Admissions

Visit Peck

Visit Us at Peck!

The best way for your family to get to know our Peck program and community is to:
 
  • Meet with a member of our Admissions Team for a Parent Meeting and campus tour. This year, we are offering the option to meet in-person or virtually. An in-person meeting would include both the meeting and campus tour, lasting about an 1 hour. A virtual meeting lasts approximately 30 minutes, with the option to schedule a full campus tour at a later date.  

  • Join us at our upcoming Open House! Perfect for all prospective grade levels.  
  • Have fun with your child during one of Peck’s parent-student on-campus activities led by our specialized and grade specific faculty. Opportunities exist for children ages 4-6, such as our Little Makers Design Challenges and Mini-Masters Art Classes!

  • Take a look at our videos and 360° tours below. 
Descriptions of offerings are listed below, and we look forward to getting to know you! If you have any questions, please reach out to Admissions Assistant Wanda Fiorini at wfiorini@peckschool.org or 973-539-8660 x 108.

*Please note that while our virtual Parent Meetings are typically 30 minutes long, we book in 45-minute increments to ensure adequate time between appointments!

Events

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  • Oct. 2, 2021: Design Challenge (Made by Maxine)

    Saturday, October 2
    10 - 11:15 a.m.
    FREE

    Join your daughter for an engaging, hands-on Little Makers Design Challenge. Each activity, led by Peck’s expert faculty, is inspired by a popular children’s book and pairs parents with their children in the fun task of imagining, designing, and building a “real-world” solution for a fictional character.

    In Ruth Spiro’s Made by Maxine, Maxine loves to tinker and invent! She perseveres to create solutions to problems out of recycled odds and ends. Maxine becomes especially determined when designing an apparatus that will allow her pet goldfish to be able to march in the school's pet parade. Come design a fun, functional, fabulous solution for other pets to join in on the parade!

    This event is intended for girls ages 4-6 with a parent/guardian "co-creator” and is perfect for families interested in exploring the possibility of a Peck education for their child. Early registration is recommended due to physical distancing capacity limits. 

    This challenge, led by our Kindergarten faculty and our Technology, Innovation, & Design Integrator, will be held in our Kindergarten building. Physical distancing of three feet will be maintained at all times and masks will be required. 

  • Oct. 17, 2021: Open House

    Sunday, October 17
    1 p.m.

    Join us for an opportunity to learn about Peck’s mission, its programs, and the spirit of its community. Students, parents, faculty, and administrators will illustrate how the elementary school (Kindergarten to Grade 4) is a place of bright starts and broadening horizons, and the middle school (Grades 5-8) is a vibrant, energetic arena in which children take healthy risks, engage in new experiences, and develop confidence, leadership, and problem-solving skills. 

    Personalized tours of our beautiful Morristown campus will be offered. Each family will be paired one-on-one with a faculty member or current parent to escort them.

    The event will last approximately two hours with a tour, is free and open to the public, and is perfect for families interested in exploring the possibility of a Peck education for their child. Early registration is recommended. Children are welcome to attend with their parents!

    Due to Covid-19, physical distancing of 3 feet will be observed, masks will be required, and attendees will be required to complete a wellness screening. 

  • Nov. 13, 2021: Mini-Masters Art Class (Matisse: Bold & Beautiful)

    Saturday, November 13
    10 - 11:15 a.m.
    FREE

    Henry Matisse is known for many things, but of greatest interest to early learners is his propensity for the use of vivid colors, unique shapes, and patterns. At this workshop, you and your child will create a non-representational, one-of-a-kind canvas masterpiece inspired by the work of Matisse, while also learning a bit about his style in modern art. This is a parent-child collaborative project you are not soon to forget! 

    This event is intended for children ages 4-6 with a parent/guardian "co-artist” and is perfect for families interested in exploring the possibility of a Peck education for their child. Early registration is recommended due to physical distancing capacity limits. 

    This class is led by our expert visual arts teacher for our elementary school curriculum (Grades K-4), Karen Dispenziere. Physical distancing of three feet will be maintained at all times and masks will be required. 

  • Dec. 4, 2021: Design Challenge (A House for Hermit Crab)

    Saturday, December 4
    10 - 11:15 a.m.
    FREE

    Join your child for an engaging, hands-on Little Makers Design Challenge. Each activity, led by Peck’s expert faculty, is inspired by a popular children’s book and pairs parents with their children in the fun task of imagining, designing, and building a “real-world” solution for a fictional character.

    Participants will enjoy Eric Carle's charming tale about a hermit crab who outgrows his shell/house and looks to decorate his new shell with enhancements he obtains from friends along his travels. Come build your own house for a hermit crab that meets all their needs!

    This event is intended for children ages 4 – 6 with a parent/guardian "co-creator”.

    This challenge, led by our Kindergarten faculty and our Technology, Innovation, & Design Integrator, will be held in our Kindergarten building. Physical distancing or three feet will be maintained at all times and masks will be required. 

  • Jan. 9, 2022: Mini-Masters Art Class (Monet: Share Her First Impressions)

    Saturday, January 8
    10 - 11:15 a.m.
    FREE

    We invite parents and their daughters to join us for an art class where you will be inspired by the tranquil beauty of Monet’s "Water Lilies." Led by one of our master visual arts teachers, you and your daughter will create a unique canvas masterpiece using a variety of materials. This is a project that you will proudly display in your family’s home for years to come!

    This event is intended for children ages 4-6 with a parent/guardian "co-artist” and is perfect for families interested in exploring the possibility of a Peck education for their child. Early registration is recommended due to physical distancing capacity limits. 

    This class is led by our expert visual arts teacher for our elementary school curriculum (Grades K-4), Karen Dispenziere. Physical distancing of three feet will be maintained at all times and masks will be required.

Schedule an in-person or virtual Parent Meeting

To schedule a virtual parent meeting only, please select the 30-minute duration and then your desired start time. To schedule an in-person parent meeting including a campus tour, please select the 1-hour and 15 minute duration and then your desired start time. (NOTE: If you choose a virtual parent meeting only, you will be invited to schedule a campus tour at a later date.)

See our Students in Action

Aerial Tour of Campus

Tour the Kindergarten in 360°


Our sunny Kindergarten building features two spacious homerooms; a community space with a stage, kitchen, ample storage, and an indoor garden; and our innovative Kindergarten Idea & Design (K.I.D.) lab for makerspace/hands-on discovery. Plus, right outside the building is an outdoor learning area, Peck's sports court, and the Kindergarten playground!

Tour The Peck Commons in 360°


The Peck Commons (our new building and community hub) houses our light-filled dining room, state-of-the-art kitchen, and a spacious multipurpose/theater space. Go one level down and you'll find a theater green room, Peck's InDeCoRe lab, two large music rooms, breakout practice rooms, our school store and gently-used uniform "swap shop," and an outdoor amphitheater.

Tour The Higgins Library in 360°


Our library is a flexible learning commons for grades K-8. In addition to abundant book stacks, the library houses breakout rooms, a Harkness discussion room, a green room for multimedia projects, and flexible furniture for study or quiet reading time. Additionally, the library's dedicated story room is an inviting place for storytime with our librarian and exhibition space for student projects.

InDeCoRe at The Peck School

The InDeCoRe culture at Peck is one of the most significant, yet intangible, aspects of our school. This culture is the way we live out the part of our mission that calls on us to prioritize consideration of others.

This 
video unveils the new set of values that encompass InDeCoRe: care, gratitude, resilience, courage, respect, and one rotating value to be decided upon by the rising eighth-grade class each year. We hope this video helps bring to life the essence of the InDeCoRe culture of The Peck School.