Inspire. At Princeton Charter School, the faculty inspires students to achieve their greatest potential as learners and responsible members of a caring, supportive community. Teachers motivate students to strive to a high academic standard.
Challenge. Students are challenged daily by a rigorous curriculum that focuses on essential skills and intellectual development. Through real achievement, students develop pride in their accomplishments. High expectations and high intellectual challenge at all levels create a culture of excellence and learning.
Support. In striving to meet academic challenges, students may struggle. Princeton Charter School provides support for students to achieve without lowering the bar, starting with the classroom teacher and including additional tutoring through the Support and Challenge team.
Accomplish. From their first moments at the Charter School, students learn that, in achieving their fullest potential as citizens and learners, confidence comes from competence in achieving their fullest potential as citizens and learners in the Princeton Charter community.

Princeton Charter School is a public school in Princeton, New Jersey, offering a free, academically rigorous education to students in kindergarten through grade eight.

Princeton Charter School's mission is to provide its diverse student body the best possible education by focusing on the fundamental academic disciplines in an atmosphere that affirms academic achievement and that develops strong character. Princeton Charter School believes that a "thorough and efficient'' education is best accomplished through a rigorous curriculum that requires mastery of core knowledge and skill.

Character Development: PCS is committed to developing strong character in its students. This goal is achieved through a Code of Conduct, a robust character education program and a variety of clubs and activities designed to build community.

Key features of Princeton Charter School:

Milestones: Milestones of achievement celebrate and recognize student achievement. Milestones are not competitive; students work to meet a standard of excellence for a specific project. Examples include: a well-prepared science laboratory report demonstrating proper use of data analysis; an illustrated story with correct grammar and spelling; and a well written five-paragraph essay on a theme from history.

Early introduction of World Language:  Foreign language instruction in French is offered three days per week in kindergarten and increases to daily instruction for all other grades.  Students may switch to Spanish in grade 3 and when entering in higher grades.

Early introduction of Science: In early grades (K-3), science at PCS is designed to make children explore and wonder about the world. In grades 4-8 the approach becomes more rigorous. Students start to ask quantitative questions and develop the ability to determine if they have enough information to answer them. Four major areas are covered: physical sciences, life sciences, earth sciences, and astronomy.

Policies: Princeton Charter School is required to make certain policies and information available to the public through the website.  These policies and information are listed below.  Click on the policy in which you are interested for the full text.

ARP ESSER Use of Funds Plan: Click here

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Grade: Click here

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Policy:  Click here

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Roles and responsibilities: Click here

Lead testing Report

Faculty Evaluation:  Click here 


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