Admissions

Visit Peck

Experience Peck

The best way for your family to get to know our Peck program and community is to:
  • take a look at our videos and 360° tours below,

  • meet with our Admissions Team through a *30-minute, virtual or in-person Parent Meeting (during which you’ll have the option to schedule an in-person tour), 

  • and have fun with your child during one of Peck’s virtual parent-student activities, such as our Little Makers Design Challenges or Mini-Masters Art Classes!

Take a look at our offerings 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 Parent Meetings are typically 30 minutes long, we book in 45-minute increments to ensure adequate time between appointments!

Upcoming Events

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  • Connect With Peck: An Online Series (Nov. 5 - Dec. 17)

    Thursday, November 5 through Thursday, December 17
    All webinars are on Thursdays, beginning at 7 p.m. (run time approx. 30 min.) 

    We invite you to virtually meet Peck’s faculty to learn about programmatic highlights and signature student experiences across the K-8 program. This six-week online series is designed to be à la carte, so we hope you’ll join us for one—or all!—of the sessions.

    Sessions:
    • Nov. 5: How the Essence of Peck Remains True in a New Educational Landscape
    • Nov. 12: The Lower School Experience
    • Nov. 19: The Upper School Experience
    • Dec. 3: Building Values Through Athletics
    • Dec. 10: The Arts at Peck
    • Dec. 17: The Family/School Relationship 

  • Nov. 18: Guest Speaker Amy Morin, LSCW (How to Raise Mentally Strong Kids in Today‚Äôs World)

    Wednesday, November 18
    Time TBD
    FREE

    The Peck School is proud to host Common Ground Speaks’ fall speaker, Amy Morin, LCSW, mental strength trainer and international bestselling author, speak about “How to Raise Mentally Strong Kids in Today’s World.”

    Additional event details and registration will be available in the coming weeks!

    The Peck School is proud to be a member of Common Ground Speaks (CGS), a consortium of parent associations of independent schools in the central/northern New Jersey area. CGS works in a collaborative effort to bring education, information, and inspiration to parents in the independent school community.
  • Nov. 21: Mini-Masters Virtual Art Class (Matisse: Bold and Beautiful)

    Saturday, November 21
    10 - 11 a.m.
    FREE

    We invite parents and their children to join us together for a virtual art class where they will be inspired by Matisse's use of vivid colors, unique shapes, and captivating patterns.

    Led by our master visual arts teacher, you and your child will create a unique canvas masterpiece using a variety of materials that will be mailed to your home prior to the event. This is a project that you will proudly display in your family’s home for years to come.

    Intended for ages 4-6 with a parent or guardian “co-creator.”

    This free class is perfect for families interested in getting to know Peck and exploring the possibility of a Peck education for their child.

    Space is limited—please register early!

    This class will be held online via Zoom. You will receive the link by email 24 hours in advance.

  • Dec. 5: Little Makers Virtual Design Challenge (If I Built A School)

    Saturday, December 5
    10 - 11 a.m.
    FREE

    What does your dream school look like? Now is your chance to make it a reality! After reading If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusan, your young architect will design and build the school they have always imagined, using materials that will be mailed to you in advance.

    Led by one of Peck's master technology teachers, you and your child will collaborate on an engaging project that introduces the fundamentals of engineering.

    Intended for ages 4-6 with a parent/guardian “co-builder.”

    This free class is perfect for families interested in getting to know Peck and exploring the possibility of a Peck education for their child.

    Space is limited—please register early!
    This class will be held online via Zoom. You will receive the link by email 24 hours in advance.

     
  • Jan. 9, 2021: Mini-Masters Virtual Art Class (Monet: Share Her First Impressions)

    Saturday, January 9
    10 - 11 a.m.
    FREE

    We invite parents and their daughters to join us together for a virtual art class where they will be inspired by the tranquil beauty of Monet’s "Water Lillies."

    Led by one of our master visual arts teachers, you and your daughter will create a unique canvas masterpiece using a variety of materials that will be mailed to your home prior to the event. This is a project that you will proudly display in your family’s home for years to come.

    Intended for girls ages 4-6 with a parent or guardian “co-creator."

    This class will be held online via Zoom. You will receive the link by email 24 hours in advance.

Schedule an in-person or virtual Parent Meeting


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.