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Princeton Junior School is a private (independent), coeducational, nondenominational, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for 100 children ages 2 through Grade 6. The School, located on ten beautiful acres, provides a safe and inclusive 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 individual styles of learning.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 231 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
mild learning differences
Year Founded
1983
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
231 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Princeton Junior School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director
Katie Pottinger

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess, Cooking and Baking, Filmmaking, Hiking, Karate, Mandarin, Pop Art, School Paper, Soccer, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Private Musical Instrument Instruction

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fencing

School Notes

  • Princeton Junior School`s IB curriculum meets the highest standards of knowledge and skills for its students, age 2 through Grade 6. 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 International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school, and one of the most diverse independent elementary schools in New Jersey.
Profile last updated: 07/22/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 231 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / 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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