“We are a small, tight-knit community with a lot of positive energy, and we are creating new opportunities all the time for our students to explore and enjoy.”
Yang Yang, Ph.D., Director of Student Life

Make yourself at home

PRISMS is not just home to a pioneering program in STEM education–it’s home to a close and caring community of students and educators.

After classes, we play soccer and basketball, Pictionary and Ping-Pong. We make music and shoot movies. We celebrate birthdays (complete with baby pictures sent from home) and many holidays—from Thanksgiving to the Chinese Spring Festival.

On weekends, we head out for a museum or a baseball game, and serve our community by tutoring school kids or volunteering at a local soup kitchen.

Most importantly, over the course of our years here, we build strong friendships that span across cultures.

Campus and Town—PRISMS is located on a beautiful campus just two miles from the center of Princeton, one of the nation’s most lovely and historic university towns. This location puts us within reach of many events and resources locally and in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

Day and Boarding—The 85 percent of our students who take part in residential life as boarding students stay in bright, comfortable residences staffed by full-time faculty dorm parents. While our day students, of course, go home at night, they can take part in all our events and activities, including weekend trips.

Activities and Events—Students join clubs ranging from Scholastic Bowl and the Digital Video Club to Yearbook and Debate—with offerings changing to reflect their interests. Weekend trips take us to a range of destinations—from “Communiversity” (a community fair hosted by Princeton University) to a Phillies game or sculpture garden.

Fitness and Fun—PRISMS offers activities on campus such as basketball, soccer, badminton, running, cycling, and Frisbee plus the chance to take part in rowing, swimming, and weight and cardio training nearby. We don’t have interscholastic sports, but we do provide plenty of options to unwind, stay fit, and have fun.

Care and Support—All students (day and boarding) have access to excellent health services and can take part in our dining program. They also have the guidance and support of faculty advisors, each assigned to a small group of up to five advisees.