Welcome to The Peck School’s website, a treasure trove of information about our wonderful school.
As both Peck’s Head of School and a Peck parent of three, I, along with most Peck parents, frequently find myself wishing time to slow down so that our children don’t grow up too quickly. We all cherish the innocence and unbridled curiosity that dominate the elementary and middle school years. While we know that we can’t freeze time, we also know that choosing a K-8 school like Peck can help keep the magic of those younger years alive, even just for a little while longer.
One of the most important aspects of why a kindergarten through eighth grade school environment is so developmentally appropriate for kids is that they belong here, and they are the focus of our full attention. We don’t have high schoolers with high school problems that can overshadow the little joys of a K-8: from learning cursive and passing the comma test to making the first shot in basketball or finally being old enough to serve the table during family dining.
Our students can bravely perform in the talent show, try out for the school musical, learn a new sport, and take on that leadership role, all under the watchful gaze of supportive faculty who will nurture these budding abilities. These moments are what make elementary and middle school memorable.
Layered into this is a community where each child is known, valued, and belongs. At Peck, our students bring their whole selves to school each day and thrive in a community that values diverse qualities, points of view, and talents. Our students are Lego-building lacrosse players and Rubik’s-cube-mastering hip-hop dancers; they are gifted artists who also win state history competitions, and they are talented athletes who also happen to be gifted mathematicians.
In Peck’s K-8 community, we thrive from the unique contributions of students. Our nurturing yet challenging environment helps students discover their passions, push the limits of their abilities, and find peers who share the same passion and drive for creativity and learning.
I invite you to learn more about how your child can grow into their potential while remaining a child a little bit longer at The Peck School. Our admissions office is here to help you explore the possibility of a Peck education.
We look forward to meeting you soon!