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Stuart Country Day School


(609) 921-2330

Stuart is an independent K-12 school in Princeton, founded in 1963, just for girls. We believe that in developing the mind, body and spirit together, a Stuart education produces young women leaders who think critically, creatively and ethically. Our challenging curriculum takes advantage of the way girls learn in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math—as well as the arts, humanities and athletics. Stuart graduates go on to become confident, intelligent and articulate agents for positive change in our world. Girls may enter Stuart at all grade levels, depending on space availability. We also have a co-ed preschool and junior kindergarten program. Visit www.stuartschool.org for more information.

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Princeton Day School


609.924.6700

Top-tier independent school offers PreK-12 co-ed learning experience for day students on a 106-acre campus five min. from downtown Princeton. Student-led leadership programs and demonstrable diversity, equity and inclusion practices fuel our mission to nurture the mind, body and character of each student. Depth of learning, skills acquisition and innovative problem-solving define our expertly facilitated STEAM, arts and humanities programs, sports and extracurriculars. LEED-certified 30,000+ sq. ft. new athletic center, REx science independent study program, top Model UN, Energy & Climate Scholars, Jacobson Music Scholars program and more.

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Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart


609-921-6499

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart is an independent school for boys in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Our mission is to develop young men with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We educate the whole boy in mind, body and spirit. 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. Creative. Compassionate. Courageous. We bring out the best in boys.

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Cambridge School


609-730-9553


Cambridge School, K-12, in Pennington, NJ, (Princeton area) is an independent special education school for children who have been diagnosed with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, ADHD, and auditory processing disorder. Our program is built on evidence-based research and emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, executive function, and metacognitive skills. Students with language-based learning differences require individualized attention, and Cambridge offers a curriculum that is specifically designed to help students overcome their challenges. Cambridge believes in providing a comprehensive program that supports the whole child by offering dynamic visual and performing arts programs, an athletics program, and a variety of extracurricular clubs. Our campus is located in the Princeton, NJ area, though our students come from all over New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania, particularly Bucks County.

     Dyslexia     Private Schools     Special Education  

The Bridge Academy


609-844-0770

The Bridge Academy is a private, non-profit school approved by the state of New Jersey for students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, auditory processing and ADHD. It is the only accredited Orton-Gillingham program in New Jersey. The school serves students ages 8-18 of average or higher intellectual potential and strives to empower students to bridge the gap between potential and performance. The Bridge Academy uses research-based, classroom-proven techniques taught by experienced professionals to help students thrive in school and achieve academic success. A summer program is also available. Currently 68 students are enrolled from 24 different school districts in New Jersey and from nearby towns in Pennsylvania. Please call 609-844-0770 or bridgeacademynj.org for more information.

     Dyslexia     Private Schools     Special Education  

The Wilberforce School


609-924-6111


The Wilberforce School joins academic excellence with spiritual formation. Like you, we know that a child’s intellectual, social, and spiritual formation happen together. Before they graduate, children spend 16,000 hours at school. These hours are formative not only as to what students learn, but also as to who they become. At Wilberforce we are intentional about how we steward these formative years. 

Wilberforce is a Classical Christian School for children Pre-K through 12th grade. Our small class sizes and accelerated curriculum achieve extraordinary results. Our goal is to develop mature Christian leaders who are equipped to serve God in their various callings. Come and see for yourself Why Wilberforce? 

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YingHua International School


609-375-8015


YingHua International School (YHIS) offers in person and virtual English-Chinese dual language education with an internationally-focused, inquiry-based curriculum. YHIS is also the third school in the United States which offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Year Program with whole-school Chinese immersion. YHIS enables ethnically diverse students from as young as 18 months through 8th grade, to develop the skills and mindset needed to become leaders in an increasingly global world. Through exposure at an early age to a language-immersive environment, combined with International Baccaulareate and inquiry-based learning, YHIS students gain the deeply rooted cognitive benefits that stay with them well into adulthood. While many parents are initially drawn to YHIS for Chinese immersion, they often stay because of its ability to foster independence and self-reliance while instilling critical thinking skills and academic excellence.

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French American School of Princeton


609-430-3001


The French American School of Princeton (FASP) is an independent, coeducational school offering a bilingual education in both English and French, with a third language, Spanish, introduced at the Middle School level. Our bilingual program extends to students in Preschool (3 years old) through 8th grade. The FASP community provides a diverse, welcoming, and caring environment that fosters students' confidence, tolerance and personal growth. Beyond language skills, FASP students develop a global understanding of the world, making them open-minded, creative and better problem-solvers. At FASP, students become independent and critical thinkers who are well-prepared to experience the world around them.

The Lewis School Of Princeton


609-924-8120


Founded in 1973, The Lewis School is among the earliest groups of educators in the country to innovate, develop and implement curriculum-wide multisensory education, science-based student assessments, and neuroscience-based teacher training within a structured and nurturing traditional school environment. The School’s philosophy is best described by its founder, Marsha Lewis, "At The Lewis School, learning problems are understood, not as disabilities, but as differences: the expression of remarkable and diverse capacities of human thinking and perceptions. The purpose of a Lewis School education is to prepare students, who may struggle with language-based learning issues related to dyslexia, attention deficit and auditory processing, to thrive academically, as they learn to restore the confidence and self-esteem they need to achieve their scholastic and personal best.”

     Dyslexia     Private Schools     Special Education  

Chapin School


609-924-2449

Chapin School welcomes students who are curious, engaged learners whose families value our belief that lifelong habits of mind and heart are formed in the elementary and middle school years. Chapin provides a richly textured education that inspires academic achievement and builds strength of character. At Chapin, all of our efforts and resources are dedicated to early childhood, elementary and middle school learning experiences that are the foundation of future success. We believe this focused approach gives our students advantages by providing more leadership opportunities in developmentally appropriate ways, inspiring them to take academic risks, and develop their sense of community. The Chapin "C's" become an intrinsic part of each Chapin student through a continual focus on Character, Curriculum and Community.

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Solebury School


215-862-5261

At Solebury, the individual is prized. Our students are encouraged to express themselves and to strive for personal excellence. Whether your goal is to complete a multitude of AP courses or to simply grow academically and discover new passions, Solebury offers rich, customizable opportunities that challenge and reward you.

Join us for a virtual tour of Solebury School, a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students grades 9-12, located in charming New Hope, PA.

Tours offered: October 18, Nov 15, Dec 6, 2020. Call us today to register at 215.862.5261.

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Princeton Montessori School


609-924-4594


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 8th 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. Authorized by The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11-16, our graduates are confident, competent and well-prepared for success in life. Princeton Montessori School continues to provide children from the greater Princeton area with the very best in Montessori education.

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CKW Academy Year-Round Language Arts Programs


732-514-7373


CKW Writing Academy offers all classes in an "Interactive Remote Online Classroom" to accommodate learners during COVID. The Academy also offers private and semi-private online classes. Click HERE for the Fall 2020 schedule.

CKW Writing Academy is a year-round English Language Arts program designed to help students develop a love of language arts – teaching reading, grammar, vocabulary, journalism, and public speaking for students grades 2nd through 12th. CKW Writing Academy also publishes City Kidz World literary magazine. CKW Writing Academy courses are available to students in grades 2nd through 12th. High school students also have the option of focusing on college prep, SAT, ACT, and high school curriculum support.

Notre Dame High School


609-882-7900

Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, just across the river from Bucks County, PA, Notre Dame High School prepares young men and women for lives of purpose built upon a foundation of Catholic faith with a commitment of service to others. At Notre Dame, new science lab facilities, film studio and wireless environment enhance the ever expanding curriculum. The faculty engages students as they learn research and writing techniques in a broad range of courses, such as Etymology, Media Literacy and Mass Communication - students come to know the global world in the 21st century. Come to excel. At Notre Dame, SAT, ACT and AP scores are well above the national average, and 99% of our graduating seniors go on to higher education, including some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities, carrying millions of dollars in scholarships with them.

The Hun School Of Princeton


609.921.7600

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 we call "a balanced equation"—a thoughtful way of teaching that brings out the best in our students and best prepares them for life. Middle School, Upper School and post-graduate programs comprise a student body of 640, representing a diverse blend of nationalities, races, religions, and traditions.

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George School


215-579-6500


George School is a Quaker, co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades 9 to 12. Located on a beautiful 240-acre campus, George School is an experienced leader in education, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program and an array of advanced placement (AP) courses. Whether through robotics, stagecraft, ceramics, or philosophy, students are challenged through a rigorous yet personalized curriculum. Students participate in athletics and physical wellness classes in state of the art facilities, and we also offer an equestrian program. Our goal is to inspire our students to seek their authentic selves and to provide them with a well-rounded preparation for life. Our graduates enter the world confident and capable leaders rooted in self-awareness, self-sufficiency. With our comprehensive college counseling program, our graduates attend the most selective colleges and universities worldwide.

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YWCA Princeton


609-497-2100

The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton will open September 2020. Our program is dedicated to early childhood education for children eight weeks to six years old, with bilingual nursery school classes, and free preschool through Princeton Public Schools. The curriculum is designed to prepare children for kindergarten in a way that is engaging, developmentally appropriate, and fun! We focus on critical areas of development, from language acquisition and cognitive development, to social-emotional learning and communication skills. Enrichment activities such as music, yoga, and art encourage creativity.

Registration is open now! Visit our website www.ywcaprinceton.org/childcare to enroll, learn about the curriculum, and review our extensive safety protocols.

Princeton Junior School


609 924-8126


Princeton Junior School's expertise in students from age 2 through Grade 5 creates globally-minded, empowered and joyful learners. Our International Baccalaureate curriculum launches a life-long journey of inquiry, action and reflection. PJS scholars learn to be principled, open-minded communicators with rich academic strengths and strong character traits. Our light-filled schoolhouse is exposed to the natural world, ensuring that students feel a connection to the outdoors and providing an ideal backdrop for our acclaimed environmental studies program, Learning Through Landscapes. PJS is an IB World School, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS).

The Pennington School


609-737-1838


The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational school for 525 students in grades 6 through 12, with both day and boarding programs. The current student body represents over 40 countries, and about 30% receive financial assistance. The challenging and innovative curriculum is college preparatory, with a strong emphasis on fostering the development of the whole student through academics, athletics, community service, and the creative and performing arts. Pennington offers two, two-year special certificate programs in Global Studies and Applied Science. There are also small, selective programs for international students and for bright students with language-based learning differences. Faculty members are noted for their dedication to the learning process of all students, and for honoring the varied perspectives of the diverse student body, which contribute to the entire educational experience.

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Villa Victoria Academy


609-882-1700

Villa Victoria Academy is a private, independent Catholic school for girls. Accepting applications in grades 6 to 12 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Since 1933, Villa Victoria has nurtured young women into smart, strong, confident women. Through limited class enrollment and a focus on the specific learning style of young women, Villa strives to meet each student's needs and to develop her God-given abilities. In the classroom, on the stage, in the laboratory or on the athletic field, each student grows as an individual while serving an important role in the Villa family. They attend schools that are right for their interests and they receive large amounts of scholarships and grants to attend the schools of their choice. The class of 2020 (17 girls) merited $5.3 million dollars in college scholarships and grants.

Art Sparks


609-466-5437


Art Sparks is an art studio in Hopewell, NJ where children come to ignite their imaginations and fuel their creativity. Through classes, camps, workshops and events, children explore a wide variety of art media. Learning about and creating art allows children to develop fine motor skills, foster imagination, build confidence, inspire and be inspired, make creative choices, practice storytelling, cultivate critical thinking skills, and appreciate different ways of perceiving the world.

As the beauty of the season brings change and colorful variety, so will our Fall session. We will continue to offer our engaging virtual classes & exciting art boxes, and will introduce small, in-person experiences throughout the season. Engaging art experiences for ages 2 - 14 years.

Acting Naturally Theatre


267-798-9165


Designed for Boys & Girls ages 8 – 18. Actors learn stage presence and build confidence while mastering the art of performing. Each week Actors learn a new show and collectively perform for the community to enjoy! Summer 2020 includes Disney’s Aladdin Jr, Disney’s Moana Jr., Broadway Bootcamp, Legally Blonde the Musical Jr, Behind the scenes Tech Camp, and more. Sign up for the whole summer or one week. Cost is $375.00 for the first week each additional camp is $350.00 each. Plan to join us this summer! Camps Run Monday – Friday 9:00 - 4:00 (before & after care is available)

Nassau Nursery School


609-924-0566


As a cooperative nursery school celebrating more than fifty years of service to the broader Princeton community, Nassau Nursery School continues to be deeply committed to the nurturing of the whole child; to the emotional, physical, social and cognitive growth of each student, everyday. Nassau Nursery embraces a love of learning and a curiosity of the world through both traditional cognitive learning approaches and interactive play. Through creative daily curriculum and extensive special program offerings (including yoga, music, art, interactive science, field trips and more), the school provides a uniquely inspiring and nurturing learning environment for young preschool through junior kindergarten aged children.

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The New School For Music Study


609-921-2900


The New School for Music Study is one of the country's leading centers in piano education and provides a variety of programs and classes for piano students. Our school is conveniently located in the Princeton area of central New Jersey, offering piano lessons for students from Princeton, Plainsboro, East Windsor, West Windsor, Kingston and other surrounding communities.

Princeton Friends School


609-683-1194 x44


Princeton Friends School is a small, progressive Quaker coeducational day school for grades pre-k to 8. In an atmosphere of high intellectual expectation and collaboration, young people engage their natural curiosity to gain core knowledge, acquire life skills, express their voices, passions, and gifts, and develop responsibility for themselves and service to others. Here, children are known, respected, challenged, and loved.

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Bricks 4 Kidz


732-789-8244


Missing your Bricks 4 Kidz class? Join us virtually during this time of social distancing! To make the most of this time we have at home, we are renting out our project kits so students can follow along in a Zoom meeting hosted by a Bricks 4 Kidz teacher to build and learn, similar to how we learn and build in our after school programs. Call today to register, reserve. We offer Virtual classes in Scratch Programming, Studio 2.0, WEDO ROBOTICS, Remote control invention, etc. Bricks 4 Kidz® is devoted to providing an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, and we play with LEGO® Bricks. We offer activities for children ages 3-13+. Use coupon code to "PRINCETONONLINE" to Get $25 OFF

Creative Connections Play School


609-466-0110


Creative Connections Play School is a Reggio Emilia inspired preschool program for children ages 3-5. We offer full day care to help working parents, but we also have half day slots available. The children spend time exploring our classroom and playground with experienced teachers and we follow their interests and passions. We know that children come to us full of knowledge and we seek to honor the inquisitive nature of young children so that our community can learn and grow alongside each other.

During the morning we have a focus on literacy and art and we spend time listening to stories, playing with letters and numbers and creating art in many ways. Children flourish at our school because we allow them the freedom to express themselves using creative and collaborative thinking. Our school environment is a nurturing space where children can make their ideas happen!

     Preschools  

SciCore Academy


609-448-8950


Opening this September, SciCore Academy will offer in-person, full day instruction, 5 days a week for K -12. Owing to its large physical space relative to school population, SciCore can provide safe social distancing in all its classes. The school will follow strict cleaning protocols, temperature/wellness screening, and other transmission avoidance techniques, enabling students and teachers to attend in-person classes with minimum risk. For families who wish to have at-home instruction, SciCore will stream all classes via Google Meet for a live, interactive learning experience in which in-person and virtual students receive simultaneous instruction and interact with the teacher and one another. SciCore Academy is renowned for instruction in mathematics, science, writing, traditional history and geography, logical thinking, and appreciation of the arts and humanities. For enrollment information, visit our website or call 609-448-8950.

Young Rembrandts


609-955-2090


Online (Zoom Classes for Kids)

Come explore the power of drawing as we present lessons that encompass a fascinating world of characters, pattern, and color. Young Rembrandts teaches drawing to elementary school age children in grades K- 6. A live instructor will guide the kids through each one-hour drawing activity. Kids can show their work, ask questions, receive feedback and the instructor will provide encouragement throughout the class. Even on a virtual remote platform, the Young Rembrandts proven method and step-by-step curriculum foster improvement of fine motor skills, handwriting readiness, and attention to detail. Supplies needed are a sharpened pencil, eraser, coloring markers or pencils and white 8 x 11" paper plus a device with internet access. Held in a password protected Zoom meeting. Instructions are provided upon registration.

Wavelength


(415) 758-1436


Wavelength helps organizations who have valuable alumni communities and want to do more with them. Specifically, Wavelength provides an enhanced alumni directory that connects alumni to each other and their organization. Wavelength combines an organization’s data with the latest publicly available information about each person, making it immediately useful. Wavelength's data means 70% of your members are on the platform from day one. You don't have to spend hours onboarding people. On the platform, alumni can search for other members, update their information, and donate to their organizations. Similarly, administrators can accept donations, send targeted emails, and access updated data.

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