• The Courageous Book
  • of Compassionate & Creative Boys.

Ch. 1

  • Good Character + Genuine Learner
  • = Gentleman Scholar

Some think of all-boys schools as an outdated tradition. But at Princeton Academy, nothing could be further from the truth. That's because we are a private school for boys by design.

Many co-ed independent and private schools can provide joyful learning. But at Princeton Academy, we provide a joyful experience. We embrace research that concludes boys learn and develop differently from girls, and shows that single-gender programs are more educationally effective than coeducational ones.


Through this research, we intentionally focus on learning that addresses not only how to excel in academics, but also how to grow into a young man of integrity and empathy.

As soon as you step foot on our campus, you too will feel the impact of the culture we create as we continually ask ourselves: What is best for your son?


What parents are saying about their son's Princeton Academy experience:

Tia Bennett

What I value most about Princeton Academy is the focus on developing my son's character in addition to providing a high level of academics. Tia Bennett Parent

Stephen Harrington '08

"This school provided me with more than just an outstanding education but helped foster my talents and growth as a child and ultimately the man I am today." Stephen Harrington Alumni

Roderik Dugan '21

"I think that Princeton Academy is the best school for boys because the school offers a wide variety of options for pursuing any interests you have in a safe and supporting environment."
Roderik Dugan Alumni


Both of our boys love the school so much they wish they could sleep at PASH!

Diana Sullivan

"When we arrived here in second grade, our son was immediately welcomed, felt special and had fun every day. At the pumpkin Reading Harvest, he won the largest pumpkin and I will never forget the look of pure joy on his face." Diana Sullivan Parent of Alumni

Nikki Sheetz Frith

"The strength and warmth of the community are amazing! The all-boys education along with the nurturing and wellness of the whole child can't be found anywhere else!" Nikki Sheetz Frith Parent

Lisa Pisano

"It is such a gift to be surrounded by families that share similar values of respect, kindness, integrity and a desire to have nothing but the best for our sons." Lisa Pisano Parent


The main thing that sets Princeton Academy apart from other schools is the importance of teaching morals and values. This is a character building opportunity at a critical age, and I personally find that to be of utmost importance, in addition to receiving a good education. This is what I value most at PASH.


I value the atmosphere that is cultivated for our boys to learn. This begins with the headmaster, the head of lower school, head of middle school, to the teachers, administration and staff - all these facets of people have a genuine care and concern for our boys. The boys are allowed to express their thoughts and participate in a non-judgemental atmosphere. The teachers and staff also serve as role models to the boys, which is awesome!


Middle School athletics, which give all students the opportunity to participate in an after school sport, even if they've never played that sport before, four days a week. We also value the fact that most coaches are also teachers who serve as great role models and get to know the boys on and off the field.


"What I value most about Princeton Academy is the focus on developing my son's character in addition to providing a high level of academics. Being a Sacred Heart school adds a deeper level of spiritual growth that expands beyond the school day and is applied in everyday life. Our son is becoming a gentleman right before our eyes! It is truly what makes Princeton Academy unique and very special!" Tia Bennett Parent

My son is known personally by his teachers and celebrated for the unique gifts he brings to the school. He is encouraged in a caring community that lives out the goals that anchor my son's learning. He is challenged academically and helped to find success in every endeavor. He is greeted every morning by the Head of the Lower School with love and enthusiasm that sets the tone for the rest of his day. He is part of a true community that cares for each boy and is interested in the growth and development of his mind and character.

The experience my son is getting at this school is clearly good for him. Princeton Academy has made him a more thoughtful, inquisitive, and respectful young man. I love watching him thrive there. 


We had trouble envisioning what could be better than the Princeton public school our boys used to attend until we learned about Princeton Academy. There is just something about the leadership, goals, and curriculum at Princeton Academy that truly inspired us to send our sons there as they continue to move through their educational journey.


For the last seven years, my son has jumped out of bed in the morning because he cannot wait to get to school. His teachers and coaches have shown him how to be a responsible citizen and they make learning fun. The Sacred Heart values have become part of his fiber and we are confident that they will serve him well as he navigates his life.

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We invite you to learn more about Princeton Academy's role in your son's story.

Use the link below to visit our campus to see our lively learning spaces, meet our exceptional faculty and staff, and experience our vibrant culture.

You may also be surprised to learn that, with the help of Individualized Affordable Tuition Program, a Princeton Academy education may be easier that you think.

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We understand the benefits of a single gender, all boys education

Princeton Academy's Learning Principles for Boys

Our all-boys private school 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 creativity, compassion and courage. Our Kindergarten through Grade 8 journey will be your son's greatest foundation for success moving forward.

We combine academic rigor with an emphasis on Catholic values through the Sacred Heart tradition, competitive athletics with a love for the arts, and hands-on learning with fun.

Princeton Academy's learning principles represent our views about the uniqueness of boys. These statements are a result of our observations and direct work with boys, as well as the research and best practices that support our mission and philosophy. We hold these principles as key influences on our program and community:

Learning Principle #1

Boys learn best when they are the navigators of their own learning.

Learning Principle #2

Boys learn best deductively.

Learning Principle #3

Boys learn best when given clear goals and feedback.

Learning Principle #4

Boys learn best when they are not afraid of failure.

Learning Principle #5

Boys learn best through relational experiences.

We're proud to provide the best academic preparation for boys in Princeton NJ