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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 235 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
235 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Primary Prep Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 235 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Hudson County, NJ is $14,496 for elementary schools and $12,799 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hudson County, NJ is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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