Princeton Junior School

Tel: (609)924-8126
Grades: NS-5 | 90 students
Princeton Junior School is a private (independent), coeducational, nondenominational, International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school for 125 children ages 2 through Grade V. The School, located on seven beautiful acres on the Princeton border, provides a safe and nurturing environment in which children acquire the academic skills to become lifelong learners and good citizens of the world. Princeton Junior School is committed to selecting and cultivating passionate learners, attracting an exceptional faculty dedicated to academic and character development, and creating and nourishing a spirited and varied school community.
The School’s philosophy of education teaches children to build on core knowledge, increasing the depth and strength of that knowledge as they mature. The central tenets of the educational program lie in its rich and challenging curriculum and attentive faculty, enabling Princeton Junior School to pursue the highest academic standards with an International Baccalaureate curriculum while respecting and nurturing individual styles of learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported mild learning differences
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 90 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Katie Pottinger


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Cooking and Baking, Drama, Fencing, Filmmaking, Hiking, Karate, Mandarin, Pop Art, Private Musical Instrument Instruction, School Paper, Soccer, Yoga Chess, Drama, Fencing, Filmmaking, Hiking, Karate, Mandarin, Pop Art, School Paper, Soccer, Yoga, Cooking and Baking,
Private Musical Instrument Instruction,

School Notes:

  • Princeton Junior School’s IB curriculum meets the highest standards of knowledge and skills for its students, age 2 through Grade V. The curriculum is developed to challenge each student at his or her stage of development. At the core of all teaching at PJS is the belief that effective written and oral communication skills are essential. In our teaching, we attempt to balance the conceptual and the concrete by giving children opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills to real-life situations. Our aim is to graduate self-confident, responsible and independent students who enthusiastically revere life and learning, in a global society. PJS is an IB PYP candidate school, and the most diverse independent elementary school in New Jersey.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Lawrenceville School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chapin School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chapin School (0.7 miles away)
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