Most Selective Private High Schools in New Jersey

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The average private high school acceptance rate in New Jersey is approximately 68% per year (2021).
The most selective school in New Jersey is currently Somerset Hills Learning Institute, with an acceptance rate of 1%.
The most selective private high schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Most Selective Private High Schools in New Jersey (2021)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Somerset Hills Learning Institute
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 1%
    Grades: PK-111810 Burnt Mills Rd
    Bedminster, NJ 07921
    (908) 719-6400

  • Rank: #22.Acceptance Rate: 19%
    Grades: 9-122500 Main Street, PO Box 6008
    Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
    (609) 895-2030

  • Rank: #33.
    Blair Academy
    Blair Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 21%
    Grades: 9-122 Park St
    Blairstown, NJ 07825
    (800) 462-5247

  • 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: 9-12201 S Main St
    Hightstown, NJ 08520
    (609) 944-7555

  • Rank: #55.
    Newark Academy
    Newark Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 23%
    Grades: 6-1291 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: 26%
    Grades: 6-12112 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.
    Acceptance Rate: 27%
    Grades: PK-12120 Washington Avenue
    Westwood, NJ 07675
    (201) 722-1000

  • Rank: #8-108.- 10.Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: PK-12613 Sunset Rd
    Burlington, NJ 08016
    (609) 531-2206

  • Rank: #8-108.- 10.
    The Pingry School
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: K-12131 Martinsville Road
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    (908) 647-6419

  • Rank: #8-108.- 10.
    Princeton Day School
    Princeton Day School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: PK-12650 Great Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609) 924-6700

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: NS-12PO Box 604 / St. Bernard's Road
    Gladstone, NJ 07934
    (908) 243-1611

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    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
    (973) 627-6674

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    St. Peters Preparatory School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 9-12144 Grand Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    (201) 547-6400

  • Rank: #1414.
    Noble Leadership Academy
    Noble Leadership Academy Photo
    (Islamic)
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: PK-12123 Jefferson Street
    Passaic, NJ 07055
    (973) 685-2550

  • Rank: #1515.Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-12315 E Palisade Avenue
    Englewood, NJ 07631
    (201) 569-9500

  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Pioneer Academy
    Pioneer Academy Photo - School Building
    Acceptance Rate: 53%
    Grades: PK-12164 Totowa Road
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    (973) 405-5169

  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.Acceptance Rate: 53%
    Grades: NS-12147 Chestnut Ridge Road
    Saddle River, NJ 07458
    (201) 327-4050

  • Rank: #1818.
    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)
    Acceptance Rate: 54%
    Grades: NS-12110 East Main Street
    Moorestown, NJ 08057
    (856) 914-4426

  • Rank: #1919.
    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
    (973) 538-3231

  • Rank: #2020.
    The Morristown-Beard School
    The Morristown-Beard School Photo - Morristown-Beard School
    All-girls
    Acceptance Rate: 59%
    Grades: 6-1270 Whippany Road
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 539-3032

  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.
    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)
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-12110 Mount Vernon St.
    Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
    (201) 229-0470

  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-1217 Schoolhouse Rd
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 397-7988

  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.
    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: 10-1224 Dwight Place
    Fairfield, NJ 07004
    (973) 808-9555

  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.
    Mary Help Of Christians Academy
    Mary Help Of Christians Academy Photo
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 9-12659 Belmont Avenue
    Haledon, NJ 07508
    (973) 790-6200

  • Rank: #25-2825.- 28.
    The Hudson School
    The Hudson School Photo - The Hudson School is an independent co-educational day school serving students in grades 5-12, located just 5 miles from NYC in Hoboken, NJ.
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: 5-12601 Park Ave
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    (201) 659-8335

  • Rank: #25-2825.- 28.
    Ranney School
    Ranney School Photo - Where lifelong friendships are built
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-12235 Hope Road
    Eatontown, NJ 07724
    (732) 542-4777

  • Rank: #25-2825.- 28.
    St. Augustine Preparatory School
    St. Augustine Preparatory School Photo
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: 9-12611 Cedar Ave
    Richland, NJ 08350
    (856) 697-2600

  • Rank: #25-2825.- 28.
    Villa Victoria Academy
    Villa Victoria Academy Photo - Villa offers a wide range of Varsity sports and competes in the Penn-Jersey League, a small school league. At Villa, we have a no-cuts policy so all girls are encouraged to join a team and learn new skills. We currently have 18 Penn-Jersey championships.
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: 6-12376 W. Upper Ferry Road
    Trenton, NJ 08628
    (609) 882-1700

  • Rank: #29-3129.- 31.
    Barnstable Academy
    Barnstable Academy Photo - Pep Rally
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 5-128 Wright Way
    Oakland, NJ 07436
    (201) 651-0200

  • Rank: #29-3129.- 31.
    Oak Hill Academy
    Oak Hill Academy Photo - Soler Science Center at the Harris Scienceplex. http://www.oakhillacademy.com/academics/science-and-environmental-center
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-12347 Middletown Lincroft Road
    Lincroft, NJ 07738
    (732) 530-1343

  • Rank: #29-3129.- 31.Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: NS-12215 Broad Street
    Eatontown, NJ 07724
    (732) 842-1660

  • Rank: #32-3532.- 35.
    Beacon Christian Academy
    Beacon Christian Academy Photo - Welcome to our Cozy Children's Corner! Your young child will never want to LEAVE this enchanted place!
    (Assembly of God)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: NS-930 Prospect Avenue - 2nd floor
    Bayonne, NJ 07002
    (201) 437-5056

  • Rank: #32-3532.- 35.
    Bergen Center For Child Development
    Bergen Center For Child Development Photo
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: K-12140 Park St
    Haworth, NJ 07641
    (201) 385-4857

  • Rank: #32-3532.- 35.
    DePaul Catholic High School
    DePaul Catholic High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: 8-121512 Alps Road
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    (973) 694-3702

  • Rank: #32-3532.- 35.
    Donovan Catholic
    Donovan Catholic Photo - Founded in 1962 as St. Joseph High School and known as Monsignor Donovan High School until 2014, Donovan Catholic is Ocean County's only Catholic high school.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: 9-12711 Hooper Ave
    Toms River, NJ 08753
    (732) 349-8801

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