Application Process


Thank you for your interest in learning more about Princeton Academy as you seek the ideal K-8 school for your son. Our admission process is straightforward, and we will assist you in any way we can; please know that if you are encountering difficulty or have questions about the process, you are welcome to contact us at (609) 759-3053 or via email at We are here to help!

Admission Tips and Timelines

Call or email to schedule a personal tour

One of the best ways to determine if Princeton Academy has the educational philosophy, programs and culture you seek is to see us in action. Our tour times are flexible and we will work around your schedule as best we can.

Apply Online

Our online application allows you to create an account so that you can chart your progress through each step of the admission process. Click here to apply online using the Standard Application Online (SAO). There is a $50.00 application fee. Our priority application deadline is February 1. Applicants who complete the process by the priority deadline will receive decision notification in early March. Princeton Academy accepts applications after the priority deadline and completed applications are then considered on a space available basis.

Observations, Conversations and Class Visits

Once you have applied, we will contact you to schedule time for your son to visit classes (for applicants to Grades 2-8), arrange for on-campus evaluations (for applicants to Grades K-5), and for parents/guardians to meet with the appropriate division head. Please note that applicants to Grades 6-8 are required to take the “Middle Level” Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). You can arrange a date for that test at The SSAT help line is (609) 683-4440, and Princeton Academy’s school code is 5899.

Character and personal growth are an integral part of a Princeton Academy education. Grades and test scores just don't tell us the whole story of your child. The Character Skills Snapshot gives us richer holistic information and illuminates areas where Princeton Academy can help your child grow and thrive. All 6-8 applicants to Princeton Academy are strongly recommended to take the Character Skills Snapshot. For students who take the SSAT, there is no charge to take The Snapshot. Once you register to an SSAT, you will have access to The Snapshot.

Teacher Recommendation Forms

We require recommendations from two current teachers (unless the candidate is applying for kindergarten and has not yet attended school). You may send the forms electronically from SchoolAdmin to the appropriate teachers from your application account. Teacher recommendations are confidential to the Admission Committee and will not be discussed in any detail with parents. Teacher recommendations should be requested after November 30.

Transcript or Progress Report

We require a transcript or progress report from your son’s current school. Please request a transcript and ask for any standardized testing taken within the past two years to be included. Upon receiving these documents, please upload them on the admission portal.

Review and Notification

Applications completed by the February 1 priority application deadline receive decision notification on March 10. During the late winter and early spring months, candidates who have completed the admission process will be notified of the Admission Committee decision within two weeks of the completed application.

Affording Princeton Academy

Princeton Academy's community of vibrant learners, educators and parents are dedicated to providing a school environment that mirrors our world. Our school embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and our doors are always open to have a conversation that will help to fulfill your dream of providing the best education for your son. Please visit the Tuition and Affordability page on our website for more information.

Admission Calendar


We Use the Character Skills Snapshot

Admission Office Contacts

Hillary Nastro

Titles: Director of Enrollment Management
Phone Numbers:
School: (609) 759-3053

Judy Springer

Titles: Assistant to the Headmaster, Admission Associate
Phone Numbers:
School: (609) 921-0099