Ranney School

  • Ranney School is an Age 3-Grade 12, co-ed, independent school serving students across Monmouth & Ocean Counties, NJ. We provide an accelerated college preparatory program located on 60 acres in Tinton Falls, NJ. Ranney's expert teachers inspire and encourage confidence, creativity and curiosity, leading our students to become lifelong learners.
  • Our mission is to nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence to inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively, and contribute meaningfully to society. Discover more about Ranney and visit us today!.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1960
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students661 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Ranney School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $11,000-$31,000
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant$11,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMeredith Ostroy Gwyneth Hecht
Admissions AssociateMeredith Ostroy Lower School

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Afterschool Clubs for Lower School Students (science, cooking, chess, art, sports and more), Community Service, Diversity Club, Girls Who Code, Photography and Design, Robotics, Science and Math Leagues, Student Publications

Arts and Music Programs:
Annual musicals and productions begin in 4th grade, Band, chorus, Forensics, orchestra begin in 3rd grade, Visual arts and innnovation labs

School Notes

Innovative, Rigorous & Flexible Curriculum:
  • Our expert teachers have advanced degrees and design curriculum
  • STEAM courses (including Robotics) across all divisions
  • Design thinking and collaborative projects inspire students to explore creative, hands-on problem solving
  • Year-long intensive research projects led by 5th, 8tth and 12th graders
  • Our personalized, comprehensive College Guidance Program includes parents as partners and begins in Grade 8
  • 100% of our graduates attend college; each year, our graduating classes score higher than the national average on the SAT and earn millions of dollars in scholarships. In 2016, our seniors were accepted into six of the eight Ivy Leagues. 
Robust Student Life Programs:
  • Orchestra, Band, and Chorus beginning in Grade 3
  • Musicals/Plays in all divisions; Annual Count Basie nominations
  • Robust Visual Arts with state-of-the-art equipment (3-D printing)
  • 15 sports represented across our varsity and middle school teams, plus aquatic instruction for our youngest students
  • 50-plus clubs and activities, as well as 10-plus Honor Societies 

Nurturing Learning Community
  • A one-of-its-kind partnership with the United Nations
  • Spanish, French, and Mandarin offered, starting at Age 3
  • School-wide multicultural experiences & social awareness programs
  • Community-wide service projects driven by students
  • Internationally and culturally diverse student population
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lincroft
    Grades: PK-12 | 273 students
    3.5 miles
    347 Middletown Lincroft Road
    Lincroft, NJ 07738
    (732)530-1343
    3.5 PK-12
    273
  • Rumson
    Grades: PK-8 | 409 students
    5.3 miles
    35 Bellevue Avenue
    Rumson, NJ 07760
    (732)842-0527
    5.3 PK-8
    409
  • Somerset
    Grades: PK-12 | 640 students
    26.6 miles
    1345 Easton Ave
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732)545-5600
    26.6 PK-12
    640
  • Long Branch
    Grades: PK-6 | 175 students
    5.2 miles
    345 Second Ave
    Long Branch, NJ 07740
    (732)222-6464
    5.2 PK-6
    175
  • Eatontown
    Grades: NS-12 | 80 students
    1.6 miles
    215 Broad Street
    Eatontown, NJ 07724
    (732)842-1660
    1.6 NS-12
    80

School Reviews

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Choosing this school is the best decision we have ever made for our children. At first we were hesitant, being in a good school district and with the expense, but we've learned that this is the ultimate investment in our children. My children just simply would not and could not have received the same amount of attention or opportunities anywhere else. The class sizes are small, the teachers are nurturing, caring and committed to getting the most out of every child, the children are treated as individuals. The campus itself offers so much more than any other campus in the area; swimming, tennis, basketball, baseball, art, music, robotics. We are so happy with our decision and we know our children will excel in whatever they choose to do.
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The average private school tuition in New Jersey is $9,506 for elementary schools and $18,590 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Jersey is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).