“Our goal is to imbue every part of the program with an environmental component; and to endow every student and teacher with an understanding and appreciation of his or her role in stewarding our resources.”
–Paul J. Stellato, Head of School
Our Green History
In 2006 we held our first large school brainstorming sessions on sustainability, deciding at those meetings to make greening the school one of our major initiatives. It was clear to us that a 21st century education was not complete without teaching ecoliteracy and having our institutional behavior and campus model sustainable decision-making.
Princeton Day School’s mission is to prepare students “to act knowledgeably, to lead thoughtfully, to share generously, and to contribute meaningfully.”
To fulfill this mission we must graduate students who understand the ecological consequences of their actions, who have a sense of long-term decision-making and its effect on ecological health.
Princeton Day School believes that students are our largest carbon footprint, that their personal and professional decisions now and in the future will help determine the fate of the planet.
Our goal is to nurture a culture of environmental stewardship by working simultaneously in the areas of facilities, behavior, and curriculum. We want our graduates to understand that how they use resources affects the ability of future generations to also use those resources.
Click here to read about PDS parent Tama Matsuoka Wong's foraging program at the School in Martha Stewart Living.
- Click here to see the PDS Campus Trail Map--a terrific guide for hiking through the beautiful 110-acre Princeton Day School campus.
- Click here to read the PDS Garden Blog, and stay up-to-date on what's growing in the garden, how the PDS chickens are doing, and more!
- Take a look at the Garden Curriculum.
- A Middle School student produced this winning "No Idling" video to raise awareness about the downsides of vehicle idling at school.