Mission and Values


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Our mission:

Guided by the confidence of our motto, “We Finish Our Labors to Begin Them Anew,” Peddie School is committed to the intellectual, social and moral growth of each of our students. We welcome individuals with diverse talents and backgrounds whose excitement, curiosity and character create an educational community where passion for learning grows. With enthusiasm, humor and patience, we challenge our students to reach beyond their expectations and to define success by the progress they make. In this boarding school environment we not only prepare our students for the rigors and rewards of college, but also inspire each to strive for the highest quality of citizenship.




Respect. Honesty. Scholarship. Balance. Courage.


At Peddie, these core values are our guiding philosophy. We are committed to exposing you to excellence in as many forms as we can. We believe it is our responsibility to provide you with an environment in which you can develop a healthy value system and reach your maximum potential as an individual. We all have responsibilities toward one another and strive to build a community in which we can all grow together.