Princeton Friends School

  • 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 Overview

School TypeAlternative 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
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1987

Student Body

Total Students101 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Princeton Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition 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
31%
Admissions DirectorJohn Zimmerman
Admissions AssociateJian Smith

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsCross Country, Indoor SoccerCross CountryIndoor Soccer,

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.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Princeton
    Grades: PK-8 | 231 students
    1.3 miles
    4101 Princeton Pike
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609)986-1705
    1.3 PK-8
    231
  • Princeton
    Grades: NS-12 | 960 students
    2.4 miles
    650 Great Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609)924-6700
    2.4 NS-12
    960
  • Princeton
    Grades: NS-8 | 147 students
    5.2 miles
    1062 Cherry Hill Rd
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609)466-1970
    5.2 NS-8
    147
  • Lawrence Township
    Grades: NS-5 | 90 students
    2 miles
    90 Fackler Road
    Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
    (609)924-8126
    2 NS-5
    90
  • Princeton
    Fusion Academy Princeton
    Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12
    4 miles
    116 Stanhope St.
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609)919-9193
    4 6-12
    n/a

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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