Sarah Crider Venanzi, Ph.D., director of residential life, science teacher and girls' varsity basketball coach, shares a typical day in the life at Peddie.
Life at Peddie
You'll look great in blue and gold.
We're home to students, faculty and staff who are fully engaged in the community experience. 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.
We have family-style dinners and school picnics; we have regular visits from renowned artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs; we have chapel, where community members share stories, songs and ideas that matter to them. Our dorm parents develop programs both intellectual (debates about ethics and leadership) and entertaining ("Elf" parties). And we have easy access to amazing things off campus — trips to New York for Chinese New Year, or just into town for a great slice of pizza.
You'll be part of an exceptionally smart and incredibly warm global family when you're on Peddie's campus.
I love coming back to campus on the weekends for Saturday Night Activities, like going to the movies with friends. Kavya BORRA '20, day student
There are so many opportunities here!
Our clubs and organizations are the source of some of the most inspiring ideas on campus. The list includes service projects, social events, performances and more!
Located in the heart of New Jersey, Hightstown is home to national franchises and independent shopkeepers, to pizza and bagels and food from Jamaica and India and Japan, to a farmers market and the Hometown Harvest Fair, and to much more. It's close to several malls and shopping centers and it's close to the beach. It's close to the intellectual supernova that is Princeton (the university and the town). It's equidistant from Philadelphia and New York — which means field trips, cultural events, internships and research opportunities that are available nowhere else on the planet. It's ours, it's home — and it's close to everything that can take you very, very far.
Studying art at Peddie not only helped Isha '21 discover the particular mediums she enjoyed working with; it also pushed her to be more open-minded, flexible and experimental.