Tuition and Financial Aid

A Princeton Academy education is an exceptional investment in your son’s future. Our all-boys environment, rich in Sacred Heart tradition and innovative teaching practices aimed at how boys learn best, inspires students to lead, problem solve and serve with compassion, creativity and courage.

Tuition: 2016-2017 Academic Year

Kindergarten $25,800
Grades 1 through 4 $28,400
Grades 5 and 6 $32,800
Grades 7 and 8$33,500

Financial Aid

As a Sacred Heart school, Princeton Academy is committed to educating boys from all walks of life. To meet this goal, we have established a financial aid program based on family need.

If you would like your son to attend Princeton Academy but are concerned about tuition, please do not assume that we are beyond reach. Talk with us about your situation. A variety of financial aid options are available, and we work diligently with interested families to make Princeton Academy an affordable option.

How To Apply for Financial Aid

New applicant families and current Princeton Academy families are asked to apply for financial aid for tuition assistance using School & Student Services (SSS) by NAIS, which provides a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably. Recommendations from SSS are used by the Princeton Academy Financial Aid Committee in accordance with the school's policies to determine the award amount.

The deadline for current Princeton Academy families to submit the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and 2015 tax information through SSS is Monday, January 16, 2017. The priority deadline for applicant families to submit the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) as well as 2015 and 2014 tax information through SSS is February 1, 2017.

Applications for tuition assistance may be completed online. Princeton Academy’s SSS school code is 2201.

Financial Aid awards will only be granted after 1040 forms including all schedules and statements have been submitted.

Questions about the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) can be directed to the SSS Financial Aid Helpline at (800) 344-8328 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST).

His Journey Begins Here

Admission FAQs

DO YOU HAVE TO BE CATHOLIC TO ATTEND PRINCETON ACADEMY?

No, Princeton Academy welcomes boys from a variety of faith traditions. About 50 percent of our families are Catholic.

IS FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?

Yes, when the school was founded, the Board of Trustees recognized the importance of an economically and socially diverse community.

WHERE DO YOUR GRADUATES GO TO SECONDARY SCHOOL?

Princeton Academy firmly believes that the most important factor to consider when selecting a secondary school is the fit between the student and the school. Consequently, our placement process is built upon the premise that it is just as important to know oneself as it is to know about potential secondary schools. We are fortunate to have many exceptional secondary schools in our area and our students have earned acceptance to many of their first choice schools. Learn more about our secondary school placement process.

How is technology incorporated into your program?

We currently have four mobile laptop labs. Each mobile lab contains 16 laptops using a customized version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. The mobile labs enable teachers to bring the "computer lab" into their classrooms to enhance the subject matter of the current lesson. Thus, the computer is used as a tool of the curriculum rather than becoming the curriculum. Additionally, boys in Grades 6-8 participate in our 1:1 iPad Program.

WHAT KIND OF ATHLETIC and Arts PROGRAM DO YOU HAVE?

Middle School boys are eligible to participate on a team sport beginning in fifth grade. All of our teams compete against local independent schools. Read more about our athletic program here.

WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO STUART COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART?

Princeton Academy, like Stuart, is rooted in the 200-year-old Sacred Heart tradition. While the two schools have separate board of trustees, budgets and administrations, we do share families. About 30 percent of our students have a sibling attending Stuart.

DO YOU HAVE A SCHOOL UNIFORM?

Yes, we do. Our uniform is very practical: khaki pants, polo shirts and sweaters. Learn more about the details of our school uniform.

HOW OFTEN ARE CHAPEL/MASS SERVICES CONDUCTED AT PRINCETON ACADEMY?

On average about eight times during the school year. These days fall primarily on the holy days of obligation as observed by the Catholic church.

Our religious education classes satisfy the requirements for celebrating First Communion (typically in the second grade). The boys celebrate this tradition at their local parish. Traditionally, religious preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation takes place in local parishes. We cooperate with local parishes in communicating what religious education our boys are receiving.