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    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
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Princeton Friends School is a highly rated, private, alternative, Christian school located in Princeton, NJ. It has 127 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. Tuition is $27,630 for the highest grade offered.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
127
Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
23
Part-Time Teachers
4

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$27,630
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
30%
Average Financial Aid

Students

Students
127
Gender
  • Female
    48%
  • Male
    52%
Student Diversity
  • White
    60.6%
  • Multiracial
    15%
  • Asian
    11%
  • Hispanic
    8.7%
  • African American
    2.4%
  • Unknown
    2.4%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
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  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 Friends School Reviews

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In the middle of her third grade year, my daughter agreed to visit PFS and loved it so much that she wanted to transfer immediately. What I knew from the beginning was that she was seen and appreciated as a bright, curious individual in this community. What I didn't realize was how the teachers would challenge and push her in ways that have led her to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Both of my daughters are now here and this has been the best decision I've ever made as a parent. The community is warm and welcoming, and it really feels like the teachers are co-parenting with us. In the last couple of years, most of the administration has changed with an incredible new head of school starting in July 2020. There is a full time counselor and a regular health class that focuses on emotional and social health as well as physical. The teachers and administration are absolutely open and willing to change to best meet the needs of the students and families here.
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We live in a highly-rated public school district and I am always asked why we choose a private education. We found that Princeton Friends School provides an equivalent level of academic challenge and rigor as our public school but exceeded our expectations in equipping our daughter with the necessary self-knowledge and EQ skills. Social-emotional development is on equal footing with academic accomplishments at PFS, which is so critical in order to thrive in this increasingly complex, polarized, multi-cultural, risk-filled 21st Century.

The student body is diverse; class sizes are small and our daughter has become an empathetic, curious community member. We could not be happier.
We found PFS when our daughter was just five years old, a reserved and shy child who often had difficulty in larger groups advocating for herself. Nine years later, my confident, wise, and academically gifted child had found her voice and so much more, thanks to Princeton Friends School. The focus on empathy in education is so lost in many academically rigorous schools. There is much school choice in our area, and the public schools are excellent, but I would never change the investment we made into our daughter's PFS education. There is a creativity in thinking that blossoms when a child is heard, challenged in a encouraging way, and allowed to express themselves safely at a school with gifted teachers. My child learned creativity and critical thinking skills at PFS and has gone on to excel in public high school. More importantly, she is still the PFS student who notices the person in the room who is uncomfortable or who needs a kind word or gesture.