Why Peddie?

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

A chance to share your ideas, engage your passions to reach your potential and realize your purpose, here and in the world.

In our community, everyone is known and valued. We constantly seek 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 say...

Grace Edelstein

Grace Edelstein ’23 tells new Falcons how to get the most out of their time at Peddie.

Claire '20

Claire '20 was both anxious and excited about boarding at Peddie, but it didn't take long for her to reap the benefits of her decision.

Emilie Evju '23

"In middle school, I struggled to find time to meet with my teachers. At Peddie, meeting with teachers is the norm, during the day and even after practice or dinner."

Nash Li holding a Peddie flag at Blair Day

For tour guide Nash Li ’24, Sculpture was the best class ever. Here's how he came to think of himself as a student-athlete-artist.

Students hang out in the dorm lounge.

If it’s your first time living away from home, it’s hard to know what to pack.  Fortunately, tour guide Marissa has your back. Here are her top 11 dorm essentials (that you haven’t thought of yet)!

Charlotte at Open House reception

Senior Charlotte Heacock, one of Peddie's most seasoned tour guides, provides some tips on how to make the most of your tour.

Zoe Chao

Tour guide Zoe Chao ’23 was one of the first students to create an affinity group at Peddie. By creating a space for AAPI students to connect, she helped build a stronger community.

Crowd cheering at Blue & Gold Chapel

From her first moment on campus, tour guide Mimi Brick ’24 knew that Peddie was the place for her. Four years later, she thinks it might be the place for you too.

Alvin Issac '20

Alvin's biology class made him think about the world in a scientific way, and the team approach his class took to prepare for exams taught him the value of collaborative learning.

Our students are:

The Peddie Difference

We develop brilliantly complex students who are on a path to make a difference in the world.

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. We encourage students to explore new possibilities, and facilitate their efforts.

We have a passion for 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.

Our alumni are building the future.

A Peddie education develops independent-minded, public-spirited individuals 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.

We're a community that both parents and students help create.

We're proud to be an independent boarding 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.

Citizenship means we do the right thing.

We empower our students to make educated, thoughtful decisions, to make mistakes and learn from them, so 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 — here and in the world.

We're inspired by a sense of place.

Our campus — including our lively residential program — feels like home, fostering an environment conducive to growth and exploration. Nestled amidst a region renowned for innovation in technology, culture, medicine and finance, our private school near Princeton, NJ adds yet another dimension to the diverse avenues of inspiration available here.


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