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)—and then it takes off: offerings in neurobiology, robotics, genetics. 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


It's about innovation

Teacherly Intuition

Finding and developing our students' interests increases their engagement in learning.
By Matthew Roach, English Department Chair

A guide to Peddie's cool curriculum

At the heart of Peddie's academic experience is an innovative and inspiring curriculum. We reviewed our catalog of nearly 150 courses in order to present you with some of the best that Peddie has to offer.

A culture of collaboration

Collaboration among teachers happens in most high schools, but it occurs at an extraordinary level at Peddie. Teachers are encouraged to work closely together, share ideas with one another, and collaborate both in their own discipline and across departments.

At Peddie, academics are really about your personal 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 for your future.


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

 

Mathematics
English
Science
History
Language
Arts


 

COURSE OFFERINGS

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

Science

Mathematics

Language

History

English

Arts

Curriculum spotlight

One of the things our teachers love about Peddie is the encouragement and support from the administration for innovation in the classroom. Departmentally, faculty are continually motivated to bring new course ideas to the table. Here, we highlight electives being offered by the English Department this spring.
"Good Movie, Great Book": Contemporized Classics
Literature of Challenges—Trials & Triumphs
The Trojan War
Anna Karenina:  A Comprehensive  Study of Tolstoy's Masterpiece
Human Noir: A Comparative Study in Hitchcock and Nabokov
“Mi Haffi Work”: Caribbean Literature and Pop Culture

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
Marc Buchner

Marc Buchner

Department Chair
B.S., Bucknell University
M.A., Villanova University
Mathematics
Alison Laidlaw Hogarth

Alison Laidlaw Hogarth

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

Alan Michaels

Department Chair, Director of Music
B.M., Mannes College of Music
M.M., Mannes College of Music
Arts, Music
Shani Peretz

Shani Peretz

Department Chair
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Yale University
Science
Matthew Roach

Matthew Roach

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

Jose Ruiz

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