The Peck School

The Peck School Photo #1 - A warm welcome, good eye contact, and consideration of others are just a few of the elements at The Peck School that contribute to creating one of the most nurturing and inspirational K-8 learning environments in the country.
The Peck School Photo #1 - A warm welcome, good eye contact, and consideration of others are just a few of the elements at The Peck School that contribute to creating one of the most nurturing and inspirational K-8 learning environments in the country.
The Peck School Photo #2 - Lindenwold Mansion sits at the center of The Peck School's beautiful and historic campus.
The Peck School Photo #3 - Our Reach Across program connects students across divisions, giving our older students the opportunity to mentor and guide younger ones.
The Peck School Photo #4 - We keep the fun in youth sports at The Peck School, with an emphasis on good sportsmanship, hard work, and positive coaching.
The Peck School Photo #5 - Peck graduates matriculate to some of the finest schools in the country, including competitive private day schools, prestigious boarding schools, and top-rated public schools.
The Peck School Photo #6 - Many beloved traditions have been born throughout our 127-year history, including the Downy-Redhead Competition, a yearlong friendly rivalry that encourages consideration of others, kindness, and fair play.
The Peck School Photo #7 - The Peck School fosters a life-long love of learning and encourages students to be resilient, imaginative, and responsible for their education.
The Peck School Photo #8 - Our signature dining program is designed to ensure that everyone in the community, from Grade 1 to Grade 8, gets to know each other by name and makes friendships across grade levels.
The Peck School Photo #9 - Fine arts, performing arts, and our instrumental music program round out the robust academic experience for Peck students.
The Peck School Photo #10 - Outside play is a key component of a healthy, principled, and productive life!
At The Peck School, your child thrives in a community shaped by timeless traditions and timely transformation. Our carefully crafted K-8 program enriches each child's experience by serving as a powerful proving ground, where a child becomes more, sooner.
We set our academic and ethical bars high, and children learn to reach a little further than they thought they could. Our intentionally scaled, close-knit program is grounded in gentle kindness, but is also continually elevating and engaging. From the very start, your child is immersed in our intimate, carefully interlaced program that introduces them to role models worth following and equips them, over time, with the strength to lead.
Here, a student's character takes root as their minds take flight, and they prepare for whatever tomorrow may bring, while loving learning today.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 353 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $46,370
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Peck School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
353 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The Peck School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from 39,840 (KG) to 46,370 (8th Grade). A healthy financial aid budget is available. Interested families are encouraged to apply.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Cost is $350 per half day class weekly.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Karen Dispenziere
Admissions Associate
Wanda Fiorini



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Admissions Ambassadors, Backpacking Club, Chess, Coding, InDeCoRe Club (Character Develo, Kindergarten Help, Linden Yearbook, Robotics Team, Spirit Club, Student Council, Volunteerism Group, World Cultures Club, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club, Instrumental Music

School Notes

  • When it comes to your child, at The Peck School, we see the same things you see. We see a young mind brimming with ideas, ready to learn, and eager for new opportunities. And as one of the nation's finest independent, coeducational day schools, our mission is as clear today as it was when we were founded in 1893: The Peck School inspires students to learn rigorously, grow in character and lead healthy, productive and principled lives.
  • Here's How:
    • A Challenging Curriculum: Whether it's in the Upper School (grades 5-8) or the Lower School (grades K-4), our students engage in a carefully crafted curriculum that integrates reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, the sciences, world languages, design thinking, character education, and a variety of creative endeavors such as visual and dramatic arts, music, robotics, and woodworking.
    • A Caring Community: Everything we do begins and ends with collaboration. When you enroll your child at Peck, we will share a common goal of embracing your child's talents, dreams, and hopes for the future. Our community of parents is a vital ingredient to the success we've enjoyed for more than a century.
    • A Commitment to Character: It may be as simple as an eighth grader holding open a door for a kindergartner. Or great sportsmanship among a group of students at play. At Peck, consideration of others is on display everywhere. Our acclaimed Individual Development and Community Responsibility (InDeCoRe) Program is a major part of this mission, guiding positive character development across our community.
    • A Caring, Renowned Faculty: Our teachers inspire, and are inspired by, their students every day. With an average of 15 years of work experience, Peck faculty are masters in their fields and are skilled at helping your child succeed. Our faculty work individually and as part of teams to assess each student's strengths and needs, help determine individual goals, and craft strategies for intellectual growth and personal development.
    • A Focus on Technology: We emphasize appropriate use of technology throughout our curriculum. From our K-8 robotics curriculum, to our one-to-one laptop program in grades three through eight, to our state-of-the-art multimedia resources, we are dedicated to infusing technology into varied learning experiencesand to taking a step back from technology when necessary, as well.
    • We endeavor to develop, foster, and strengthen in each individual student traits necessary to succeed and thrive in today's complex and challenging world. These areas include proficiency in public speaking, information literacy, real-world problem solving skills, and an awareness of what it means to be a responsible global citizen. And, more than anything, at Peck, you will find a caring and supportive environment that celebrates the distinct talents, perspectives, and dreams of our students.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Paul Downs '96 - Emmy Award winning writer, director best known for his Emmy Awards series, Hacks.
    • Alexis Maybank '89 - Founder and CEO of Creative Beauty and Gilt Groupe
    • Amanda Benchley '83 - Author, Her Shoes, Her Story
    • Jihad Harkeem '08 - Associate Creative Director, Glossier Play
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Peck School cost?
The Peck School's tuition is approximately $46,370 for private students and $350 for summer students.
Who are famous alumni from The Peck School?
The Peck School famous alumni include: Paul Downs '96, Alexis Maybank '89, Amanda Benchley '83 and Jihad Harkeem '08.
Does The Peck School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Peck School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Peck School offer?
The Peck School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball and Wrestling.
What is The Peck School's ranking?
The Peck School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Peck School?
The application deadline for The Peck School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (11 reviews)
Now in our fourth year at Peck, our children are forming robust academic foundations while also, and of equal if not more importance, experiencing the support, growth in confidence, and joy that come from being part of a community as strong as Pecks. All the teachers at Peck see the potential in our children and work tirelessly to help them realize that potential- whether that means meeting one on one before school, emailing us to celebrate a small victory, or challenging them to push beyond the assignment. Our children are having meaningful leadership experiences and learning how to contribute to a dynamic community. It sounds cliche, but through the dedication of its teachers and leaders as well as its commitment to timeless values, Peck truly educates the whole student and prepares its students to lead healthy and productive lives.
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We just started Peck this year, and the experience has been nothing short of outstanding! The school nurtures young children in a loving atmosphere and promotes a sense of family with classmates, teachers, and older students as "buddies". Education is made fun and something to look forward to. I can't say enough wonderful things.
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We love Peck because of its excellent academic program and its commitment to character education. The Peck community believes in the importance of consideration of others, respect, loyalty, perseverance, empathy, responsibility, and honesty and these qualities are truly evident throughout Peck. Our kindergartener comes home from school talking about how he will "preserve' through a problem or about how his little sister needs to show more empathy. The teachers are able to instill these values in the students and thus we feel so thankful that our child is in such a community.
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We transitioned to Peck from another local independent school and as soon as we stepped on campus we immediately felt at home. Both the faculty and parent community welcomed us with open arms and my boys have made lasting friendships. In addition, Peck`s strong curriculum and exceptional character development program is preparing our boys for high school and beyond. Finally, each teacher truly cares about each student`s individual growth and development and pushes them to be the best they can be every day. We are very happy to be a part of the Peck Community!
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Peck has been a great school for my children. The faculty goes above and beyond to get to know each child and how to tailor the program to best teach to them. My children started as very shy Kindergartners and now have gained such confidence to give speeches at assembly or perform in a class play. My children love going to school each day. They know they are loved and valued when they walk through the doors. As a parent I couldn't ask for anything more!
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For kindergarten we wanted to explore our options and take an active role in the selection of a school. We were choosing a kindergarten but we were also conscious that the choice would catalyze the beginning of a multiyear path of growth and development. We were concerned about the lack of engagement and personal development in larger classes at some of the schools we investigated. We went to an open house at The Peck School and during the presentation, I just knew Peck was the school for our children....I was mostly inspired by the values the school adheres to. We found the school our son would thrive at and not be lost in a large crowd. The class sizes are small, the teachers are incredible and the environment is warm and nurturing. Peck allows great minds to be challenged and children to be accepted for their differences while being molded into wholesome young men and women.
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We took the decision to send our children to private school but not without extensive thought and research. When we visited Peck we immediately were impressed with the environment and community. Now as parents we couldn`t be happier with the education, character and enrichment our children are receiving. Being apart of the Peck community feels like a family and the children coexist together as such. It is an amazing place for your children to receive their education.
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Tremendous community of caring students, faculty, parents, and alumni. Proud to be a part of The Peck School
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We have two boys at Peck since kindergarten. They look forward going to school every day. Peck has a rigorous academics, fantastic teachers and a strong emphasis on character development. We are very happy and thankful to be part of the Peck community.
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Our family is proud to be a part of the Peck community. Our daughters are excited to go to school every day and feel right at home. Each of their teachers truly understands their individual personality and the best way to help them excel in both academics and other important life skills, including public speaking, collaboration, responsibility and respect. We believe that our children are challenged to be better people every day and have no doubt that Peck will prepare them for success in both high school and beyond.
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We are in our 11th year at Peck and have had an amazing journey. Peck focuses on educating the whole child through academics AND character development. The personalized attention your child receives is noteworthy. Not only do the faculty work hard for your child but the entire staff including Officer Tim who makes sure each day that your child returns safely to your car.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 353 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $46,370
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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