Oldest Private Schools in New Jersey

The average private school in New Jersey was founded around 1973 (2021-22).
The oldest private school in New Jersey is Rutgers Preparatory School, founded in 1766.

Oldest Private Schools in New Jersey (2021-22)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Rutgers Preparatory School
Rutgers Preparatory School Photo - Whether on Campus or visiting Grounds for Sculpture, Rutgers Prep's location in Somerset, NJ means that nature, the Arts, multi-cultural events, and historic treasures impact student instruction every day.
(2)
Founding Date: 1766
Grades: PK-12
1345 Easton Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 545-5600
Rank: #22.
Newark Academy
Newark Academy Photo
(2)
Founding Date: 1774
Grades: 6-12
91 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 992-7000
Rank: #33.
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)
(2)
Founding Date: 1785
Grades: NS-12
110 East Main Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 914-4426
Rank: #44.
Haddonfield Friends School
(Friends)
Founding Date: 1786
Grades: NS-8
47 N Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
(856) 429-6786
Rank: #55.
Westfield Friends School
Westfield Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(3)
Founding Date: 1788
Grades: NS-8
2201 Riverton Rd
Riverton, NJ 08077
(856) 829-0895
Rank: #66.
Founding Date: 1810
Grades: 9-12
2500 Main Street, PO Box 6008
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
(609) 895-2030
Rank: #77.
Doane Academy
Doane Academy Photo - AN EDUCATION FOR LIFE-Our beautiful, historic campus rests on the banks of the Delaware River and offers students a unique environment for rigorous academics, extra-curricular opportunities, and student life enriched by traditions that have developed over more than 179 years. Our classrooms are exciting learning environments, where students from age 3 to Grade 12 are challenged, and encouraged.
(Episcopal)
(9)
Founding Date: 1837
Grades: NS-12
350 Riverbank
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-3500
Rank: #88.
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)
Founding Date: 1838
Grades: 6-12
112 W Delaware Avenue
Pennington, NJ 08534
(609) 737-6128
Rank: #99.
Blair Academy
Blair Academy Photo
Founding Date: 1848
Grades: 9-12
2 Park St
Blairstown, NJ 07825
(800) 462-5247
Rank: #1010.
Academy Of Saint Elizabeth
Academy Of Saint Elizabeth Photo
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
(4)
Founding Date: 1860
Grades: 9-12
2 Convent Rd
Convent Station, NJ 07961
(973) 290-5200
Rank: #1111.
The Pingry School
(1)
Founding Date: 1861
Grades: K-12
131 Martinsville Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 647-6419
Rank: #1212.
St. John Grammar School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1862
Grades: PK-8
455 White St
Orange, NJ 07050
(973) 674-8951
Rank: #1313.
Our Lady Of Mt Carmel School
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1863
Grades: PK-8
205 Oak St
Boonton, NJ 07005
(973) 334-2777
Rank: #1414.
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.
Founding Date: 1864
Grades: 9-12
201 S Main St
Hightstown, NJ 08520
(609) 944-7555
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
St. Rose of Lima Academy
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: NS-8
52 Short Hills Avenue
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 379-3973
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
St. Vincent Academy
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: 9-12
228 W Market St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 622-1613
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
St. Patrick School
St. Patrick School Photo - Eighth Grade Girls Basketball Champs! Both our girls and boys teams have been successful this year in their leagues.
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1872
Grades: PK-8
45 Chatham St
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 635-4623
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
St. Peters Preparatory School
All-boys (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1872
Grades: 9-12
144 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 547-6400
Rank: #1919.
St. Dominic Academy
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1878
Grades: 7-12
2572 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07304
(201) 434-5938
Rank: #2020.
Academy Of The Holy Angels
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1879
Grades: 9-12
315 Hillside Ave
Demarest, NJ 07627
(201) 768-7822
Rank: #2121.
St. Paul Catholic School
St. Paul Catholic School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1880
Grades: PK-8
218 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 921-7587
Rank: #2222.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School Photo - Excellence in academics!
(11)
Founding Date: 1882
Grades: PK-12
1295 Inman Ave
Edison, NJ 08820
(908) 754-1882
Rank: #2323.
St. Joseph Of The Palisades Elementary School
St. Joseph Of The Palisades Elementary School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1885
Grades: PK-8
6408 Palisade Avenue
West New York, NJ 07093
(201) 861-3227
Rank: #2424.
St. Nicholas Elementary School
St. Nicholas Elementary School Photo - St. Nicholas School - The premier destination for academic excellence in The Heights of Jersey City.
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1886
Grades: PK-8
118 Ferry St
Jersey City, NJ 07307
(201) 659-5948
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Camden Catholic High School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1887
Grades: 9-12
300 Cuthbert Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 663-2247
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Founding Date: 1887
Grades: PK-12
201 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 746-9800
Rank: #2727.
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: PK-12
315 E Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 569-9500
Rank: #2828.
The Morristown-Beard School
The Morristown-Beard School Photo - Morristown-Beard School
All-girls
(3)
Founding Date: 1891
Grades: 6-12
70 Whippany Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 539-3032
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Eastern Christian Elementary School
Eastern Christian Elementary School Photo
(Christian)
(3)
Founding Date: 1892
Grades: PK-4
25 Baldin Dr
Midland Park, NJ 07432
(201) 445-6150
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Eastern Christian High School
Eastern Christian High School Photo
(Christian)
(3)
Founding Date: 1892
Grades: 9-12
50 Oakwood Avenue
Haledon, NJ 07508
(973) 427-6244
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Mount Saint Dominic Academy
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1892
Grades: 9-12
3 Ryerson Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
(973) 226-0660
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Children's Day Nursery And Family Center
Daycare / Preschool
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: NS-PK
104 Jefferson Street
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 777-5544
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
The Peck School
The Peck School Photo - A warm welcome, good eye contact, and consideration of others are just a few of the elements at The Peck School that contribute to creating one of the most nurturing and inspirational K-8 learning environments in the country.
(9)
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: K-8
247 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 539-8660
Rank: #3434.
Collegiate School
Founding Date: 1895
Grades: PK-12
22 Kent Ct
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 777-1714
Rank: #3535.
Princeton Day School
Princeton Day School Photo
Founding Date: 1899
Grades: PK-12
650 Great Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-6700
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