Get ready!


We are so happy you'll be spending the 2022-2023 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. 

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


Families of newly enrolled students will receive log-in credentials and instructions for My BackPack.

Connect to My BackPack

Summer Calendar: Quick Reference


  • May 5: Letter outlining course selection process posted to My BackPack for new students and parents.
  • May 21: Online placement tests in mathematics and languages emailed to new students (see "General Academic Information" under "My Documents" in My BackPack.


  • June: Schedule your physical and upload forms to our healthcare portal via My BackPack.
  • 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 and book ordering information 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 22.)

  • August 22: Varsity fall preseason practice begins (invitation only).
  • August 28-August 31: NEST Program (invitation only).
  • August 29:  ISO/Student leaders return.
  • August 31: New international students arrive on campus.
  • August 31-September 1: New international student orientation.

*Advisor assignments will come out via My BackPack in August.


  • September 1: New domestic students arrive on campus.
  • September 1-3: New student orientation including: Community activities, advisory activities, student gatherings, and other campus activities.
  • September 2: All returning domestic and international students arrive on campus.
  • September 3: Blue and Gold Games.
  • September 5: First day of classes.

Boarding at Peddie? Here are some suggestions for what to bring to campus!




Introductory Sessions for New Students and Families

Welcome Webinar

We warmly welcome our newest Falcons and their families! Head of School Peter Quinn and Associate Head of School Catherine Rodrigue will share what to expect and offer their advice on how to prepare for the weeks ahead. Questions are encouraged!


International Student Program

At Peddie, we celebrate accepted international students and offer additional programming for your families. During this event, we will explain Peddie's support structure for international students and provide opportunities to hear from current Peddie students and parents around the world.


Welcome to Our Residential Community

Our faculty live in the dorms, our day students stay on campus long after classes have ended and our boarding students come from all over the country and around the world. Learn about our residential community from students, faculty and staff who are fully engaged in our community experience.


Young Alumni Panel

Your connection with the Peddie community will go far beyond your years here as a student. Hear from recent alumni, who will offer reflections and insights into their experiences as Falcons, the life-long friendships they found, and how Peddie prepared them for college and beyond.




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 Crider-Venanzi

Sarah Crider-Venanzi

Director of Residential Life, Science Teacher

Student life

Peter McClellan

Peter McClellan

Assistant Head for Student Life

Tuition, fees or billing

Morgan Moschetti

Morgan Moschetti

Accounting Supervisor