Best New Jersey Private Schools (2023-24)

For the 2023-24 school year, there are 1,355 private schools serving 209,494 students in New Jersey (there are 2,557 public schools, serving 1,339,922 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 $15,321 for elementary schools and $20,182 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in New Jersey include St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Apple Montessori Of Wayne and Morristown Beard School.
The average acceptance rate is 80% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 40% and the student:teacher ratio is 11:1.
43% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish).

Top Ranked New Jersey Private Schools by County (2023-24)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
27
4,523
28%
168
27,561
41%
75
12,157
34%
96
16,178
57%
56
10,419
59%
73
11,203
42%
124
16,321
53%
127
19,653
24%
94
11,229
29%
114
28,899
12%
70
10,708
51%
79
10,344
35%
22
2,837
18%
90
13,279
47%
10
1,056
25%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in New Jersey?
The best top ranked private schools in New Jersey include St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Apple Montessori Of Wayne and Morristown Beard School.
How many private schools are located in New Jersey?
1,355 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 $15,321 for elementary schools and $20,182 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?
43% of private schools in New Jersey are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish).

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