Rutgers Preparatory School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1766
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students691 students
Student Body Typen/a
Students by GradeRutgers Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers102 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorDiane Glace
Admissions AssociateTara Klipstein

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisVolleyball,
Wrestling

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.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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