January 26, 2022

Congratulating Princeton Charter School On its 25th Year of Educating Local Students

To the Editor:

Congratulations, PCS [“Princeton Charter School Celebrates 25 Years of Educating Local Students,” January 19], and brava “Mme.” Toma for so beautifully describing what was — and is — uniquely wonderful about this school.

As the parent of a child that first year (and another who entered a year later), I have vivid memories of the energy and ingenuity that informed those early days, from the serious commitment to learning (giving standardized tests to students at the beginning of the year instead of at the end, to determine where gaps needed to be addressed during the coming months), to the sheer exuberance of sports events (boys handing over their sweaty pinnies to the girls for their turn at intramural basketball games because there weren’t enough to go around).

Of course, there’s the most compelling fact in last week’s article: admission to PCS is by a random lottery. Here’s to 25 more years of “high expectations and kindness.”

Ellen Gilbert Castellana
Stuart Road East