Fast Facts

Key Contact Information

Chapin School Princeton
4101 Princeton Pike
Princeton, NJ 08540

Main Phone Number: 609-924-2449

Frequently Called Extensions: 

  • Head of School: ext. 1726
  • Admission Office: ext. 1702
  • Development Office: ext. 
  • Business Office: ext. 1728
  • Technology Office; ext. 1704
  • Strategic Initiatives Office: ext. 1708
  • Upper School Office: ext.
  • Middle School Office: ext. 
  • Athletics: ext. 1706


  • Chapin was founded in 1931 and currently sits on 14.5 acres
  • There is close to 90,000 square feet of learning spaces 
  • In 2015, the school completed the construction of of new and renovated spaces which included a 13,000 square feet Lower School addition with classrooms, library, technology center, and a large common area; and a 14,000 square feet Upper School addition with six new classrooms, technology center, and learning commons


  • 60% percent of Chapin's 36 teachers hold advanced degrees 
  • The faculty has an average of 10 years of teaching experience

financial aid

  • Chapin distributed more than 1.4 million in financial aid in 2020-21


  • Chapin's parents, faculty, staff and community members gave $# to the Annual Fund in 2020-21
  • Current parent participation in the Annual Fund is # percent
  • Faculty/staff participation in the Annual Fund is # percent
  • Chapin administers # endowed scholarship funds

accreditation and membership

  • New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools

secondary schools and universities

  • Chapin students are prepared to be successful at the most prestigious secondary schools in the area
  • Recent graduates are attending The Lawrenceville School, Peddie School, George School, Deerfield Academy, and more

early education program

  • The education of young children between the ages of 3 and 5 begins with providing a secure environment, including teachers, with a keen understanding of child development and a belief that every child is unique
  • Our classrooms are purposefully arranged to provide children with routine experiences in small group and larger group activities and help with growing independence

grades 1-4 academics

  • Our Grades 1-4 curriculum offers core academic classes and classes in visual arts, music, physical education, world languages, library, and technology  
  • Throughout this curriculum, a common purpose among all the classrooms is evident: creating a lifelong love of learning in our students.
  • We also interweave our Character Development Program into all facets of our students' days

grades 5-8 academics

  • We work hard to ensure that our students in grades 5-8 will be over prepared for secondary school by the time they graduate from Chapin
  • We offer courses in English, math, science, social studies, and world language 
  • Our co-curriculars include art, choral and instrumental music, drama, leadership, community service, study skills, life studies, physical education, and technology


  • More than # student clubs and activities are available to students .
  • There are # major drama productions (including...).
  • There are # choral and instrumental music groups with multiple performance opportunities across a wide range of musical styles.
  • # interscholastic sports (composed of # teams) are available.


  • Serving students age 3 - grade 8
  • Students of color (as defined by the National Association of Independent Schools) represent 52% percent of the student population