Fast Facts

American Boychoir School

Address: 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: (609) 924-5858
Admissions Email:

Basic information

Business hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5pm; Sat - Sun, closed
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Founded: 1937, as The Columbus Boychoir in Columbus, OH
Moved: 1950, to Albemarle Estate (18 acres), Princeton, NJ; later became The American Boychoir School
Moved: 2013, to Princeton Center for Arts and Education,
75 Mapleton Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540 (47 acres)
Public/Private: Private
Day/Boarding: Both, 7-day and 5-day boarding available

Student Body

Exclusively Boys
Grades: 4-8
Accepting into Grades: 4-7
Ages: 8-14
Current student body: 50
Boarding: 30 students (60%)
Day: 20 students (40%)
States represented: 18
Countries represented: 3
Siblings/Legacies: 16
Students of color: 16
International students: 3


Core courses: English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Spanish, PE: daily
Music theory/musicianship study/repertoire rehearsal: approximately 4 hours daily
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 2012-2013:
Tuition and Boarding

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

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


*Please note that beginning in 2012, financial aid will be applied to tuition costs only and will not be applicable to boarding costs.

Tuition includes:
Supplemental Accident Insurance
Daily lunch; morning and afternoon snacks
Academic books
Many academic and enrichment field trips

Boarding charges include:
Full room and board, with house parent care and attention, 7 days per week
5-day boarding is available; please inquire for pricing


Number of faculty: 12
Number of resident faculty/staff: 10
Number of faculty/staff alumni: 8
Number of house parents: 7
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1

Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving
financial aid: 60%
Average percentage of tuition
awarded as grant aid: 25%

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