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Princeton Junior School's expertise in students from age 2 through Grade 5 creates globally-minded, empowered and joyful learners. Our International Baccalaureate curriculum launches a life-long journey of inquiry, action and reflection. PJS students learn to be principled, open-minded communicators with rich academic strengths and strong character traits. Our faculty emphasize that meaningful work requires rethinking, revising and polishing. Time to take risks and be innovative is afforded in daily learning. Students are given significant opportunities for public presentation with immediate, direct and thoughtful feedback. Our graduates leave PJS as young scholars, ready to lead their own learning with confidence and purpose.

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Meet Our Families

The Falberts

What’s it like to move to a new country where you don’t know anyone? Peek inside the Falberts' journey from Denmark to the U.S. and learn how the PJS community welcomed them home.

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The Oesterles
What do you want to be when you grow up? Nate, Ben and Autumn Oesterle are three siblings with different passions. Find out how PJS is the right fit for each of these fantastic kids and their family. Watermelon anyone?

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The Edwards-Dicksons

Penney Edwards-Carter's daughter Katryna was a student in the very first PJS class in 1983! Today, her great nephew Layton is in Grade 4. Find out what has kept the multi-talented Edwards-Dickson family coming back to PJS for the past 35 years.

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Praise for PJS

When I think of my family and reflect on our experience at this school, one word comes to mind: home.

- Alicia Vaughan


Wow! The teachers made it seem so easy. My husband and I hail them with total awe...such professionals.

- Emily Gottheimer

I just want to say you guys are absolutely amazing. The level of support with remote learning is awesome. The teachers address questions and issues quickly. Having the support with our in-home experience is great. It can be challenging sometimes with two kids but it helps that I am not alone - I have PJS and their teachers. Keep doing what you are doing! The family approach is so important.

-Bernadette Kokolus

While the transition to the virtual classroom has left us all missing one another, I have been in awe with how cohesive the school community has remained, and how effectively the online curriculum has kept both boys engaged. You are all putting forth an incredible effort for our children, and you are providing much-needed normalcy during this difficult time.

- Matt Burd

My child's day was so impressively well organized and he was able to execute most of it with very little guidance.  I'm so grateful for all the work that's gone into making this transition as seamless as possible and can't wait to give all our teachers big hugs in person when we're finally able to be together again! 

-Patty Lapide Oesterle

The International Baccalaureate program has given our children a wonderfully diverse education and a real appreciation of the world around them.

- Rebecca Lustenberger

Beyond the warmth and support our entire family found at PJS, our son also developed a strong sense of who he is and a love of learning that has helped him to excel in middle school.

-Bert Russick