The president of New Jersey's prestigious Peddie School is retiring.

The school announced Friday that Head of School John Green will retire after the 2012-13 academic year.

Green has served since September 2001 as Peddie's 15th head of school.

School officials lauded Green's tenure, saying Peddie invested nearly $65 million in major facilities projects and in recruitment, professional development, and the retention of faculty as a result of a strategic plan he enacted.

The school says Green previously held faculty positions at several private schools, including St. Paul's School, Western Reserve Academy and the Fessenden School.

The Hightstown-based day and boarding school has 550 high school students. It was founded in 1864.


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