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Stuart Country Day School


(609) 921-2330

Open Houses: Oct 16 & Nov 8/Open Classrooms: Oct 1 & Nov 5

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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The Laurel School of Princeton


609-566-6000

Info Sessions: 9/24, 10/30, 11/27

This new school targets the population of early learners who show clear signs of dyslexia. We provide a safe, supportive environment for students. Using expert teachers, we use essential research-based multi-sensory teaching methodologies which include Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Reading System®, and others. A range of creative and assistive technologies are integrated into the curriculum, such as iMovie, GarageBand, Kurzweil, Inspiration@ Software, Dragon Dictation and others. The Newgrange School in Hamilton, NJ (a state-approved school for students with disabilities) and the Newgrange Educational Center in Princeton have provided educational services for dyslexics since 1977. Newgrange’s Executive Director, Dr. Gordon Sherman, is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of brain research, teaching methodologies, and service to the dyslexia community.

Five Star Swim School


609-212-2122

Five Star Swim School is the place for quality swim lessons! We are dedicated to the success of each student, whether it be getting over a fear of water or reaching the next level of competitive swimming. Our classes are grouped by age and skill level. With a 3:1 student to teacher ratio, each individual is sure to get plenty of attention.

For more information, please visit our website or give us a call!

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Princeton Day School


609.924.6700

LS Open Houses: 10/18 & 12/5, MS Open House 11/15, US Open House 11/11

Princeton Day School's mission is to nurture the mind, the body, and the character of each student. Our coeducational, college-prepatory day school offers students a creative and challenging academic experience within an intimate, supportive learning environment. The classes are small and instruction personalized, and the school itself creates a strong sense of community. We enroll approximately 950 students from PreK through twelfth grade, and are located on a 106-acre campus two miles from the center of Princeton. Please contact us for information about our application process and our strong need-based financial aid program. Opportunities of a Lifetime. Every Day.

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The Lewis School Of Princeton


609-924-8120

Open Houses: Sept 15, Oct 27, Nov 10

Founded in 1973, The Lewis School and Clinic are 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: “Our students’ gifts and promise are as important to us as are their needs to repair scholastically. 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 to thrive academically, as they learn to restore the confidence and self-esteem they need to achieve their scholastic and personal best.”

Solebury School


215-862-5261

2018 Open House October 21, 1-4pm

Solebury School is a coed, college preparatory, boarding and day school, for 235 students in grades 7-12. Students may board beginning in 9th grade. Our small size, the individual attention we give our students and the deep mutual respect between faculty and students are the cornerstones of our success. Honors and AP courses, an ESL program for International students, a Learning Skills program, and a full range of arts, athletics and activities make our program distinct. Solebury's beautiful 90-acre campus is located on Phillips Mill Road, two and one half miles north of New Hope, in the heart of historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania, mid-way between New York City and Philadelphia.

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St. Paul School of Princeton


609-921-7587

Open Houses 2018-2019: Oct. 14, Jan 27, April 20

Tour Dates 2018-2019: 9/20, 10/25, 11/15, 12/13, 1/17, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/16

For 130 years, St. Paul School has been setting a standard for a Catholic co -ed education in the Princeton area.  We have built a reputation for providing a premier education in a faith-based environment. Graduates of St. Paul attend top private and public high schools. Their preparation is a result of a rigorous curriculum, proven-successful K-8 school model and seasoned faculty within a nurturing Catholic environment.  St. Paul is more than a school, it’s a learning community that provides a comprehensive education grounded in foundational reading, math and writing skills and enhanced with the arts, language, music and computer technology.  St. Paul's also offers a full-day kindergarten and an after-care program.  We provide a quality private school education - at an affordable price. 

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Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart


609-921-6499

Open Houses: Nov. 4 & Jan. 24. Info Sessions: Oct. 11 & Dec. 6

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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Notre Dame High School


609-882-7900

2018 Open House: Oct 25

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.

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Fusion Academy


609-919-9193


Fusion Academy Princeton is a revolutionary, accredited private middle and high school where positive relationships unlock academic potential. All courses are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. This allows teachers to customize curriculum and teaching for each student's individual strengths, interests, and learning style. Our supportive campus environment is a unique space that includes a state-of-the-art recording studio, mixed-media art studio, and a Homework Café® where students complete all homework before going home. Flexible scheduling lets students enroll at any time, and take classes at a time of day that works best for them. From algebra to yoga and everything in between, we have classes available at essential, college prep, and honors levels to meet your student's academic goals, whatever they may be. Fusion students are all unique but have one thing in common: traditional school doesn't work.

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 www.banj.org for more information.

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.

YingHua International School


609-375-8015

Open Houses: 10/6, 11/3, 11/14, 3/30/19

YingHua International School (YHIS) offers an 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 2 years old 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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The Pennington School


609-737-1838


Open House October 21, 2018

The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational school for 520 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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Chapin School


609-924-2449

Open House: October 16/Open Classrooms: Nov 9 & Dec 4

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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French American School of Princeton


609-430-3001


The French American School & International Middle School is an independent school offering a bilingual education from Preschool (3yrs old) through 8th grade. Students, families, staff and teachers at FASP come from around the world, and is one of the most nationally, culturally, and linguistically diverse if not the most diverse school in the Princeton area. Learning in a bilingual environment is a valuable asset in a society where communication is essential. Being exposed to many cultures and learning to respect them is a formative experience for children in a world where cultures are more than ever in contact. Learn why bilingual education will set your child on the right path to thrive in tomorrow’s world.

CKW Academy Year-Round Language Arts Programs


732-514-7373


CKW Writing Academy's Summer Programs helps students develop a love of reading, writing, and vocabulary. We also have a NEW 6-week children's journalism class called "The Art of New Media and Real News". Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Journalism courses will help your child reach their goals while building confidence along the way. In the Comprehensive Writing Studio young students focus on Emerging Reading, Emerging Writing, Emerging Vocabulary while kids in grades 1-6 concentrate on Vocabulary, grammar & punctuation, writing, reading. Middle schoolers will focus on advanced reading, comprehension/grammar, high school prep and High Schoolers will focus on college prep, SAT, ACT, high school curriculum support. Our STEM partner offers Singapore-style Math instruction in all of our locations. After school and weekend hours available in Cranbury, Kendall Park, and Skillman.

Princeton Montessori School


609-924-4594

Upper School Open House November 12, 2018

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. This year, Princeton Montessori School celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing children from the greater Princeton area with the very best in Montessori education. Come and see the difference a Montessori education can make! Tours weekdays by appointment.

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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). Private tours available Monday-Thursday 8am -12pm.

The Hill School


610-326-1000

2018 Open House October 20

Located in Pottstown, Pa., The Hill School is a college preparatory independent boarding and day school for grades 9-12 and post-graduates. For 166 years, The Hill has prepared students from throughout the U.S. and the world for college, careers, and life. In a family-like setting, we offer a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with scheduling flexibility that allows scholars to pursue depth in an area of interest, from classics or science, to music or engineering. We challenge students to work hard, think and reason, be fulfilled, serve the common good, and lead as citizens of the world.

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The Wilberforce School


609-924-6111


Wine and Cheese Social and Open House, Oct. 11 (7-9pm) / Open Classrooms, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 8, Nov. 28, Dec. 13 (8:30-10am)

Wilberforce provides a spiritually nourishing and rigorous education for children from pre-K through 12th grade. We know that formation happens during all the hours that students spend in school, and we are intentional in creating an environment where your children will be formed as lifelong learners, with good habits of life and faith as well as study. Our students receive a distinctively Christian education, with methods proven to produce academic excellence; our classes are taught at a grade level ahead, and all students are guided along this accelerated track. Students are welcomed into a joyful community of learners that instills in them a sense of wonder and depth of inquiry, and provides opportunities to explore new things and grow.

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University League Nursery School


609-924-9770


University League Nursery School is a non-profit, non-sectarian, cooperative preschool situated in Princeton, NJ serving both university and community families. We are committed to providing an environment where children can enjoy happy, safe and zestful experiences that nurture their self-confidence and independence. Our blend of families from Princeton University and the local community makes for a vibrant, engaging environment for both children and adults. We began as a traditional morning cooperative nursery school, and as family needs have changed, we have added program options to help accommodate working parents.

ULNS is one of the few independent nursery schools in the Princeton area accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a highly respected professional organization that promotes excellence in early childhood education nationwide.

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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. Accepting applications for the 2013/2014 school year now!

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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.

Buckingham Friends School


215-794-7491

Fall Open House: Oct 30

Buckingham Friends School (BFS) is a coed Quaker school for full-day kindergarten through grade 8. On its 44-acre wooded campus in Lahaska PA, students have time for exploration and creative play. Quaker values are woven throughout the program with an emphasis on collaboration, exploration, and experiential learning.

At BFS, students are encouraged to think deeply, reflect thoughtfully, resolve conflicts peacefully, and play exuberantly. As a result, they are known for their confidence, their self-possession, and their ability to articulate their thinking both orally and in writing. Signature programs include rich arts offerings - art, wood-shop, music, and theater. Since 1991, BFS has been part of a cross-cultural and international JEM (Joint Environmental Mission) program with partner schools in Russia, India, China, Australia, Ecuador, Hawaii, Kenya and France.

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Princeton Adult School


609-683-1101


Over 200 courses given by over 100 wonderful teachers will be available at PRINCETON ADULT SCHOOL this fall. Look for your brochure in the mail or online www.princetonadultschool.org at the end of August. Don't just juggle your life; take juggling at Princeton Adult School. Take one of 11 languages. Belly Dance for exercise and a belly laugh with friends. Cook with a buddy or make new friends at our Friday night cooking courses. Chess, canasta, bridge, mah Jong-play games! Stretch and strengthen to a healthier you. Improve your English as a second language with us. Send questions to our website or call us at 609-683-1101.

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 2018-2019 school year.

Open Houses: Oct 20, 1-3pm & April 13, 2019, 1-3pm

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. Villa graduates are known for their integrity, confidence, and unmatched character. They attend top colleges and universities and earn an average of $250,000 in scholarships per student.

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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