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 an uncommonly diverse group of 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.
No matter who you are, you're part of an exceptionally smart and incredibly warm global family when you're on Peddie's campus.
- Community Meeting
- Community and Service
- Dorm Bonding
- Dorm Supe
- Standards of dress
- Family Style
- Study Hall
Your advisor will help you navigate your academic path at Peddie, but your relationship will transcend the classroom. You'll meet with your advisor
for regular check-ins and share meals with your advisee group on a regular basis. If you have questions, need a helping hand, or just want to share some good news, your advisor will want to hear about it. Advisors at Peddie are there for their students.
Mark Sawula has been a member of Peddie's math department since 2006. Last summer, he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) mini-grant to continue to explore the teaching of creative coding as a way to broaden the appeal and accessibility of computer science.
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; 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 and cultural events and 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.
Matt Stefanowicz '19 shares how Peddie encouraged him to step outside his comfort zone.