Most Selective Private Schools in New Jersey

The average private school acceptance rate in New Jersey is 79% per year (2024).
The most selective school in New Jersey is Somerset Hills Learning Institute, with an acceptance rate of 1%.
Acceptance Rate Range: 1% 72% Avg. Acceptance Rate: 46%

Most Selective Private Schools in New Jersey (2024)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Somerset Hills Learning Institute
Special Education School
Acceptance Rate: 1%
Grades: PK-12
1810 Burnt Mills Rd
Bedminster, NJ 07921
(908) 719-6400
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Blair Academy
Blair Academy Photo
Acceptance Rate: 15%
Grades: 9-12
2 Park St
Blairstown, NJ 07825
(908) 362-2009
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Acceptance Rate: 15%
Grades: 9-12
2500 Main Street, PO Box 6008
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
(609) 895-2030
Rank: #44.
Peddie School
Peddie School Photo - With an average class size of 12 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 6:1, Peddie?'s rigorous and innovative academic program continues to evolve to meet the demands of an ever-changing world.
Acceptance Rate: 22%
Grades: 9-12
201 S Main St
Hightstown, NJ 08520
(609) 944-7555
Rank: #55.
Newark Academy
Newark Academy Photo
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 23%
Grades: 6-12
91 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 992-7000
Rank: #66.
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.
(Methodist)
Acceptance Rate: 24%
Grades: 6-12
112 W Delaware Avenue
Pennington, NJ 08534
(609) 737-6128
Rank: #77.
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.
(19)
Acceptance Rate: 27%
Grades: PK-12
120 Washington Avenue
Westwood, NJ 07675
(201) 722-1000
Rank: #8 - 118. - 11.
Cedar Hill Prep School
Cedar Hill Prep School Photo - Cedar Hill Prep School is a private school located in Somerset, New Jersey, that services students from 23 towns around the New Jersey-Pennsylvania region.
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: NS-8
152 Cedar Grove Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 356-5400
Rank: #8 - 118. - 11.
Islamic Academy Of Burlington County
(Islamic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: PK-12
613 Sunset Rd
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 531-2206
Rank: #8 - 118. - 11.
The Pingry School
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: K-12
131 Martinsville Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 647-6419
Rank: #8 - 118. - 11.
Princeton Day School
Princeton Day School Photo
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: PK-12
650 Great Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-6700
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Gill St. Bernard's School
Gill St. Bernard's School Photo - Discover the magic behind Gill St. Bernard's and begin your admission journey today!
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: NS-12
25 St. Bernards Road
Gladstone, NJ 07934
(908) 234-1611
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Morris Catholic High School
Morris Catholic High School Photo - Over 100 students participate in our Spring Musical and Fall Drama productions.
(Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: 9-12
200 Morris Ave
Denville, NJ 07834
(973) 627-6674
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
St. Peters Preparatory School
St. Peters Preparatory School Photo
All-boys (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: 9-12
144 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 547-6400
Rank: #1515.
All Saints Episcopal Day School
All Saints Episcopal Day School Photo - All Saints Early Childhood Center at 527 Clinton Street (near 6th Street) serves our Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten grades. It is also the site of our Admissions Office, Imagination Stations and Art Studio.
(Episcopal)
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 43%
Grades: NS-8
707 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 792-0736
Rank: #1616.
Noble Leadership Academy
Noble Leadership Academy Photo
(Islamic)
(16)
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: PK-12
1-30 Summit Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(973) 685-2550
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Dwight-englewood School
Dwight-englewood School Photo - Dwight-Englewood is a place where students from pre-K to 12th grade can learn to think critically and develop their skills. Students are encouraged to learn in and outside of the classroom.
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-12
315 E Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 569-9500
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Morristown Beard School
Morristown Beard School Photo
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 6-12
70 Whippany Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 539-3032
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Pioneer Academy
Pioneer Academy Photo - School Building
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 53%
Grades: PK-12
164 Totowa Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 405-5169
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Saddle River Day School
Saddle River Day School Photo - The iconic Main Hall houses the Lower School and Administrative Offices including the Head of School. Lower School classrooms include a state of the art Science lab, library and art studio.
(7)
Acceptance Rate: 53%
Grades: NS-12
147 Chestnut Ridge Road
Saddle River, NJ 07458
(201) 327-4050
Rank: #2121.
Moorestown Friends School
Moorestown Friends School Photo - Moorestown Friends School Summer Programs offers a variety of summer learning opportunities for students entering Prekindergarten through high school.
(Friends)
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 54%
Grades: NS-12
110 East Main Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 914-4426
Rank: #2222.
Delbarton School
Delbarton School Photo - Old Main, a mansion built in 1880 as the summer residence of the Kountze family, is the centerpiece of Delbarton's 182 acre campus.
All-boys (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 56%
Grades: 7-12
230 Mendham Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 538-3231
Rank: #23 - 2823. - 28.
Academy Of Greatness And Excellence
Academy Of Greatness And Excellence Photo - One of the pillars of the AGE National Elementary Honor Society is Service, and that is what the NEHS students provides at the Woodcrest Healthcare Center. They visit the elderly of our community, and spend quality time with them as they add smiles to their faces.
(Islamic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-12
110 Mount Vernon St.
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
(201) 836-2555
Rank: #23 - 2823. - 28.
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-12
17 Schoolhouse Rd
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 397-7988
Rank: #23 - 2823. - 28.
Glenview Academy
Glenview Academy Photo - Our students grow in their understanding of academics, social skills and the world around them. Developing a passion for learning is our common goal.
Special Education School
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 3-9
24 Dwight Pl
Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 808-6279
Rank: #23 - 2823. - 28.
Mary Help Of Christians Academy
Mary Help Of Christians Academy Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 8-12
659 Belmont Avenue
Haledon, NJ 07508
(973) 790-6200
Rank: #23 - 2823. - 28.
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-8
35 Bellevue Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 842-0527
Rank: #23 - 2823. - 28.
Stevens Cooperative School
Stevens Cooperative School Photo
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-8
301 Garden St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 792-3688
Rank: #2929.
Ranney School
Ranney School Photo - Where lifelong friendships are built
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 64%
Grades: PK-12
235 Hope Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724
(732) 542-4777
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart Photo - Kindergarten boys on the playground.
All-boys (Catholic)
(14)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: K-8
1128 Great Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 921-6499
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Stuart Country Day School
Stuart Country Day School Photo - Stuart girls are UNSTOPPABLE! Stuart girls thrive in an environment designed just for her and will be supported by a community of teachers and friends who see her and truly know her. At Stuart, she is known, and will know the value and power of her voice to make a difference in the world.
All-girls (Catholic)
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: NS-12
1200 Stuart Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 921-2330
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Waterfront Montessori
Montessori School
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: NS-8
150 Warren Street, Suites 108 & 200
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 333-5600
Rank: #3333.
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
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: PK-2
160 Avenue At The Common Ste 3
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
(732) 389-2211
Rank: #3434.
Immaculate Conception High School
(Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 71%
Grades: 9-12
33 Cottage Place
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 744-7445
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Mendham Country Day School
(7)
Acceptance Rate: 72%
Grades: NS-8
204 Morristown Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 766-3323
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the New Jersey average private schools acceptance rate?
The New Jersey average private schools acceptance rate is 79% for 2024.
What are the most selective private schools in New Jersey?
The top ranked private schools in New Jersey include Somerset Hills Learning Institute, Blair Academy and The Lawrenceville School.
What is the most selective high school and elementary school in New Jersey?
The most selective private high school in New Jersey is Somerset Hills Learning Institute, with an acceptance rate of 1%. The most selective private elementary school is Somerset Hills Learning Institute, with an acceptance rate of 1%.

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