2019 Princeton Families

Educational Expo Secondary Schools
April 23, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Host: Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

This event is geared for families with children attending middle school, between 6th and 8th grade, who look to transition to the next stage of their education.

A variety of school representatives will be available for specific information on their admission process, school culture, curriculum, extracurricular activities and more. There will also be time for conversation and a little myth busting about independent and private school options.

Review additional event details and RSVP to participate today.


Event Schedule

5:30 – 6:00 PM | Pre-Registration Check In and Onsite Registration
6:00 – 8:00 PM | Educational Expo Open | See the list of participating schools below
7:40 – 8:00 PM | Presentation for Families -Part 1 (optional): How Independent Schools Maximize Your Child's Growth and Success
8:00 – 8:20 PM | Presentation for Families-Part 2 (optional): Advice and Q&A About Applying, Financial Aid/Scholarships and Affordability


Educational Expo School Participants

 Registrant Organization Name   City    State  School Type Student Population Grade Level
Admiral Farragut Academy St Petersburg FL Boarding-Day Coed PK-12
Avon Old Farms School Avon CT Boarding Boys 9-PG
Bard Academy at Simon's Rock Great Barrington MA Boarding-Day Coed 9-10
Blair Academy Blairstown NJ Boarding-Day Coed 9-12
Canterbury School New Milford CT Boarding-Day Coed 9-PG
Cheshire Academy Cheshire CT Boarding-Day Coed 9-12
Cushing Academy Ashburnham MA Boarding-Day Coed 9-PG
Foxcroft Academy Dover-Foxcroft ME Boarding-Day Coed 9-12
Fusion Academy Princeton Princeton NJ Day Only Coed 6-12
Hargrave Military Academy Chatham VA Boarding  Boys 6-PG
Holy Ghost Preparatory School Bensalem PA Boarding Boys 9-12
Kents Hill School Kents Hill ME Boarding Coed 9-PG
Lyndon Institute Lyndon Center VT Boarding-Day Coed 9-12
Mercersburg Academy Mercersburg PA Boarding-Day Coed 9-PG
Millbrook School Millbrook NY Boarding-Day Coed 9-12
Miss Hall's School Pittsfield MA Boarding-Day Girls  9-12
Pomfret School Pomfret CT Boarding-Day Coed 9-PG
New York Military Academy Cornwall-on-Hudson NY Boarding-Day Coed 9-12
Princeton Day School Princeton NJ Day Only Coed PK-12
Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science Princeton NJ Boarding-Day Coed 8-12
Ridley College St. Catharine's ON Boarding-Day Coed K-12
Rutgers Preparatory School Somerset NJ Day Only Coed PK-12
Solebury School New Hope PA Boarding-Day Coed 7-12
St. Andrew's School Middletown DE Boarding Coed 9-12
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart Princeton NJ Boarding-Day Girls  PK-12
The Hun School of Princeton Princeton NJ Boarding-Day Coed 6-12
The Knox School St James NY Boarding-Day Coed 6-PG
The Laurel School / Newgrange School Princton NJ Day Only Coed K-12
The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville NJ Boarding-Day Coed 9-12
The Pennington School Pennington NJ Boarding-Day Coed 6-12
The Stony Brook School Stony Brook NY Boarding-Day Coed 7-12
The Wilberforce School Princeton Junction NJ Boarding-Day Coed PK-12
West Nottingham Academy Colora MD Boarding-Day Coed 9-12


Presentation for Families (optional)

Part 1: How Independent Schools Maximize Your Child's Growth and Success
Part 2: Advice and Q&A About Applying, Financial Aid/Scholarships and Affordability


Ray Diffley
Director of AISAP's Center for Admission & Enrollment Management Leadership
Madison, CT

Bio: After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1991 and gaining experience in the business world, Ray landed at Choate Rosemary Hall. At Choate he had a distinguished 23-year career, all in admission. His travels across the country and abroad as an admission representative have given him a depth of perspective on education that he cherishes. He also served in multiple roles on campus including coaching, dorm advising and several committees. He spent the last 14 years as Director of Admission and Financial Aid. In Spring 2016 he was honored to win Choate’s Johannes Van Straalen award for distinguished teaching, given by the Choate student council.

In 2004, Ray completed his Master’s degree at Wesleyan University, where he furthered his knowledge in applicant assessment through his study of psychology and assessment tools, including Dr. Robert Sternberg’s “Successful Intelligence.” Along the way, he gained national recognition for his work in assessment and innovative practices, giving presentations around the country as well as internationally. In 2014 he was honored with SSATB’s Bretnall award for significant contributions to the admission field. 

Mr. Diffley has served as Chair of SSATB’s Think Tank on the Future of Assessment and Co-Chair of the development of the Character Skills Assessment while implementing unique assessments in the Choate admission process that sought to go beyond GPA and test scores. Ray’s admission passions led him to a seat on the Board of Trustees of AISAP where he pursued raising the bar on all aspects of the role of an admission professional. In July 2016, Ray formalized his role with AISAP and now serves as Director of AISAP’s Center for Admission and Enrollment Management Leadership.


RSVP in advance and we’ll share additional event details to speed up the check-in process when you arrive.

  • The Expo will be held in the Gymnasium.
  • School tables will be arranged in alphabetical order.
  • There is plenty of parking available. We recommend using the Lower Parking Lot when you arrive on campus.


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