Our Mission

Drawing on a rich tradition of Quaker values and practices, Princeton Friends School is committed to creating a diverse, vibrant learning community in which young people engage their natural curiosity; discover and express their individual voices and gifts; acquire intellectual, physical, artistic, and life skills; and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and others. Princeton Friends both prepares students for the world that is and models possibilities for the society that these young people will one day help to create.

Our Core Values

There are three principles we live by every day at Princeton Friends School. We call them our core values: Respect for All, Lifelong Learning, and Responsibility in the World.
  • Practicing Respect for All, we honor the unique gifts of every individual, as we celebrate the diversity of human experience.
  • Lifelong Learning reminds us that intellectual growth and discovery are the work of a lifetime.
  • And Responsibility in the World speaks to our commitment to live in harmony with the beliefs that have guided Quakers for more than three centuries: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship.
In the tradition of Friends schools worldwide, Princeton Friends School expresses its core values through educational practice. We are committed to serving a wide range of children and supporting the educational needs of every individual. Our curriculum is organized to make such an approach possible, featuring course work that is hands-on, often collaborative, experiential, and a place for imagination and discovery to take flight.

At the heart of it all is our Princeton Friends School community. Warm, open, and diverse, it models the ethical, civil, and globally aware behavior that our students carry into the world.

While many of these aspects of Princeton Friends’ program are outgrowths of the school’s Quaker roots, they are by no means exclusive to Quakerism. Indeed, Princeton Friends School reaches out to families from all religious and non-religious backgrounds and is instructed and enriched by their presence.
Respect for All, Lifelong Learning, and Responsibility in the World
A progressive, Quaker day school welcoming students in Pre-K through 8th grade to our historic Princeton campus nestled in the woods.