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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B-
Princeton Day School is a top rated, private school located in Princeton, NJ. It has 950 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $34,600 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
650 Great Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone
(609) 924-6700
Website

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$34,600
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
$21,300

Princeton Day School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1360
147 responses
Average ACT
31
51 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Blue and White Day
    41%
  • PDS v.s Lawrenceville Hockey Game
    18%
  • Fall Weekend
    14%
  • Harvest Dinner
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Major Sporting Events
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
950
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$125,506
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,433
National
$949
Median Home Value
$809,200
National
$184,700
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Princeton Day School Reviews

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Princeton Day school is an amazing school where teachers truly care for their students, participation in activities is encouraged, and everyone works hard to make an impact each day! Opportunities abound at PDS, from a full garden and outdoor classroom with opportunities to learn about sustainability, to mini week classes where students can take trips to do hands on experiential learning, to a state of the art brand new STEAM center that allows for design and innovation to expand. PDS is a place where students can be musicians, performers, athletes, and incredible students prepared for whatever they want to pursue!
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Do not come to this school! The administration only cares about fund-raising. If you give the school big bucks, your kid will be taken care of. The academics are poor to average. Grads generally don't go to top colleges. The ones who do, are legacies. Kids are clickish, spoiled, disrespectful, and unfriendly. There's hardly any diversity (nearly everyone is white). Lots of kids use drugs. Seriously, your best play is to attend one of the good local public schools. Why pay north of 50K a year for a mediocre education, surrounded by bratty, spoiled, unfriendly kids?
The slogan...Princeton Day School...opportunities of a lifetime everyday is perfect for this school. From ice skating during gym classs to tending to the chickens in the school's outdoor garden and classroom the opportunities are endless. The faculty are amazing and they truly treat each student as if they are their #1 student and tend to the student's academic and personal needs. The diversity of the classroom is extraordinary which has further enhanced our child's curiosity and knowledge of different cultures. Thank you PDS for affording our children these lifetime opportunities everyday!