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 (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,500
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is as follows: • Pre-K and kindergarten: $29,450 • 1st-3rd grades: $29,970 • 4th-5th grades: $30,900 • 6th-8th grades: $31,500
Admissions Director
Melissa Carroll


Total Sports Offered
1 sport

School Notes

  • Princeton Friends School is a learning community rooted in kindness, respect, and service. Every day, our preschool to 8th-grade students are engaged in hands-on, child-centered education that builds skills, deepens knowledge, and inspires creative, critical, and independent thinking. In our classrooms and gathering places, our woods and playgrounds, students and teachers collaborate in an environment of discovery and intellectual vigor. Enrolling approximately 125 students, PFS offers an exceptional, forward-thinking curriculum and a welcoming, diverse community where every child is known. The Quaker values of peace, social justice, and reflection infuse all we do at PFS.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Princeton Friends School cost?

Princeton Friends School's tuition is approximately $31,500 for private students.

What sports does Princeton Friends School offer?

Princeton Friends School offers 1 interscholastic sports: Cross Country.

When is the application deadline for Princeton Friends School?

The application deadline for Princeton Friends School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
All Categories Rating 5 out of 5 Princeton Friends School is a truly amazing learning community. My son has been enrolled for two years now, and we plan to stay until he moves on to high school. Ever since he started as a Pre-K student, he has made leaps and bounds in his social-emotional skills and has begun to develop academically along the way. I value individualized instruction, attention to the learner as a whole being, and a variety of opportunities outside of the classroom to get dirty in the garden and art studio, move his body in yoga and circus squad, and develop music and language skills. Of course, being outside is a must, and there`s plenty of that, too, through nature hikes and open play. I am confident that as he grows, whatever his interests and needs are, he`s in a community that will support him. And a bonus is an amazing group of diverse and relatable parents and families to experience it all with!Parent2 months ago overall ExperienceReportStart Your Review of Princeton Friends SchoolRating 5 out of 5 Both of our children are at Princeton Friends and we could not be happier with our experience. PFS has caring, competent teachers who collaborate with one another to offer a terrific inter-disciplinarian academic program. Our children, one in the lower school and one in the upper, both enjoy learning on the historic campus and appreciate that the faculty use the grounds as their classrooms. PFS fosters a love of nature and learning. The Head of School cares deeply about the children and their successes. We highly recommend this school!
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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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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 (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,500
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Princeton, NJ is $23,795 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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