Parent visits offer an up-close look at what life at Peck might be like for your child. Typically one hour long, these private visits with a member of our Admissions Team provide time for parents to ask questions and share specific information about their child, to observe classes and tour campus, as well as allow our Admissions Team to get to know your family better.
Visits typically occur during our school morning hours (between 8:15 a.m. 11:00 a.m.) and, we ask that children do not accompany parents for this visit.
To schedule your parent visit, contact Admissions Associate Wanda Fiorini at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-539-8660 x 108.
Join your child for a hands-on design challenge at Peck! Each Little Makers class is inspired by a popular children’s book, and pairs parents with their children to imagine, design, and engineer a real-world solution for a fictional character. Classes are 90 minutes long and are taught by Peck master teachers and specialists. Classes are free, but space is limited and fills quickly—we encourage early registration!
Rosie Revere, Engineer (Saturday, Oct. 12)
Based on the popular children's book Rosie Revere, Engineer, we offer two classes that will be guided by our Technology, Innovation, and Design teachers. Running concurrently, the classes are intended for girls ages 4-6 and ages 7-10.
Details and Registration Saturday, October 12 10 to 11:30 a.m. For ages 4-6 and ages 7-10. Choose class on registration form.
Ages 4-6 Using found materials, design and build a chair for a stuffed animal in our newly-renovated Kindergarten building.
Ages 7-10 Using found materials, design and build a table that is strong enough to sustain the weight of a book in our newly-built Idea & Design Lab.
It's Not A Box (Saturday, Dec. 7)
A box is just a box...until it's not! Join your child for an imaginative challenge to transform a plain cardboard box. Led by Peck's expert faculty, this class introduces the fundamentals of engineering in an inspiring, engaging way. The class is intended for children aged 4-6.
Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17 for a morning of wellness classes (optional), followed by a healthy lunch and guest speakers, benefiting the Special Olympics of New Jersey. This event is sponsored by the Peck Parents Association.
Details and registration at www.peckschool.org/ffp. Event tickets are $100 and include a morning wellness class of your choice (optional), as well as the FFP luncheon and speaker series.
Join us for an opportunity to learn about Peck’s mission, its programs, and the spirit of its community.
Hear from current students, parents, faculty, and administrators as they illustrate the bright starts and broadening horizons found in our elementary school grades (Lower Schoo, K-4) and the vibrant, energetic arenas in our middle school grades (Upper School, 5-8).
We believe that knowledge must be guided by values, and at Peck, children take healthy risks, engage in new experiences, and build ambitiously on solid academic and ethical foundations while developing the confidence, leadership, and problem-solving skills necessary for success.
Tours will be given of the school's scenic and historic 14-acre campus. The open house will last approximately two hours and is free and open to the public. Early registration is recommended.
Children are most welcome to attend with their parents!
Follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest masters of art in our exceptional art studio! Based on a famous artist and his/her significant works, each Mini Masters class pairs parents with their children to give form to imagination using color and brush, while also learning the fundamentals of proper art technique. Our fall class is intended for children aged 4-6, and our winter class is intended for girls aged 4-6 and 7-10.
Classes are free, 75 minutes long, and led by our master Visual Arts Teachers. Space is limited and fills quickly—we encourage early registration!
Matisse: Bold and Beautiful (Saturday, Nov. 16)
At this workshop, you and your child will create a non-representational, one-of-a-kind canvas masterpiece inspired by the work of Henri Matisse, who is known for his use of vivid colors, unique shapes, and patterns. Intended for both boys and girls ages 4-6.
Monet: Share Her First Impressions (Saturday, Jan. 11)
Be inspired by the tranquil beauty of Monet’s Water Lilies and, with your daughter, create a unique canvas masterpiece using a variety of unconventional materials. Two classes will be offered, running concurrently, taught by our two master art teachers in our art studios.
Join us in Peck’s Diebold Center for Sportsmanship & Athletics for an active, fun-filled afternoon! Peck’s athletics educators and coaches will be on-site to assist little athletes in games and activities that develop both fine and gross motor skills, while fostering the ability to work collaboratively as a group. The event will feature some of our early learners’ favorite activities, such as the beanie baby toss, bowling lanes, soccer shoot-out, basketball, bomb balls, and hula hoop huts… just to name a few!
This free event is intended for children not currently enrolled at Peck, as a way to welcome area families to campus.
A parent/guardian is required to stay with each child for the duration of the visit. Families are welcome to arrive at any point during the 90-minute session.
Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.
Common Ground Speaks (CGS) is a collaborative organization of local independent schools' parent associations. In April, The Peck School will host CGS' spring speaker, Amy Morin.
Amy Morin, LSCW, is the author of 13 Things Mentally Parents Don't Do as well as other books and resources that help audiences build "mental muscle." She was named one of the top 100 leadership speakers in 2018 by Inc. Magazine and has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Psychology Today, and Success Magazine.