The first-ever Princeton High School Peace Fair, with projects spanning diverse fields relating to peace, a healthy and sustainable environment, and to student wellness, drew a large crowd of students during Tiger Time on Thursday, May 25. The Peace Fair included 35 student groups who presented their peace projects in the New Gym and outside near the tennis courts.
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Congratulations to the PHS Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team on their May 13 win against Robbinsville High School. The team will advance to the Mercer County Tournament Semi-Finals.
Congratulations to the Princeton High School Drama Department and the cast and crew of The Play That Goes Wrong for winning four Foxy Awards in a statewide competition.
Congratulations to the PHS Varsity Boys Tennis Team who placed 1st in the Mercer County Tournament which was held on Wednesday, April 26 at Mercer County Park.
Congratulations to Elizabeth van der Schaar, who has been selected to participate in this summer’s Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology hosted by Rutgers University School of Engineering. She was selected from a very elite pool of candidates and will serve as a Governor’s School Scholar.
Congratulations to the Princeton High School students who received awards from the Mercer County Science and Engineering program. PHS students received a total of 12 awards. Many of the students receiving awards participate in the PHS Research Program, where the develop experiments, collect data, and report on their results under the guidance of Jennifer Smolyn, James Smirk, and Mark Eastburn
The applications for Fund 101 scholarships, (provided by a local school need-based scholarship group) are due March 31.
Congratulations to the Princeton High School students who earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs! There were 42 PHS students who students excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn the awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students.
New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment
The versatile Janelle Wilkinson took her PHS dance students to Johnson Park recently to teach elementary students some hip-hop dance moves as part of Black History Month/Black History 365 celebrations.
Congratulations to our 15 PHS National Merit Scholarship finalists.
Congratulations to the PHS Varsity Girls Swim Team who defeated Chatham High School Saturday to clinch the NJSIAA Group B Girls Swimming State Championship!
Congratulations to the PHS students who participated and were recognized in the North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN 2023) in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations to the PHS Boys Hockey Team! PHS defeated Hopewell Valley in the Mercer County Tournament Final on Wednesday. Ethan Garlock was awarded MVP after scoring the game-winning goal in over time.
This week the Theatre Department welcomed Broadway actress Kara Lindsay to PHS to work with our Newies cast!
The Princeton High School swim teams, both boys and girls, are now Mercer County Champions for the second year in a row after a wonderful showing over the weekend.
More than 70 professionals recently participated the first-ever Princeton High School Career Festival which included panels, question-and-answer sessions, and informal career discussions.
PHS student Hanqi Ma has been named a top 300 Scholar in the 82nd Regeneron Science Talent Search, a science and math competition. Each Regeneron Scholar will receive $2,000, and their schools will also receive $2,000 to use toward STEM-related activities. Congratulations to Hanqi Ma and his mentor, PHS Economics teacher Ms.Katelyn Wagner!
Chinese New Year 2023 will fall on Sunday, January 22, kicking off the year of the rabbit. On Tuesday January 24, Mandarin students will perform a dragon and lion dance parade at 12:15 in school. The parade will bring good luck and prosperity to the everybody in PHS and the drums will ward off bad luck
Princeton High School had a great day at the STANJ Governor's Awards Competition.Princeton High School had a great day at the STANJ Governor's Awards Competition. PHS won First Place for Best Actor, Musical Ensemble, and Improvisation Pairs!
Do you have a career or a passion you would like to share with Princeton High School students? Please sign up to be part of the Princeton High School Career Festival that will take place on Monday, January 23. We have some great presenters but we would love to include more parents and community members.
Congratulations to PHS junior Danial Hendi for winning the Adventures in the Americas International comic contest.
The Princeton High School Science Olympiad team participated in the 2022 Battle at Valley Forge Science Olympiad Invitational on December 17 and won medals in Astronomy, Cell Biology, and the Chemistry Lab Competition. Congratulations to all of our winners! PHS placed 17th out of 41 teams.
Are you a Princeton High School student or parent looking for counseling resources? Here is an updated guide that explains what school counselors, the Student Assistance Counselor, the Child Study Team, the Dean of Students, the Coordinator of Student and Family Services, Effective School Solutions (ESS), and the Princeton Family Institute (PFI) can do to help.
Princeton High School is hosting an Instant Decision Day Fair for seniors. "We are very excited to provide this opportunity for Princeton High School students," said Mrs. Nipurna Shah, College & Career Counselor at PHS.
Are you a high school student interested in coding? You are invited to take part in Hack PHS on Nov 5-6! HackPHS will be held in the cafeteria of Princeton High School, located at 151 Moore St, Princeton, NJ. Limited parking will be available around the school. All times are tentative, but you should plan on arriving around 9:30 AM on Saturday, November 5 and leaving sometime after 2:30 PM on Sunday, November 6.
PHS has a new month-long education program run by Ms. Simborski, the PHS Student Assistance Counselor. Participate in a month-long education program for a chance to win an amazon gift card and wellness basket.
Please join us in congratulating the PHS Girls' Tennis Team. The team won the Group 3 Central Sectional Championship over the #1 seed, Red Bank Regional, 3-2.
Sumuk Anand has been named one of the Governor's STEM Scholars, a program which provides high-achieving New Jersey STEM students with an introduction to the state's vast STEM economy in order to retain that talent in the state.
Sumuk Anand, a senior at Princeton High School, has three publications on National Center for Biotechnology Information’s GenBank sequence database for the analysis of three novel Landoltia Punctata sequences.
Please join us in welcoming our new PPS therapy dog who will be working at all four elementary schools on a rotating basis once he is fully trained.
The Story: “From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the smash hit farce. Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous.
PHS Spectacle Theatre presents a Spectacle Theatre Showcase: A Cabaret Night Filled With Songs, Monologues, and Scenes
Friday, October 14, 2022
PHS Black Box Theatre
General Admission $5. Tickets will be sold during break at PHS and at the door. Doors will open 15 minutes before curtain time.
When it comes to life after graduating from Princeton High School, there are a variety of paths to finding an interesting and rewarding career. Mercer County Technical Schools provides some interesting choices. Mick Orfe from Mercer County Technical Schools recently discussed some of the options with Personal Finance classes at PHS. Interested students usually spend part of their day at one of the two MCTS campuses where they can gain industry certifications, experience, and in some instances college credits.
We are excited to have Back to School Night in person this year! We are following the Anchor Day schedule tonight, which means looking at what your student would have for a G1.
Period 1: 7:00-7:10pm
Period 2: 7:15-7:25pm
Period 3: 7:30-7:40pm
Period 4: 7:45-7:55pm
Period 5: 8:00-8:10pm
Period 6: 8:15-8:25pm
Period 7: 8:30-8:40pm
Period 8: 8:45-8:55pm
The Ideas Center is the hub of the tutoring programs for PHS. In the center students can request academic assistance and receive help in a variety of ways including peer tutoring, study groups, Princeton University tutors and PHS teacher assistance. It is a quiet study room during the school day as well as a gathering place for service projects and a boisterous place at break for students to receive help, connect with peers and eat lunch.
Here is the Princeton High School Start Strong Schedule for September 21, 22 and 23.
View principal Chimel's PowerPoint for new families.
Based on the successful system last year, we will continue to use a easy online form to monitor student illness at Princeton High School. This year, we have options for both COVID-19 and non-COVID illnesses.
Last week, Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Scholars from Princeton High School met with Superintendent Carol Kelley in the new wing of the high school where a portion of the new space is dedicated to the Resource Office for Access, Renewal, and Equity also known as the ROARE Center.
"It's a place for homework help, college prep support, and a place where students feel a sense of belonging,” says PHS's Bethany Andrade Siddiqu, Coordinator of Student and Family Services. “I am so pleased that Dr. Kelley had the opportunity to come here and to speak with our MSAN Scholars." In addition to MSAN, Bethany is also the advisor for PULSE (Pride University Leadership Sisterhood Esteem), another PHS group with an emphasis on making all students feel welcome at the high school.
Katherine Monroe, PHS '23, has been selected as a student delegate at the World Food Prize’s 2022 Global Youth Institute. Katherine was one of only two students selected from New Jersey for this prestigious conference.
Katherine will present her research to a roundtable of agriculture experts, scientists, and 300 students from around the world. She was selected after submitting a final draft of her Global Challenge paper in July.
We are looking forward to seeing new and returning students on September 6, the first day of school. . Princeton High School is a wonderful, welcoming place. We have a wide variety of academic events, club fairs, social celebrations, music, and theatre planned for this school year. It is going to be a great year!
2022-2023 Letter Day Calendar for Princeton High School
All 9th grade PHS students are invited to an orientation on Thursday, August 25 from 9:15 to 2 PM.
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