The Peddie School - Review #2

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The Peddie School
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
2010-2013
Sports and Activities:
JV soccer, JV basketball, Gold Key, and a Prefect
College Enrolled:
Kenyon College
Home Town, State:
IndianapolisMendham, NJ

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Peddie is all about community! It's a co-educational school with a focus on service and community.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Peddie taught me to appreciate different perspectives.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have gone sooner! I transferred as a sophomore, and I regret not spending all 4 years of high school there.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The people!
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Don't be afraid to ask your teachers for help!

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Peddie academics are rigorous, but the teachers are always available for extra help. They offer a wide variety of AP and advanced classes, but take a lot of pride in ensuring students are challenged but not overwhelmed by their academic course load.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Peddie has no gym class, so all students are required to participate in after school activities of some sort. The JV teams aren't really feeders for the varsity teams, but you build a lot of camaraderie with your teammates, regardless. Peddie athletics, while competitive, are regarded for their sportsmanship. Our swim team is amazing!

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Peddie offers a wide range of theater and visual arts opportunities for students. Seniors at Peddie even have the opportunity to work in their own studio space for the Honors art class.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
If you're interested in something, there's a club for it at Peddie.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Boarding at Peddie is pretty straightforward. Freshman girls are housed in one dorm, as are freshmen boys, but upper classmen have a choice of dorms following the lottery. All the dorms are single-sex, and there are strict rules about the opposite sex being in your room.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Family style is a great opportunity to get to know students you may not have otherwise interacted with.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Highstown isn't the nicest town, but students aren't allowed that far off campus anyways. What is within walking distance is nice though! There are restuarants and bigger stores like Target in the surrounding areaa.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Peddie really focuses on community, and it rarely feels like any one group is exclusive.
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Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description
The Peddie School Alumni #1
Class of 2016
5.00 12/17/2016
University of South Carolina
While most boarding schools are smaller than public or even private day schools, Peddie was unique because we only had around 500 kids for all four of my years there. Another unique aspect was our. . .
The Peddie School Alumni #2
Class of 2013
5.00 2/27/2019
Kenyon College
Peddie is all about community! It's a co-educational school with a focus on service and community. . .
The Peddie School Alumni #3
Class of 2012
5.00 7/11/2013
Lehigh University
The Peddie vs. Blair rivalry undoubtedly sets Peddie apart, as the rivalry is the oldest in NJ (since 1903). Blair week is such a memorable week in the life of a Peddie student and no. . .
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 530 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,600
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $56,300
  • Acceptance rate: 27%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update