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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 academics at Peddie are definitely challenging but always very fun. The class sizes are on average 12 students so the interaction within and outside the classroom are fantastic. The teachers are always available when you need extra help and the students also collaborate a lot. There is healthy competition as everyone wants to attend top colleges. However, there is no GPA system as the grades are numbers between 0-100 and the students are not ranked. Lastly, the exams are important but the homework assignments are just as important and challenging.

College Counseling

The college counseling process began junior year with a college fair where representatives from the....

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

Surprisingly, the admissions process was mostly handled by myself. I was an international student so....

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

The student life at Peddie was definitely my favorite part about the school. Even though i was 6000 miles away from home, there was not a single moment where i was either lonely or bored. The quality of students you get to meet are spectacular and we always found something fun to do. The dormitories are clean and simple and when you become a junior or senior you get higher picks to live in dorms with bigger rooms. Every dorm has a faculty that lives there to supervise and there are always dorm events such as late night snacks or....

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