Academics

Academics at Peck

The Peck School Mission Statement

We believe that, in life, knowledge must be guided by values. Through a commitment to character formation and a rigorous and inspirational academic program, The Peck School strives to build in each student the capacity for disciplined learning and consideration of others.

With dedicated faculty and families, we prepare our students to succeed in secondary school and to lead healthy, productive, and principled lives.

Inquiry | Energized

Throughout the world of education, information delivery is being eclipsed by information discovery; a principle which lies at the heart of The Peck School’s emphasis on student-centered learning. This framework provides ample room for students to engage in collaborative experiences that promote active, responsible participation in one's own learning. Student-centered learning is most successful when teachers think inventively, model a growth mindset, and believe in their students’ innate capacity to lead.

Numerous projects and teaching approaches drawing upon the tenets of student-centered learning have energized inquiry at Peck—from using the Harkness approach in eighth-grade humanities classes, to the fifth-grade's yearlong civilizations project, to Mini-Mester and Lower School STEAM Week. The warm, nurturing environment of The Peck School’s Kindergarten flows into the balanced Lower School (K-4) curriculum, which in turn prepares students for success in the interdisciplinary Upper School (5-8) curriculum. At every stage, a Peck education incorporates and responds to your child’s individual learning style, abilities, and interests.

 

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.