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  • The average private school acceptance rate in New Jersey is approximately 79% per year (2019-20).
  • The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The most selective school in New Jersey is currently Somerset Hills Learning Institute, with an acceptance rate of 1%.

Most Selective Private Schools in New Jersey (2019-20)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Somerset Hills Learning Institute
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 1%
    Grades: PK-121810 Burnt Mills Rd
    Bedminster, NJ 07921

  • Rank: #22.
    Primoris Academy
    Primoris Academy Photo - An independent private school located in Westwood, NJ, Primoris Academy is a vibrant and nurturing environment for advanced learners. We strive to create a joyful learning experience that inspires as well as challenges.
    Acceptance Rate: 15%
    Grades: PK-12120 Washington Avenue
    Westwood, NJ 07675

  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Blair Academy
    Blair Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 19%
    Grades: 9-122 Park St
    Blairstown, NJ 07825

  • Rank: #3-43.-4.Acceptance Rate: 19%
    Grades: 9-122500 Main Street
    Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

  • Rank: #55.
    Peddie School
    Peddie School Photo - Peddie is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school for students in grades 9 through post-graduate.
    Acceptance Rate: 22%
    Grades: 9-12201 S Main St
    Hightstown, NJ 08520

  • Rank: #66.
    Newark Academy
    Newark Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 23%
    Grades: 6-1291 South Orange Avenue
    Livingston, NJ 07039

  • Rank: #77.
    The Pennington School
    The Pennington School Photo - Founded in 1838, The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational school serving day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12.
    Acceptance Rate: 29%
    Grades: 6-12112 W Delaware Avenue
    Pennington, NJ 08534

  • Rank: #8-118.-11.Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: NS-8152 Cedar Grove Lane
    Somerset, NJ 08873

  • Rank: #8-118.-11.Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: PK-11613 Sunset Rd
    Burlington, NJ 08016

  • Rank: #8-118.-11.
    The Pingry School
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: K-12131 Martinsville Road
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

  • Rank: #8-118.-11.
    Princeton Day School
    Princeton Day School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: NS-12650 Great Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540

  • Rank: #1212.
    The American Boychoir School
    The American Boychoir School Photo - American Boychoir is the nation's most widely touring and frequently performing choral ensemble.
    All-boys | Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 35%
    Grades: 4-875 Mapleton Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540

  • Rank: #13-1413.-14.
    Morris Catholic High School
    Morris Catholic High School Photo - Morris Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 9-12200 Morris Ave
    Denville, NJ 07834

  • Rank: #13-1413.-14.
    St. Peters Preparatory School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 9-12144 Grand Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

  • Rank: #1515.
    All Saints Episcopal Day School
    All Saints Episcopal Day School Photo - 707 Washington Street Campus
    Acceptance Rate: 43%
    Grades: NS-8707 Washington St
    Hoboken, NJ 07030

  • Rank: #1616.
    Noble Leadership Academy
    Noble Leadership Academy Photo - 1st Grade Classrooms
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: PK-12123 Jefferson Street
    Passaic, NJ 07055

  • Rank: #17-1817.-18.Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-12315 E Palisade Avenue
    Englewood, NJ 07631

  • Rank: #17-1817.-18.Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-8435 Lydecker Street
    Englewood, NJ 07631

  • Rank: #19-2019.-20.
    Pioneer Academy
    Pioneer Academy Photo - School Building
    Acceptance Rate: 53%
    Grades: PK-12164 Totowa Road
    Wayne, NJ 07470

  • Rank: #19-2019.-20.Acceptance Rate: 53%
    Grades: NS-12147 Chestnut Ridge Road
    Saddle River, NJ 07458

  • Rank: #2121.
    Moorestown Friends School
    Moorestown Friends School Photo - The White Building is a central home for Beginnings at MFS, the Preschool (age 3+), Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten programs. The one-story frame building holds two classrooms and opened in 1927.
    Acceptance Rate: 54%
    Grades: NS-12110 East Main Street
    Moorestown, NJ 08057

  • Rank: #2222.Acceptance Rate: 56%
    Grades: NS-81062 Cherry Hill Rd
    Princeton, NJ 08540

  • Rank: #2323.Acceptance Rate: 58%
    Grades: PK-12St. Bernard's Road
    Gladstone, NJ 07934

  • Rank: #2424.Acceptance Rate: 59%
    Grades: 6-1270 Whippany Road
    Morristown, NJ 07960

  • Rank: #25-3125.-31.
    Academy Of Greatness And Excellence
    Academy Of Greatness And Excellence Photo - Academy of Greatness and Excellence is proud to announce that it has received the recognition of becoming a STEM certified school. This distinction has been given to 23 schools world-wide and we are honored to become the 24th school in the entire world to become STEM certified. Such recognition attests to the high standards of STEM education at AGE
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-12110 Mount Vernon St.
    Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

  • Rank: #25-3125.-31.
    Barnstable Academy
    Barnstable Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 6-128 Wright Way
    Oakland, NJ 07436

  • Rank: #25-3125.-31.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-1217 Schoolhouse Rd
    Somerset, NJ 08873

  • Rank: #25-3125.-31.
    The Gramon School
    The Gramon School Photo - Our well–trained team provides an effective and individualized program for each student. The best, research–based practices inform our teaching and therapies.
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 9-1224 Dwight Place
    Fairfield, NJ 07004

  • Rank: #25-3125.-31.
    Mary Help Of Christians Academy
    Mary Help Of Christians Academy Photo
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 9-12659 Belmont Avenue
    North Haledon, NJ 07508

  • Rank: #25-3125.-31.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-835 Bellevue Avenue
    Rumson, NJ 07760

  • Rank: #25-3125.-31.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-8301 Garden St
    Hoboken, NJ 07030

  • Rank: #32-3432.-34.
    Benedictine Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 9-12840 N Broad St
    Elizabeth, NJ 07208

  • Rank: #32-3432.-34.
    Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
    Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart Photo - Kindergarten boys on the playground.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: K-81128 Great Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540

  • Rank: #32-3432.-34.
    Waterfront Montessori
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: NS-8150 Warren Street, Suites 108 & 200
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

  • Rank: #35-3635.-36.
    Creative Learning Center
    Creative Learning Center Photo - Block building is an essential part of our preschool and primary program. Through this activity, the children develop critical thinking skills, perseverance, language skills, mathematical and scientific understandings, as well as a strong self concept.
    Daycare / Preschool
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-1160 Avenue At The Common Ste 3
    Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

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