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8th Grade Reflections

This year, Chapin's 8th Graders have begun a new tradition. At the Upper School meeting, each 8th grader delivers a reflection of their time at Chapin, and life in general, that they have prepared throughout the year. Here's a collection of those reflections in an album that will be updated with more reflections as the year progresses.

Chapin School Princeton Celebrates Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year Princeton


Chapin School Princeton celebrated Chinese New Year with a feast prepared by Chapin parents and performances by students in Chapin’s Mandarin class, including dances, poems, “tongue twisters”, songs and demonstrations of their accomplishments in Mandarin class.  The combination of incredible food and amazing performances by Chapin students was a perfect way to usher in the new year.

Meet the Board: Maryanne Quinn

Chapin Board Member

For the past two years, Maryanne Quinn has served on the Chapin Board of Trustees, though she has been part of the Chapin community since 2013 when she moved with her husband, Peter, and their family from Virginia to New Jersey.  Graduating with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia, Maryanne enjoyed a successful career working with consultants, power companies, and state regulatory agencies in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.   At home with their three children in Virginia, Maryanne joined several civic and academic boards, held volunteer positions at the local free clinic, public financial education program and her children’s school and worked part-time for non-profit environmental and educational organizations.  At Chapin, Maryanne was active in the Parents’ Association as a class parent.  She now volunteers at Peddie School and in the Hightstown community.  Their daughter, Charlotte, graduated from Chapin in 2014 and son, Andrew, in 2017.  Eldest son, Lucas, is a junior at the College of William and Mary.  When the Quinn family was researching schools in the Princeton area, they were immediately attracted to Chapin’s dedication to developing “whole citizens” and the balanced emphasis on character growth and academic success.

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Chapin School Princeton's Science Olympiad Charges Ahead!

Science Olympiad at a Private School in Princeotn

 A huge congrats to our inaugural Science Olympiad team who placed 2nd place in Battery Buggy Event and 7th in Potions and Poisons in Chapin’s very first competition! STEAM CHARGED! #scienceolympiad

Chapin Graduates Named All-Prep Runners in High School!

Private School Cross Country runners become stars in private high schools!

Huge Congrats to All-Prep runners and Chapin grads Emily Moini and Jesse Brewer! Jesse was also named "Runner of the Year"! Not too long ago they were running for the Chapin Chargers!

(Photos courtesy of Steve Gingo, their former coach)

Times of Trenton Girls Cross Country: All-Area/CVC, All-Prep Teams, 2017 

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How Hard Would it Be To Rebuild Rome?

Private School Students Rebuild Ancient Rome

Can you believe this is Social Studies class? The 6th grade was tasked with designing and building their own version of the Ancient Rome they are studying. It’s truly amazing to see blue prints turn into tangible and famous relics of history. And they aren’t even finished yet! 


Who Has the Best Private School Community?

Hint: It’s Who We Are!



Private School students in Princeton

People who care, do their best, work together, give to others, share, think and support.  At the Lower School meeting, Mrs. Lindsey highlighted all of the things that make our community great, and those things are the essence of who we are.

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After-School Learning is So Important for Kids!

Private School students compete in science and math competitions.


This year Chapin’s Lower and Upper Schools have embarked on an enrichment program that extends the S.T.E.A.M. and

 design-process based classroom curriculum into a team and competition oriented after-school program. The response to these new opportunities has been truly amazing. Math Olympiad, Science Olympiad, Jr. Science Olympiad, Mock Trial and First Robotics have swept through Chapin and the classrooms are full of students learning and thinking in ways that will truly prepare them for the future.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! from Chapin School Princeton on Vimeo.

What is Perseverance?

Character Corner: Genevieve '22 speaks to the Lower School Morning Meeting about the importance of perseverance.
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Can a second grader learn how to code?

Spoiler alert: Yes

Author and Illustrator Brett Helquist Shows How to Draw a Baudelaire!

A Series of Unfortunate Events Illustrator

How to Account for Water Displacement when Measuring Volume

The Boys' Ensemble Performs for US Meeting!

The Pre-K Explorers Family Share Exhibition

Chapin Pre-K Explorers Love to Sing the Virtues Song!

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Family Groups at Chapin School Princeton

How much does private school cost? 
At Chapin, it is one of our goals to help students build character and community. One way in which we do this is through our family groups. We have 20 family groups and every member of the school community, including administrators, buildings and grounds team, and business office is part of a family group.

Chapin Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Students Have Fun at Terhune Orchards!


 Pre-K and Kindergarten Students Love Private School Field Trips!


Pre-K Explorers and Kindergarten students took advantage of the cool weather for a remarkable autumn experience at Terhune Orchards. Apples and pumpkins for everyone! 

Is Print Dead?

Not at Chapin!

Private School Princeton Newspaper

Who says print is dead? Not at Chapin! The Chapin Gazette is a student created, written, produced, and published newspaper that made its inaugural run this week. While a lot of work was done during the new Discovery period, much of it had to be done on the students' own time. This takes much responsibility and perseverance!

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