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New Additions to the PDS Permanent Art Collection

On the Friday before Spring Break, Middle School art teachers Susan Reichlin and Karen Stolper announced the 2016-2017 additions to the Princeton Day School Permanent Art Collection. Ms. Reichlin, also Chair of the Visual Arts & Design Department, noted, "This is a special time that we have set aside to honor the unique and extraordinary accomplishments in visual arts by our middle school students." Click the headline for more.

Welcome to Our New Students!

Princeton Day School is honored to welcome our newly admitted students for the 2018-19 school year. Director of Admission and Financial Aid Julie Cucchi remarked, "This is the most exciting time of the year in the Admission Office. We finally get to say 'YES' to a crop of amazing new students. Congratulations to all of the students -- scholars, artists, athletes, performers, and all-around outstanding individuals. I enjoyed hearing your stories and getting to know you through the admission process, and I cannot wait to see you at Revisit Days in the coming weeks."

Upper School Winter Sports Awards Announced

Director of Athletics Tim Williams recently announced the Winter Sports Awards at the Upper School Gathering. Mr. Williams recognized our teams and the individual award winners, thanking them for representing our school so well. The event concluded with a showing of the traditional video recap of the season. Watch the video here. Click the headline for a full list of our award winners.

The Princeton Day School REx Program

The REx Program is Princeton Day School's signature science research experience program for Upper School students. US Biology teacher Dr. Carrie Norin recently announced that all seven of her current REx students have now been accepted into summer internships at some of the nation's most prestigious university labs this summer. Click the headline to read more.

National Accolades for PDS Field Hockey Players

Congratulations to Princeton Day School star field hockey players Gwendolynn Allen '19, Elizabeth Brennan '18, Kyra Hall '18, Gretchen Lindenfeldar '18, and Sasha Sindhwani '19, who were named to the Keith Waldman - Optimal Performance Associates/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School National Academic Squad. In addition, Elizabeth was honored as a Scholar of Distinction for a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher.

Spotlight on Faculty: Charlie Alt and Carrie Norin

Upper School science teachers Dr. Carrie Norin and Dr. Charlie Alt both had book reviews published in the esteemed journal, the Quarterly Review of Biology--incidentally, published back to back. Dr. Norin reviewed Evolution, Fourth Edition by Douglas J. Futuyma and Mark Kirkpatrick and Dr. Alt reviewed Evolution Now by David Penny.

Save the Date: Dr. Michael Thompson, "The Pressured Child," 4/10

Princeton Common Ground is proud to welcome New York Times bestselling author and clinical psychologist, Dr. Michael Thompson to Princeton Day School to present "The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life," an interactive lecture for parents, on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the McAneny Theater. Tickets for this free event will be available on March 6 via an email link and on the Princeton Common Ground website.

The 2018 Pioneers in Science Lecture: Drs. Peter and Rosemary Grant

Princeton Day School was honored to welcome two pioneers in the field of evolutionary biology to campus for the annual Pioneers in Science lecture on Wednesday, February 28. Drs. Peter and Rosemary Grant are best known for their legendary 40-year study in the Galapagos Islands monitoring the finch populations first observed by Charles Darwin.

Two More Student-Athletes Will Play at the University Level

Princeton Day School is pleased to announce that two more of our student-athletes, Grace Barbara '18 and Damali Simon-Ponte '18, have signed letters of intent to play soccer at the university level. Grace will play soccer for Princeton University next year and Damali will play soccer at the University of Delaware.

Unmask the Spirit of PDS: Join Us for the Mardi Gras Auction, 3/3!

The Princeton Day School Parents Association invites you to come to the annual auction--this year's theme is Mardi Gras!--on Saturday, March 3, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. in the Upper Gym. Grab your mask and beads and join the PDS community for a fun evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a live and silent auction. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to register today at

Winter Season Athletics Highlights

A hearty congratulations goes out to the Princeton Day School Fencing team for their accomplishments at the recent NJISAA Prep State Championships. The PDS Girls foil team of Sarah Prilutsky '18, Nina Kanamaluru '19, and Kaveena Patel '19 earned 1st place. This is a repeat from last year, when PDS also won that event (with Sarah Prilutsky, Abby Cohen, and Christina Tian). The PDS Boys epee team of Luke Zaininger '18, Rohan Narayanan '18, and Charlie McClatchey '18 took 2nd place.

Princeton Day School Chess Team Wins First Place in Championship

On Sunday, February 25, the Princeton Day School Chess Team competed in the New Jersey Primary and Elementary Championship for five rounds of intense competition. Eric Wu '24 in Elementary and Lila Field '27 in Primary each played for first place, board one, in the last round. The Elementary Team led by Eric Wu, who won second place was helped by Aadi Shankar '24, who signed up at the last minute to contribute 3.5.

Congratulations to Our Student-Athletes

Princeton Day School is pleased to announce that three of our student-athletes, Maddie Coyne '18, Donovan Davis '18, and CJ Uche '18, have signed letters of intent to play soccer at the university level.

Lower School STEAM Course

The Lower School has embarked on a unique interdisciplinary 7-week STEAM course for students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. Each grade meets for one hour once every cycle for 7 weeks, and each course has a new theme. The 3rd grade is currently enjoying their STEAM course based on "The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown, who visited Princeton Day School in 2016 as a visiting artist from our Imagine the Possibilities program.

A New Role for Stan Cahill

Head of School Paul Stellato announced that, beginning in September, the arts faculty will be arrayed in a single department called the Fine and Performing Arts and Design Department, and that it will be led by Stan Cahill, who will carry the title of Director of Fine and Performing Arts and Design. In addition, Mr. Stellato announced that Mr. Cahill will serve as a member of the School's Leadership Team.

Princeton Day School Students Win 30 Scholastic Art Awards

Princeton Day School is pleased to announce that thirteen students from the Upper School students were awarded 30 Scholastic Art Awards in Photography and Architecture and Industrial Design. There were a total of 10 Gold keys awarded and 8 Silver keys. Please see the full list of award winners by clicking on the headline. Congratulations to our students.

Princeton Day School Students Win 40 Scholastic Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were announced this year, and 19 students from Princeton Day School won a total of 40 writing awards. Please see the full list of the award winners by clicking the headline. Five students were awarded Gold Keys, and two students who won awards are from the Middle School. Congratulations!

US Students Delight LS Community with Original Theater Piece

The Lower School community was treated to an original theater piece performed by Upper School theater students based on the children's book Steve, Raised by Wolves by Jared Chapman at a recent assembly. Theater Director in Residence Stan Cahill worked with three students from his Performance Lab class, Maggie Madani '20, Kat Lytkowski '20, and Connor McIntyre '19, to create an original children's play based on the book, which the students found in the LS Library.

Princeton Day School Welcomes Author Yaa Gyasi

Princeton Day School was honored to welcome Yaa Gyasi, author of the critically acclaimed novel Homegoing, to campus on Thursday, February 15 as this year's Anne Rothrock guest lecturer. Ms. Gyasi spoke to the Upper School community about the research she completed in Ghana while writing her novel, which PDS seniors are currently reading.

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Imagine the Possibilities Kicks Off 4/16

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