Tuition

Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is as follows:
• Half-day pre-K: $17,600
• Pre-K and kindergarten: $26,440
• 1st & 2nd grades: $26,840
• 3rd-5th grades: $27,370
• 6th-8th grades: $27,630

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, a portion of the cost for the 6th grade Jamestown and Historic Williamsburg trip, the cost of 7th and 8th graders and their parents’ optional participation in the spring break service trip to Guatemala, and the optional purchase of PFS merchandise.

Financial Aid at PFS

Princeton Friends School offers financial aid 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 aid 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 aid. Financial aid 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 Financial Aid Policy holds more details as well as the financial aid calendar.

Princeton Friends School subscribes to the principles of good practice of the National Association of Independent Schools. Princeton Friends uses the services of TADS (Tuition and Data Services) to process the information from your financial aid application and helps us make fair and objective financial aid decisions.

For more information about Princeton Friends School’s financial aid program, please email financialaid@princetonfriendsschool.org or call 609-683-1194, x57.

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  • Directions for Applying for Financial Aid Online

    1. Click on the link for the TADS Financial Aid Worksheet. Use this document to help you organize all the records you will need to complete your financial aid application online.
    2. Click on the link for the TADS Financial Aid Application. If you are new to TADS, create an account and password. Answer the questions and submit your application. Be sure to send TADS copies of all necessary financial records. If you have an existing account with TADS, whether for billing or financial aid, be sure to use that same email and password.
    3. Divorced families must complete a financial aid application for each household.
    4. If you encounter any difficulty in completing the application, please call TADS support at 800-477-8237 or email support@tads.com.
  • Financial Aid Calendar

    Beginning December 1 families can begin applying for financial aid online at www.tads.com. After the family application has been submitted to TADS please adhere to the deadlines listed below.
    1. By January 31st, families must submit the completed financial aid application along with the appropriate fee to TADS.
    2. By February 15th, families must submit a signed IRS Form 4506-T to TADS.
    3. By February 15th, a copy of the W-2 form and/or a 1099 form from each parent must be submitted to TADS.
    4. By February 15th, new and returning families who are requesting financial aid for the first time must submit signed copies of their federal income tax returns from the previous two tax years with all supporting schedules to TADS.
    5. By February 15th, returning families who have previously received aid must submit signed copies of their federal income tax return from the previous tax year to TADS.
    6. By mid-March, financial aid decisions will be communicated to families.
“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, class of 2014

Contact Us

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  • Chris Searle 

    Financial Aid Director, 4th/5th Division Coordinator, US History and Central Study Teacher
    (609) 683-1194 ext 57
A progressive, Quaker day school welcoming students in Pre-K through 8th grade to our historic Princeton campus nestled in the woods.