Ranney School

Ranney School is an Age 3-Grade 12, co-ed, independent school serving students across Monmouth & Ocean Counties, NJ. We provide an accelerated college preparatory program located on 60 acres in Tinton Falls, NJ. Ranney's expert teachers inspire and encourage confidence, creativity and curiosity, leading our students to become lifelong learners.
Our mission is to nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence to inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively and contribute meaningfully to society. Discover more about Ranney and visit us today!.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 755 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Ranney School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
Average SAT score 1860
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $11,000-$31,000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $9,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kelsey Hall
Admissions Associate Meredith Ostroy


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Field HockeyGolf,
Track and FieldWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Afterschool Clubs for Lower School Students (science, cooking, chess, art, sports and more), Community Service, Diversity Club, Forensics, Robotics, Science and Math Leagues, Student Publications, Photography and Design Diversity Club, Forensics, Robotics, Afterschool Clubs for Lower School Students (science, cooking, chess, art, sports and more),
Community Service,
Science and Math Leagues,
Student Publications, Photography and Design,

School Notes

Innovative, Rigorous & Flexible Curriculum:
  • Our expert teachers have advanced degrees and design curriculum
  • STEAM courses (including Robotics) across all divisions
  • Design thinking and collaborative projects inspire students to explore creative, hands-on problem solving
  • Year-long intensive research projects led by 5th, 8tth and 12th graders
  • Our personalized, comprehensive College Guidance Program includes parents as partners and begins in Grade 9
  • 100% of our graduates attend college; each year, our graduating classes achieve an average of 400 points higher on the SAT than the national average and earn millions of dollars in scholarships. In 2016, our seniors were accepted into six of the eight Ivy Leagues. 
Robust Student Life Programs:
  • Orchestra, Band, and Chorus beginning in Grade 3
  • Musicals/Plays in all divisions; Annual Count Basie nominations
  • Robust Visual Arts with state-of-the-art equipment (3-D printing)
  • 15 sports represented across our varsity and middle school teams, plus aquatic instruction for our youngest students
  • 50-plus clubs and activities, as well as 10-plus Honor Societies 

Global Education & Social Responsibility:
  • A one-of-its-kind partnership with the United Nations
  • Spanish, French, and Mandarin offered, starting at Age 3
  • School-wide multicultural experiences & social awareness programs
  • Community-wide service projects driven by students
  • Internationally and culturally diverse student population
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The average private school tuition in Monmouth County, NJ is $10,800 for elementary schools and $16,573 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Monmouth County, NJ is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).