Princeton Friends School
5.00 (2 reviews)
Tel: (609)683-1194 Ext. 44
- 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 Type||Alternative School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Friends Council on Education (FCE)|
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||101 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||22 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||10 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 31 / rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is as follows: • Pre-K and kindergarten: $27,500 • 1st-3rd grades: $27,960 • 4th-5th grades: $29,200 • 6th-8th grades: $29,500|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||John Zimmerman|
|Admissions Associate||Jian Smith|
|Total Sports Offered||2 sports|
|Sports||Cross Country, Indoor SoccerCross Country, Indoor Soccer,|
- 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.
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Princeton Grades: NS-12 | 960 students
650 Great Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609)924-6700 2.4 NS-12
- Lawrence Township Grades: NS-5 | 90 students
90 Fackler Road
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
(609)924-8126 2 NS-5
- Princeton Grades: 6-12
116 Stanhope St.
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609)919-9193 4 6-12
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.
- Posted by Parent - Tom
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.
- Posted by Parent - AO
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