Guide to Admissions

Our admissions team is here to make the application process as smooth and straightforward as possible while ensuring that your child and family feel welcome.

Princeton Junior School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual preference or disability in its programs, administrative policies and admissions, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Steps in the PJS Admissions Process

Applying to an independent school may seem daunting, but not at PJS. Our Admissions pages will help guide you through the steps of the application process. What’s more, we are available in person to assist you in any way we can. Please email us at admissions@princetonjuniorschool.org or call the office 609.924.8126 ext. 103 if you have any questions or would like to arrange a tour.

1. Tour PJS

Families are encouraged to come visit us for a tour before submitting an application. Personal tours are available most weekday mornings between the hours of 8:00 - 11:00am. For more information or to RSVP, please go to our visit page or email Admissions Director Katie Pottinger at kpottinger@princetonjuniorschool.org.

2. Submit Application

 

Parents complete and submit an online application with a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

3. Complete School Recommendation Form

If your child has attended another school, please print and sign the School Recommendation Form.  This form must be completed by your child’s previous or current teacher and submitted directly from the school to PJS in order for the application to be complete.

For students applying to grades 1-5, please submit a copy of your child's most recent progress report at this time.

4. Class Visit

 

Once your child's application has been received, the Admissions Office will schedule a time for your child to visit Princeton Junior School. Children applying to the Early Childhood Program will spend approximately one hour in a class with their peers. Children applying to grades K-5 will join with their prospective classmates for half a day, typically from 9AM-12PM.

5. Reception Interview

A family interview with our Head of School, Silvana Clark, will be arranged at this time. This is a wonderful way for our Head to get to know your family and to determine how PJS will support your goals for your child. This is also a good opportunity for you to address any remaining questions about our curriculum and programs.

6. Committee Review

The Admissions Committee will review the child’s forms, records, and results of the visit. Careful consideration is given to ensure that the School is a good fit for each child. Admissions decisions will be given within two weeks of your child's admissions visit.