Peddie Summer Academy

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Welcome to Peddie Summer Academy

A summer boarding school experience for 6th–8th graders.  Returning to Peddie July 7–20, 2024

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A summer boarding school experience for 6th–8th graders.  Returning to Peddie July 7–20, 2024

At The Peddie School, we celebrate the unique, the innovative and the courageous. We encourage our students to ask big questions and work together to find the answers. We give our students opportunities to seek out new frontiers and exciting challenges, and we cheer for them every step of the way.

The Peddie Summer Academy delivers the academic rigor and supportive community of Peddie as a summer boarding school experience for 6th–8th graders. During our two-week program, students of the Peddie Summer Academy will attend classes designed and taught by Peddie's faculty, live in Peddie's dormitories, eat meals together in Peddie's dining hall and receive guidance from current Peddie students.

Parents and young students are looking for the right kind of balance between support and challenge, fun and rigor, excitement and engagement.  The Peddie Summer Academy gives them the opportunity to see what a residential school experience can be like - the growth and learning that happens both in and out of the traditionsal classroom.


The Peddie Summer Academy is housed in the corner of the campus known as the Armellino Quad. Armellino Quad is home to the very new Kaye North & South dormitories and the completely refurbished Potter North & South dormitories. Each of these four spaces is fully air-conditioned with rooms meant to be home to 2 students - complete with two beds, two desks, two sets of drawers and two closets. There are fully stocked common area lobbies with entertainment options and kitchenette areas. Each floor and hallway in each dorm has its own bathroom with private showers and stalls. Each of the dorms is equipped with electronic lock access that is active all day.

Armellino Quad also boasts the Longstreet Library building, the oldest building on campus. It is fully renovated and air-conditioned with a large open space for large or small group meetings. The quad is a great place for outdoor activities and is fully dedicated to the Academy during the two weeks. The program will enjoy games, barbecues, free time and outdoor programs in community building and journaling.

The Academy's homebase - The Quad - is only steps away from the academic, arts and campus center buildings, and a short walk to the athletic facilities.

Shared Bedrooms

Max 2 campers per room

Separate Bathrooms

Non-ensuite bathrooms


Dining Room
Computer room
Arts room
Science room
Music room
Games Room
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Soccer Court
Basketball Court
Hockey Field
Baseball field
Golf course
Running track
Dance studio


Each day, the students will go to breakfast together to start the morning. Some of our kids, who have special interests in swimming or music, for instance, used pre-breakfast time to train and work on their talents. The PSA staff made arrangements for training with our aquatics program or practicing in our private music rooms.

The morning is filled with classes - architecture, STEM, forensic science, creative writing. The choices are extensive. A Mid-mornng snack breaks up the time between lunch and dinner. Lunch is next and just like all meals it is taken together in the Caspersen Campus Center where our Peddie Food Services staff feeds a lot of kids and adults with healthy and hearty meals every month of the year. The PFS crew is with us all year. They know how to meet the needs of all our kids and the special diets - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and so on - that some kids may need or choose.

After lunch, the afternoon is filled with community building activities led by our prefects - our current Peddie student counselors - under the guidance of our faculty. Not unlike our school year, these student leaders are wonderful young people of great character who love the school and look to mentor our newest charges. The afternoon continues with some rest/free time and finishes with healthy activities and games on our athletic fields or in our gym.

After dinner, study time and time to work in groups on projects was intermingled with movie nights, talent shows and trips off campus to nearby Princeton, New Jersey or area attractions. ZOn the weekends, beach days and trips to Philadelphia or New York are taken.

The two weeks move quickly and the days are very full. It always amazes our faculty how quickly toe bonds of friendship are built.

Academic Courses

The Peddie classroom centers around creativity, collaboration and innovation. At the Peddie Summer Academy, we cultivate that same authentic, interactive, rigorous academic environment for our younger students. All classes are designed and taught by the passionate, experienced educators of Peddie’s faculty. Students will enroll in three electives: one STEM elective, one humanities elective and one art elective. Examples of the course offerings can be found on the website.



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    “We just wanted to send a quick note of thanks as Maria received her acceptance letter to Peddie this weekend and she was absolutely thrilled! She had such a positive and wonderful experience this past summer and we have really enjoyed the application process to Peddie and all the support we have received. Just wanted to you all to know how thankful and grateful we are.”

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How to get to there

Address: Peddie summer camp, 130 E Ward St, Hightstown, NJ 08520, United States
Closest Airport: Newark Liberty International (EWR)
Airport Pickup: Yes

Things to know

Cancellation Policy

The initial $500 deposit is non-refundable. Withdrawal before June 1: 80% of funds paid will be refunded. Withdrawal between June 1-start of the program, 50% of funds paid will be refunded.

Covid Measures

All students must provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or an exemption. Students will be able to return to normal activities when their symptoms are improved and they are 24 hours fever-free without the aid of medications. This approach will be the same for all respiratory illnesses and has been our practice with non-COVID illnesses. Students who have tested positive for COVID or the flu will not be required to leave campus but will be able to remain in the health center until they are improving and fever-free for 24 hours.

Health & Safety

Certified medical staff from our Health Center will be on campus for the duration of the program to manage all medications as needed and provide any other care needed by students. All students must have a health insurance policy that includes coverage in New Jersey. All students will be under the guidance of our PSA faculty and staff - longtime residential school faculty who know the boarding life well - with the help of current Peddie School students who act as prefects and junior counselors. Our campus is in a very safe area, but maintains 24/7 security personnel.

Staff & Student Ratio

1 : 6

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