Chapin School

4101 Princeton Pike,
Princeton, NJ, 08540-0854
     Tel: (609)986-1702
Grades: PK - 8 | 299 students
Chapin's Mission: Chapin School is dedicated to the belief that lifelong habits of the 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.
Within a diverse, caring and supportive community, we prepare our students to meet the future with skill, confidence, determination and generosity of spirit.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1931

Student Body

Total Students 299 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 33%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Chapin School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 89%
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 10 / rolling
Admissions Director Barbara Pasteris
Admissions Associate Karen Hepburn

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, SoftballBasketballCross Country,
LacrosseSoccer,
Softball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chamber Strings, Jazz Ensemble, Girls' Ensemble, Boys' Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Show Choir, Legos, Little Legos, Chess, Mad Science, Golf, Amazing Warrior, Mosaics, Natural Explorers, Pillo Polo, Private lessons, Sustainability Sustainability, Chamber Strings, Jazz Ensemble, Girls' Ensemble, Boys' Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Show Choir,
Legos, Little Legos, Chess, Mad Science, Golf, Amazing Warrior, Mosaics, Natural Explorers, Pillo Polo,
Private lessons,

School Notes:

Chapin's Philosophy: At Chapin, we believe that students learn best in a supportive, encouraging and diverse community. Chapin shares a commitment to each child's academic, emotional, ethical, creative, physical, and social development. In small classes that promote active learning, dedicated faculty create environments where critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and curiosity flourish. Encountering challenges that lead to success, students develop a positive sense of self. A strong commitment to Chapin's five virtues (Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Kindness, and Perseverance) fosters an environment for character development that complements our academic programs.

Profile last updated: 09/09/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Lawrenceville School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Princeton Friends School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Princeton Friends School (1.5 miles away)
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