Why Peddie?

Imagine yourself at Peddie, where every day is a brilliant new beginning.

A chance to have your voice heard. Seize new opportunities. Embrace the process of trying, and trying again.

In our community, everyone is known and valued. We are constantly seeking ways to improve ourselves, and support others in their own pursuits. We are fearless enough to take smart risks, but flexible enough to change our minds in the face of new information or new circumstances or a better idea. We thrive on debate, ask challenging questions and work collaboratively to solve problems.

We begin each day wanting to be better than we were yesterday, as individuals and as a community.

Our students are:

Ambitious


We challenge you to reach beyond your expectations and to define success by the progress you make.

Humble


We attract top students and faculty, while our culture is particularly unpretentious.

Diverse


You will meet people with many talents who come from a wide range of backgrounds.

Community-minded


We know that boarding schools can be intimidating. Here, you will be welcomed into the Peddie family.

Well rounded


We are committed to your social and moral growth, in addition to your academics.

Growth-oriented


You don’t need to be perfect. We’ll help you reach your potential.

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Peddie at a Glance
OUR STUDENT -TO-FACULTY RATIO IS

1:6

AND OUR AVERAGE CLASS SIZE IS 12
THIS YEAR, WE AWARDED MORE THAN

$7M

IN ASSISTANCE TO 40% OF OUR STUDENTS
OUR STUDENTS COME FROM

38

COUNTRIES AROUND THE GLOBE
ADVANCED DEGREES ARE HELD BY

75%

OF OUR ENGAGED AND COMMITTED FACULTY

90%

OF OUR FACULTY LIVE ON CAMPUS
IN 2018, PEDDIE ENROLLED

535

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9 THROUGH 12 and POST-GRADUATE


Top 3 Reasons to Choose Boarding School

For students:

  1. More adventure
  2. More friends
  3. More challenge

For parents:

  1. Unmatched academic experience
  2. Exceptional college prep
  3. Individual attention

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The Peddie Difference

We're built on great teaching.

We see teaching as an exchange of ideas and an experience between a seasoned mentor and a bright young mind. Every new program we offer, every new facility we build, every innovation we make to our curriculum is designed to support great teaching, in the classroom and the lab, on the playing field and the stage, in the residence hall and the wider world.

We develop brilliantly complex students.

We offer a high-powered academic program alongside exceptional opportunities in athletics, service and leadership. The most important requirements for admission are excitement, curiosity and character.

Our alumni are building the future.

A Peddie education develops independent-minded, public-spirited men and women capable of doing hard, complicated, endlessly varied work in communities around the world. Our alumni go on to prestigious colleges and universities and pursue meaningful careers. These are people who wake up every morning and think of ways to push the world forward.

Our community includes parents.

We're proud to be a school that feels like a family. We make space for parents and students to explore the meaning of independence, to consider the responsibilities of being a member of both a family and a community. We collaborate with parents to cultivate healthy growth, productive habits, satisfying relationships and bright outcomes.

We do the right thing.

We empower our students to make educated, thoughtful decisions, to make mistakes and learn from them, so that they are prepared to make a lifetime of decisions that will define who they are and how they interact with the world around them. We make decisions together and on our own; we support each other and always strive to become better people.

We're inspired by a sense of place.

Our campus--including our lively residential program--feels like home. And it's set in the middle of a region known around the world for innovation in every field--technology and culture, medicine and finance. There are an infinite number of ways to be inspired here.

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