About Peck

Head's Welcome

Welcome to this remarkable school.

Peck is a school of Timeless Traditions and Timely Transformation. When you visit us, you will observe a timelessness about our school, from the common courtesies exchanged throughout campus, to the student uniforms, to the emphasis on time-tested values and character development, to our commitment to ensure our many traditions -- including family-style dining, time-honored field days, grade-level culminating events, cross-grade community building events -- not only continue, but also thrive and thoughtfully evolve.  We are also a school that honors childhood. In a time when it seems children grow up too soon, we are committed to letting them stay younger, for a little bit longer, in our tight-knit K-8 community where each child is known, valued, and supported.

We also take pride in the transformational component of the Peck experience. Time and time again I’ve observed remarkable, individual growth as children become leaders, scholars, mentors, and so much more.  Our curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning continue to evolve and transform as we implement our 2015 Strategic Plan. And we’re also in the midst of an exciting time as our campus recently completed a metamorphosis to fit the deep and dexterous teaching and learning demanded by today’s world. 

But the best way to truly learn about Peck is to visit us in person for a personalized tour of our beautiful, historic campus. When you have the opportunity to walk amongst our students, explore our learning spaces, and see our teachers and students engaged in inquiry, self-expression, problem-solving, and design-thinking—I know you’ll come away believing in the timeless and transformative power of a Peck education.  Here, you will find joyful students, engaged and committed teachers, and a community ready to welcome you with open arms.

Please explore our news stories, media galleries, blog posts, and detailed program information on our website for a glimpse into what makes our school such a special and vibrant community. I encourage you to contact our Admission Office to learn more about our application process and to schedule a private campus visit.

Again, welcome to our website, and I look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future. Go Pride!
 

Sincerely,

A Video Message from Andy Delinsky

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  • About Andy Delinsky

    In 2014, The Peck School Board of Trustees unanimously selected Andy Delinsky as the 11th Head of the Peck School after an extensive nationwide search. He brought seventeen years of independent school experience as a teacher and administrator to Peck, having served previously as Assistant Head of School and Upper School Principal at The Bullis School in Potomac, MD.
     
    While at Bullis, Delinsky helped implement a new STEM program, “Beyond the Books,” an initiative to promote student character education and personal development; and an entrepreneurship program that brings real-world small business development to students. His passion for excellence in teaching and experience in implementing 21st century curriculums is evident throughout his long history as an educator and scholar.
     
    Andy earned his Master of Arts in English at the prestigious Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College in 2003, following his Bachelor of Arts in English from Franklin & Marshall College in 1997. In 2013, he completed a Master of Science in Leadership at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he was valedictorian of his class. Andy currently is a board member at The Rivers School in Weston, MA.
     
    During the last five years at Peck, Andy oversaw the creation of a new 5-year strategic plan and resulting campus master plan; a $13 million capital campaign resulting in the construction of The Peck Commons building and numerous campus renovations; the creation of Kindergarten, Lower School, and Upper School Idea & Design Labs; and a transformation of the school’s curriculum while maintaining connections to Peck’s traditions and history.

 

THE PECK SCHOOL

247 South Street  |  Morristown, NJ
973-539-8660  
Northern New Jersey's timeless and transformative co-ed independent elementary and middle school education for grades K-8.