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.
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 available to the public through the website. These policies are listed below. Click on the policy in which you are interested for the full text.
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Policy: Click here
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Roles and responsibilities: Click here
Faculty Evaluation: Click here