curriculum

 

 

We offer 150 courses and 34 subject areas for AP and Honors. Our curriculum covers the major disciplines (arts, English, history, language, math, science) — then it takes off from there with offerings in neurobiology, robotics and genetics, and classes like Green Architecture, Financial Markets and Investment, Modern India. We develop new courses every year. And we’re always thinking of ways to adapt courses to new information and new ideas, include hands-on experience and apply coursework in the real world.

A successful educational journey is not just about being able to recite the correct answers. It's about being able to think about what is being studied in a critical and careful way, and even more, to develop one's own voice to learn and express it with confidence. We have learned this at Peddie. Pras Hongladaromp '02


Designing your academic journey

We know you have the intellectual curiosity, desire and sense of purpose to realize your potential, so we'll challenge you to think – hard – and share those thoughts with confidence, articulating clearly and writing critically.

From the start, you'll have a faculty advisor who will be your cheerleader and advocate. Towards the end of your sophomore year, you'll be assigned an academic advisor who will study your academic profile, talk with you about your interests and plans, and help you chart an academic course that will help you explore your passions, test your boundaries and prepare you for your future.


 

Roadmaps

The choices you have on the path you'll take through your academic journey. The possibilities are (almost) endless.

Course Offerings

Peddie has a three-term academic calendar. Not all courses are offered every term; various electives are offered based on course enrollment.

The Signature Experience at Peddie

Sometimes your passions are greater than a classroom can contain. The Signature Experience at Peddie allows you to use the world as your classroom for independent, original work in collaboration with faculty mentors. You can work with experts in your chosen field and then return to campus to share your own newfound expertise with the Peddie community.

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Academic Department Heads

Catherine Rodrigue

Catherine Rodrigue

Associate Head of School
B.A., University of Georgia
M.A., University of Virginia
English, Head's Office, Administrative Team, Academic Department Heads
Kurt Bennett

Kurt Bennett

Teacher and Signature Program Coordinator, Head Coach, Girls Varsity Basketball
B.A., Amherst College
M.A., Middlebury College
English, Academic Department Heads
Marc Buchner

Marc Buchner

Department Chair
B.S., Bucknell University
M.A., Villanova University
Mathematics, Academic Department Heads
Timothy Corica

Timothy Corica

Chair, STEM Research and Development Committee
M.S.E., Princeton University
A.B., Princeton University
Mathematics, Academic Department Heads
Alison Laidlaw Hogarth

Alison Laidlaw Hogarth

Department Chair
B.A., Colorado College
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
History, Academic Department Heads
Alan Michaels

Alan Michaels

Department Chair, Director of Music
B.M., Mannes College of Music
M.M., Mannes College of Music
Arts, Music, Academic Department Heads
Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan

Department Chair
B.S., Ramapo College of NJ
M.A., Saint Peter's University
Science, Academic Department Heads
Matthew Roach

Matthew Roach

Department Chair, Head Coach, Girls' Varsity Soccer
B.A., Williams College
M.A., Bread Loaf School of English
English, Academic Department Heads
Jose Ruiz

Jose Ruiz

Department Chair
B.A., Universidad de Malaga, Spain
M.A., Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Language, Academic Department Heads