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  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 $38,360 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,360
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
1370
167 responses
Average ACT
31
63 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
  • Blue and White Day
    39%
  • PDS v.s Lawrenceville Hockey Game
    17%
  • Fall Weekend
    13%
  • Harvest Dinner
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • FEW good teachers
    4%
  • Major Sporting Events
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
950
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
Poll
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
Poll
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$138,194
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,563
National
$949
Median Home Value
$833,000
National
$184,700
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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?
I dunno. It has problems that I think just about every private high school has. Disciplinary action seems a little bit biased, but I guess in any case just don't act like you don't have sense? Students are involved in drugs and occasionally you will hear people doing inappropriate stuff in the bathrooms. Clubs are good. Most sports teams are average. School prioritizes lacrosse, hockey, soccer. You know, the trifecta. Teachers are lovely people and efficient. Working on making the school a more emotionally safe environment, so that's good. LGBTQ+ friendly (the staff are, anyway...). Not knocking the school for this, but they have no clue how to discipline students using slurs and disguising hate speech as healthy discussion/rhetoric. New athletic center is spiffy. Despite all I've said, I like the school.