Cedar Hill Prep School

  • Best NJ Prep School Info:CEDAR HILL PREP SCHOOL Background Cedar Hill Prep School was founded in 2003 under the name Oakcrest Academy.
  • We moved to Cedar Grove Lane in 2008 under the name Cedar Hill Prep School.
  • Purpose: To provide an education for students in Preschool through Grade 8, on par with the best schools, by implementing the best practices in education from around the world.
  • FAST FACTS Cedar Hill Prep Student Statistics: All students scored in the top 20% of the Nation on the Terranova Multiple Assessment Exam (tested on all 4 subjects - English, Math, Science and Social Studies).
  • Seventy percent of the student population in K-8 are in the top 5% of the nation in the standardized tests.
  • Grade 8 students score between 1930 2400/2400 in the SSAT exam which is the Independent School Entrance Examination.
  • Three years in a row in the Nationals for History Bee.
  • Two years in a row in the Nationals for Geography Bee.
  • Top New School in Math Counts Ranked 21st in the county in Math League for Grade 8 Top 50 in the Nation in the Bright Schools Science Contest (only 2 NJ schools made the list).
  • Garden State Debate Tournament Champions for 2016. East Coast Debate Tournament CHP speakers are the top 10% in the East Coast( out of 270 speakers).
  • US Champions in Robocup Junior 2016 and World Champions in OnStage Primary Super Team competition in Leipzig, Germany.
  • More than 75% of the Grade 8 graduating class of 2016 received scholarships for merit (50 -100%) to attend top Private High Schools.

School News

  • CEDAR HILL PREPARATORY SCHOOL Honored as 2017 National Blue Ribbon of Excellence! - 09/28/2017 - Cedar Hill Preparatory School has received the prestigious honor of being named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, with the distinction of being the only New Jersey school to receive the National Blue Ribbon Award as an Elementary/Middle School-...more
  • Schools That Are Recipient Of The 2017 Blue Ribbon Award In Central, NJ - 10/25/2017 - The Blue Ribbon School award is a prestigious award that is given to a certain number of public or private schools that exceed the criteria and display exemplary teaching and learning. It aims to recognize the hard work of students, educators, families, and co...more

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Educational Records Bureau
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2003
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students268 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeCedar Hill Prep School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1480
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,000
Tuition NotesEmail our Admissions Director, Ruth Sulitzer, for details: admissions@cedarhillprep.com
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRuth Sulitzer


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Basketball, Broadcasting, Broadcasting Club, Chess, Debate League, Lego Club, Mad Science, Robotics, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Chorus, Art Studio, Chorus, Piano

School Notes

Cedar Hill Preparatory School, one of the top private day schools in Central NJ, inspires young minds to achieve academic and personal excellence. Whether you are seeking a private preschool or top private middle school for your child, our top ranked NJ prep school offers an innovative and clearly-defined curriculum, enthusiastic and dedicated teachers that promotes excellence in learning, and an environment that encourages social awareness as well as a commitment to cultivating meaningful relationships with our families.


  • Cedar Hill Prep offers a comprehensive, non-sectarian education for students in Preschool through Grade 8.         
  • Engineering is included in the Middle School curriculum.         
  • Our primary focus is to develop the academic minds of our students while supporting their emotional and social needs within the context of a welcoming environment.        
  • Instruction is disseminated in a small group setting with accommodations made for differentiated instruction.        
  • Students` education is further enhanced with experiential learning opportunities, off-campus trips, and project-based assignments.       
  • Cedar Hill Preparatory enjoys a diverse community with students and faculty representing more than 20 nationalities.
  • Students` educational experiences are enhanced with opportunities for public speaking, presentations, creative expression, and teamwork.
  • Beginning in Grade 2, students participate in national competitions (Math League, Geography Bee, Odyssey of Mind, Science League, National Language Arts Competition), the National Elementary Honor Society, and the New Jersey Students in Action Service Learning Program for Middle School.
  • Our active PTO`s mission is to enrich our families` Cedar Hill Prep experience by fostering a sense of community and purpose.
Cedar Hill Prep School students have consistently scored in the top 15% in the Terranova 3 Multiple Assessment tests.  The school will be able to apply for its Blue Ribbon recognition in 2017.

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