Princeton Day School uses the SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO) for all grades. The application process differs slightly depending on the grade to which you are applying.
To begin the application process with PDS for any grade, you must first submit the Student Profile within the SAO, and pay the application fee.
Once you have submitted the Student Profile on the SAO, you will receive an email from the PDS Admission Portal to set up an account to track all your child’s admission activities.
This opens an application file with us, and allows you to schedule your assessments and interviews. You then have until January 15 to work on, complete, and submit the rest of the application.
The natural entry points at PDS are the grades where we increase the size of the school. Therefore, we know we will have openings at those grades.
For 2020-21 those grades and approximate number of spaces are:
Please note applicants must turn four years old by September 1st to be eligible for PreKindergarten. Applicants must turn five years old by September 1st to be eligible for Kindergarten. Applicants must turn six years old by September 1st to be eligible for First grade.
In a given school year, we expect there to be a few openings in other grades. To be considered for an opening, families are advised to follow our regular procedures and deadlines.