Primary Prep Elementary School

  • Primary Prep Elementary School is a diverse learning community that prepares each student for academic, social, and personal success by providing a safe, supportive, and challenging environment.
  • It is our goal to nurture and assist the children in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become confident, competent, and caring individuals.
  • Primary Prep Elementary is a private, non-denominational school offering an exciting learning environment to children in Kindergarten through Grade Eight.
  • The school is located in the center of Jersey City, New Jersey with easy access to major roads and public transportation.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students235 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Primary Prep Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jersey City
    Grades: PK-8 | 463 students
    1.4 miles
    248 Marin Blvd
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    (201) 434-2405
    1.4 PK-8
  • Jersey City
    Grades: PK-8 | 276 students
    0.6 miles
    509 Pavonia Ave
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    (201) 653-0128
    0.6 PK-8
  • Jersey City
    Waterfront Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 247 students
    0.6 miles
    150 Warren Street, Suites 108 & 200
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    (201) 333-5600
    0.6 PK-8
  • Jersey City
    Grades: PK-8
    1.2 miles
    209 Third Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    (201) 459-6462
    1.2 PK-8
  • Jersey City
    Grades: 1-2 | 2 students
    1.2 miles
    17 Erie St
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    (201) 432-6300
    1.2 1-2

School Reviews

Primary Prep is a hidden gem! The school provides a rigorous high-quality education to families in the Journal Square area. It's also a bargain for a private school (third child receives free full tuition- unheard of elsewhere) compared to similar schools in downtown JC! As a former senior school administrator overseeing seven schools in Lower Manhattan, we knew Primary Prep was a premier school when we attended their open house. Mrs. Hoffman, Head of School, and the rest of the staff are such caring and compassionate people. Not only are our kids thriving academically but they are loved and cared for by their amazing team of educators. We were thrilled that Primary Prep also has a language school which offers Chinese, French, Hindi, Russian, and Spanish. This was very important to us as my husband and I speak six different languages. We lucked out when we found this wonderful school for our boys!
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