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The Peddie School

The Peddie School is a coeducational private boarding traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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The Peddie School says

"With a rich history of tradition and innovation dating back to 1864, Peddie has long been one of the nation’s premier boarding schools. Our ultimate mission is to provide our students with vigorous preparation for college and to inspire them to strive for the highest quality of citizenship." - John F. Green, Head of School Peddie mixes tradition and innovation providing a rigorous academic experience focusing on the whole child. Noted for its distinctive programs dedicated to academics, athletics, arts and residential life, Peddie's faculty is recognized for encouraging and inspiring bright and enthusiastic students to reach for new levels of achievement in an unusually friendly, genuinely supportive and remarkably diverse community. Peddie prepares its students not just for success in the nation’s leading colleges and universities but to serve as leaders in an increasingly complex and constantly evolving worlds..Peddie is located on a beautiful 230 acre campus in Hightstown, NJ. A campus of both modern and historic buildings, the hub of campus life is Center Campus, our central green where students and faculty greet each other throughout the day. The campus is situated along Peddie Lake and we are also fortunate to have our own 18 hole professional golf course. Hightstown is located 50 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia served by train lines, bus lines and nearby international airports.Learn more about Peddie through our interactive tour.

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Grades Cost Term
High School $47,500 Annual

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


  (609) 944-7555

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT and the average admitted student scores in the 74th percentile.



Test Scores

1770 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

2090 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 559
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 116
10 132
11 148
12 163

The Peddie School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing The Peddie School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Average Class Size 12
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 63%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 85%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 6%


  • Amnesty International
  • Art Club
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • French Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • International Student Organization
  • Jewish Culture Club/ Jewish Student Association
  • Mock Trial
  • Model UN
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Council

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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