Best New Jersey Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 1,369 private schools serving 209,351 students in New Jersey (there are 2,558 public schools, serving 1,339,860 students). 14% of all K-12 students in New Jersey are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $15,406 for elementary schools and $20,272 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in New Jersey include Newark Academy, Primoris Academy and The Lawrenceville School.
The average acceptance rate is 79% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 40% and the student:teacher ratio is 11:1.
42% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish).

Top Ranked New Jersey Private Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% of K-12 Students in Private Schools
170
27,752
17%
76
12,136
13%
96
15,900
10%
57
10,697
11%
74
11,206
17%
125
16,412
12%
133
19,852
17%
94
11,221
14%
113
28,602
30%
70
10,525
12%
81
10,464
18%
22
2,837
13%
89
12,962
11%
11
1,107
7%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in New Jersey?
The best top ranked private schools in New Jersey include Newark Academy, Primoris Academy and The Lawrenceville School.
How many private schools are located in New Jersey?
1,369 private schools are located in New Jersey.
How much do private schools cost in New Jersey?
The average private school tuition in New Jersey is $15,406 for elementary schools and $20,272 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in New Jersey?
New Jersey private schools are approximately 40% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in New Jersey go to private school?
14% of all K-12 students in New Jersey are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in New Jersey?
42% of private schools in New Jersey are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish).

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