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Peddie School

Private | 9-12 | 549 students

Our school is best known for academic excellence and a caring community.
 
 

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $237,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,367.

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted March 18, 2014

Extremely academic-intense school; wonderful community of kids, teachers and coaches. I get a great feeling whenever I am on campus, I wish I could go to high school again and go to Peddie School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2014

My son is having an amazing experience at Peddie. He takes pride in his school and works extremely hard. This school is not for everyone. Kids need a lot of stamina as they will be very busy with the heave coursework, athletics. School demands a high level of personal responsibility from it's students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2013

My son is attending Peddie School this year as a freshman. From the very first day he loved the school. All students were very respectful and the teachers are exceptional. All teachers strongly encouraged after school help if student needed it. All teachers live on campus. Wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

A truly exceptional school. Brilliant and committed faculty, world class campus, and competitive environment capable of creating tomorrows leaders.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2010

amazing.Teachers are great. Facult is great. Students are great. Lifetime experience


Posted May 14, 2009

This is a wonderful school. Not for every child. Academics are extremely difficult. Work load is intense and athletics are competitive. Safe and caring of all children. Strict on discipline and manners. An excellent college prep school. No snobs here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

Our second child is now at Peddie. Wonderful experience, caring faculty. Headmaster is fantastic. We have experience with another elite school but Peddie is more nurturing of the entire student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

Academics, FB 1st Team Prep & BB Capt./Conf. Past Alum, attended '76 PG Post Grad, Yr. after H.S., only PG class Peddie ever had in history. Excellent learning exp. True sense of 'PREP'.


Posted December 9, 2007

My son is a sophomore and I was very worried about him boarding. Not anymore. You will not find a better school. The headmaster is wonderful, the support of the staff is excellent and the kids are great! It has been a great investment in my son's education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

Our daughter is a senior. It was hard to adjust to her not living at home. The school is a safe enviorment with a caring staff. The academics and facilities are top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

My son is a sophomore at Peddie. What a great experience thus far. The teachers and staff are fantastic. The curriculum challenging. The selection of AP courses is great. They just constructed a new state-of-the art science building and are in progress of redoing the history house.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

My daughter attended the Peddie School She had an amazing experience there. She was a student from a prestegious Manhattan school and the level of education was comparable. The care from the teachers, dorm support and principal leadership is hard to find. She is now in Philadephia and keeps contacts with her friends. Has been on the honor roll and was very well prepared for college. Many of the problems that teens get into did not happen here as faculty and sports coaches kept students too busy to want to be involved. If you have the good fortune and manage to get your child in this school you will indeed be lucky. mhk
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My daughter is a graduate of this school and received a wonderful education (academically) and truly superior overall educational experience. She continued her education at a very southern college and is now in the medical profession. Peddie gave her the basis to achieve her academic and professional goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My daughter is starting her Sophomore year and loves it. The quality of the education is excellent and would recommend the school highly.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 51%
Black 7% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Hispanic 2% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Johns Hopkins University
New York University
George Washington University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club: Hip Hop
  • Literary magazine
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: French, Latin, Spanish, Chines

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Peter Quinn
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • ABS
  • NAIS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Dance club: Hip Hop
  • Debate
  • Foreign language club: French, Latin, Spanish, Chines
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Model UN
  • Model congress
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


2 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
170
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
1067

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$40000 - $40000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Johns Hopkins University
New York University
George Washington University
College preparation / awareness offered
SAT/ACT prep classes
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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201 South Main Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
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Phone: (609) 944-7501

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