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  1. #14 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The Lawrenceville School

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    Private School,

    LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ,

    9-12,

    164 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved my three years there! I have had invaluable once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and experiences here and I have grown so much from my journey! Fair warning, it is pretty rigorous academically....

    Read 164 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 822,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  2. #40 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The Pingry School

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    Private School,

    BASKING RIDGE, NJ,

    K-12,

    118 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says The Pingry School is a special school that serves the students ranging all the way from K-12, with its magical way of learning at its lower school campus while raising confident, and inquisitive...A school that is diverse like no other - we often remark - Pingry is the best possible confluence of cultures, people, and POVs. The credit goes to its Board of Trustees, Head of School, DEI&B team,...We are grateful for Pingry for everything it has been, is and will be!.

    Read 118 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,175,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  3. #45 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Newark Academy

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    Private School,

    LIVINGSTON, NJ,

    6-12,

    123 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says As a student who goes to Newark Academy, there are many things about NA that you won’t find at any other school. This school has an amazing community where students and teachers are able to have a....

    Read 123 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 674,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  4. #48 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Princeton International School of Math and Science

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    Private School,

    PRINCETON, NJ,

    9-12,

    13 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says PRISMS is an amazing place! The diverse student body from across the world is unique and everybody here is extremely talented. The teachers are wonderful and the research equipment is college-level....

    Read 13 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 120,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  5. #62 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Delbarton School

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    Private School,

    MORRISTOWN, NJ,

    7-12,

    125 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Love it! It is just the best. I am a current sophomore here and I cannot help but note how amazing the staff, students, and all people involved in Delbarton are!.

    Read 125 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 649,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  6. #8 Best Public High Schools in America.

    High Technology High School

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    Public School,

    LINCROFT, NJ,

    9-12,

    103 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Choosing this high school was one of the best decisions of my life! From amazing teachers to peers that support and get along with each other, High Technology High School provided me with the best....

    Read 103 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 293,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  7. #9 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Bergen County Academies

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    Public School,

    HACKENSACK, NJ,

    9-12,

    529 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Bergen County Academies is a school for intellectual and talented students with numerous opportunities and resources. The school has a wide variety of classes in all sorts of fields including....

    Read 529 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,086,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  8. #67 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Dwight-Englewood School

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    Private School,

    ENGLEWOOD, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    62 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I've been here since the seventh grade. I'm gonna be totally honest, it's an incredibly expensive school and my family is a high donor. Unlike in my previous school, teachers are connected. It's not....

    Read 62 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 947,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  9. #79 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Peddie School

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    Private School,

    HIGHTSTOWN, NJ,

    9-12,

    150 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says As a student who has never boarded before Peddie, I'd like to say it's truly an exceptional experience. My main takeaway was how nice it was to present the most authentic version of myself without...The students are very welcoming and share a mutual understanding of not putting up with any misconduct towards their peers in any way. This encourages an environment where uncomfortable conversations....

    Read 150 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 550,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  10. #88 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Kent Place School

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    Private School,

    SUMMIT, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    60 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended KPS from kindergarten through 12th grade, which was on the whole a highly positive experience. I did experience some difficulty fitting in as many peers came from extreme wealth, but by....

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 649,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  11. #21 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Biotechnology High School

    Public School,

    FREEHOLD, NJ,

    9-12,

    116 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says The best environment for a science geek! My child has found his tribe. As a freshman I see him happier than he has ever been in any school. Though I would have liked the school to have more sports,....

    Read 116 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 314,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  12. #24 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science

    Public School,

    MANAHAWKIN, NJ,

    9-12,

    164 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Both of my children are MATES students. The level of education they’re receiving inside and outside the classroom is amazing! The administrators, teachers, and staff genuinely care about successfully....

    Read 164 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 274,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  13. #112 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Rutgers Preparatory School

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    Private School,

    SOMERSET, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    100 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My son is now an Alumni of RPS. He began his journey at prep at age 3 (Pre K3) and graduated class of 2020. He is an RPS lifer! The school offered him a great academic program in addition to a...My son is now a sophomore at Johns Hopkins. His transition from high school to college was smooth thanks to RPS. He is an outstanding student with a passion for science, majoring in Molecular and....

    Read 100 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 640,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  14. #124 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Princeton Day School

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    Private School,

    PRINCETON, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    116 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says What is one of the best things about PDS? Your child can attend all the way up through high school! No SSAT needed and no competition to be accepted at an independent school after 5th or 8th grade.....

    Read 116 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 969,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  15. #25 Best Public High Schools in America.

    The Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering

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    Public School,

    ROCKAWAY, NJ,

    9-12,

    37 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering is not only a well designed program for students in Morris County interested in STEM, but is also the catalyst for the formation of a community of....

    Read 37 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 164,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  16. #26 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Union County Magnet High School

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    Public School,

    SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ,

    9-12,

    139 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Union County Magnet High School is an excellent school! The student community feels like family and the teachers are available to their students often. It’s a very safe environment both physically....

    Read 139 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 299,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  17. #160 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The Wardlaw + Hartridge School

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    Private School,

    EDISON, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    81 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says As parents of a child currently enrolled in the W+H Early Childhood Program, we are blown away by the curriculum, holistically. Our daughter LOVES SCHOOL! The faculty members are passionate about....

    Read 81 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 471,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  18. #174 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Blair Academy

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    Private School,

    BLAIRSTOWN, NJ,

    9-12,

    88 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We have had a wonderful experience at Blair; our daughter is thriving. Blair has helped her develop academically and socially. We love Blair's challenging school curriculum, especially that each....

    Read 88 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 465,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  19. #184 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Montclair Kimberley Academy

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    Private School,

    MONTCLAIR, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    114 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I went to MKA from 1st grade through high school, and provided you have the means, I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend sending your child there.The academics are far more rigorous than almost anywhere else in the country, especially when it comes to reading and writing. How do I know this? As a freshman at a top college, it quickly became...The one thing MKA is not, is a factory for Ivy League placement. If your overriding concern is having your child attend the most prestigious possible college, then you should know that grades here...But if your concern if finding a place where your child can flourish, where they will grow intellectually and socially, have opportunities to pursue arts and athletics, develop in every way as a....

    Read 114 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,034,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  20. #42 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Academy for Information Technology

    Public School,

    SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ,

    9-12,

    120 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says This school is pretty great, with extremely engaging teachers who care about their students. The smaller class sizes and specialized programs are great for creating bonds between the students and the....

    Read 120 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 284,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  21. #224 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Ranney School

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    Private School,

    TINTON FALLS, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    28 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our family has been at Ranney for over seven years. It is an outstanding, nurturing, diverse, and supportive school for our children. The school allows for each child's individual talent and....

    Read 28 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 720,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  22. #57 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro

    Public School,

    TETERBORO, NJ,

    9-12,

    242 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Bergen Tech Teterboro is really a wonderful school in so many ways! It has offered me so many different opportunities to further my academic career as well as many different ways to pursue my....

    Read 242 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 668,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  23. #249 Best Private High Schools in America.

    The Wilberforce School

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    Private School,

    PRINCETON, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    99 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says As a student who has attended the Wilberforce school from 8-12th grade with siblings currently in the lower and middle school, I have experienced much of the school in its entirety. I transferred...1. The Wilberforce school functions on a classical curriculum. Therefore, everyone takes mostly all the same classes. Personally, I love the small classes and intimate learning environment that...2. The teachers are AMAZING. They have not only helped me to grow in areas I previously had low confidence in (ie math, public speaking), but also have grown me as a whole person. Humane letters...3. I have been heavily involved in the musical and it has been one of the highlights of my time here!.

    Read 99 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 304,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  24. #251 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

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    Private School,

    PRINCETON, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    96 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says Stuart really provides a very individualized education for girls. I have noticed an attention to the specific learning styles, interests, and needs of every student. The ability of the teachers to....

    Read 96 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 434,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  25. #253 Best Private High Schools in America.

    Morristown-Beard School

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    Private School,

    MORRISTOWN, NJ,

    6-12,

    121 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says What a great place this is! The kids here are genuinely happy and spirited. The culture is upbeat and supportive. Teachers really get to know their students well, and it is abundantly evident that...The curriculum is innovative. Advanced seminars are offered, as well as independent study. There are traditional AP classes as well as Honors courses. Athletics are great, and there is a strong theater and arts program. Some prospective parents worry that MBS is not rigorous enough, and that their child won't get into an elite college. In fact, I was one of them. Turns out that simply was not true! Your child can....

    Read 121 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 546,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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