School News

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Sophia the Robot Visits PDS

The Sophia robot of Hanson Robotics visited Princeton Day School this week. Sophia is the world's leading humanoid robot and the students and faculty asked "her" some great questions. Check out our video of Sophia interacting with the students!

First Lower School Assembly Embraces "Bigger Than Me" Theme

Head of Lower School Sandy Wang led this morning's LS assembly, which thoroughly engaged all of the students. "What we're going to be thinking about this year is how we are just a small part of the world that we live in. 'Bigger than me' is our theme for the year. There are so many things that are bigger than us that we can have an impact on and that we can help make better," Ms. Wang noted.

Princeton Day School Welcomes Six New Trustees

Adding their talent, experience and perspective to the Princeton Day School Board of Trustees are six new members: Christopher Bobbitt P'22, '26, Michael T. Bracken '98, P'31, Carol Chiang-Li P'16, '22, Sejal Doshi P'22, '25, Anna Horner P'27, and Lee Maschler P'23, '24, add their talent, experience and perspective to the board.

Two Princeton Day School National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Princeton Day School seniors Julia Chang and Megha Thomas have been named semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These accomplished students are among roughly 16,000 semifinalists nationwide competing for finalist designation in February 2020 and a shot at being named later in the spring as Merit Scholars and National Merit scholarship winners.

Creating a Culture of Dignity at PDS

As a new school year begins, faculty across all three divisions emphasize the importance of maintaining a culture of dignity that allows each member of the school community to feel valued and heard.

PDS First Day: September 3, 2019

It was a joy to see the students bringing so much life and energy to school today, and the faculty and staff have poured themselves into making this the best year yet. We cannot wait to see all the wonderful things that the 2019-2020 school year will bring for PDS! For more first day photos, check out the Flickr album here!

Students and Faculty Prepare for New Year

Students, faculty and staff attended a series of orientations and planning meetings to strengthen connections with each other and get set for the new school year!

Princeton Day School Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

The "Class of 2019" features energetic and talented new faculty and staff specializing in areas from computer science to global languages, technology support, biology, math and much more! See the list of who's new and their roles at Princeton Day School!

Panthers Commit to Being "Triple-Impact Competitors"

Princeton Day School partners with Positive Coaching Alliance to emphasize the importance of creating a positive sports environment that focuses on character building as well as athletic success.

Princeton Day Announces Environmental Stewardship with ENGIE Agreement

Announcing a five-year energy agreement between Princeton Day School and ENGIE Resources, Brad McIntyre, Senior Business Development Manager for ENGIE, explains, "By participating in our Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) program, Princeton Day School helps reduce energy costs, improve grid stability and accrues LEED certification points to further demonstrate their commitment to running a sustainable and efficient campus."

First Graders Release Podcast, "1P's World"
Karen Pike's First Grade class is proud to announce the release of their podcast, "1P's World," on iTunes and Spotify! "The children worked so hard on this endeavor!," reports Ms. Pike. "You would be amazed at how much work went into the end product. I'm so proud of their accomplishment! I hope you'll enjoy listening to it as much as I did!"

Guest Bob Smyth '57 Shares Lessons of Resilience

Alum Bob Smyth '57 (a member of the Lawrence Senior Citizens Memoir Writing Group) gave Fifth Grade students the opportunity to turn back the clock sixty years and experience life at Princeton Country Day School and his own story of resilience.

Baccalaureate Dinner Celebrates Largest Ever Graduating Class

This annual Baccalaureate Dinner brought together the senior class and their parents for a celebratory event, where they heard from Head of School Paul Stellato, Head of the Upper School Trixie Sabundayo, and Class of 2019 Dean Carlos Cara.

Rites of Passage: Lower and Middle School Final Assemblies

Princeton Day School families and friends gathered to proudly celebrate the 2018-19 school year last week, particularly our 4th and 8th grade classes who are "graduating" to the Middle and Upper Schools, respectively.

Reflecting on a Lifetime at PDS

A nucleus of 25 seniors has the distinction of being "lifers" -- students who have been at Princeton Day School since PreK, Kindergarten or First Grade. As graduation approached, they and their families attended a dinner in recognition of their many years at the School. We reached out to the students to find out how they feel about the School they've known virtually all of their conscious lives. Here are some remarks several of the Class of 2019 Lifers took the time to share ...

Commencement Celebrates the Class of 2019

On the morning of Friday, June 7, PDS celebrated its 54th commencement exercise, honoring the 108 graduating students of the Class of 2019. Read excerpts from commencement addresses, and explore photographs documenting the day's events!