More than three centuries ago, Quakers established Friends schools in order to provide an education that would recognize and nurture the spirit in each child within a community of learners.
For this reason, Friends schools typically attract students from a wide range of religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Over the years, these schools have maintained a tradition of high quality education, offering supportive environments in which children encounter rigorous intellectual challenges, acquire necessary academic skills, discover outlets for playfulness and creativity, and develop a sense of responsibility to the broader community.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 91 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1987

Student Body

Total Students
91 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Princeton Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year is as follows: • Pre-K and kindergarten: $28,600 • 1st-3rd grades: $29,100 • 4th-5th grades: $30,350 • 6th-8th grades: $30,700
% on Financial Aid
31%
Admissions Director
Dr. Robin Washington-Smart
Admissions Associate
Jian Smith

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

School Notes

  • More than three centuries ago, Quakers established Friends schools in order to provide an education that would recognize and nurture the spirit in each child within a community of learners. For this reason, Friends schools typically attract students from a wide range of religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Over the years, these schools have maintained a tradition of high quality education, offering supportive environments in which children encounter rigorous intellectual challenges, acquire necessary academic skills, discover outlets for playfulness and creativity, and develop a sense of responsibility to the broader community.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I like that my son gets a dose of progressive Quaker education every day at PFS. He's encouraged to find his voice through writing, story telling, and theater. He's exposed to interdisciplinary thinking through the school's Central Study program, learns to collaborate and take risks, and, because it's a Friends school, attends silent meeting once a week and exercises and implements our best instincts through a commitment to social justice. He reads and discusses literature, does math past my understanding, and wades into the Stony Brook in science lab. I'm proud of the young man he's becoming and I think the school has a lot to do with it.
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5  
We live in a highly-rated public school district and I am always asked why we choose a private education. We found that Princeton Friends School provides an equivalent level of academic challenge and rigor as our public school but exceeded our expectations in equipping our daughter with the necessary self-knowledge and EQ skills. Social-emotional development is on equal footing with academic accomplishments at PFS, which is so critical in order to thrive in this increasingly complex, polarized, multi-cultural, risk-filled 21st Century. The student body is diverse; class sizes are small and our daughter has become an empathetic, curious community member. We could not be happier.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 91 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Princeton, NJ is $26,040 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Princeton, NJ is 58% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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