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Rutgers Prep

Rutgers Prep logo 250 years Rutgers Prep is a private, coeducational, preparatory school, located on a 41- acre campus in Somerset, New Jersey. The campus is less than an hour’s drive (or a short train ride) from Manhattan, about one hour from Philadelphia, and just a few hours from Boston and Washington, DC.

Established in 1766, it is the oldest independent school in the state of New Jersey. Since 1766, the School has made it its mission to inspire students through a culture of achievement and inclusion, and a proven track record of college preparation.

 

Rutgers at a glance

Founded: 1766

Student:teacher ratio: 8:1

Number of students: 640

Teacher qualifications: 77% hold advanced degree, 8 hold Doctorates

Location

Rutgers Preparatory School is less than an hour’s drive (or a short train ride) from Manhattan, about one hour from Philadelphia, and just a few hours from Boston and Washington, DC.

Location of Rutgers Prep 

Independent accreditation

As the first independent school in New Jersey, Rutgers Preparatory School is proud to be accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.

The most recent Accreditation Report commends Rutgers Prep for "creating a learning community and enviable culture of mutual respect and affection where Rutgers Preparatory students celebrate their differences rather than simply tolerating them and view their differences as a welcome source of profound enrichment."

Mission statement

Through excellence in education, we inspire students to discover and pursue their passions, embrace intellectual curiosity and creativity, and lead with confidence.

An elite US school with an international outlook

Cultural, ethnic and religious diversity is inherent at Rutgers Prep. More than 40 different languages are spoken in students' homes and a large percentage of domestic students have one or more parents who were born overseas. Therefore, international students feel at home at Rutgers Prep.

Interactive learning technology

Digital literacy and competence is essential for students in negotiating both their future educational needs as well as the world they will encounter beyond school. Every classroom is equipped with an Apple TV and projector to facilitate interactive learning.

Additionally, all Upper School students at Rutgers Prep are required to bring iPads to school as part of their daily learning tools. Utilizing iPads to access texts, to navigate educational software, and to create content will better prepare students for digital learning once they proceed to university, and beyond to their careers.