From the Headmaster

Time

Prayer Buddies huddle up during Field Day 2018 activities.

It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.

Nelson Mandela

Dear Princeton Academy Community

Time goes fast  - we know this. Children grow up - it is inevitable. That being said, we have time. What we choose to do with our time is up to us.

As we come to the end of the school year, I hope that we can all slow down, be present and enjoy these moments as we celebrate with spirit the culmination of a year of growth for all of our boys. It is human nature to anticipate with excitement the onset of summer, so let us savor and enjoy each of these sacred moments that are upon us. As I finish my twentieth year as an educator, one thing is certain – each year seems to go by faster than the last. The beauty of our K-8 journey is that we truly have an opportunity to cherish and celebrate the joys of childhood and, in our case, the beauty of boyhood. Life is moving fast and this moment only lives once.

This school truly is “home” to our young men, a nest from which they soar only to return to with perspective and appreciation. The Princeton Academy yearbook is aptly named Aerie (meaning nest) for this reason. This explains why our young alumni fly back to their original “aerie” after their high school final exams to be here among educators who have formed them. Life is about growth in transition and the Sacred Heart values that our young men learn and live at Princeton Academy provide them with a sense of safety, confidence and courage as they embark on their formative life flights. The Princeton Academy journey never ends, it just continues in a different form. Congratulations to all of our Princeton Academy students, past, present and future, on achieving the milestone of a successful year. We are so very proud of you.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all members of our community for making this year meaningful, magical and memorable. I wish you and your families a peaceful, joyful and blessed summer. Enjoy every moment…

Carpe Diem,

Rik

  • brotherhood
  • Field Day
  • journey
  • summer

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