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Peddie School

School rating 4.6 / 5 by

South Main Street Highstown NJ 08520 United States
Boarding
9th to PG
Day
9th to PG
Gender
Coed

Academic

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The Peddie School has a great academic program that allows you to dive into any subject you are interested in. With a variety of classes, each class will prepare you well for college as it has helped me. English and sciences are a great strength at Peddie, while the arts and math are not as great, but quickly improving every year.

College Counseling

The college counseling program helped tremendously. The faculty are great and will do anything to....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

I think SSAT skills are important in getting accepted to the Peddie School. But the....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Student life is great and most people are friendly. The facilities are great and all have hangout spots for students. Find your friends and you will be able to have a great social life at Peddie....

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