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Admissions Information

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Admissions

Admissions to Princeton Charter School are open to all residents of Princeton Township and Princeton Borough. There are no entrance exams, interviews, or special requirements, and Princeton Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, or national origin. Every year there have been more applicants to the school than spaces available, thus students are selected for admission by random lottery, with the rest of the applicants placed on the waiting list. Although New Jersey residents outside of Princeton may apply to the school, since residents of the Princeton Regional School District are given priority, the school has never offered admission to an out-of-district resident.

Due to the high demand, spots at the Charter School are limited.

Admissions Calendar

Open Houses

Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 6, 2013  from 1:00-3:00 p.m.


There will be a formal presentation at 1:30 pm during each Open House. The staff will be available to answer questions, and you will be able to tour the facility, look over the textbooks, and talk to current parents and students.


Application Deadline: Monday, January  5, 2015 at noon
Admissions Lottery: Tuesday, January 13 , 2015 at 3:00 p.m
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Admission Information

Princeton Charter School accepts applications for September for kindergarten through grade 8. All kindergarteners will be new to the school. There will also be 22 new spaces for grade 3, and 1 or 2 spaces in the other grades (the exact number depends on the number of families who relocate to other areas.)


Princeton Charter School is a public school that began operation in September 1997 with grades 4-6. When it was evaluated by the state in February 2001, the school was commended for "strong academic progress, faithfulness to the terms of the original charter, and the school's thorough examination of its results to guide improvement." Princeton Charter School's dedication to supporting and challenging every student was recognized by the United States Department of Education on September 17, 2004, when they named PCS a No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School. The award recognizes the school as a national model of excellence, meeting the nation's goals of high standards and accountability.


Admissions to Princeton Charter School are open to all residents of Princeton Township and Princeton Borough. There are no entrance exams, interviews, or special requirements, and Princeton Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, or national origin. Every year there have been more applicants to the school than spaces available, thus students are selected for admission by random lottery, with the rest of the applicants placed on the waiting list. Although New Jersey residents outside of Princeton may apply to the school, since residents of the Princeton Regional School District are given priority, the school has never offered admission to an out-of-district resident.


To notify the parents of eligible students about this opportunity to attend Princeton Charter School, the school advertises in local newspapers, encourages media coverage of the school, posts notices on community bulletin boards, and meets with interested community groups.  If you read this notice before the application deadline, please pass along information about this public school opportunity to parents who will have children in grades K through 8 in September.


To find out more about PCS, please  attend one of our Open Houses listed above. Teachers, students, parents, and members of the Board of Trustees will be available during the Open Houses to describe the academic program and answer questions. If you can not make an Open House, please call the school office at 609-924-0575 and request an information packet. If you would like to speak with someone about the school and its programs, please leave your name, telephone number, and a convenient time to call. We will return your call.
 

 Application Forms:

Click here for 2015 -16 admissions application forms in English (available from September 26, 2014)

Click here for 2015-16 admissions application forms in Spanish (available from September 26, 2014)

Click here for information in Spanish




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