Princeton Junior School

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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 V. The School, located on seven beautiful acres on the Princeton border, provides a safe and nurturing 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 and nurturing individual styles of learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedmild learning differences
Year Founded1983

Student Body

Total Students90 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
28%
Admissions DirectorKatie 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 V. 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.
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