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.
We are so happy you'll be spending the 2019-2020 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check this timeline for when to expect information about everything you need to start your school year off strong
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.
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 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.
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!
Preliminary course assignments distributed to new students July 1; new student course registration finalized by July 10
Log in to My BackPack to view Fall Term class schedule
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
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!
Invitation only: All invited athletes report for preseason. Coaches will communicate all necessary details.
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.
All new boarding and day students (who have not participated in preseason or International Student Orientation) arrive on Friday, August 30
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 students
- 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 1: Fall schedules available on My BackPack
- August 19: Fall sport varsity commuter practices begin; Football preseason begins
- August 25: Fall varsity sport preseason begins for all other sports
- August 29: New International Student Registration and Orientation
- August 30: New boarding and day student registration
- August 31: Returning boarding student registration
- September 2: Convocation