Perkins Eastman | Princeton Day School

Princeton Day School

Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton Day School is an independent school nestled in a heavily-wooded 103-acre campus on the outskirts of Princeton with 900 students ranging from grades Pre-K to 12. The school sought a master plan that would encourage their core mission of teaching integrity, respect, and compassion. Perkins Eastman translated these goals into a facilities expansion project that added 52,000 sf and renovated 33,000 sf with an emphasis on a rigorous and competitive academic curriculum balanced by athletics, visual and performing arts, and music.

The master plan honors the historic nature of Princeton Day by adding the new upper school arts facility, visual/performing arts space, and the expanded libraries to the rear of the existing building. The new art studios dedicated to ceramics and sculpture, architecture, painting, woodworking, and photography strengthen the arts program in conjunction with the expanded music rooms and a state-of-the-art recording studio. The libraries include seminar rooms and “smart” rooms equipped with digital and multimedia capabilities. All newly designed interior spaces, which are defined by clean, modern lines, anchor to a circulatory spine and integrate the best and latest technology and tools.