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Princeton NJ Schools Guide

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Stuart Country Day School


(609) 921-2330


Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is a leading PreK to grade 12 private school in Princeton, NJ dedicated to the education of girls. Stuart is uniquely positioned to provide an environment where girls shine, are willing and able to take risks, and explore every opportunity. Through a highly personalized and academically rigorous curriculum with nurturing and expert faculty who know girls well, Stuart girls graduate as compassionate and empowered global citizens who are driven to be forces of change in our world. Stuart also has a co-ed preschool program. Visit stuartschool.org for more information. Visit www.stuartschool.org for more information.

     Catholic Schools     Mommy & Me     Preschools     Private Schools     Religious Schools  

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. 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. Learn more about Princeton Academy here: www.princetonacademy.org.

     Catholic Schools     Private Schools  

Princeton Ballet School at the American Repertory Ballet


609-921-7758


Registration is now open for Princeton Ballet School's 2023-2024 school year. Classes are available for children as young as age 3 through to our adult open classes. Beginners are welcome! For details, please call 609-921-7758. Classes start September 11th, so now's the time to get in touch and secure your spot. Dancers with prior experience may call to schedule a placement class.

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, has studios in Princeton, Cranbury and at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. Classes include ballet with live music, character, contemporary dance, flamenco, pointe, conditioning and children's tap/jazz. Ask about our performance opportunities.

Princeton Day School


609.924.6700


Princeton Day School is the region's premier independent day school for students from PreK through Grade 12. Student-driven academics 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 programs and opportunities including the highly selective Science Research Experience Program, Jacobson Music Scholar Program, top Model UN, Energy & Climate Scholars and more. Outstanding athletics in a new LEED-certified 30,000+ sq. ft. athletic center. Learn more today at https://www.pds.org

     Preschools     Private Schools  

Your Friendly Math Tutor


908-230-7359

One-on-one tutoring tailored to your student's needs. That's Your Friendly Math Tutor.

There is no set curriculum. Plans are developed based on where your student is starting from, whether it be remedial help for students having difficulty with concepts or to teach ahead, enabling students to gain familiarity with material prior to learning it in school.

In person or online, Your Friendly Math Tutor covers math and more! We work with any and all math, grade 6 through advanced college, including test prep SAT, ACT, AP Calc AB/BC, AP Stats, PSAT, SSAT, GED, GRE. Computer Science, Physics, and Chemistry too!

Schedule your free first session, to ensure compatibility with tutor and teaching style. Learn more at www.yourfriendlymathtutor.com

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.

George School


215-579-6500


A global school with local roots, George School is a Quaker, co-ed, boarding and day high school located on a picturesque, 240-acre campus of open lawns and beautiful woods in Newtown, PA.

George School's distinctive and customizable Signature Academic Program includes options for local and global experiential learning and truly allows students to live out its mission "to treasure learning for its own sake and use it to benefit a diverse world." It is also one of few U.S. boarding schools to offer the rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) program. With the help of a strong and vibrant community, all students are supported as they chart their own path—one that is as challenging as it is rewarding.

     Boarding Schools     Private Schools  

Princeton College Consulting


609-454-8520

Princeton College Consulting goes beyond traditional college admissions consulting. We believe in the power of human connection in learning and personal growth. Our experienced counselors provide strategic guidance and teach critical skills that help students’ develop deeper thinking, self-expression, maximize their experiences and reveal their true selves. We tailor our services to each student, recognizing their individuality and unique qualities. With insider knowledge of the nuances of the admissions process, our counselors guide students through every step, giving them a competitive edge for independent (day or boarding) schools, college, or graduate school. Our commitment extends beyond admissions; we equip students with the tools and abilities that will unleash their potential to set them up for admissions and lifelong success while also reducing parents' stress. Our services also include athletic recruiting and art/music portfolios.

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  

Cambridge School


609-730-9553


Children who learn differently deserve a school where they can thrive. For over 21 years, Cambridge School, in Pennington, NJ, has been that place, an extraordinary school that specializes in learning differences like dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD. Our accomplished staff of teachers are language specialists utilizing a student-centered approach that provides a personalized, yet comprehensive educational experience. The result? Students increase their learning skills, gain confidence, and learn they can thrive. 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. Discover how your child can thrive at www.thecambridgeschool.org or call us at 609-730-9553.

     Dyslexia     Private Schools     Special Education  

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     STEM     Special Education  

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.

Sylvan Learning


609-588-9037


Family owned and operated by the Kance family since 2012

For almost 50 years, the Sylvan Learning of Hamilton has been helping students in grades K-12 catch up, keep up or get ahead in school. We offer in person, individualized tutoring with highly qualified teachers in math, reading, writing, study skills, speed reading, 1:1 SAT/ACT prep and subject tutoring.  Starting from our first conversation, we work to understand the individual needs of your child, determine goals & conduct state-of-the-art assessments to determine areas of strength and areas that may need improvement while building confidence and motivation along the way. We then have a conference to review the results, discuss a plan and build customized programs to meet those needs. The center is open 6 days/week (after school & weekends) during the school year and extended hours during the summer. Give us a call to discuss the needs of your child!

Chapin School


609-924-2449


Chapin School's curriculum is designed specifically to meet the education and developmental needs of students, ages three through grade eight. We prepare students for the best high schools in the nation - and beyond. Chapin students are scientists, writers, researchers, coders, and more. They are performers on the stage, visual artists, and musicians. Chapin students are captains and team players on the field and active members of their communities. They are the leaders of tomorrow. Established in 1931, we invite you through our big red doors!

ARE YOU READY FOR MORE? Start your Chapin journey today at www.chapinschool.org/admission/inquire

     Preschools     Private Schools  

Newtown Friends School


215-968-2225


Newtown Friends School is a private independent school serving pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students in historic Newtown, PA. We give students throughout Bucks County and nearby New Jersey communities an exceptional academic foundation, stimulating enrichment opportunities, and an affirming campus community that builds confidence and inspires a love for learning. Students and their parents find Newtown Friends to be a place of warmth and acceptance where they can truly feel at home.

Open to families of all faiths, Newtown Friends School embodies the timeless Quaker traditions of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship — values that prepare our students to make a difference in the world.

     Preschools     Private Schools  

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 strive to ignite a passion for learning and to nurture the potential in each child, according to the values and 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 Middle School (grades 6-8) is authorized by The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) which ensures 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.

     Preschools     Private Schools  

Apple Montessori


609-301-5711


Family founded and guided by the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, Apple Montessori Schools has helped guide children into becoming kinder, more successful, and happier individuals since 1972. Apple Montessori Schools has multiple locations throughout NJ, offering Infant to Elementary programs and summer camp. They have two brand new locations, one in Hillsborough, opening this fall and the other in East Windsor, now open. Both locations will offer infant to kindergarten programs, plus our beloved summer camp.

Through self-discovery and hands-on learning, their approach allows children to be more engaged, and take ownership in their learning to develop a genuine love of learning. Their well-rounded modern Montessori environment allows children to learn at their own pace, and features exciting enrichment programs like music, art, character education, coding and robotics, yoga, and more.

Waldorf School Of Princeton


609-466-1970


Education begins with knowing children, so they can learn to know themselves, and grow to know their way.

At the Waldorf School of Princeton, a human approach to education is at the heart of the school's curriculum and programs. Our caring and masterful teachers draw on their expertise in child development to come to know the unique nature of each child. They carefully craft an engaging, interdisciplinary curriculum - balancing the academic, the artistic, and the practical - that invites students to connect to themselves, to each other, and to the world around them. Through the experiences of this unique curriculum and the challenges it offers, our students develop the real skills that lead to creative and innovative futures. We welcome you to visit our school and 20+ acres of campus that serve as an extension of the classrooms.

Preschool - 8th Grade. Learn more at www.princetonwaldorf.org

     Preschools     Private Schools  

Princeton Nursery School


609-921-8606


Princeton Nursery School has been providing high quality preschool programming and childcare for families in need for 94 years! Within its diverse environment, a 4-star quality rating from Grow NJ Kids, our preschool welcomes children aged 2.5-6 years old from 7:30am-5:30pm. Located in the historic Witherspoon-Jackson community, each classroom has experienced and qualified bilingual staff to help nurture your child. Our school utilizes a play-based curriculum designed to support every child in developing social and academic self-confidence and readiness. PNS remains affordable for working parents, with a sliding-scale tuition based on income and family size, offers a daily nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack, and partners with many organizations in Mercer County to provide support services for our families.

Princeton Field Hockey Club


413-504-8539

Princeton Field Hockey Club is central New Jersey’s premier youth field hockey program. We offer year-round competitive playing and training opportunities for U10, U12, U14, U16, and U19 athletes. Based out of Princeton, NJ, our club features an elite caliber coaching staff led by Princeton University coaches and athletes. All training sessions are on Bedford Field at Princeton University which makes us the only club in NJ to exclusively train on water-based Astroturf. There are no try-outs required as we provide playing opportunities for all skill level players. Our focus is creating a positive training environment to enable our players to grow their game, develop self-efficacy and self-esteem, and to have fun. Our top teams compete regionally and nationally, and we are proud to have many of our player moving on to D1, D2, and D3 programs across the country.

Benjamin College Consulting


609-610-2122


Benjamin College Consulting is a boutique practice providing concierge college counseling. We help students and families navigate the journey to college with purpose and a sense of calm.

The Citizen Scholar Admissions Strategy is our signature approach and framework to successfully position students for college and beyond. While many aspects of applying to college are the same for everyone, each student and family is unique. We offer a comprehensive range of services and packages to meet your individual circumstances, needs, and goals. Visit www.benjamincollegeconsulting.com to learn more!

Cedar Hill Prep School


732-356-5400

Cedar Hill Prep School serves Somerset County and the surrounding areas, providing families with an educational option that prioritizes collaborative culture and distributive leadership. The scope of our curriculum and the detailed focus which our instructors bring to each subject enable our students to carry their experience here with them for years to come. CHP curriculum is carefully designed to provide visible learning outcomes. We evaluate student performance, benchmark it against the curriculum, and are constantly making changes to improve understanding. Students of CHP have consistently been in the top 10 percentile of the nation and we continue to pride ourselves on this outcome. To learn more or to arrange a personal tour, please visit www.cedarhillprep.com or contact us at 732.356.5400, x32.

Princeton Junior School


609 924-8126


Princeton Junior School creates empowered and joyful learners, from age 2 to Grade 6. Our International Baccalaureate curriculum launches a life-long journey of inquiry, discovery, and action. PJS challenges students to become confident, capable, and creative problem solvers, with rich academic strengths and a strong sense of self. Specializing in the first decade of learning, PJS creates an ethic of excellence for each child. Our inquiry based curriculum ensures that learners are engaged in work that is significant and relevant to their lives and the world at large. Opportunities to take risks and be innovative are part of the expectations of daily learning. Students are given regular opportunities to present their work to the school community beginning in Preschool. The open, light-filled school buildings are designed to facilitate a connection to the natural world. The PJS campus is currently expanding to include a new Performing Arts Center, STEM lab and indoor pool house.

Westrick Music Academy


609-688-1888


Do you love to sing? Are you ready for an awesome music experience? Westrick Music Academy provides exceptional musical experiences for boys and girls from grades 3-12, guided by our talented staff. Princeton Boychoir and Princeton Girlchoir are the premiere youth choral programs in the region, offering singers opportunities to grow in a supportive, inclusive, and joyous environment through the experience of musical excellence. Our community of musicians and families form bonds that can last a session, a season, or a lifetime. Through collaborations with other artists and organizations, we build relationships that empower musicians as leaders, who in turn impact the broader community. We welcome your inquiries.

Villa Victoria Academy


609-882-1700

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.

Alliance Francaise Princeton


Alliance Française offers French language classes and tutoring for children and adults. Whether you are a beginner or advanced speaker, come participate in our sessions taught by native French speakers. In addition, we host workshops and events that promote the rich culture and history of France and French speaking countries. Check our website for the latest offerings.

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.

     Child Care     Nursery Schools     Preschools     Private Schools  

Beth El Synagogue Religious School


609-443-4454 x143


Looking to start your child's Jewish education on a strong foundation? Or perhaps you're looking for a place to call your spiritual home. Welcome to Beth El Synagogue, a friendly, egalitarian, Conservative congregation in East Windsor, NJ, where we offer a number of opportunities to enrich your Jewish lives. We have a fun and educational Religious School and Hebrew High program, and Youth groups for 18 months- 12th Grade. On selected Saturday mornings, we also offer special youth services. Birth- 5 years Old: Tot Shabbat 1st-2nd Grade – Beginner's Junior Congregation 3rd-7th Grade – Junior Congregation We have engaging family events, such as our Mitzvah Day, and adult education programs on everything from Reading Hebrew to Zombies and Judaism. Classes for our religious school begin Sunday, September 10th.

Stone Hill Learning Center


609-751-3743


Enrolling now for the 2023-2024 school year, Stone Hill Learning Center is excited to invite you to join our community. As your Christian hybrid homeschooling partner, students from pre-school through 12th grade are invited for in-person education and group learning opportunities to complement those that already exist in the home. Since 1984, our teachers, dedicated Christians, have been working with children from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds. One, two or even three days a week, your child can come to the Learning Center for a variety of lessons in a more “traditional” classroom experience. Our hybrid partnership allows parents to play an active daily role in their child’s education, without having to carry the entire responsibility alone. At Stone Hill Learning Center, we believe the entire world is your child’s classroom.

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.

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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