with educators who are experts in their fields. www.laurelschoolprinceton.org

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