Rutgers Preparatory School, founded in 1766, is a pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade co-educational independent day school.
Our motto, "Severa res est Verum Gaudium" (Hard work is true joy), expresses our desire that students will develop a positive attitude toward learning and that they will be rewarded with a strong sense of achievement.
The School values intellectual curiosity and personal integrity, seeking to stimulate their development at every level.
We emphasize a solid academic program, creative problem solving, cooperation and group interaction, appreciation of culture and beauty, and healthy emotional and physical growth.
We believe that our students grow and learn best in an environment of trust, cooperation, and open communication.
The educational experience of each individual student is most successful when students, parents, faculty, and administration together support the School's aims and values.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 640 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Rutgers Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1766
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
640 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
58%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Rutgers Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Tara Klipstein
Admissions Associate
Helen Williams

Sports

School Notes

  • Rutgers Preparatory School, founded in 1766, is a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade co-educational independent day school. The School environment is enriched by students who come from a variety of geographic, economic and ethnic backgrounds. Our motto "Severa res est verum gaudium" (Hard work is true joy) expresses our desire that students will develop a positive attitude toward learning and that they will be rewarded with a strong sense of achievement. The School values intellectual curiosity and personal integrity, seeking to stimulate their development at every level. We emphasize a strong academic program, creative problem solving, cooperation and group interaction, appreciation of culture and beauty, and healthy emotional and physical growth. We believe that our students grow and learn best in an environment of trust, cooperation and open communication. The educational experience of each individual student is most successful when students, parents, faculty and administration together support the School's aims and values.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Rutgers Preparatory School offer?

Rutgers Preparatory School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball and Wrestling.

What is Rutgers Preparatory School's ranking?

Rutgers Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Rutgers Preparatory School?

The application deadline for Rutgers Preparatory School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
The basketball coach shows a lack of sportsmanship and moral leadership by example. Coaching is more than winning games and creaming opponents mercilessly by 70 points. It is about class, leading by example, and helping athletes be their best selves- sportsmanship would be a good start. Considering he is also a teacher, I question why his behavior on the court is acceptable to the school.
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5  
Perfect size. Small enough for access for students to be involved and participate and larger enough to offer more than everything in terms of curriculum and activities.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 640 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Somerset County, NJ is $19,631 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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