Portrait of a PJS Graduate
PJS graduates leave our schoolhouse with a true passion for learning and the intellectual, emotional and social skills to thrive in Middle School and beyond.
Our school culture and approach to learning cultivates inquiring, open-minded, reflective, and passionate individuals who define PJS through their learning, activities, actions and spirit.
PJS plays an active role in helping fifth graders gain acceptance to middle schools that match their talents and interests.
Silvana Clark, PJS Head of School, helps fifth grade students prepare for the application process by conducting two rounds of mock interviews with each child.
Middle School Admissions Panel
In early fall, PJS launches the middle school admissions season by hosting a Middle School Admissions Panel comprised of admissions representatives from area schools. This event is intended to offer a brushstroke of area private schools that our graduates have attended in previous years. Since we believe that our fifth graders should be navigators of their own learning, students are given the opportunity to ask the panel general questions about their schools The panel also provides our students and their families with a deeper understanding of the admissions process, further preparing them for the road ahead.
In the fall of 2013, the following schools were represented:
Princeton Day School
Princeton Friends School
Princeton Montessori School
Stuart Country Day School
A Sampling of Schools PJS Graduates Have Attended:
American Boychoir School, Chapin School, Hopewell School District, The Hun School, The Lawrenceville School, Newtown Friends School, The Pennington School, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, Princeton Day School, Princeton Friends School, Princeton Montessori School, Princeton School District, Saint Paul School, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, West Windsor-Plainsboro School District
Barnard College, Brown University, Catholic University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Howard University, Lehigh University, McGill University, New York University’s Tisch College, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Ohio State University, Princeton University, Reed College, Rollins College, Rutgers University, Smith College, Swarthmore College, University of California at Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Tampa, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin, Wesleyan University, Williams College