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MISSION 

The Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP) is a rigorous, academic and cultural enrichment program that supports high-achieving, low-income high school students from local districts.   Our multi-year, tuition-free program prepares participants for admission to and ongoing success within selective colleges and universities.  

 Through our work, we develop and nurture:

  • Passion for learning and a commitment to academic pursuits;
  • Individual perspectives through critical and creative thinking, readings, discussions, personal interactions, extra-curricular and life experiences;
  • A breadth and depth of academic performances in writing, literature, social and natural sciences, mathematics and cultural arts;
  • Leadership skills, self-esteem, intellectual courage, self-reliance, personal responsibility, wellness, and constructive relationship
  • Personal responsibility for the PUPP community both within the program and among its constituents and partners; and Cross-cultural competence and understanding.

  In the pursuit of this Mission, we are committed to providing an environment and program that will:

  • Enhance the talents, strengths and interests that each student brings to the program;
  • Establish and maintain rigorous academic, personal, and social principles;
  • Forge mutually supportive partnerships among staff, students and their families;
  • Engage students in a broad range of academic and cultural experiences;
  • Collaborate with partner schools, community agencies, university personnel, and college access networks; and
  • Provide students and their families with the information, resources, and guidance they need to be successful in their highest attainable and most compatible choices for post-secondary education and beyond.