Fast Facts

American Boychoir School

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7468, Princeton, NJ 08543
Physical Address: 174 Lambertville Hopewell Road, Hopewell, NJ 08525
Telephone: (609) 924-5858
Admissions Email:
Business hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5pm; Sat - Sun, closed
Handicap Accessible: Yes

Basic information

Mission: The mission of the American Boychoir School is to combine the training program for mastery of choral music with a superior academic program in order to create a profoundly integrative educational experience which emphasizes creativity and such traditional values as self-discipline, self-reliance, hard work, teamwork and dedication to long-term goals.
Founded: 1937, as Columbus Boychoir
Moved: 1950, to Albemarle Estate (18 acres), Princeton, NJ
Name Change: 1980, to the American Boychoir School
Moved: 2013 to Princeton Center for the Arts & Education (formerly St. Joseph's Seminary)
Public/Private: Private
Day/Boarding: Both, 7-day and 5-day homestay available

Student Body

Male/Female: Exclusively Male
Grades: 4-8
Accepting into Grades: 4-7
Ages: 8-14
Current student body: 32
Homestay: 18 students
Day: 14 students
States represented: 11
Countries represented: 3


SSAT Offered onsite

High School Placement:
Recent classes have placed into:
Avon Old Farms, Connecticut
Concord Academy, Massachusetts
Forsyth Country Day School, North Carolina
Gill-St. Bernard, New Jersey
The Hill School, Pennsylvania
The Hotchkiss School, Connecticut
The Hun School of Princeton, New Jersey
Lake Ridge Academy, Ohio
The Lawrenceville School, New Jersey
The Peddie School, New Jersey
The Pennington School, New Jersey
Phillips Academy Andover, Massachusetts
Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire
Rutgers Preparatory School, New Jersey
St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Pennsylvania
St. Paul's School, New Hampshire
The Webb School of Knoxville, Tennessee
Wyoming Seminary, Pennsylvania

Finances for 2015-2016:
Tuition and Homestay

Lower School
4th & 5th Grade Tuition:
4th & 5th Grade Homestay:

Upper School
6th - 8th Grade Tuition:
6th - 8th Grade Homestay:

2015-2016 Additional Costs:
Uniforms (approx.):
Parents' Associaton:

Tuition: Included in the cost of tuition are daily lunch and two snacks, academic books and most academic and enrichment field trips.

Homestay: Homestay costs include housing, meals and snacks, many weekend activities and the personal care and attention of host parents to ensure the well-being of your son.


Number of teaching faculty: 6
Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
Average Class Size: 8
Core Subjects: English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Latin
Music Curriculum: Private Voice, Theory/Musicianship, Choirs

Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving
financial aid: 75%

Distance to

New York City: 1h 23min
Philadelphia: 55min
Newark Airport: 57 min
JFK Airport: 1hr 35min

Accreditation and Affiliations:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools