Oldest Private Schools in New Jersey

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  • The average private school in New Jersey was founded around 1972 (2019-20).
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private school in New Jersey is Rutgers Preparatory School, founded in 1766.

Oldest Private Schools in New Jersey (2019-20)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11. Founding Date: 1766
    Grades: PK-121345 Easton Ave
    Somerset, NJ 08873

  • Rank: #22.
    Newark Academy
    Newark Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1774
    Grades: 6-1291 South Orange Avenue
    Livingston, NJ 07039

  • Rank: #33.
    Moorestown Friends School
    Moorestown Friends School Photo - The White Building is a central home for Beginnings at MFS, the Preschool (age 3+), Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten programs. The one-story frame building holds two classrooms and opened in 1927.
    Founding Date: 1785
    Grades: NS-12110 East Main Street
    Moorestown, NJ 08057

  • Rank: #44.
    Haddonfield Friends School
    Founding Date: 1786
    Grades: NS-847 N Haddon Avenue
    Haddonfield, NJ 08033

  • Rank: #55.
    Westfield Friends School
    Westfield Friends School Photo - First grade classroom
    Founding Date: 1788
    Grades: NS-82201 Riverton Rd
    Riverton, NJ 08077

  • Rank: #66. Founding Date: 1810
    Grades: 9-122500 Main Street
    Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

  • 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.
    Founding Date: 1837
    Grades: NS-12350 Riverbank
    Burlington, NJ 08016

  • 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.
    Founding Date: 1838
    Grades: 6-12112 W Delaware Avenue
    Pennington, NJ 08534

  • Rank: #99.
    Blair Academy
    Blair Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1848
    Grades: 9-122 Park St
    Blairstown, NJ 07825

  • Rank: #1010.
    The Pingry School
    Founding Date: 1861
    Grades: K-12131 Martinsville Road
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

  • Rank: #1111.
    St John Grammar School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1862
    Grades: PK-8455 White St
    Orange, NJ 07050

  • Rank: #1212.
    Our Lady Of Mt Carmel School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1863
    Grades: PK-8205 Oak St
    Boonton, NJ 07005

  • Rank: #1313.
    Peddie School
    Peddie School Photo - Peddie is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school for students in grades 9 through post-graduate.
    Founding Date: 1864
    Grades: 9-12201 S Main St
    Hightstown, NJ 08520

  • Rank: #14-1514.-15.
    St. Rose of Lima Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1869
    Grades: NS-852 Short Hills Avenue
    Short Hills, NJ 07078

  • Rank: #14-1514.-15.
    St Vincent Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1869
    Grades: 9-12228 W Market St
    Newark, NJ 07103

  • Rank: #16-1716.-17.
    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)
    Founding Date: 1872
    Grades: PK-845 Chatham St
    Chatham, NJ 07928

  • Rank: #16-1716.-17.
    St. Peters Preparatory School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1872
    Grades: 9-12144 Grand Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

  • Rank: #1818.
    St Dominic Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1878
    Grades: 7-122572 Kennedy Boulevard
    Jersey City, NJ 07304

  • Rank: #1919.
    Academy Of The Holy Angels
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1879
    Grades: 9-12315 Hillside Ave
    Demarest, NJ 07627

  • Rank: #2020.
    St Paul Catholic School
    St Paul Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1880
    Grades: PK-8218 Nassau St
    Princeton, NJ 08542

  • Rank: #2121. Founding Date: 1882
    Grades: PK-121295 Inman Ave
    Edison, NJ 08820

  • Rank: #2222.
    St. Joseph Of The Palisades Elementary School
    St. Joseph Of The Palisades Elementary School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: PK-86408 Palisade Avenue
    West New York, NJ 07093

  • Rank: #2323.
    St Nicholas Elementary School
    St Nicholas Elementary School Photo - St. Nicholas School - Jersey City PreK3 to Grade 8 Teaching tomorrow's leaders with a focus on tradition, community, and academic excellence. Located in The Heights of Jersey for 130 years. The premier destination for excellent academics in a healthy and safe social environment. Students receive numerous scholarships and high school acceptances to the most prestigious schools in the area.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: PK-8118 Ferry St
    Jersey City, NJ 07307

  • Rank: #24-2524.-25.
    Camden Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1887
    Grades: 9-12300 Cuthbert Road
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

  • Rank: #24-2524.-25. Founding Date: 1887
    Grades: PK-12201 Valley Road
    Montclair, NJ 07042

  • Rank: #2626. Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: PK-12315 E Palisade Avenue
    Englewood, NJ 07631

  • Rank: #2727. Founding Date: 1891
    Grades: 6-1270 Whippany Road
    Morristown, NJ 07960

  • Rank: #28-3028.-30.
    Eastern Christian Elementary School
    Eastern Christian Elementary School Photo
    Founding Date: 1892
    Grades: PK-425 Baldin Dr
    Midland Park, NJ 07432

  • Rank: #28-3028.-30.
    Eastern Christian High School
    Eastern Christian High School Photo
    Founding Date: 1892
    Grades: 9-1250 Oakwood Avenue
    Haledon, NJ 07508

  • Rank: #28-3028.-30.
    Mount Saint Dominic Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1892
    Grades: 9-123 Ryerson Avenue
    Caldwell, NJ 07006

  • Rank: #31-3231.-32.
    Children's Day Nursery And Family Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1893
    Grades: NS-PK104 Jefferson Street
    Passaic, NJ 07055

  • Rank: #31-3231.-32.
    The Peck School
    The Peck School Photo - A firm handshake, good eye contact, and consideration of others - these are just a few of The Peck School values that contribute to creating one of the most nurturing and inspirational K-8 learning environments in the country.
    Founding Date: 1893
    Grades: K-8247 South Street
    Morristown, NJ 07960

  • Rank: #3333.
    Collegiate School
    Founding Date: 1895
    Grades: PK-1222 Kent Ct
    Passaic, NJ 07055

  • Rank: #3434.
    Princeton Day School
    Princeton Day School Photo
    Founding Date: 1899
    Grades: NS-12650 Great Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540

  • Rank: #3535. Founding Date: 1900
    Grades: PK-12St. Bernard's Road
    Gladstone, NJ 07934

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