A Close & International Community
Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science (PRISMS) is a coeducational independent boarding and day school for students in grades 9 to 12. PRISMS immerses a multicultural, self-motivated student body in an integrated STEM-centered curriculum and a research program that identifies and develops each student’s potential. The PRISMS approach promotes critical thinking, imagination, and deep curiosity, and enables students to ask meaningful questions and to contribute to a diverse and dynamic world.
PRISMS students learn classes with well-qualified faculty. The faculty to students ratio at PRISMS is 1 to 5. The small-class education allows students to fully engage in meaningful discussions and establish personal relationship with the teachers. The curriculum at PRISMS is carefully designed to prepare students in the field of STEM. All science courses at PRISMS starts at honors level, and the classes catalog goes up to post-AP college level courses such as linear algebra, organic chemistry, molecular biology and data science. Additionally, the two-year research program provide students with opportunities to conduct independent research on topics of their own choice using advanced equipment like atomic force microscope (AFM), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).
Outside of the classroom, we bring in speakers from renowned institutions like MIT, Princeton University, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Lab (LIGO) regularly to bring our students insights on ongoing ground-breaking STEM research.
Our students also participate in various clubs, organizations, sports teams and academic competition teams. Over 20 student-led clubs feature activities ranging from chess, mock trial to robotics, cooking and math modeling. Our math team ranks the second nationally on the US Math Competition Association ranking, and the First Tech Robotics team has just qualified for the state-level competition in their second year.
PRISMS students live and learn in a close and international community. Students come from U.S., Canada, China, Spain, Korea, and many other countries, and in PRISMS they together build a family-like community that values different culture and believes in mutual understanding.
Despite our short history of six years, we have had 64 graduates attending top institutions such as Brown, Caltech, Cornell (3), Duke (2), MIT (6), Notre Dame, Berklee College of Music, Columbia, Carnegie Mellon (2), Rhode Island School of Design, Trinity College of Cambridge, UC Berkeley (6), University of Michigan (2), University of Chicago (3), Wellesley College, Rice University and many others.
Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, 19 Lambert Dive, Princeton. 609-454-5580. www.prismsus.org.