Schools serving the Princeton-area will host open houses starting this month and run throughout the fall.
Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street. Sunday, September 9, noon to 4 p.m. Tour the Michael Graves-designed community arts center, art workshops for children, art demonstrations for adults, interactive circus acts, a flamenco performance, Bollywood performance, and information about upcoming programs, events, membership, and volunteer opportunities. Refreshments. Free. 609-924-8777. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.
Brain Balance, 21 Route 31 North, Suite A2, Pennington. Information about a non-medical approach to working with children with autism, Asperger’s, dyslexia, Tourettes, ADD, or ADHD. Call for schedule. 609-737-1310. www.brainbalancecenters.com.
The Bridge Academy, 1958B Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. Tuesdays, October 16 and November 13, 9:30 a.m. For parents and professionals to obtain information on the program, curriculum, and admission policies for the private school for ages 8 to 18 with language-based learning differences including dyslexia. It is accredited by the Orton-Gillingham Academy. Register. 609-844-0770. www.banj.org.
Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, Princeton. Wednesday, October 24, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; and Saturday, November 10, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Pre-K to grade 8. 609-986-1702. www.chapinschool.org.
The Dance Corner, 335 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor. Thursdays, August 16 and September 6, 5 to 8 p.m. Try sample classes. Free. 609-799-9677. www.thedancecorner.org.
Destiny Arts Theater, 4 Tennis Court, Hamilton. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, August 21 to September 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Classes in acting, voice, music, dance, musical theater, and visual arts for ages three to adult. Wellness program for adults and teens features Zumba, yoga, meditation, and Reiki. 609-586-2787. www.destinyartstheater.com.
Dream Makers Dance Studios, 1880 Princeton Avenue, Lawrenceville. Sunday, August 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Zumba, tours, concert, workshops, showcase, and refreshments. Free. 609-516-0747. www.dreammakersdance.com.
Grey Nun Academy, 1750 Quarry Road, Yardley, PA. Friday, October 12, noon to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays, October 24 and November 7, 9 to 11 a.m. For prospective students and their parents to visit the only private, Catholic, co-educational elementary school in Bucks County. 215-968-4151. www.gnaedu.org.
Harmony Schools, 2002 Washington Boulevard, Robbinsville. Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. to noon. Ages six weeks to eight years, nursery and full day schedules, pre-K, before and after school programs, summer camp through age nine, and a six-week parent and child class. 609-799-4411. www.harmonyschools.com.
Hun School, 176 Edgerstoune Road, Princeton. Tuesday, August 28, 8 a.m. Coffee and conversation with Ken Weinstein, the new head of the middle school; and headmaster Jonathan Brougham. Register by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 609-921-7600. www.hunschool.org.
I.L. Peretz Community Jewish School, Rutgers Preparatory School, 1345 Easton Avenue, Somerset. Sunday, September 9, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For children in grades K to seven to study Jewish traditions, Hebrew, literature, history, and Israeli folk dance. 732-545-9691. www.ilperetz.org.
Kids’ MusicRound, Princeton Community Church, 2300 Pennington Road, Pennington. Friday, September 7, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, September 12, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Thursday, September 13, 9:30 a.m.; and Saturday, September 15, 9:30 a.m. Sample class to sing, dance, and play for infants to age four. Register. Free. 609-333-0100. www.kidsmusicround.com.
The Lewis School, 53 Bayard Lane, Princeton. Saturdays, September 22, October 27, and December 1, at 10 a.m. Information about alternative education program for learning different students with language-based learning difficulties related to dyslexia, attention deficit, and auditory processing. Pre-K to college preparatory levels. 609-924-8120. www.lewisschool.org.
Newgrange School, 407 Nassau Street, Princeton. Thursday, August 16, 9 a.m. The new school targets the population of early learners who show clear signs of dyslexia and will employ research-based teaching methodologies, including Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Language, and other multi-sensory techniques. 609-688-1280. www.thenewgrange.org.
Notre Dame High School, 601 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville. Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m. Register. 609-882-7900. www.ndnj.org.
Peddie School, 201 South Main Street, Hightstown. Sundays, September 30 and October 28, 1 p.m. Admission panel presentation and campus tours. Grades 9 to 12, co-ed, boarding and day, post-graduate. Register. 609-944-7501. www.peddie.org.
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1128 Great Road, Princeton. Sunday, November 11, 1 p.m. Program and tours. Junior kindergarten to 8 school for boys. Register. 609-924-8143. www.princetonacademy.org.
Princeton Friends School, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton. Saturday, November 3, 1 to 3 p.m. Program and tours. 609-683-1194. www.princetonfriendsschool.org.
Princeton Junior School, 90 Fackler Road, Lawrenceville. Sunday, October 14, 2 p.m.. Admissions information for age two through grade five. 609-924-8126. www.pjs.org.
Rutgers Preparatory School, 1345 Easton Avenue, Somerset. Thursday, October 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 732-545-5600. www.rutgersprep.org.
Schafer School of Gymnastics, 1880 Princeton Avenue, Lawrenceville. Monday, August 27, 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, August 29, 10 a.m. to noon. Information about classes, teams, holiday and summer camps, adult boot camp, karate, and birthday parties. 609-393-5855. www.schafergymnastics.com.
St. Paul School, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton. Friday, November 16, 6 to 8 p.m. For grades K to 8. 609-921-7587. www.spsprinceton.org.
The Solebury School, 6832 Phillips Mill Road, New Hope, PA. Sunday, October 21, 1 to 4 p.m. Register. 215-862-5261. www.solebury.org.
Waldorf School, 1062 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton. Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to noon. For early childhood and grade school programs. Meet teachers and parents, tour the school, and view student work. 609-466-1970. www.princetonwaldorf.org.
West Windsor Arts Council, Nassau Park Pavilion, West Windsor. Saturday, October 6, 1 to 4 p.m. Autumn Arts Afternoon, a hands-on visual arts festival presented by local artists who share their talent and expertise in various art forms and media. Each artist will interact with the public and give everyone an opportunity to explore new and different visual art media or techniques. Free. Rain or shine. 609-716-1931. www.westwindsorarts.org.
American Boychoir, 19 Lambert Drive, Princeton. Auditions follow open rehearsals on Friday afternoons. 888-BOYCHOIR. www.americanboychoir.org.
Watson-Johnson Dance Theater, 1015 Prospect Street, Trenton. Saturday, August 18, 11 a.m. Auditions for “Nutcracker: Cafe Au Lait” for ages 4 and up. All students must wear ballet attire and girls must have hair pulled back or in a bun. Auditions must be registered for a minimum of one ballet, jazz, or modern class at the school. Register. 609-403-6070.
West Windsor Plainsboro Dance Company, Dance Corner, 335 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor. Saturday, September 15, 1:15 p.m. Dance audition for “The Nutcracker Suite” for ages three and up. Performances are Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2. 609-799-9677. www.thedancecorner.org.
Trade Schools &
Those who want to further their education but don’t want to pursue a degree might want to consider looking into some of the area’s many non-credit and professional education programs.
Berkel Training Institute, 320 West State Street, Trenton 08618; 609-392-1855; fax, 609-392-1126. Irvin Berkel, owner.
Certified nurse aide, certified home health aide, electrocardiogram technician, CPR, medical billing and coding, and phlebotomy.
Berlitz Language Center (BTZ), 31D Hulfish Street, Princeton 08542; 609-497-6571; fax, 609-497-6575. Francesco DiMaio, center director. www.berlitz.us.
Retail office for language instruction.
Capital Health School of Nursing, 446 Bellevue Avenue, Trenton 08618; 609-394-4050; fax, 609-394-4354. Sandra Quinn, director. www.capitalhealth.org.
Customs and Trade Solutions Inc., 32 Gordon Avenue, Lawrenceville, 08648; 609-896-2020; fax, 609-896-2025. Suzanne Richer, president. www.learnatgta.com.
Courses and consulting on global business; operator of Global Trade Academy at the same address.
English for Professionals, 17 Danielle Court, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-638-8275; Dennis Gutierrez, owner. www.englishforprofessionals.biz.
Language training for professionals whose first language is not English, ESL certification training, business coaching.
Entrepreneurial Training Initiative, 36 West State Street, c/o New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Box 990, Trenton 08625-0990; 609-292-9279; fax, 609-292-2751. Marion Zajac, program manager. www.njeda.com.
Offered through the UCEDC, the program provides technical assistance for start-up and existing small businesses to create business plans and access financial resources.
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison 07940; 973-443-8624. Kenneth T. Vehrkens, dean. www.fdu.edu.
Continuing studies school of four-year private university.
Harris School of Business, 3620 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton 08619; 609-586-9104; fax, 609-586-6595. Deborah Kenney, school director. www.harrisschool.com.
Career education — medical assistant, accounting, massage therapy, billing and coding, health claims.
Highland Studio, Box 40, Hopewell 08525; 609-466-3475; fax, 609-466-3475. Karen McLean Peterson. www.karenmclean.com.
Photography and art classes for adults and teens.
Oxford Princeton Programme, 101 Morgan Lane, Suite 203 A, Plainsboro 08536; 609-520-9099; fax, 609-524-1120. Clara Lippert, president. www.oxfordprinceton.com.
Worldwide training for the energy, commodity, and derivatives industries — Princeton Energy Programme, princetonlive.com, and College of Petroleum & Energy Studies.
Princeton Adult School, 120 John Street, Box 701, Princeton 08542-0701; 609-683-1101; fax, 609-688-1181. www.princetonadultschool.org.
Community-based continuing education program.
Princeton School of Real Estate, 2490 Route 31, Pennington 08534; 609-737-1525; fax, 609-737-2052. Richard A. Weidel Jr., manager of career development. www.princetonschool.com
Career development for real estate professionals.
Princeton Theological Seminary Center of Continuing Education, 20 Library Place, Erdman Hall, Princeton 08540; 609-497-7990; fax, 609-497-0709. Charles Kalmbach, director of continuing education and vice president for strategy. www.ptsem.edu/ce.
Non-credit seminars, conferences, retreats — theologically based.
Princeton University Program in Continuing Education, 22 Chambers Street, Suite 101, Princeton 08542; 609-258-5226; fax, 609-258-9000. Karen Woodbridge, director, community relations. www.princeton.edu/community/learning/continuing.
Also not-for-credit Community Auditing Program, available at modest charge.
Raritan Valley Community College: Corporate and Continuing Education, Route 28 and Lamington Road, Somerville 08876-1265; 908-218-8871. Janet Luton Perantoni, dean. www.raritanval.edu.
Customized training, professional development programs for workforce training.
Rider University College of Continuing Studies, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Bart Luedeke Center 100, Lawrenceville 08648-3049; 609-896-5033; fax, 609-896-5261. Boris Vilic, dean. www.rider.edu.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, 930 Spruce Street, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-989-6833; fax, 609-396-9573. Chad Ripberger, county 4-H agent. www.njaes.rutgers.edu.
Community education — agricultural education programs and administration of 4-H clubs and Mercer County 4-H fair, horticulture and family and community health sciences; also www.mercercounty.org.
Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension, Middlesex County, 42 Riva Avenue, Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, North Brunswick 08902; 732-398-5267; fax, 732-398-5276. Bill Hlubik, county extension department head. www.co.middlesex._nj.us/extensionservices.
Education programs, Master Gardener Program.
The Center for Professional Advancement, 25 Kennedy Boulevard, East Brunswick 08816; 732-238-1600; Charles Bendel, CEO. www.cfpa.com.
Short courses at the New Brunswick and Princeton Hyatt in applied industrial technology.
The Lab, 25 Scotch Road, Suburban Square Shopping Center, Suite A, Ewing 08628; 609-406-0444; fax, 609-406-9818. Sasha M. Rash, owner. www.paulmitchellthelab.com.
Cosmetology school, a Paul Mitchell partner school.
West Windsor-Plainsboro Community Education, 505 Village Road West, Box 505, Princeton Junction 08550; 609-716-5030. Marci Rubin, director. www.ww-p.org.
Continuing education classes for adults, computer classes and ESL; extended child care and children’s summer programs.