Stevens Cooperative School's Hoboken and Newport, Jersey City campuses serve a diverse population of over 420 students from PreK 3s through 8th grade. Accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, Stevens is an excellent model of rigorous education in action.
8th grade students are regularly accepted into some of the most prestigious high schools in the country.
In the summer, Stevens offers a robust day camp and specialty weeks for children aged 3-13.
Early morning and after school options are available throughout the year.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 455 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,355
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 2

Top Rankings

Stevens Cooperative School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
455 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Stevens Cooperative School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 2
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial Aid Available to Qualified Families
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Nancy Rossi
Admissions Associate
Allison Tabor


Total Sports Offered
2 sports

School Notes

  • About the School
  • Stevens Cooperative School is a private (independent) school for PreK 3s through 8th grade with campuses in Hoboken and Newport, Jersey City, NJ. Founded in 1949, Stevens is the oldest parent cooperative school in New Jersey. Originally an informal playgroup for children of the faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology, the school has grown into a full nursery, elementary and middle school, with more than 430 students. The school`s model for education fosters creativity and depth of thinking where the student voice can flourish. Stevens is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. The Stevens community consists of a diverse population of families representing a broad range of towns including Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Bayonne, West New York, Cliffside Park and other NJ locations and Manhattan.
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  • Mission Statement
  • We imagine a world with well-informed, engaged citizens who are motivated to make a difference. In partnership with our diverse faculty, staff, families and the greater community, Stevens Cooperative School students explore, question and communicate in ways that will inspire and shape the future.
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

School Reviews

We looked at a couple of different private schools before enrolling our son at Stevens Cooperative School. Initially, we had a different private school in mind because they offered French, but after we went to Stevens` open house we felt that Stevens would be the best fit and decided to enroll him there. Stevens did not disappoint. We had a great first impression but love the school even more now since our son is a student. He is so excited to go to school every day and even asked us during winter break when he could go back to school. Everybody there, the teachers and the administration are very passionate about teaching and deeply care about the students. Stevens` teachers and administration are focused on the students and how they can best serve them. Our son is in PreK and his teachers are fantastic, very warm and caring but still provide the structure and discipline preschoolers crave. The curriculum is very hands on and nurtures his creative freedom to express himself through play and block building and storytelling. He also made great progress learning to read and write and can even do simple math and speak a bit of Spanish after only five months. We are very happy with Stevens and look forward to seeing him blossom there.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 455 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,355
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 2

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The average private school tuition in Hoboken, NJ is $20,155 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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