Application Process

The SAO application for 2023-24 school year will open on September 1st. Please call the office at 609-924-6700, ext. 1200 for more information.  


Getting Started

Princeton Day School uses the Standard Application Online (SAO) for all grades. 

To begin the application process, you must first submit an inquiry.

Once you have submitted your inquiry form, submit the Student Profile on the SAO,  and pay the application fee. You will receive an email from the PDS Admission Portal to set up an account to schedule your required assessments, interviews, and visits, and track your admission activities. 


Standardized Testing 

The SSAT (or ISEE) is required for students applying for grades 9 through 12.  We will accept scores from this current school year or from last year. For students applying for earlier grades, standardized testing is optional. 


Teacher Recommendations 

All recommendations must be from the current school year. In addition, there are spaces for optional recommendations should a family wish to provide more information.


Lower School Age Requirement

Princeton Day School has an age requirement for applicants to PreKindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade. Applicants to Pre-K must turn 4 years old by September 1; applicants to Kindergarten must turn 5 years old by September 1; and Applicants to First Grade must turn 6 years old by September 1.

Princeton Day School complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in its admission, employment and administrative policies.

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