We are so happy you'll be spending the 2020-2021 school year at Peddie. Whether you are a new Falcon or continuing your Peddie journey, it's bound to be an exciting 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. For now, though, finish your school year strongly and prepare for a fabulous, relaxing and enjoyable summer!

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, academic and billing information, link to the Magnus Health portal and more. Log-in information is assigned upon admission to Peddie; if you do not have your log-in or are experiencing problems logging in, please email techhelp@peddie.org.

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Get ready!

Check this timeline for when to expect information about everything you need to start your school year off strong

New students: Course selection

Course selection for NEW students: If you are a newly enrolled student, expect to receive an email communication from Catherine Rodrigue, Associate Head of School at the end of April regarding course selection for fall term.

New students placement tests for language and math

Placement tests for NEW students: If you are a newly enrolled student, expect to receive a communication this month regarding placement tests for math and language.

Happy summer!

You've worked hard all year. You've been selected to join the Peddie community because of your excitement, curiosity and character. Take the time to strengthen those traits outside of the classroom and enjoy your summertime!

All students: Schedule your physical

All students must have an annual physical and have updated immunizations before the start of the school year. For more information about submission of health forms, log in to My BackPack and look for "Magnus Health Portal" in the Resource Center on the right side of the page.

Celebrate 4th of July!

See some fireworks! Hang out with friends! Enjoy your summertime.

At Peddie, balance is one of our core values. So, while you are preparing for the start of the school year, make sure you throw in some summer fun too!

New student course assignments released

Preliminary course assignments distributed to new students July 1; new student course registration finalized by July 10

Fall Term schedules available on My BackPack

Log in to My BackPack to view Fall Term class schedule

Football preseason & Fall sport varsity communter practices begin

All Football players invited to preseason report to campus. Coaches will email players with all necessary information.

Varsity Fall sport commuter practices begin; invited athletes will be notified by coaches

One last beach day?

Soon, your days will be filled with academic challenge, team competition and social activity on Peddie's campus. So take a moment now for a play day in the summer sun!

Fall Varsity Preseason begins

Invitation only: All invited athletes report for preseason. Coaches will communicate all necessary details.

New International Student Registration and Orientation

All new international students arrive on campus on Thursday, August 29 between 12:00-4:00 p.m. International Student Orientation (ISO) will take place following registration.

New boarding and day student registration

All new boarding and day students (who have not participated in preseason or International Student Orientation) arrive on Friday, August 30

POCO: Peddie On-Campus Orientation

From Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1, all new students spend time with student leaders and faculty getting to know one another, learning how to navigate Peddie, and having fun in the process.


All students and faculty attend Convocation in Ayer Memorial Chapel. Convocation marks the official start of the 2019-2020 school year. Formal dress code is expected. Short class meetings will follow Convocation.

Summer calendar: Quick reference
see above for details


  • April: Course selection information sent to new student
  • May: Placement tests for new students


  • June: Schedule your physical
  • July 1: Course assignments distributed to new students
  • July 10: Course assignments finalized for new students


  • August 10: Fall schedules available on My BackPack
  • August 24: Fall sport varsity commuter practices begin; Football preseason begins
  • August 30: Fall varsity sport preseason begins for all other sports


  • September 3: New International Student Registration and Orientation
  • September 4: New boarding and day student registration
  • September 5: Returning boarding student registration
  • September 7: Convocation and first day of classes

Who to contact


Catherine Rodrigue

Catherine Rodrigue

Associate Head of School


Jason Baseden

Jason Baseden

Director of Athletics


Aimee Goodman

Aimee Goodman


International students

Violeta Rodriguez

Violeta Rodriguez

International Student Coordinator and Financial Aid Coordinator

Course registration

Paul Cramer

Paul Cramer


Residential life

Sarah Venanzi

Sarah Venanzi

Director of Residential Life, Head Coach, Girls' Varsity Basketball

Student life

Peter McClellan

Peter McClellan

Assistant Head for Student Life

Tuition, fees or billing

Jill Donohue

Jill Donohue

Accounting Supervisor