Skip To Main Content

Middle School Application Process

Grades 5-8

Fill Out an Inquiry Form

All applicants must begin the application process by submitting an inquiry form. Once submitted, you will receive an email to set up your PDS Admission portal account. 

Submit a Student Profile via the Standard Application Online

Complete the Student Profile Form of the Standard Application Online (SAO) and pay the application fee. A link to the SAO can be found on your Inquiry checklist. The Student Profile Form should be submitted as early as possible. This will grant you access to your applicant checklist on the PDS Admission Portal. All remaining application materials must be submitted by the January 15 deadline.

If the application fee presents a hardship for your family, please call 609-924-6700 x1200 or email

Schedule Your Middle School Visit

The group activity visit must be scheduled by parents/caregivers  via the applicant checklist on the PDS Admission Portal . Students will meet faculty, current students and visit classes. There will be a concurrent parent program.

Complete Standardized Testing

All middle school applicants are required to submit SSAT (or ISEE) scores.

5th grade Applicants- Students are required to take the Elementary Level SSAT.Princeton Day School is offering the Elementary Level SSAT on January, 20 at 8:30 am, registration details available in your applicant checklist.

6th-8th grade Applicants- Students are required to take the Middle Level SSAT. Fall SSAT testing dates and registration here.

Scores must be received no later than January 15. This excludes 5th grade students who take the test here at PDS on January, 20th.  Use the SSAT code 5902 to have your scores sent to PDS.

Complete Your Application Checklist by January 15

All required application components will appear on your application checklist within the PDS Admission Portal. All materials are due by January 15.

Apply for a Different Division

Lower School Application Process

Upper School Application Process