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 Education
                    
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   Take Your Pick of World-Class Schools
EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE IS A POINT OF PRIDE IN THE PRINCETON MERCER REGION, and it starts with our top-rated public schools.
According to Niche.com, Princeton Public Schools is the top-rated school district in New Jersey, with A+ ratings in academics, college prep and health and safety. The student-teacher ratio is
11 to 1, and 77 percent of students are at least proficient in reading.
Other highly rated school districts include Hopewell Valley Regional and West Windsor-Plainsboro. Altogether, Mercer County is home to more than 100 public schools, a special education district and a vocational-technical district.
At the same time, those looking for
a range of school choices beyond the public offerings should feel right at home in Mercer County, which boasts 70 private schools with proud histories that reach back 200 years in some cases.
In the Princeton Mercer region, education is also an important part of the community fabric. For example,
one of the Princeton area’s largest employers is the headquarters of Educational Testing Service (ETS). ETS is the world’s largest private, nonprofit educational testing and assessment
organization. It is perhaps best known for the GRE Test, which is the global standard for measuring aptitude among graduate-school applicants. In addition, ETS designs and administers the TOEFL, a test of English-language proficiency. Altogether, ETS has more than 2,500 employees worldwide and administers its tests in approximately 180 countries.
Private Schools
Chapin School is an independent day school for students in grades K-12. Among the school’s teachers, 89 percent hold advanced degrees and the student-teacher ratio is 7:1.
Named for its founder, John Gale Hun, The Hun School is a middle and high school with more than 600 boarding and day students from around the world.
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart provides an all-girls, STEM-focused environment and boasts
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