Oldest Private Elementary Schools in New Jersey

The average private elementary school in New Jersey was founded around 1964 (2024).
The oldest private elementary school in New Jersey is Rutgers Preparatory School, founded in 1766.
Year Founded Range: 1766 1923 Avg. Year Founded: 1876

Oldest Private Elementary Schools in New Jersey (2024)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Rutgers Preparatory School
Rutgers Preparatory School Photo - Through excellence in education, we inspire students to discover and pursue their passions, embrace intellectual curiosity and creativity, and lead with confidence.
(2)
Founding Date: 1766
Grades: PK-12
1345 Easton Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 545-5600
Rank: #22.
Newark Academy
Newark Academy Photo
(3)
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)
(6)
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: PK-8
47 N Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
(856) 429-7686
Rank: #55.
Westfield Friends School
Westfield Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(5)
Founding Date: 1788
Grades: NS-8
2201 Riverton Rd
Riverton, NJ 08077
(856) 829-0895
Rank: #66.
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 180 years. Our classrooms are exciting learning environments, where students from preschool to Grade 12th are challenged, and encouraged.
(9)
Founding Date: 1837
Grades: PK-12
350 Riverbank
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-3500
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.
(Methodist)
Founding Date: 1838
Grades: 6-12
112 W Delaware Avenue
Pennington, NJ 08534
(609) 737-6128
Rank: #88.
The Pingry School
(1)
Founding Date: 1861
Grades: K-12
131 Martinsville Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 647-6419
Rank: #99.
Our Lady Of Mt Carmel School
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1863
Grades: PK-8
205 Oak St
Boonton, NJ 07005
(973) 334-2777
Rank: #1010.
St. Rose of Lima Academy
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: NS-8
52 Short Hills Avenue
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 379-3973
Rank: #1111.
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.
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1872
Grades: PK-8
45 Chatham St
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 635-4623
Rank: #1212.
St. Dominic Academy
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1878
Grades: 7-12
2572 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07304
(201) 434-5938
Rank: #1313.
St. Paul School Of Princeton
St. Paul School Of Princeton Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1880
Grades: PK-8
218 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 921-7587
Rank: #1414.
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: #1515.
Founding Date: 1885
Grades: PK-8
6408 Palisade Avenue
West New York, NJ 07093
(201) 861-3227
Rank: #1616.
St. Nicholas School
St. Nicholas School Photo - St. Nicholas School - The premier destination for academic excellence in The Heights of Jersey City.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1886
Grades: PK-8
118 Ferry St
Jersey City, NJ 07307
(201) 659-5948
Rank: #1717.
Founding Date: 1887
Grades: PK-12
201 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 746-9800
Rank: #1818.
Dwight-englewood School
Dwight-englewood School Photo - Dwight-Englewood is a place where students from pre-K to 12th grade can learn to think critically and develop their skills. Students are encouraged to learn in and outside of the classroom.
(1)
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: PK-12
315 E Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 569-9500
Rank: #1919.
Morristown Beard School
Morristown Beard School Photo
(3)
Founding Date: 1891
Grades: 6-12
70 Whippany Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 539-3032
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Eastern Christian Elementary School
Eastern Christian Elementary School Photo
(Christian)
(6)
Founding Date: 1892
Grades: PK-2
25 Baldin Dr
Midland Park, NJ 07432
(201) 445-6150
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Eastern Christian Middle School
(Christian)
(7)
Founding Date: 1892
Grades: 6-8
518 Sicomac Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
(201) 891-3663
Rank: #2222.
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.
(11)
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: K-8
247 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 539-8660
Rank: #2323.
Academy of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1894
Grades: PK-8
10 County Road
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 567-6491
Rank: #2424.
Collegiate School
Founding Date: 1895
Grades: PK-10
22 Kent Ct
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 777-1714
Rank: #2525.
Princeton Day School
Princeton Day School Photo
Founding Date: 1899
Grades: PK-12
650 Great Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-6700
Rank: #2626.
Gill St. Bernard's School
Gill St. Bernard's School Photo - Discover the magic behind Gill St. Bernard's and begin your admission journey today!
(5)
Founding Date: 1900
Grades: NS-12
25 St. Bernards Road
Gladstone, NJ 07934
(908) 234-1611
Rank: #2727.
St. Anthony School
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1913
Grades: PK-8
270 Diamond Bridge Ave
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
(973) 423-1818
Rank: #2828.
The Hun School Of Princeton
(2)
Founding Date: 1914
Grades: 6-12
176 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 921-7600
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Holy Trinity School - Westfield
Holy Trinity School - Westfield Photo - 8th Graders Make Cards for Homebound Parishioners
(Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1916
Grades: PK-8
336 First St.
Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 233-0484
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
St. Joseph The Carpenter School
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1916
Grades: PK-8
140 East 3rd Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203
(908) 245-6560
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
School Of Saint Elizabeth
(Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1916
Grades: PK-8
30 Seney Drive
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
(908) 766-0244
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Bishop Schad Regional School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1921
Grades: PK-8
922 E Landis Ave
Vineland, NJ 08360
(856) 691-4490
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
St. Raphael School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1921
Grades: PK-8
151 Gropp Ave
Trenton, NJ 08610
(609) 585-7733
Rank: #3434.
Founding Date: 1922
Grades: PK-8
133 N 3rd St
Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 704-2400
Rank: #3535.
Queen Of Peace Continuation School
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1923
Grades: PK-8
21 Church Place
North Arlington, NJ 07031
(201) 998-8222
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the New Jersey average Private Elementary Schools founding year?
The New Jersey average Private Elementary Schools founding year is 1964 for 2024.
What are the Private Elementary Schools with oldest founding year in New Jersey?
The best top ranked Private Elementary Schools in New Jersey include Rutgers Preparatory School, Newark Academy and Moorestown Friends School.

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