Tuition and Affordability

A Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart education is an exceptional investment in your son’s future. 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.

Princeton Academy Alumni Voices

The reason I continually come back and love to see my classmates that I graduated with and my teachers is that Princeton Academy allowed me to recognize my strengths and my power that I could have moving forward...

Jack Klein '12

Affording Princeton Academy

Most independent and private schools provide joyful learning. At Princeton Academy, we provide a joyful experience – a sense of belonging and community that makes each boy feel known, valued and cared for... That's what we mean when we say, "PASHProud."

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.

There are a variety of Individualized Affordable Tuition options available and our team will work diligently with your family to make Princeton Academy a viable option for your son. We are proud that over 40 percent of our current families receive Individualized Affordable Tuition grants ranging from $1,000 to $30,000.

In line with our mission and commitment to equity and access, we are proud that over 40% of our current families receive Individualized Affordable Tuition grants ranging from $1,000 to $30,000.

Tuition Schedule for the 2022–23 School Year

Kindergarten: $19,600
Grades 1 through 4: $23,900 
Grades 5 and 6: $28,600
Grades 7 and 8: $35,000

Included with Tuition

Tuition covers the cost of all field trips, a yearbook for each student and technology usage including devices. Before School Care (7:00-7:50 a.m.) and After School Care (3:00-6:00 p.m.) is included in the tuition fees for Middle School students.

Approximate Additional Fees:

  • Pizza Fridays - $90 per year for pizza every Friday (optional)
  • Books - $300 per year (for Middle School students only)
  • Uniform - $100 to $300 per year; we have taken into consideration the rapid rate with which boys grow (pants seem to get shorter and shorter by the month!) and have created a Used Uniform Closet which is free for all families.
  • Extended Day Programs

Our Individualized Affordable Tuition Process

New applicant families and current Princeton Academy families are asked to apply for Individualized Affordable Tuition using Clarity. Recommendations from Clarity are used by the Princeton Academy Affordability Committee to customize each family's tuition.

  • By January 14, 2023, current Princeton Academy families must complete the Clarity online application

  • By January 31, 2023, applicant families must submit the Individualized Affordable Tuition Application through Clarity. To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $55 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.

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

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

"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

"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!

"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

"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

"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.

Seeing just how affordable private school in Princeton NJ for boys actually is can be surprising & encouraging!

We look forward to partnering with you in this important aspect of your family's consideration of Princeton Academy. If you have any questions about our Individualized Affordable Tuition process, please don't hesitate to reach out to Director of Enrollment Management Bill Leonard via email or by phone at (609) 759-3053.

Princeton Academy Enrollment Management Office