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Meet Dr. David Laws!

Lawrenceville School Faculty Member on Board of Princeton Private School

Chapin School Princeton welcomes Dr. David Laws to the Board of Trustees.  For 18 years, Dr. Laws has been a chemistry teacher, coach, housemaster and, for the past three years, Dean of Academics at the Lawrenceville School.  In the last ten years, David has been a Chapin parent: Matt ’17 and Maddie ’19 both started at Chapin in kindergarten.


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How can a Makerspace or Design Lab be used in a language class?

 Private School STEM education in Princeton
The fifth grade Spanish class used the design lab to create a physical representation of the FDA’s nutrition plate. Of course, once they were in the lab, the students started to build tables, tablecloths... #stemeducation #steameducation

Chapin’ s Pre-Kindergarten Explorers Learn and Have Fun!

"Mr. Fox! Mr. Fox! What time is it??"
We call our pre-k and 4-year old students “Explorers” because that’s what they do all day! They explore Chapin, the mysteries of time, color combinations, and a bunch of other super fun stuff pre-k students love!  
 Pre-K and Pre-School kids learning outside at Princeton Private School
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Outdoor Education Shines at Chapin School Princeton

Private School Princeton Student do outdoor education
Study after study shows us that children need to spend more time outside, and not just for "downtime"
"Learning outdoors supports child development. Children greatly benefit developmentally from being outdoors. Outdoor education and play support emotional, behavioral and intellectual development. Studies have shown that students who learn outdoors develop: a sense of self, independence, confidence, creativity, decision-making and problem-solving skills, empathy towards others, motor skills, self-discipline, and initiative. Teaching and learning outdoors is fun. Often, the outdoors provides a change of pace from the classroom, which students and teachers enjoy. Studies have shown increased student enthusiasm for learning outdoors." (Summaries of Outdoor Education Research)
Chapin's Outdoor Education program, including our experiential learning-centered trips like Camp Mason and our two outdoor classrooms embrace all of many things that can be learned only outside. With the beautiful, warm fall we've been having, our students have loved learning outside!
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Chapin vs. Wilberforce Game Report

As reported by Coach Hall

Private School Girls' Athletics
The Chapin Girls' soccer team was fired up for their home game, against Wilberforce. After a 3-2 loss to Hun last Friday, the girls were determined to put for their best effort. Chapin 8th grader Kathy C.  scored the first goal in the first five minutes of the game. Shortly thereafter, Maya A. chipped one over the goalie's head. Alexandra R., Kirsten G., Sasha M., Kai S, and many others contributed to the effort. 
The team is really starting to gel and play their positions. Hopefully, this will carry over for the rest of the season! 

Chapin 8th Grader Helps Hurricane Irma Victims!

8th Grader Michael Ferrier showed a tremendous amount of kindness and leadership as he and his friends collected "essentials" for those who were effected by Hurricane Irma. He has been featured on both Philadelphia and Tampa local news, and will meet the mayor of Tampa next week!
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The Virtues Song (Dance Remix)

The "Virtues Song" has embodied our character education program. Today, finally, it got funky. Here's the remix...

Sustainability Fun in the Design Lab!

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Chapin School Princeton's First Day!


Welcome back, Chapin! So good to see so many smiling faces.

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How to Thrive on the First Day of School

 First Day of Private School!
How to Thrive on the First Day of Private School

It's here again. That day. It seemed so far away, ten weeks ago. This is where you’ll be, most of the time, for the next ten weeks. Here are some helpful tips on how to survive, and more importantly, make the best of the first day of school.

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Choosing the Best Sport for Your Child

Private School Student Playing the sport of basketball


Determining the Right Sport for Your Child

Choosing a sport your child will enjoy and benefit from can have numerous positive effects on this physical and mental well-being. There are several factors that should be taken into account when determining which sport might be best for your child, including what interests him or her, age and physical abilities, as well as the financial and time commitment required.

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Congratulations to the amazing Chapin School Class of 2017!

Chapin Graduates Are Inspired, Confident, and Ready.

Our soon-to-be graduates are inspiring. They are articulate, confident, courageous, and passionate. Their time at Chapin has prepared them well. 

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Outdoor Education Is a Fascinating New Trend

and a really big part of our new Explorers program.

CBS Philly Mobile Weather Watcher comes to Chapin School Princeton


Private School STEAM competition

For the first time in its history, Chapin School Princeton competed in the OASIS Solar Jam Solar Car competition. The 4th annual competition, run by Andrew Lloyd of Princeton Day School drew 60 participants from Princeton Day School, Stuart Country Day, Chapin School, Hopewell Valley Regional Schools, and Cedar Hill Prep.

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Chapin Student Organizes Hurricane Relief!

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Chapin School Princeton Student wins awards at the First Robotics World Championship!

Chapin School Princeton Student wins awards at the First Robotics World Championship!

Private School Science Winner in Princeton

Anushka Chintamaneni and her team excelled at the First Robotics World championship at St. Louis last week, winning the Judges Award for "STEM INSPIRATION" (one of six Judges Awards presented).

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Chapin School Princeton Students Win S.T.E.A.M. Awards

Chapin School Princeton Students Win S.T.E.A.M. Awards

Chapin Scientists are Inspired, Confident, and Ready.

Private School Science Fair Winners!

Aria Sangha, Kathy Cao, and Lily Tsahalis

Chapin's seventh grade students won four awards at the recent Mercer County Science & Engineering Fair. Their intensive research and dedication to the process of scientific experimentation showed in their intriguing and challenging projects.

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Leading a Good Life, and Chapin's Five Virtues

The New York Times published a very popular, and very wonderful, essay about college applicant's journey, and how being a good person was the most important element of their application. While it was truly poignant, it was also no surprise to the families of Chapin School Princeton, where Character Education and our Five Virtues are intrinsic element of everything we do. Read more about it here:
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Laurie Berkner is Coming to Chapin School Princeton!

Laurie Berkner comes to Princeton Private School
We are very excited to have Laurie Berkner at Chapin for a student performance on April 28th to showcase the release of the book, "We Are the Dinosaurs," which is based on her famous song by the same name. This event is for prekindergarten, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade Chapin students! 
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