Rutgers Preparatory School

1345 Easton Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873-0887
Tel: (732)545-5600
Grades: PK-12 | 691 students
Rutgers Preparatory School, founded in 1766, is a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade co-educational independent day school.
The School environment is enriched by students who come from a variety of geographic, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
Our motto "Severa res est verum gaudium" (Hard work is true joy) expresses our desire that students will develop a positive attitude toward learning and that they will be rewarded with a strong sense of achievement.
The School values intellectual curiosity and personal integrity, seeking to stimulate their development at every level.
We emphasize a strong academic program, creative problem solving, cooperation and group interaction, appreciation of culture and beauty, and healthy emotional and physical growth.
We believe that our students grow and learn best in an environment of trust, cooperation and open communication.
The educational experience of each individual student is most successful when students, parents, faculty and administration together support the School's aims and values.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1766

Student Body

Total Students 691 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Rutgers Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 102 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Diane Glace
Admissions Associate Tara Klipstein


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Somerset Bible Baptist Christian Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion Girls School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion Girls School (0.5 miles away)
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    1.2 miles
    100 John F Kennedy Blvd
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Perfect size. Small enough for access for students to be involved and participate and larger enough to offer more than everything in terms of curriculum and activities.
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