The Willow School, an independent day school for students in preschool through eighth grade, is committed to combining academic excellence, the joy of learning, and the wonder of experiencing the natural world.
Willow is dedicated to maintaining an environment where respect for the individual, an outstanding faculty, and an understanding of place foster independent thinking, creativity, responsibility, and integrity.
A Willow education enables children to develop an ethical approach to all relationships, realize their full potential, and believe in their power to effect positive change.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 108 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 13

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
108 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
The Willow School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Collared shirts, no jeans)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 13
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes organic lunch program
Admissions Director
Patricia Walter
Admissions Associate
Susie Delaporte

School Notes

  • The Willow School is an independent, coeducational day school for grades K-8, located on 34 wooded acres in Gladstone, NJ. The Willow School is built on the belief that children thrive in a setting that embraces the joy of learning and the wonder of the natural environment. The curriculum maintains a deliberate balance of rigorous academics and creative projects and emphasizes the school's unique commitment to environmental sustainability. This program, in the hands of talented teachers, fans the flame of each child's natural curiosity and desire to learn. Our small classes create an atmosphere of trust and allow teachers to focus on children's individual strengths and needs. Through the school's virtues program, children become knowledgeable and wise, curious and creative, responsible and confident. For more information, please visit our website at or call (908) 470-9500.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 108 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 13

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The average private school tuition in Somerset County, NJ is $19,365 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Somerset County, NJ is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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