Private Schools In NJ: Explore Admissions And Schools For Your Child’s Education


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Finding the right private school in NJ for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent, and like any decision, there are probably a million questions swirling around your head—what are the differences between a project-based learning environment or a creative one? Should I choose a faith-based private school program? When do we consider a college-prep school? What do special education private schools provide? Luckily, New Jersey has plenty of private school options for kids of all ages, so whether you’re looking for a pre-K multi-sensory program, a hands-on elementary option, a college prep, or a special needs program, you’ll have a wide range of possibilities to choose from to help you make the best decision for your child. Scroll down for NJ private schools that are actively accepting applications. (featured photo credit: istock/SDI Productions)

Private Schools in New Jersey Worth Checking Out

private school Apple Montossori

Photo Credit: Apple Montessori Schools

Apple Montessori Schools

Apple Montessori Schools offers infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary programs for children ages six weeks to twelve years*. For over 50 years, our educators have helped guide children toward their fullest potential—all in a caring, safe, and fun environment. Our well-rounded programs focus on more than academic achievement; we nurture physical, social, and emotional growth. Through character education, yoga, art, coding & robotics, outdoor learning, and more, we prepare children for happiness and success well beyond their preschool years. Learn more and schedule a tour today.
*Programs vary by location. Multiple locations throughout NJ.

Montclair SchoolPhoto Credit: Montclair Cooperative School

Montclair Cooperative School

Montclair Cooperative School is celebrating 60 years of progressive education, which assumes that knowledge is limitless and ever-changing. From our Early Ages (3’s) class to our 8th grade, we believe that a child who is socially and emotionally in a good, balanced place has a strong foundation for continued study, growth, and academic success. Your child will experience an environment that encourages academic excellence, independent and diverse thinking, imaginative and innovative ideas, support for one’s passions, and active social responsibility. Please visit our website to learn more about our program and to schedule a tour.

Private School Cedar Hill

Photo Credit: Cedar Hill Preparatory School

Cedar Hill Preparatory School

Cedar Hill Preparatory is a private, co-ed school offering grades Pre-K through 8 in Somerset. CHP, a candidate school for the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Programme, focuses on experiential learning and research-based teaching techniques. Our highly experienced teachers tailor lesson plans to suit every student’s learning capability and instill a love for learning beyond the classroom. CHP’s curriculum includes STEAM, World Languages, Robotics, Music, Arts, and Sports. Students participate in multi-level regional and National competitions. We are now enrolling! Please get in touch with us at or call 732.356.5400 to learn more about Cedar Hill Prep and schedule a tour today.
152 Cedar Grove Ln, Somerset, NJ 08873

French American School

Photo Credit: The French American School

The French American School

The French American School of Princeton (FASP) is an independent, coeducational day school offering a bilingual multicultural education in French and English to preschoolers through grade 8. Located in Princeton, FASP is a supportive and nurturing school in which to learn, grow, and succeed. Since its founding more than 20 years ago, FASP’s meaningful blend of French and American curricula meets and exceeds both French governmental and New Jersey Public School standards-based requirements. FASP incorporates academics, including literature, science, STEM, art, music, physical education, and social-emotional learning, with the careful selection of highly qualified educators who steward students through their bilingual academic journeys. “FASP students and families flourish in our international and multilingual school community. With a strong focus on both academics and attention to the overall health and well-being of our students, we recognize, respect, and celebrate the dignity and unique learning styles of each of our students, giving them the tools they need to thrive in our increasingly complex world,” says Head of School Corinne Güngör. 
75 Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

 The Center School new jersey

Photo Credit: The Center School

The Center School

The Center School is a private, non-profit, approved school for students with learning disabilities. Our students range from grades 1-12, and we also offer a transition program for high school graduates up to age 21. Most students are on the autism spectrum and are classified with multiple disabilities. In addition to the academic-based program, our students receive all the related support services that students with IEPs need to succeed: physical and occupational therapy, counseling, behaviorists, reading specialists, speech/language therapists, and a psychologist. Along with a robust academic curriculum mirroring that of mainstream schools, students have access to electives like music, woodshop, computers, and physical education, as well as after-school clubs and athletic teams like soccer and basketball and an e-sports competitive gaming program. We ensure our students receive the NJ common core state curriculum and the same access to activities, but with the accommodations, services, and supports they need by tailoring each student’s program to their specific IEP needs.
2 Riverview Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873
(908) 253-3870 x301

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