Please use the link to the electronic form below after reading the following information:
Peddie will help with your transportation home each break in two ways*:
We will provide shuttles to and from Newark Airport and Trenton Mercer County Airport. We also provide shuttles to Trenton Train Station, which is a hub for Amtrak, SEPTA to Philadelphia, and NJ Transit to NYC.
Fees: $45 to and from Newark Airport; $30 to and from Trenton Train Station and Trenton Airport for the shuttle buses. Car service to other airports is significantly more expensive, but those costs can be split when students travel together.
We will set up car service between Peddie and JFK, Philadelphia, and LaGuardia airports.
*If you are buying a ticket as an "unaccompanied minor," we will have to set up car service for you, as drivers of shuttle buses are not able to park and escort students in and out of the airport or train station. This is more expensive so if you/your parents can avoid having you travel as a minor, it is strongly suggested you do that.
Do not email your flight info or travel plans. Do not have your parents email your travel plans! Instead, use these electronic forms to make your travel request, and I will be in touch with you next week with specific details about shuttle times. You must complete the forms by this Monday January 23rd.
YOU MUST STILL FILL OUT A LEAVE REQUEST ON REACH! This is not a substitute for that.
Departure Request Form (If you need pickup after the break, click the link that appears after completing the form.)
Do you have questions about navigating the college admission process? Consider attending the Junior Class Parent Social on February 18, complete with a presentation by the Peddie College Counseling Office, a question and answer session, and a delcious brunch! See details below:
The upcoming PPA meeting will feature an update from Headmaster Peter Quinn along with a special guest speaker.
Saturday, February 4 at 8:00 a.m. Efros Auditorium, Caspersen History House
Drew Bergman from the Minding Your Mind organization will share his story with parents. A current college student, Bergman will share his own story of his battle with mental health issues through middle and high school and his path to learning how to cope and manage them.
Dr. Karen Jimenez and Evan Kalkus from the Peddie School counseling office will be available to answer questions as well.
A link to the recording of the event will be available on the Peddie AM following the meeting.
Winter term exams will be held from Tuesday, February 3 through Friday, March 3. Students should check schedule to determine when their exams will be held. Dorms close on Saturday, March 4 at 12:00 noon and will reopen on Sunday, March 19. Spring term classes begin on Monday, March 20.
The first Juniorclass college counseling meeting will be held Tuesday, January 24 during DM/X (10 a.m.) in Efros auditorium. ALL JUNIORS are required to attend - attendance will be taken. If you have a conflict, please stop in the College Counseling Office.
The deadline for requests to be considered for a change from Day Student to Boarding Student for next year is February 1, 2017. Any current day student who wishes to change his or her status to a boarding student starting in the 2017-18 academic year needs to make a request in writing that outlines the reasons for the change. The student's parents must submit a note indicating their support of this change in status request for their son or daughter. These letters should be sent to Ms. Dunne, Director of Admission, at firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by the deadline. A student is allowed to request a change from Day to Boardingstatus once during his or her time at Peddie.
Every year Peddie runs a CoatDrive for the needy. If you have any coats (men's, women's or children's that are clean and in good repair) which you would like to donate, please put them in the barrel marked COATDRIVE located outside the Headmaster's Office.
The drive will continue throughout the winter term.
Returning families who wish to be considered for FA for the 2017-18 school year must submit a Parents’ Financial Statement and updated tax information to SSS by January 15th, 2017. A detailed checklist of the FA process is available on our website. Also, School and Student Services (SSS) is now accepting financial aid applications on their website (sss.nais.org). Complete your financial aid application for the 2017-18 school year here.
Returning Students Requesting Aid for the First Time:
For returning families who have not received financial aid in past years, you are welcome to apply by the FA deadline, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet your financial need as no pre-existing budget is set aside for such expense. If you intend to apply for financial aid, please contact us at email@example.com. If you longer wish to be considered for financial assistance, please inform us of that at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about delayed openings and cancellations will be communicated through our website (www.peddie.org) and through the FalconAlert text message system to registered cell phones. Since FalconAlert is character-restricted, we will use it to provide only brief information. More detail will be available through follow up emails and on our website.
There will be days of bad weather when it will be difficult for day students to get to school on time or to attend school at all, even if classes at Peddie remain in session. Day students are welcome to make arrangements to spend an occasional night in the dorm due to inclement weather.
We trust you, as our students’ parents and guardians, to determine whether it is safe for your children to travel to school. We urge you to err on the side of caution. If you judge the roads unsafe for driving please call Melanie Clements (609.944.7505) and your children will be excused due to weather conditions. Our faculty will work with your children to help them catch up on any work they miss as a result of weather-related absences.
If parents/guardians did not complete a permission slip or submitted one late, car permission for the student is designated to the most restrictive option. Extra car permission slips are available in the Deans' office.
Students are expected to get written car permission from any faculty member before getting into a car, and must have their ID cards with them to request permission. Written car permission can only be given in person - faculty members will not text car permission.
Parent/guardian: If your child is signing out for the weekend, you will receive an email requesting that you approve your child's plan.
Once parent/guardian approves a student's leave, that student MUST click the green box underneath the SISO (Sign in/Sign out) widget. IF THIS STEP IS NOT COMPLETED, PARENT/GUARDIAN WILL RECEIVE A LATE NIGHT PHONE CALL.
If your plans change, notify the dorm supervisor on the dorm faculty member on duty on Friday/Saturday night.
To view all Peddie photo albums, follow this link.
Did you know? Photos posted to Flickr (above) are free for parents and students to download at any resolution. Simply click the downward-facing arrow on the bottom right of any image you are viewing in Flickr. Questions? Contact Conor McArdle (email@example.com)
The Peddie School Athletic Department hosted their 20th annual Fall Sports Awards presentation on Tuesday evening at the Ian H. Graham '50 Athletic Center honoring student-athletes from all seven varsity programs.
Breakfast 7:15 - 8:15 a.m. Eggs to order Texas French toast Home fries Bagels Yogurt
Fresh seasonal fruit
Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Salad bar (seasonal greens and vegetables, assorted whole grains) Tomato florentine Deli station featuring fresh rolls Grilled hot dogs Pasta du jour Fresh roasted vegetables Fresh seasonal fruit