Tuition

Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is as follows:
• Pre-K and kindergarten: $29,450
• 1st-3rd grades: $29,970
• 4th-5th grades: $30,900
• 6th-8th grades: $31,500

Tuition at Princeton Friends School covers all books, instructional materials, technology equipment and services, and most activities and field trips. Families, however, should be aware of other expenses that they may incur throughout the year. These include a fee for parent and sibling optional participation in the 1st-8th grade Blairstown Trip, the cost of 8th graders' optional participation in the annual 8th grade trip, and the optional purchase of PFS merchandise.

Tuition Assistance at PFS

Princeton Friends School offers tuition assistance to enable accepted students to enroll regardless of their families’ ability to pay the full cost of tuition. While the admissions process strives to create a student body that is ethnically, socially, and academically diverse, the financial assistance program allows an economically diverse population to attend the school.

Financing the tuition for a Princeton Friends School education is not always easy, but it is possible. There is no specific income level at which a family is no longer eligible for assistance. Tuition assistance is offered to students on the basis of their families’ demonstrated financial need and provides grants designed to help bridge the gap between what a family can afford and tuition. Our Tuition Assistance Program holds more details as well as the tuition assistance calendar.

Princeton Friends School partners with School and Student Services (SSS) in our tuition assistance process. We base our determination of financial need on the information provided by parents and an analysis provided by SSS.

To begin your application for tuition assistance, you will complete the SSS Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). By submitting a PFS, you’re granting SSS permission to analyze your financial information. Using their unique methodology, they estimate the amount you can contribute to school expenses.

School Name:
Princeton Friends School
SSS Code: 5905


Princeton Friends School subscribes to the principles of good practice of the National Association of Independent Schools. For more information about Princeton Friends School’s financial assistance program, please email financialaid@princetonfriends.org or call 609-683-1194, x53.

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  • Step 1: Apply to Princeton Friends School

    Completing our online application is the first step towards deciding if Princeton Friends is the right match for your child and family. Apply here - there is a $50 fee. Check the box on the application indicating you would like to apply for tuition assistance. We base our determination of financial need on the information provided by parents and an analysis provided by School and Student Services (SSS). Awards are subsequent to your child's acceptance and enrollment.

  • Step 2: Download the Parent Financial Statement Workbook

  • Step 3: Complete the PFS Online

    1. Go to the SSS Website:



    2. Login to the PFS Online.
    Create your Family Portal account with your email address and a password.

    3. Complete a PFS for Academic Year 2021-22.
    You can log out of the portal at any time and return later to finish it.

    4. Pay For and Submit Your PFS.
    Once all PFS sections are complete with green check marks, the “Submit & Pay” button activates. Follow the prompts to the payment screen. The $55 fee is nonrefundable. Once your PFS is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from the SSS system. It’s one form, one fee, for any number of applicant children, for any number of schools. 

    5. Submit Additional Required Documents.
    After you pay for and submit your PFS, you have access to the Family Portal’s “My Documents” tab to upload required documents as part of your application process. Be sure to submit the required documents by the deadlines to complete your application. We will communicate our financial aid decision to you directly. To make our decision, we use the information from the PFS as a starting point, and we also consider our school policies, practices, and available budget.
  • Step 4: Await the Tuition Assistance Decision

    We base our determination of financial need on the information provided by parents and an analysis provided by School and Student Services (SSS).
“I have walked down the Meetinghouse steps many times, often panicking as I’ve contemplated what it would be like to be on this porch, at this moment. Many times the vision would start with me standing before you, speechless, and end with me fearfully running for my life towards the woods. In my last few months at Princeton Friends School I realized it was my 4th grade self running into the distance. I have grown into someone much more courageous than the quiet child I was then.”

- Grayson Shanley-Barr
PFS Class of 2014

Contact Us

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    Robbin Smart 

    Director of Strategic Enrollment Management & Financial Aid
    (609) 683-1194 x53
Need Help?
A dedicated SSS Family Support Center is available to help parents throughout the application process as they complete their PFS and upload documents.

Call: 800.344.8328 (outside of U.S. & Canada, parents may dial 952.967.9922)

Web: The SSS Website for Parents offers guides, tip sheets, and other resources for completing the PFS and required documents in the SSS Family Portal.

A progressive, Quaker day school welcoming students in Pre-K through 8th grade to our historic Princeton campus nestled in the woods.