Top 20 Best New Jersey Private Daycares & Preschools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 1,041 private daycares & preschools serving 139,732 students in New Jersey.
The best top ranked private daycares & preschools in New Jersey include Ranney School, Apple Montessori Of Wayne and Hamilton Park Montessori School.
The average tuition cost is $12,753, which is lower than the New Jersey average tuition cost of $15,707.
37% of private daycares & preschools in New Jersey are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish). Learn more about how daycare centers and preschools work.

Top Ranked New Jersey Private Daycares & Preschools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Apple Montessori Of Wayne
Apple Montessori Of Wayne Photo - Nurturing the whole child is the core of all we do. Our mission is to educate, enrich and inspire children to reach their fullest potential as kind, independent, curious and happy individuals. We make the most of the critical early learning years by inspiring a lifelong love of learning in a safe and caring environment.
Montessori School
(1)
25 Nevins Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 696-9750
Grades: PK-6
| 283 students
Cedar Hill Prep School
Cedar Hill Prep School Photo - Cedar Hill Prep School is a private school located in Somerset, New Jersey, that services students from 23 towns around the New Jersey-Pennsylvania region.
(8)
152 Cedar Grove Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 356-5400
Grades: NS-8
| 260 students
Chapin School
Chapin School Photo - Chapin School Princeton focuses on Collaborative Learning through STEAM, Arts, Music, and Athletics.
(3)
4101 Princeton Pike
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-2449
Grades: PK-8
| 201 students
Far Brook School
Far Brook School Photo - Far Brook's inviting, semi-wooded nine acre campus includes playing fields, playgrounds, and a Schoolyard wetlands habitat.
(3)
52 Great Hills Road
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 379-3442
Grades: NS-8
| 224 students
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)
25 St. Bernards Road
Gladstone, NJ 07934
(908) 234-1611
Grades: NS-12
| 613 students
Hamilton Park Montessori School
Hamilton Park Montessori School Photo - Maria Montessori was globally acknowledged for her advocacy toward peace and social justice; as such, it is integral to HPMS values to search for common ground, and to work with dedication toward compassionate understanding.
Montessori School
(7)
1 McWilliams Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 533-1910
Grades: PK-8
| 394 students
Oak Knoll School Of The Holy Child
Oak Knoll School Of The Holy Child Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(7)
44 Blackburn Road
Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 522-8100
Grades: PK-12
| 485 students
44 Blackburn Road
Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 522-8109
Grades: PK-6
| 234 students
Pioneer Academy
Pioneer Academy Photo - School Building
(4)
164 Totowa Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 405-5169
Grades: PK-12
| 434 students
Primoris Academy
Primoris Academy Photo - An independent private school located in Westwood, NJ, Primoris Academy is a vibrant and nurturing environment for advanced learners. We strive to create a joyful learning experience that inspires as well as challenges.
(19)
120 Washington Avenue
Westwood, NJ 07675
(201) 722-1000
Grades: PK-12
| students
Ranney School
Ranney School Photo - Where lifelong friendships are built
(2)
235 Hope Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724
(732) 542-4777
Grades: PK-12
| 775 students
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)
1345 Easton Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 545-5600
Grades: PK-12
| 640 students
Stuart Country Day School
Stuart Country Day School Photo - Stuart girls are UNSTOPPABLE! Stuart girls thrive in an environment designed just for her and will be supported by a community of teachers and friends who see her and truly know her. At Stuart, she is known, and will know the value and power of her voice to make a difference in the world.
All-girls (Catholic)
(4)
1200 Stuart Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 921-2330
Grades: NS-12
| 303 students
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School Photo - Excellence in academics!
(11)
1295 Inman Ave
Edison, NJ 08820
(908) 754-1882
Grades: PK-12
| 449 students
Westfield Friends School
Westfield Friends School Photo
(Friends)
(5)
2201 Riverton Rd
Riverton, NJ 08077
(856) 829-0895
Grades: NS-8
| 169 students
The Wilberforce School
The Wilberforce School Photo
(Christian)
(10)
75 Mapleton Road, Building 2
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-6111
Grades: PK-12
| 257 students
YingHua International School
YingHua International School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(8)
25 Laurel Avenue, Kingston, NJ 08528
Kingston, NJ 08528
(609) 375-8015
Grades: NS-8
| 150 students
Apple Montessori Schools Hillsborough
Montessori School
302 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
(973) 846-2801
Grades: NS-K
| students
Beacon Christian Academy
Beacon Christian Academy Photo - Field Trips are scheduled twice a year. Here is 4th grade visiting the Statue of Liberty!
(Assembly of God)
(12)
30 Prospect Avenue - 2nd floor
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 437-5056
Grades: NS-12
| 168 students
Bergen County Christian Academy
Bergen County Christian Academy Photo - Bergen County Christian School - Front Entrance
(Baptist)
(1)
15 Conklin Place
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 487-7212
Grades: PK-12
| students
Highland Academy
Highland Academy Photo
(1)
51 N Shore Rd
Absecon, NJ 08201
(609) 652-9500
Grades: PK-8
| 57 students
65 Chestnut Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 783-4955
Grades: NS-8
| 132 students
Rising Star Academy
Rising Star Academy Photo - Early Childhood Education
(Islamic)
(1)
4613 Cottage Place
Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 758-5590
Grades: PK-12
| 221 students
1st Cerebral Palsy Of Nj
Special Education School
7 Sanford Ave
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 751-0200
Grades: PK-12
| 70 students
Abundant Life Academy
(Pentecostal)
390 Washington Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 667-9700
Grades: PK-12
| 452 students
Academy Of Greatness And Excellence
Academy Of Greatness And Excellence Photo - One of the pillars of the AGE National Elementary Honor Society is Service, and that is what the NEHS students provides at the Woodcrest Healthcare Center. They visit the elderly of our community, and spend quality time with them as they add smiles to their faces.
(Islamic)
(1)
110 Mount Vernon St.
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
(201) 836-2555
Grades: PK-12
| 532 students
Academy of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
(Catholic)
10 County Road
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 567-6491
Grades: PK-8
| 229 students
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Photo
(Catholic)
99 South Street
New Providence, NJ 07974
(908) 464-8657
Grades: PK-8
| 192 students
Al-hikmah Continuation School
(Islamic)
(1)
278 N 8th St
Haledon, NJ 07508
(973) 790-4700
Grades: PK-6
| 246 students
Al-Minhaal Academy
(Islamic)
(1)
232 E. Front St.
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 500-2706
Grades: NS-12
| 317 students
All Saints Academy
(Catholic)
(1)
189 Baldwin Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973) 334-4704
Grades: PK-8
| 252 students
All Saints Catholic Academy
(Catholic)
19 W 13th St
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 443-8384
Grades: PK-8
| 420 students
All Saints Episcopal Day School
All Saints Episcopal Day School Photo - All Saints Early Childhood Center at 527 Clinton Street (near 6th Street) serves our Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten grades. It is also the site of our Admissions Office, Imagination Stations and Art Studio.
(Episcopal)
(8)
707 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 792-0736
Grades: NS-8
| 204 students
American Christian School
American Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(4)
126 S Hillside Avenue
Succasunna, NJ 07876
(973) 584-6616
Grades: PK-12
| 237 students
An Noor Academy
(Islamic)
(2)
1000 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 667-5300
Grades: NS-12
| 356 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private daycares & preschools in New Jersey?
The top ranked private daycares & preschools in New Jersey include Ranney School, Apple Montessori Of Wayne and Hamilton Park Montessori School.
How many private daycares & preschools are located in New Jersey?
1,041 private daycares & preschools are located in New Jersey.
How much do private daycares & preschools cost in New Jersey?
The average tuition cost is $12,753, which is lower than the New Jersey private school average tuition cost of $15,707.
How diverse are private daycares & preschools in New Jersey?
New Jersey private daycares & preschools are approximately 39% minority students, which is lower than the New Jersey private school average of 40%.
What percentage of private daycares & preschools are religiously affiliated in New Jersey?
37% of private daycares & preschools in New Jersey are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish).

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