School News

School News

Upper School Spring Sports Awards Announced

The spring athletics season is a wrap! Varsity Boys Tennis picked up an NJISAA Prep B Championship title, and the Varsity Boys Lacrosse team clinched the Mercer County Tournament. On May 23, our Upper School athletes were honored at the Sports Awards ceremony. Here is a video from the ceremony. The following student-athletes were recognized for their accomplishments this past season:

JV Boys Tennis
Coaches Awards – Will Sedgeley '21 and Mark Santamaria '21

[ ... ]

Boys Tennis Clinches Prep B Title

Congratulations to the Princeton Day School Varsity Boys Tennis team, who won the NJISAA Prep B championship title. Head Coach Will Asch reports that the team entered day two of the tournament at Wardlaw-Hartridge with a 9-7 match lead over Rutgers Prep. After some difficulties on the doubles courts, and a no-show that played to Rutgers' favor, PDS and Rutgers Prep were tied 9 to 9 in matches.

Daniel Tang '19 Accepted into Governor's School of Engineering & Technology

Congratulations to Princeton Day School junior Daniel Tang, who was selected from a talented pool of applicants to participate in this summer's Governor's School of Engineering & Technology at the Rutgers University School of Engineering. In this highly selective and prestigious program, Daniel will be spending four weeks immersed in engineering and technology with other students with similar interests.

A History of Princeton Day School in 12 Stories: Chris Hart

Twelve senior members of Princeton Day School's faculty and staff have shared plans to retire in June. This profile of fourth grade teacher Chris Hart is the third in our series on these long-serving and much beloved faculty and staff members. (The most recent profile is of Upper School history teacher Eamon Downey, which you can read by clicking here.) Click the headline to read a profile of Chris Hart by Middle School humanities teacher Tarshia Griffin-Ley.

Alumni Weekend is Here! 5/18 & 5/19

Princeton Day School is thrilled to welcome back our alumni community on May 18 and 19 for Alumni Weekend. Even if the weather isn't cooperating, we have a fantastic program with many opportunities to reconnect with fellow alums, faculty, and friends. Be sure to check the Alumni Weekend page for up-to-the-minute information on activities and venues. As is the tradition during the weekend, we will present our alumni awards for service, achievement, and outstanding young alumni; and we will induct a new member into our Athletic Hall of Fame.

All parents are invited to attend the final Parents Association meeting of the year on Wednesday, May 23 at 8:15 a.m. in the Lisa McGraw '44 Skating Rink. Sarah Graham, Princeton Day School's Director of College Counseling, and her team will discuss the college counseling program at PDS as well as admission trends she has noticed from the past year. Ms. Graham will also be ready to answer any questions about the college counseling process at the end of the presentation. In addition, the PA Governing Board Slate of 2018 - 2019 will be sworn in at this meeting. This is a not-to-be-missed meeting, and all parents are encouraged to attend.

Spring Concert Season at Princeton Day School

Spring is here, and our magnificent Princeton Day School Middle School musicians are sharing their talents with the community in three concerts this month. On Monday, May 14, the MS strings players performed their concert, which included the talents of Allegro Strings, MS Chamber Players, and Sinfonia. Selections ranged from the Puerto Rican folk song "Que Bonita Bandera" to songs by Vivaldi and Beethoven to "Kashmir," the Led Zeppelin classic. Here are some photos from the concert.

Nic Petruolo '18 and Tyler Coffey '18 Take Next Steps in U.S. Hockey League

In exciting ice hockey news, Nic Petruolo '18 and Tyler Coffey '18 were recently selected in the United States Hockey League (USHL) junior league draft. Nic Petruolo, who verbally committed to play Division I Ice Hockey for Union College last fall, was selected 46th overall by the Fargo Force. Click the headline to read more.

"Girls Like That" Wins Two New Jersey Theatre Awards

Princeton Day School theater director Stan Cahill announced that the Upper School fall production of Evan Placey's "Girls Like That" won two New Jersey Theatre Awards: Outstanding Achievement in Technology and New Media and Outstanding Achievement in Education and Outreach.


A History of Princeton Day School in 12 Stories: Eamon Downey

Twelve senior members of Princeton Day School's faculty and staff have shared plans to retire in June. This profile of Upper School history teacher Eamon Downey is the second in our series on these long-serving and much beloved faculty and staff members. (The first profile is of Middle School history teacher Hank Bristol '72, which you can read by clicking here.) Click on the headline to read the profile of Mr. Downey by Howie Powers '80, History Department Chair.

PDS Chess Team Wins Trophies at National Championship

Congratulations to the Princeton Day School Chess team, who competed at the 2018 National Elementary (K-6) Championship in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 11 through May 13. Chess teacher Bonnie Waitzkin reported, "Our K-1 Under 500 rated team of Ethan Fede, Sloane Schwendinger, Arav Munjal, Akshay Pillai and Aditya Pillai was fourth team, and Ethan Fede tied for third place with 6 out of 7 wins."

PDS Boys Lacrosse Makes History With Mercer County Title

With their 9-3 win over Hightstown, the Princeton Day School Boys Lacrosse team has become the first team to "three-peat" as Mercer County Tournament Champions. This win is especially sweet this year due to the grueling schedule the coaches and team took on with their move up to NJISAA Prep A. Plus, the win commemorates the end of an era as coaches Rich D'Andrea and Rob Tuckman will retire from the program after this season.

Panther Lacrosse: Two Big Championship Games Coming Up

The Princeton Day School boys and girls varsity lacrosse teams are having incredible seasons culminating in two big games for championship titles on Thursday, May 10 and Monday, May 14. First up, our boys team will take on Hightstown High School at West Windsor Plainsboro North to compete in their fourth straight Mercer County Tournament final on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. On Monday, at 4:30, the girls varsity team will face Morristown Beard on home turf for the Prep State Championship title. This would be the girls' fourth consecutive Prep B title. Click the headline for more. Go Panthers!

Spotlight on Faculty: Caroline Lee and Carrie Norin

Congratulations to Caroline Lee, Upper School English teacher, who recently collaborated with Angela Duckworth, the New York Times bestselling author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and Anders Ericcson, internationally renowned researcher and author of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, on a new Playbook for Character Lab called "Expert Practice." Character Lab, founded by Angela Duckworth and educators Dave Levin and Dominic Randolph, aims to research and create new ways to help all students develop character. One way it does this is by creating Playbooks, "ready-to-use" resources that target specific character strengths. Click the headline to read more.

"Bat Boy!" Picks Up Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award Nominations

Congratulations to the cast and crew of the Princeton Day School winter musical, "Bat Boy!" for earning four nominations from the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards. Director Stan Cahill announced the following nominations: Student Achievement Award: Hope Ammidon, Assistant Director; Student Achievement Award: Rakesh Potluri, Assistant Lighting Design/Master Electrician; Student Achievement Award: Aaron Baseman, Production Art and Design; and Outstanding Performance by a Chorus.

A History of Princeton Day School in 12 Stories: Hank Bristol '72

Twelve senior members of our school's faculty and staff have shared plans to retire in June from Princeton Day School. As Head of School Paul Stellato wrote in the most recent issue of the Journal, "Consider the impact of a group whose years of service on our campus reach into the hundreds, whose guidance, care, and direction have enriched the lives of thousands of students, parents, colleagues, and friends, and whose influence on the course and culture of our school can be measured in her unbridled prosperity, her national retuptation, and her unwavering optimism." Here are stories of these esteemed members of our faculty and staff as told by their colleagues. Mr. Hank Bristol '72, by Beth Yakoby, Middle School History teacher.

PDS Day of Giving, 5/11

The second annual PDS Day of Giving is May 11, 2018. The Day of Giving is a community-wide effort to inspire alumni, parents, parents of alumni, faculty, and friends to come together, celebrate our school, and provide essential support to the Annual Fund, which benefits our students and teachers every day. Learn more here.

The Bridges Program Retreat

The 2018 Bridges Program culminated in a 7th grade on-campus retreat on Tuesday, May 3 under sunny skies on the Pagoda Fields. Director of Wellness Dr. Candy Shah shared that the Senior leaders planned activities that promoted cooperation, communication, problem solving, and team building in an active and fun way, and the 7th grade students spent all afternoon engaging in the same social and emotional skills they learned about all year.

Princeton Day School Hosts Student Climate Change Conference, 5/12

By high school students, for high school students is the motto of the two Upper School groups--the Energy and Climate Scholars and the EnAct (Environmental Action) Club--who have organized the second annual Student Climate Change Conference, which will take place on campus May 12 from 12:00 to 5:30 p.m. Free and open to all high school students and faculty, the event will feature student presentations on all aspects of climate change (policy, water, food, agriculture, technology), a nonprofit fair, a range of outdoor activities, and a keynote address by Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and noted environmental activist.

-
Colross Lawn (Lisa McGraw Rink, Rain Location)
There are no events to display

In the Spotlight

2018 Matriculation

See Where We're going!

Voices of PDS Blog: 2021's Night of Service and Fun

Read the Blog

The Spring Journal is Here!

Read Online Now