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  • The average private school acceptance rate in New Jersey is approximately 79% per year (2020).
  • 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 (2020)

  • 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 - 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: 9-12201 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: #13-1513.-15.Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: NS-12PO Box 604 / St. Bernard's Road
    Gladstone, NJ 07934

  • Rank: #13-1513.-15.
    Morris Catholic High School
    Morris Catholic High School Photo - Over 100 students participate in our Spring Musical and Fall Drama productions.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 9-12200 Morris Ave
    Denville, NJ 07834

  • Rank: #13-1513.-15.
    St. Peters Preparatory School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 9-12144 Grand Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

  • Rank: #1616.
    All Saints Episcopal Day School
    All Saints Episcopal Day School Photo - Gymnasium
    Acceptance Rate: 43%
    Grades: NS-8707 Washington St
    Hoboken, NJ 07030

  • Rank: #1717.
    Noble Leadership Academy
    Noble Leadership Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: PK-12123 Jefferson Street
    Passaic, NJ 07055

  • Rank: #18-1918.-19.Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-12315 E Palisade Avenue
    Englewood, NJ 07631

  • Rank: #18-1918.-19.Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-8435 Lydecker Street
    Englewood, NJ 07631

  • Rank: #20-2120.-21.
    Pioneer Academy
    Pioneer Academy Photo - Fitness Center
    Acceptance Rate: 53%
    Grades: PK-12164 Totowa Road
    Wayne, NJ 07470

  • Rank: #20-2120.-21.Acceptance Rate: 53%
    Grades: NS-12147 Chestnut Ridge Road
    Saddle River, NJ 07458

  • Rank: #2222.
    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.
    Acceptance Rate: 54%
    Grades: NS-12110 East Main Street
    Moorestown, NJ 08057

  • Rank: #23-2423.-24.
    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 200 acre campus.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 56%
    Grades: 7-12230 Mendham Road
    Morristown, NJ 07960

  • Rank: #23-2423.-24.Acceptance Rate: 56%
    Grades: NS-81062 Cherry Hill Rd
    Princeton, NJ 08540

  • Rank: #2525.Acceptance Rate: 59%
    Grades: 6-1270 Whippany Road
    Morristown, NJ 07960

  • Rank: #26-3226.-32.
    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.
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-12110 Mount Vernon St.
    Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

  • Rank: #26-3226.-32.
    Barnstable Academy
    Barnstable Academy Photo - Pep Rally
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 6-128 Wright Way
    Oakland, NJ 07436

  • Rank: #26-3226.-32.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-1217 Schoolhouse Rd
    Somerset, NJ 08873

  • Rank: #26-3226.-32.
    The Gramon School
    The Gramon School Photo - In our Culinary Arts program students learn about table service, dining room protocol and business operation for an overall introduction to the culinary arts and food services industry. The pre-vocational curriculum teaches the skills necessary for employment—generalizing learned skills to pre-vocational and functional tasks. Individualization is crucial, as students have a wide range of skill levels.
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 9-1224 Dwight Place
    Fairfield, NJ 07004

  • Rank: #26-3226.-32.
    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: #26-3226.-32.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-835 Bellevue Avenue
    Rumson, NJ 07760

  • Rank: #26-3226.-32.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-8301 Garden St
    Hoboken, NJ 07030

  • Rank: #33-3533.-35.
    Benedictine Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 9-12840 N Broad St
    Elizabeth, NJ 07208

  • Rank: #33-3533.-35.
    Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
    Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart Photo - Violin is part of the music curriculum at Princeton Academy.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: K-81128 Great Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540

  • Rank: #33-3533.-35.
    Waterfront Montessori
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: NS-8150 Warren Street, Suites 108 & 200
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

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