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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Rutgers Preparatory School is a top rated, private school located in Somerset, NJ. It has 640 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $38,950 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,950
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Rutgers Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1340
176 responses
Average ACT
31
60 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Orchestra concerts
    24%
  • Spirit week!
    24%
  • all of the above
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    12%
  • Chinese New Year, too many to choose
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Burger Blast
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
640
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$95,632
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,643
National
$949
Median Home Value
$310,800
National
$184,700
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I am currently a student at RPS, and I love it! Academically, I continuously feel challenged each day, and my teachers are always willing to go above and beyond to help me be successful. They are extremely patient and diligent, and truly care about their students; it is evident.

Additionally, the school atmosphere is wonderful! Walking in everyday, I feel supported by my teachers, administrators, and friends. The upperclassmen are very welcoming, and everyone is always open to lend a helping hand or participate in a conversation, even if we are just passing in the halls.

I love the diversity at Prep; it is an environment in which I have never been before, and I am grateful to be able to learn about other cultures and share more about my own in a safe, inclusive environment. I feel heard and appreciated in this community.

All in all I love Prep, and I couldn't imagine attending any other school. I feel very prepared for college, and can't wait for what the future will bring!
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Parents of a graduated and HS students. We moved from Europe and looked for a place in which our kids could explore, adapt and grow in a safe and inclusive environment. Since Admissions, we felt at the right place. Our kids found a nurturing academic environment, which prepared them for competitive colleges in their areas of interest: Fine Arts&Design and Science&Math. They both have maximized their real potential and RPS played a key role. They are educated to identify strengths, opportunities, skills and competences. RPS has provided endless support in this journey to find their truly self and life during and after school. It is a remarkable Team with the right balance and personalized attention. Flexible and open to hear about personal matters, understanding about young minds and lives. Our sons are prepared for life with focus in self-respect, mindfulness and understanding others before self. Education at RPS is comprehensive and respects that everyone’s journey is unique!
Our family became involved with Rutgers Prep in 1998! Our son and daughter are “lifers” – pre-K-12. As alumni parents, we thank Prep for the experiences/opportunities made available to our children: multiple AP courses/dozens of class offerings, Varsity/JV sports, cultural sharing/celebrations, mentoring Middle/Lower School students, community service, Senior Explorations, clubs/social activities. Drama/music programs especially impacted their lives/college degrees/experiences. We are grateful for the incredible faculty who took the time to know our children. Prep’s culture accepts all, fosters self-discovery/confidence, develops academic potential/leadership skills, values respect/kindness/accountability, and challenges children to think beyond themselves. Prep provides chances to learn/explore/observe/lead. Prep focuses on academics and development of the whole person. Prep is a special place allowing students to take risks. It's cool to be smart; differences are accepted.