Welcome to the Peddie website. In exploring these pages, we hope you will begin to discover what makes our school distinctive.
With a rich history of tradition and innovation dating back to 1864, Peddie has long been one of the nation’s premier boarding schools. Our stimulating and rigorous academic, art and athletic programs may be what draw you here, though they alone do not present a complete picture of our school. Our beautiful 280 acre campus, with its state-of-the-art facilities and welcoming atmosphere may also attract you, though this, too, presents an incomplete picture. The true Peddie experience extends well beyond the classroom, studio, athletic field and even the campus. It is our comprehensive approach to learning which completes the Peddie experience and, ultimately, helps shape core values and habits that last a lifetime.
Living, working and playing together, Peddie students are challenged to raise questions, weigh evidence and communicate ideas effectively. In the classroom, on our campus, in the local and global community, our students learn to reach beyond themselves, to think critically, to clarify their ideals and values and to acquire the ability, and the willingness, to make tough decisions. The process is personal; the results are often profound.
Who should come to Peddie? Someone who wants a world-class education, in a supportive and un-stuffy academic community. And looking further down the road: someone who wants to have a significant impact on the world. If I'm describing you, then you should choose Peddie.
I hope that you enjoy exploring our website – and that you will consider beginning your journey at Peddie.
Head of School