1. Education

New Jersey Private Schools

As you begin your search for the right school for your child, look at as many schools as you can. Make a list of all the schools which interest you. Once you have done that, you can begin to shorten the list and visit the schools which seem to be the best match.

Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest

Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Founded as Holy Angels' Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies and Preparatory School for Little Girls in 1879, the Academy is the oldest girls Catholic school in New Jersey. The academics and traditions of the School Sisters of Notre Dame ensure a solid preparation for college.

All Saints Episcopal Day School, Hoboken

Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grades: PK-6
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: All Saints is expanding to include 8th grade by 2011. Tuition in the low teens and discounts for 2nd and 3rd siblings make the school attractive to young families in the area.

The American Boychoir School, Princeton

Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 4-8
School Type: Boys, boarding school
Comments: The American Boychoir School is one of a handful of residential choir schools in the U.S. Admission is by audition. Generous financial aid ensures that musical boys everywhere can and should apply to this prestigious institution.

Assumption Academy, Emerson

Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Assumption Academy offers a traditional Catholic primary school education at an affordable cost.

Bergen Catholic High School, Bergen

Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: Bergen Catholic High School is run by the Christian Brothers, one of several teaching orders of the Catholic Church. As a result admissions are selective. Make sure your grades, test scores and recommendations are up to par.

Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Pennsauken

Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Bishop Eustace Preparatory School is run by the Pallottines of the Immaculate Conception Province. 98.5% of its graduates matriculated to college, a tribute to the rigorous academic program the school offers.

Blair Academy, Blairstown

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, boarding/day school
Comments: Blair Academy was founded in 1848 in the same spirit as Exeter and Andover were. The munificence of the Blair family saw to the education of local children for many years before public education became established.

Chapin School, Princeton

Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Chapin has been serving the Princeton area since 1931. It has a fine reputation for laying a solid foundation in the primary years for later achievement not only in academics but in life.

Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: boys, day school
Comments: Catholic high school in the LaSallian tradition. Full range of sports and extracurricular activities.

Collegiate School, Passaic Park

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, Day
Comments: Established in 1895. Small coed day school accredited by the Middle States Association.

Delbarton School, Morristown

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 7-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: Since 1939 the Delbarton School has offered a high standard of Catholic education for young men. The schools graduates matriculate to colleges and universities all over the country.

Devereux Deerhaven Center, Chester

Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Girls, day/boarding school
Comments: Devereux provides clinical and other special services for its day and boarding students.

Doane Academy, Burlington

Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Doane Academy is the latest incarnation of two storied old New Jersey prep schools: St. Mary's Hall and Doane Academy. Episcopal by tradition.

Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood

Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, day
Comments: Large coed day school with strong college prep program in upper school. Varied sports offerings, extracurricular activities and community service.

Far Brook School, Short Hills

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-8
School Type: Coeducational, day
Comments: A progressive school fully accredited by the Middle States Association. Founded in 1947.

Far Hills Country Day School, Far Hills

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, Day.
Comments: A rich array of programs and activities will give your child a great start. FHCDS sends its graduates to some of the best prep schools around.

Friends School Mullica Hill, Mullica Hill

Religious affiliation: Quaker
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day
Comments: Quaker values and traditions combined with solid academics. The only Quaker school in Gloucester County.

The Gerrard Berman Day School, Oakland

Religious affiliation: Jewish
Grades: N-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The Gerrard Berman Day School offers an enriched academic curriculum into which is integrated Judaic studies. The school was founded in 1985 and serves the Pompton Lakes, Wayne and Paterson area of New Jersey.

Gill St. Bernard's School, Gladstone

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, Day
Comments: Medium size coed day school located on a gorgeous campus in central New Jersey. This school has all the academic programs you'd expect in a top prep school. Athletics and extracurricular activities to match.

Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester City

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Excellence in Catholic education since 1930. Dominican tradition and standards in a solid college prep program.

Haddonfield Friends, Haddonfield

Religious affiliation: Quaker
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, Day
Comments: Founded in 1785 this fine old Quaker school is accredited by the Middle States Association. Small school with plenty of personal attention for its students.

Hawthorne Christian Academy, Hawthorne

Religious affiliation: Christian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day
Comments: Accredited by the Middle States Association. Offering PK-12 schooling grounded in Christian beliefs and values.

Holy Cross High School, Delran

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day
Comments: Catholic high school located in southern New Jersey. Accredited by Middle States Association.

Holy Family Academy, Bayonne

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day
Comments: Catholic high school operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph. College prep academics enriched with sports and extracurricular activities.

The Hudson School, Hoboken

Religious affiliation:
Grades: 5-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation provided seed money to start this school in 1978. It's been quite a success as evidenced by the college acceptances and many awards its students have earned.

The Hun School, Princeton

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 6-12
School Type: Coed, Boarding/Day
Comments: One of the top boarding schools on the east coast. Offers a rich and varied academic program. Sports and extracurricular activities to match.

Immaculate Heart Academy, Westwood

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, Day
Comments: IHA has strong academics, sports and extracurricular activities with a Catholic emphasis. Established in 1960 as a regional high school for young women.

Kent Place School, Summit

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Day, girls
Comments: For over 100 years KPS has been educating young women. SOlid college preparatory academics, sports and extracurricular activities.

Koinonia Academy, Plainfield

Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Koinonia Academy is an affordable option for parents seeking a conservative religious and academic education for their children.

Lacordaire Academy, Montclair

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8, 9-12
School Type: Coed - PK-8; Girls - 9-12
Comments: The upper school offers college prep program in a small school environment.

The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, boarding/day
Comments: Lawrenceville is one of the country's top boarding schools. Great sports and academics in a setting a few miles down the road from Princeton.

Marist High School, Bayonne

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day.
Comments: Since 1954 Marist has been providing high quality Catholic college prep education. The Marist Brothers are renowned for their high standards.

The Montclair-Kimberley Academy, Montclair

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day
Comments:

Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown

Religious affiliation: Quaker
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, dayt
Comments: 14 AP courses, the highest average SAT scores in South Jersey and its location in an area consistently voted one of the nicest places to live make this Quaker school a fine college prep institution.

Morris Catholic High School, Denville

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day
Comments: Catholic high school serving Diocese of Paterson since 1957. College prep curriculum.

The Morristown-Beard School, Morristown

Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 6-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Solid college preparatory curriculum. Extensive academic and sports facilities. Morristown-Beard graduates matriculate to better colleges and universities nationwide.

Mount Saint Mary Academy, Wachung

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day
Comments: Founded in 1906 Mount Saint Mary's is operated by the Sisters of Mercy. Solid college prep academics accredited by the Middle States Association.

Naudain Academy, Voorhees

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-K
School Type: Montessori
Comments: Montessori education since 1977. Certified and Montessori trained staff.

New Life Christian School, Dunellen

Religious affiliation: Christian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: A comprehensive academic program solidly rooted in Christian teachings and values.

The New School of Monmouth County, Holmdel

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coed, day
Comments: Progressive school. Classes are ungraded. Student-centered learning.

Newark Academy, Livingston

Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 6-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Newark Academy was founded in 1774. Solid academics as evidenced by both IB and AP programs in place. Graduates matriculate to top colleges and universities nationwide.

New Horizons Montessori , Montgomery & Princeton Junction

Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: N-K
School Type: Coed, Day school
Comments: Montessori school with trained Montessori teachers. Enriched program includes French.

Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: High school for Catholic Diocese of Trenton. Full college prep program with many honors and AP courses.

Ocean-Hillel Yeshiva Day School, Ocean

Religious affiliation: Jewish
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Comprehensive academic and Judaic studies program.

Peddie School, Hightstown

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, Boarding/day school
Comments: Peddie was founded in 1864. It enjoys a reputation as a top college prep boarding school. Solid academics. Middle States accreditation. Sports and all kinds of extracurricular activities. A selective school.

The Pennington School, Pennington

Religious affiliation: Methodist
Grades: 6-12
School Type: Coeducational, day
Comments: College preparatory school in the Methodist tradition. Full range of honors and AP courses.

The Pingry School, Short Hills

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: coeducational, day school
Comments: Founded in 1861 Pingry School emphasizes strong academic performance combined with a balanced approach to athletics and extracurricular activities.

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, Princeton

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: A member of the Sacred Heart network of schools. Accredited by the Middle States Association.

Princeton Day School, Princeton

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Superb academics with facilities to match. PDS graduates matriculate to top colleges. Strong arts programs. Located in Princeton with all the academic, athletic and cultural amenities that community affords.

Princeton Montessori School, Princeton

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-8
School Type: Coed, day
Comments: Montessori school offering grades K through 8 which is a comparative rarity for Montessori schools. This is probably explained by the market in which the school is located.

Purnell School, Pottersville

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, boarding/day
Comments: Purnell prides itself on being a school "where every girl sits in the front row." Solid college preparatory program.

Queen of Heaven School, Cherry Hill

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Catholic parochial school accredited by the Middle States Association.

Queen of Peace High School, North Arlington

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: College preparatory, parochial high school rooted in the best Catholic traditions of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Christian Brothers.

Ranney School, Tinton Falls

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: The Ranney School continues the standards of excellence established by its distinguished founder, Russell G. Ranney. Small class sizes, a comprehensive academic program combined with sports and the arts make this an attractive option for parents located on the Jersey Shore.

Resurrection Catholic School, Cherry Hill

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: Pk-8
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Regional Catholic school sponsored by three parishes in Cherry Hill, NJ: Queen of Heaven, Saint Mary's, and Saint Peter Celestine.

Rumson Country Day School, Rumson

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Suburban New Jersey day school offering a challenging academic curriculum.

Rutgers Preparatory School, Rutgers

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: coed, day school
Comments: Older than the nation Rutgers Prep was founded in 1766. It is a large school offering lower, middle and upper school. Solid academics, great facilities and enough electives and activities to keep the most discriminating families happy.

Sacred Heart School, Mount Holly

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Catholic parochial school serving communities in Burlington County.

Saddle River Day School, Saddle River

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Saddle River Day School is a small school with only about 300 students across all grades. The school was founded in 1957. It offers a full academic program of a very high order. The upper school features AP courses and very low student-to-teacher ratios.

Saint Andrew The Apostle School, Clifton

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: Pk-8
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Roman Catholic day school serving the Diocese of Paterson.

Saint Ann Catholic School, Lawrenceville

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Catholic parochial school serving the Diocese of Trenton.

Saint Augustine College Preparatory School, Richland

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: boys, day school
Comments: High quality college preparatory curriculum offered by the Order of St. Augustine. Extensive sports program.

Saint Benedict's Preparatory School, Newark

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 7-12
School Type: boys, day school
Comments: For more than 130 years St. Benedict's has been educating young men to the highest standards of personal and academic attainment.

Saint Joseph Regional High School, Montvale

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: Founded by the Xaverian Brothers Saint Joseph Regional High School serves the Archdiocese of Newark. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association.

Saint Joseph High School, Hammonton

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: N-12
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Catholic high school with college prep curriculum. Traditional Catholic teaching.

Saint Peter's Prep, Jersey City

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: New Jersey's only Jesuit high school. Full college preparatory program with extensive sports and extracurricular activities.

Seton Hall Preparatory School, West Orange

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: Founded in 1856 Seton Hall is New Jersey's oldest Catholic prep school. Rigorous college preparatory curriculum.

Solomon Schecter Day School of Bergen County, New Milford

Religious affiliation: Jewish
Grades: PK-8
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: Jewish and academic education in the conservative tradition.

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Catholic college preparatory education in the best Sacred Heart tradition.

Stevens Cooperative School, Hoboken

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: N-8
School Type: Coed, day school
Comments: A progressive school serving the Hoboken community since 1949. Graduates attend some of the finest private schools in the northeast and elsewhere.

The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, Edison

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Solid college prep program as evidenced by 100% placement of graduates. Great sports programs and extracurricular activities.

The Winston School, Short Hills

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 1–8
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The Winston School specializes in the treatment and remediation of language-based learning disabilities.

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