Rutgers Preparatory School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school whose campus borders the Raritan River just west of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The oldest independent school in New Jersey, Rutgers Prep was established in 1766 under the same charter which established Queens College, later Rutgers College and now Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. In 1957, the school re-established itself as an institution independent of the University and moved to a 35 acre campus in Franklin Township. In 1993, Prep was one of eight independent schools to be designated Blue Ribbon Schools by the US Department of Education.
The school’s enrollment totals 717 students in the Lower (PK-4), Middle (5-8) and Upper (9-12) Schools.
The school’s student body commutes from a broad geographical area in central New Jersey, coming from rural Hunterdon and Monmouth counties to the west and south, and Somerset, Middlesex and Union counties nearer to the New York metropolitan area. This area is a "melting pot" with many first and second generation immigrant families, and our school community is a microcosm of this ethnic and economic diversity. Typically over one third of our seniors are students of color and for two thirds of the class, both parents are employed.
Benefits to faculty include a Health, Dental and Vision Package (55% paid by RPS), TIAA/CREF Employee Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and generous provision for professional development support.