Top 20 Best Essex County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 97 private schools serving 16,150 students in Essex County, NJ (there are 248 public schools, serving 140,037 public students). 10% of all K-12 students in Essex County, NJ are educated in private schools (compared to the NJ state average of 14%).
The top ranked private schools in Essex County, NJ include Newark Academy, Montclair Kimberley Academy and Aquinas Academy.
The average tuition cost is $18,258, which is higher than the New Jersey private school average tuition cost of $15,725.
45% of private schools in Essex County, NJ are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Essex County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
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
Fusion Academy Montclair
Fusion Academy Montclair Photo - Each Fusion campus has a state-of-the-art music studio with professional-grade tools. Students can explore instruments, vocals, songwriting, DJ performing arts, and more.
Alternative School
427 Bloomfield Avenue, 3rd Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
65 Chestnut Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 783-4955
Grades: NS-8
| 132 students
The Winston School of Short Hills
The Winston School of Short Hills Photo - At The Winston School of Short Hills, we focus on helping students to overcome some of the difficulties in school due to language-based learning differences, such as DyslexIa, executive functioning difficulties, and Dysgraphia. We strive to create a comfortable educational environment based on understanding our students' challenges and strengths.
Special Education School
30 East Lane
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 379-4114
Grades: 1-8
| 89 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
Aquinas Academy
Aquinas Academy Photo - Faith in Every Student's Future and Commitment to Excellence in Education
(Catholic)
388 South Livingston Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 992-1587
Grades: NS-8
| 248 students
Glenview Academy
Glenview Academy Photo - Our students grow in their understanding of academics, social skills and the world around them. Developing a passion for learning is our common goal.
Special Education School
24 Dwight Pl
Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 808-6279
Grades: 3-9
| 39 students
Golda Och Academy
Golda Och Academy Photo
(Jewish)
(5)
1418 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 602-3601
Grades: NS-12
| 548 students
Good Shepherd Academy
(Catholic)
(4)
24 Brookline Ave
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 667-2049
Grades: PK-8
| 271 students
The Gramon Family of Schools
The Gramon Family of Schools Photo - Our students grow in their understanding of academics, social skills, and the world around them. Developing a passion for learning is our common goal.
Special Education School
24-28 Dwight Place
Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 882-8822
Grades: PK-12
| 228 students
Horizon High School
Horizon High School Photo
Special Education School
71 Okner Pkwy
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 535-1999
Grades: 9-12
| 95 students
Horizon School
Horizon School Photo - Universal Exercise Unit
Special Education School
51 Old Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 740-2353
Grades: 1-8
| 54 students
Immaculate Conception High School
(Catholic)
33 Cottage Place
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 744-7445
Grades: 9-12
| 210 students
201 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 746-9800
Grades: PK-12
| 1,054 students
Mount Saint Dominic Academy
All-girls (Catholic)
(2)
3 Ryerson Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
(973) 226-0660
Grades: 9-12
| 316 students
Newark Academy
Newark Academy Photo
(3)
91 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 992-7000
Grades: 6-12
| 599 students
North Ward Child Development C
Daycare / Preschool
346 Mt Prospect Ave
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 481-1023
Grades: PK-K
| 485 students
Our Lady Help Of Christians School
(Catholic)
23 N Clinton St
East Orange, NJ 07017
(973) 677-1546
Grades: PK-8
| 250 students
Our Lady Of Sorrows School
(Catholic)
172 Academy St
South Orange, NJ 07079
(973) 762-5169
Grades: PK-8
| 263 students
Our Lady Of The Lake School
Our Lady Of The Lake School Photo
(Catholic)
26 Lakeside Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
(973) 239-1160
Grades: PK-8
| 211 students
50 Country Day Dr
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 379-4550
Grades: K-5
| 288 students
Playhouse Coop School
Daycare / Preschool
88 Franklin Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 736-9451
Grades: PK-K
| 108 students
Rabbi Barry High SchoolGreene Ecc At Temple Bnai Jeshurun
Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
1025 S Orange Ave
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 379-3177
Grades: PK-K
| 323 students
St. Benedict's Preparatory School
(Catholic)
(1)
520 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 792-5744
Grades: K-12
| 803 students
St. Cassian Continuation School
St. Cassian Continuation School Photo - St Cassian School A National Blue Ribbon Exemplary High Performing School
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
(2)
190 Lorraine Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043
(973) 746-1636
Grades: PK-8
| 257 students
St. Catherine Of Siena School
(Catholic)
39 E Bradford Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
(973) 239-6968
Grades: PK-8
| 256 students
St. Joseph Continuation School
(Catholic)
115 Telford St
East Orange, NJ 07018
(973) 674-2326
Grades: PK-8
| 239 students
St. Michael School
(Catholic)
27 Crittenden St
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 482-7400
Grades: K-8
| 352 students
St. Philips Academy
St. Philips Academy Photo - Family-Style Lunch
(Episcopal)
342 Central Ave.
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 624-0644
Grades: K-8
| 357 students
St. Rose of Lima Academy
(Catholic)
52 Short Hills Avenue
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 379-3973
Grades: NS-8
| 179 students
St. Thomas The Apostle School
St. Thomas The Apostle School Photo
(Catholic)
50 Byrd Ave
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 338-8505
Grades: PK-8
| 235 students
St. Vincent Academy
All-girls (Catholic)
(3)
228 W Market St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 622-1613
Grades: 9-12
| 249 students
Seton Hall Preparatory School
All-boys (Catholic)
120 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 325-7737
Grades: 9-12
| 963 students
South Orange Country Day School
Montessori School
461 Vose Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079
(973) 762-6451
Grades: PK-K
| 117 students
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Essex County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
124 Niagara St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 589-7295
Grades: PK-8
| 228 students
4 Fleming Ave
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-5333
Grades: PK-11
| 55 students
600 Clinton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 824-5859
Grades: PK-8
| 191 students
308 S 9th Street
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 622-1061
Grades: PK-8
| 260 students
276 Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
(973) 763-0031
Grades: PK-8
| 132 students
15 Smalley Terrace
Irvington, NJ 07111
(973) 372-5601
Grades: 9-12
| 19 students
The Lakeside School (Closed 2016)
Special Education School
123 Cleveland St
Orange, NJ 07050
(973) 678-7778
Grades: 9-12
| 22 students
Learn To Love (Closed 2014)
Daycare / Preschool
Po Box 835
Maplewood, NJ 07040
(973) 900-9393
Grades: PK-K
| 124 students
275 Sussex Ave
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 483-3833
Grades: K-8
| 68 students
314 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 748-1984
Grades: PK-K
| 45 students
243 Woodside Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 482-1209
Grades: 9-12
| 203 students
268 Capuchin Way
Orange, NJ 07050
(973) 673-5933
Grades: K-8
| 167 students
44 Irvine Turner Blvd
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 642-1531
Grades: K-8
| 144 students
24 Hazelwood Avenue
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 372-4441
Grades: PK-8
| 462 students
683 Bloomfield Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 743-4015
Grades: PK-8
| 174 students
455 White St
Orange, NJ 07050
(973) 674-8951
Grades: PK-8
| 182 students
746 Sandford Avenue
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 373-9359
Grades: K-8
| 84 students
240 Franklin Ave
Maplewood, NJ 07040
(973) 761-4033
Grades: K-9
| 217 students
142 Jefferson St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 344-4806
Grades: PK-8
| 204 students
12 Amity Place
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 482-4756
Grades: K-8
| 185 students
540 Orange Street
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 481-5582
Grades: K-8
| 258 students
Washington Academy (Closed 2015)
Special Education School
800 North 7th Street
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 759-6555
Grades: K-12
| 42 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Essex County, NJ?
The top ranked private schools in Essex County, NJ include Newark Academy, Montclair Kimberley Academy and Aquinas Academy.
How many private schools are located in Essex County, NJ?
97 private schools are located in Essex County, NJ.
How much do private schools cost in Essex County, NJ?
The average tuition cost is $18,258, which is higher than the New Jersey private school average tuition cost of $15,725.
How diverse are private schools in Essex County, NJ?
Essex County, NJ private schools are approximately 56% minority students, which is higher than the New Jersey private school average of 40%.
What percentage of students in Essex County, NJ go to private school?
10% of all K-12 students in Essex County, NJ are educated in private schools (compared to the NJ state average of 14%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Essex County, NJ?
45% of private schools in Essex County, NJ are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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