Get ready!


We are so happy you'll be spending the 2021-2022 school year at Peddie. Whether you are a new Falcon or continuing your Peddie journey, it's bound to be a year full of promise and potential. Here is all of the information you'll need to start the new school year off strong; we'll continue to update this page throughout the spring and summer, so be sure to bookmark it. 

COVID-19 Protocol Updates

Peddie's COVID planning team continues to monitor the infection rates in our region and will adjust practices and protocols as needed. Consistent with recommendation of the CDC, the following protocols will be in place at the start of the school year:

  • All members of our campus community will be required to wear masks while indoors and in the company of others; boarding students will be permitted to remove their face coverings when in their dorm rooms. 
  • All students will be required to submit a negative PCR test administered within 72 hours before arrival on campus. 

My BackPack: Your connection to all of the Peddie information you'll need.

My BackPack is a secure hub of information for the Peddie community. Log in to access the school directory, handbook, academic and billing information, link to the health portal and more. If you are experiencing problems logging in, please email

My BackPack login information was emailed to families of all newly enrolled students on May 5. Families of students who enroll after May 5 will receive MyBackPack login information via email.

Connect to My BackPack

Summer Calendar: Quick Reference


  • May 5: Letter outlining course selection process sent to new students and parents.
  • May 21: Placement tests in mathematics and languages will be emailed to new students on May 21.


  • June: Schedule your physical.
  • June 4: Due date for new boarding student roommate survey (sent by email).
  • June 15: Summer reading and assignments posted
  • July 1: Letter summarizing course requests and placements sent to new students.
  • July 15: Course requests finalized for new students.


  • August 5: Fall academic schedules available for all students on My BackPack.
A note about student return dates: Students return on the earliest date for the groups they are part of. (For example, if a new international student is attending preseason, they arrive on August 26.)
  • August 25: Student leaders return.
  • August 26: New international students arrive on campus.
  • August 28: New domestic students arrive on campus.
  • August 29: All returning domestic and international students arrive on campus.
  • August 29-September 5: Community activities, introduction to classes, new student orientation and preseason week.


  • August 29-September 5: Community activities, introduction to classes, new student orientation and preseason week.
  • September 6: First day of classes.

Boarding at Peddie?

Here are some suggestions for what to bring to campus!


Introductory Sessions for New Students and Families

Head of School Peter Quinn
Associate Head of School Catherine Rodrigue
Director of Admission Molly Dunne

Ninth Grade Dean Stef Graefe
Director of Residential Life Sarah Venanzi

Join us!

Join us for an overview of what to expect and an opportunity to ask questions before heading into summer vacation. We look forward to talking with you!

International Student Advisor Beverly Jiang
School Nurse Heather Comiski
International Student Coordinator Violeta Rodriguez
Director of Residential Life Sarah Venanzi

Grade Deans Josh Sham and Leigh Wood
Director of Residential Life Sarah Venanzi



Who to contact


Catherine Rodrigue

Catherine Rodrigue

Associate Head of School


Thad Lepcio

Thad Lepcio

Director of Athletics


Aimee Goodman

Aimee Goodman

Director of Health Services

International student programming

Dr. Yiqun Jiang

Dr. Yiqun Jiang

International student visas

Violeta Rodriguez

Violeta Rodriguez

Course registration

Paul Cramer

Paul Cramer


Residential life

Sarah Venanzi

Sarah Venanzi

Director of Residential Life

Student life

Peter McClellan

Peter McClellan

Assistant Head for Student Life

Tuition, fees or billing

Morgan Moschetti

Morgan Moschetti

Accounting Supervisor