Welcome from Head of School

Welcome to Princeton Day School, where a robust, rigorous academic and co-curricular experience is crafted each day by the boys and girls, and men and women whose curiosity is great, whose appetites are large, and whose imaginations are unbounded. We are a small school, within which close relationships begin, grow, flourish, and are nurtured and renewed for a lifetime. And yet we are a large school, with offerings broad and deep enough to test the most talented. We are an optimistic school, with an abiding faith in ourselves and our mission. We are a school where it is good to be smart, to strive, to seek, to answer, and to question.

We are a school blessed with tradition, as we trace our roots to the 19th century: from the sturdy threads of our forebears, Miss Fine’s School and Princeton Country Day School, we have knit a rich tapestry of excellence in the education of students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. We are a school of tomorrow, preparing our students to lead in a world that will demand and require their skill and vision. Yet we are also a school of today, with eyes always fixed on the rich opportunities of the present moment.

So, welcome to Princeton Day School. For more reasons than we can now possibly imagine, I am certain we will be pleased we have found one another.

Sincerely,



Paul J. Stellato
Head of School

Head of School Paul Stellato Headshot
Appointed Head of School in 2008, Paul Stellato is a graduate of Hamilton College (B.A., English and Classics) and Columbia University (M.F.A., School of the Arts). He was Headmaster of North Cross School in Virginia for seven years; teacher, coach, and dorm head at Blair Academy, Albany Academy, and Hotchkiss School; and Assistant Headmaster and Dean of Faculty at Millbrook School. A National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at Bowdoin College and Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University, Mr. Stellato served for six years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. He and his wife, Maureen, are the parents of two daughters, Katherine and Lauren.
 
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Head of PDS and Student Paul Stellato
Paul and Maureen Stellato