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Princeton Friends School

470 Quaker Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

(609) 683-1194


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Princeton Friends School’s educational philosophy derives from the practice of Settling In as students and teachers together seek knowledge and understanding through engagement with one another and with specific subject matter. Through close relationships with their teachers, students are guided toward independence and a sense of responsibility as they participate in shaping their own learning experiences. Across the subject areas, the school fosters an atmosphere of high expectation for intellectual growth combined with low competitive pressure. Students are not grouped exclusively by age or skill level, nor are they assigned grades or exposed to standardized tests. As students come to understand that mistakes are part of the natural learning process, they are encouraged to take intellectual risks: to ask questions, to engage their imaginations, and to construct knowledge actively on their own terms."
Excerpted from the preschool's website