A Life That Works
Memories, sarcasm, jokes, secrets, tears, dreams—seniors share all this and more when they present a personal “credo” as part of this five-week seminar focused on creating “A Life That Works.” Created in 2001, the course gathers seniors four times a week to pursue both a spiritual and practical approach to shaping their futures.
Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery
This impressive gallery displays the work of renowned artists as well as student and faculty exhibits. The entire community is invited to all exhibits, as well as opening receptions and gallery talks.
The contributions to the PDS Annual Fund help finance new academic initiatives, and attract and retain an outstanding faculty, as well as a diverse and talented student body. In addition, the fund expands the financial aid program.
Lower, Middle and Upper School students have both informal and formal assemblies throughout the year, including athletics award ceremonies, theater presentations, and concerts. Students are told in advance about dress codes for formal events. For our youngest students, this usually means a collared shirt, pants, and nice shoes for boys, and a dress, skirt and blouse or dressy slacks, and nice shoes for girls. For boys in the grades 5-12, jacket and tie are required. Girls are asked to avoid skirts too short and straps too skinny. All participants in the Middle School music program wear a school polo shirt and black pants or skirts, tights, and black shoes.
Baker Field, Krueger Field, Smoyer Field, two Pagoda Fields, Baseball and Softball field, tennis courts (8), basketball gyms (2), Lisa McGraw '44 Ice Rink.
Princeton Day School has a wide variety of sports opportunities, including 33 Upper School and 18 Middle School athletics teams for student participation beginning in grade 6.
The Parents Association hosts this not-to-be-missed event in the Spring, which raises funds for professional development for our faculty.
Each school division hosts a Back-to-School Night soon after school begins to welcome parents, and to share plans for the year ahead. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to meet all of their children's teachers. (NB: The Lower School usually hosts two Back-to-School nights for different grades.)
The home of Head of School Paul J. Stellato.
The annual bulb planting takes place in September for students in PreK through 2nd grade. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun, planting daffodils near the playground and around the traffic circle. Each child brings a small bag of daffodil bulbs, and a small gardening hand shovel and gardening gloves, if available.
Blue & White Day
Princeton Day School’s field day is held in May for the entire student body with each student assigned to either the Blue or White team (family members are always on the same team). The whole school, including the faculty, compete for their color, with older students teaming up with younger ones for many of the events. The name Kim is worked into the design of the t-shirts each year, to honor the founder of the day, PE teacher and coach Kim Bedesem. (NB: Parents are encouraged not to attend this event.)
For financial queries, and more, the business office is located directly upstairs from the main school entrance.
The main cafeteria for students in 3rd through 12th grade, as well as a meeting space for the school community.
This small building, which is located opposite of Colross, is used as a classroom.
This lovely Georgian building at the front entrance of the school was built in Alexandria, Virginia in 1799. It was moved to its present location in 1929 and now houses the admission and advancement offices. A variety of school events are hosted here, as well
The elected student governing body of the Upper School.
Automatic messaging system that alerts our community about snow days, early closings, or other emergency messages.
Our student system operators who staff the tech help desk on the second level of the US library and also monitor the student conferences on the First Class email system.
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
A bright spot in the midst of winter is the celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday in March with activities in the libraries, and a cake.
Edward and Marie Matthews Arts Wing
The Matthews Arts Wing is home to Visual and Design Arts classrooms, including photography, architecture, ceramics, and woodworking. The centerpiece of the wing is the David Mathey ’47 Arts Atrium, an ever-changing space that functions as an open classroom and exhibition area for our student artists.
8th Grade Musical
Every 8th grader takes part, onstage or behind the scenes, in an impressive production that is the culmination of the Middle School theater program.