2018 Princeton Area School Guide

Fall means back to school for all. Whether you are thinking about finding a pre-school for your littlest, or you have older kids who want to transition from public schools to private, check out this guide for info on some exceptional schools. Find dates for fall open houses and links to the schools’ sites so you can explore the many great educational options in our area.
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Blawenburg Village School is a Christian Preschool that offers classes for 2-5 year olds. Their Philosophy is to offer a warm, fun, learning environment where children thrive and gain self-confidence. Each classroom has teachers that are dedicated to their students, and love each and every one. Every afternoon they offer Afternoon Enrichment Classes (Soccer Shots, Cooking Academy, Art Academy, Stem Academy, and Music Academy). In January, they hold a class geared towards the new Preschooler. Once a week, little friends spend an hour having fun while getting used to the preschool experience. All 2 to 3 year olds are welcome. www.blawenburgvillageschool.com 432 Route 518, Blawenburg, NJ (609)466-6600 awright@blawenburgvillageschool.com

Chapin School Princeton is an Age Three through Grade Eight Private School that seeks to instill respect, responsibility, honesty, kindness, and perseverance in students as it fully prepares them, academically and personally, for secondary school. Great things begin at Chapin! Their students are prepared to be successful at the most prestigious secondary schools in the area. Class sizes are small, and opportunities for learning abound in Chapin’s science labs, library, theater, design lab, and athletic facilities. www.chapinschool.org

Are you looking for a nurturing and creative learning environment where your child can learn and grow socially and emotionally? The French American School is a PK-8 bilingual school where students thrive because of its focus on academic excellence and development of the whole child through an exemplary bilingual, multicultural education. Explore the whole world a bilingual education offers: Open Houses Dec. 7, Feb. 2, Apr. 26 www.ecoleprinceton.org French American School of Princeton 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton NJ 08540 609.430.3001

Located thirty minutes from Princeton, George School supports a diverse, global community of learners who share a passion for open-minded intellectual and artistic inquiry. A Quaker, coeducational, boarding and day high school, George School’s high-quality academics and strong community are complemented by offering the International Baccalaureate diploma, an accepted qualification for entry into universities worldwide. Over the past decade, students from more than 85 countries and across the United States have said yes to GS! www.georgeschool.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, an independent school for boys in grades Kindergarten through 8, is leading a national reinvention of boys’ education for a new generation of enlightened men. At Princeton Academy a rigorous, inquiry-based, hands-on academic program joins unparalleled character development and a wide variety of arts, athletics and co-curriculars to provide an ideal learning environment for boys. Learn more about their Learning Principles at www.princetonacademy.org or join us at our Information Session Thursday, October 11th at 9:00 a.m. Register here: www.princetonacademy.org/admission/openhouse

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 the heart of Princeton! 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

Nurturing Potential. Igniting Passion. Princeton Montessori School is dedicated to developing a passion for learning and nurturing the potential in each child from infancy through middle school. Through the values and principles of the Montessori philosophy, the faculty promotes intrinsic motivation, independence, social responsibility, and a love of learning so that as global citizens, students can lead fulfilling lives and work to better the world. Princeton Montessori School was founded in 1968 and is an independent, coeducational day school. It is IB Accredited for the Middle Years Program. 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. www.solebury.org

Join in! St. Paul School of Princeton is hosting an OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, October 14, 11a–2p. St. Paul’s offers a warm, caring learning environment, from their Little Lions Preschool, to their full-day Kindergarten and grades 1-8. With a focus on creating confident, 21st Century learners their students benefit from their small, coed classes, Princeton location, and affordable tuition. Contact: Director of Admissions, Michele Cano 218 Nassau St., Princeton NJ 609.921.7587 www.spsprinceton.org

When a girl comes to Stuart, she enters a kind and collaborative community. From preschool to senior year, a curiosity and zest to learn are fed by outstanding academics and expert faculty–who know girls and know each girl well. Stuart girls discover mentors and experiences that unleash the strength within–transforming themselves into brave and bold, powerful and wonderful young women. www.stuartschool.org

The Hill School prepares young men and women from across the country and around the world for college, careers, and life by inspiring their students to become mindful, empowered, and engaged citizens of the world. Learn more about how you can challenge yourself academically, pursue your passions, explore possibilities, and form life-long friendships at The Hill by attending our Open House on Saturday, October 20 from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. RSVP at www.thehill.org/FallOpenHouse 860 Beech Street Pottstown, PA 19464 610-326-1000

The Hun School of Princeton is a joyful, striving community of learners and teachers who want to experience something profound every day: that sweet spot between challenging academics that push our brains and the personal endeavors that soar our hearts. This is what they call “a balanced equation”—a thoughtful way of teaching that brings out the best in students and best prepares them for life. Middle School, Upper School, and post-graduate programs comprise a student body of 640. Inquire today at www.hunschool.org. 176 Edgerstoune Rd. Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 921-7600

Always enrolling curious and creative children who learn differently. The Laurel School improves educational outcomes for students in grades one 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

At The Pennington School, students and teachers dream big, work hard, and grow together. The Pennington School is an independent coeducational school for students in grades 6 through 12, in both day and boarding programs. The curriculum is college preparatory, with an emphasis on individual excellence, fostering the development of the whole student through academics, athletics, community service, and the creative and performing arts. Our students fully engage in the Pennington experience. They strive for personal excellence and aspire to lives of dedication, perseverance, resilience, integrity, and service. The Pennington School 112 West Delaware Avenue Pennington, NJ 08534 www.pennington.org 609-737-6128

A place where everyone is welcome: University League Nursery School (ULNS) is an independent, non-profit, cooperative preschool in Princeton serving both University and local families. They provide an environment where children enjoy happy, safe and zestful experiences to nurture their self-confidence and growth. Founded in 1949 as a traditional morning nursery school, they also offer flexible full day learning. This includes exciting afternoon enrichment offerings in Spanish, science, textile art, soccer, ballet, and yoga. Learn more or schedule a tour at www.ulns.org


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