Ranney School

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Ranney School
Official Seal of Ranney School.jpg
235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls
, NJ 07724
United States
Type Private

Nil sine magno vita labore dedit mortalibus (Latin).

Life grants nothing to mortals without great work.
Established 1960
Headmaster of the School Dr. John Griffith
Faculty 101.8 FTEs[1]
Enrollment 774 (as of 2013-14, plus 46 in PreK)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 7.6:1[1]
Campus 61 acres (250,000 m2)
Color(s)      Navy Blue and
Athletics 29 Interscholastic teams
Athletics conference Shore Conference
Team name Panthers[2]
Average SAT scores Middle 50%
Reading 520-670
Math 540-670
Writing 550-690[3]
Publication RSVP, The Mag, Taxi
Newspaper The Torch
Yearbook Horizons

Ranney School is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school for students from age 3 (Beginners) through twelfth grade located in Tinton Falls, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. It was founded in 1960 by educator Russell G. Ranney to help improve students' college board grades.[4]

As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 774 students (plus 46 in PreK) and 101.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 7.6:1. The school's enrollment was 73.5% White, 1.9% Black, 0.8% Hispanic, 21.1% Asian and 2.7% two or more races.[1] Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year ranged from $22,000 for Grades K-5 to $32,180 for Grades 6-12.[5]

The third headmaster of the school retired at the end of the 2012-2013 school year, after 20 years of service to the school, since July 1, 2013, Dr. John W. Griffith has taken the fourth position of the school's headmaster.

Ranney School offers a rigorous and flexible curriculum featuring expert faculty, small class sizes and an open-door policy for parents, the school's student life programs include 20+ sports, 40+ clubs, 10+ Honor Societies, visual arts, performing arts and more. In addition, the school promotes active citizenship and social responsibility through community service and advisory programs, the 60-acre (24 ha) campus features state-of-the-art assembly spaces and media centers, a music wing, two dining halls, two libraries, robotics labs, Innovation Labs (makerspaces) and athletic facilities, including: tennis courts, a track, two gymnasiums, an indoor 25-meter swimming pool, a 415-capacity outdoor grandstand and press box, training and conditioning facilities and fields for soccer, lacrosse, baseball and softball.

The school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.[6][7] Ranney School has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1994, and received the highest rating possible in 2012.[8]


The Ranney Panthers[2] participate in the Shore Conference, which includes Class B Central, Asbury Park, Henry Hudson, and Point Pleasant Beach, and operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[9] The school also competes against other New Jersey and New York City area private schools.

The school has won more than 30 individual and team championships in a five-year period, including in swim, tennis, basketball, fencing and more; in 2011, the Ranney épée team won the state championship, the school's first state title in any sport.[10] In 2012 and 2013, the Varsity Girls' Tennis team won the NJSIAA Non-Public B South Championship.

In its first year in the Shore Conference as a B-Central Division member, 2012-2013, Ranney received the School of the Year and Coach of the Year Awards. Ranney Athletics are present in all divisions, Lower, Middle and Upper School, including twice-weekly swim practice, an after-school RanneyPlus program and a weekend Panther Cubs program for younger students, the school also has a crew team and an equestrian club.

Dress code and uniforms[edit]

Ranney School abides by a specific set of dress policies in each division, the code is designed to promote a more formal atmosphere for learning. The dress code, which includes uniforms, allows for flexibility while ensuring a modern, business style dress and preserving an educationally appropriate atmosphere consistent with school history, tradition and mission.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d School data for Ranney School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 15, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Ranney School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 29, 2016.
  3. ^ Class of 2012 Profile, Ranney School. Accessed June 14, 2012.
  4. ^ A History of Ranney School, Ranney School. Accessed October 7, 2007.
  5. ^ Tuition and Affordability, Ranney School. Accessed August 16, 2017. "Tuition for the 2017-18 academic year ranges from: $11,000 to $18,500 for Early Childhood; $22,000-$27,600 for Kindergarten–Fifth Grade; and $30,000 – $32,180 for Middle and Upper School (Grades 6-12)."
  6. ^ Ranney School, National Association of Independent Schools. Accessed June 15, 2011.
  7. ^ List of Member Schools, New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Accessed August 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Ranney School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed June 15, 2011.
  9. ^ League & Conference Affiliations 2016-2017, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
  10. ^ Karn, Jeff. "Ranney, Hunterdon Central, Ramapo win squad fencing titles", The Star-Ledger, February 27, 2011. Accessed August 26, 2011. "Ranney won its first state title of any kind when it grabbed the epee crown, Hunterdon Central repeated as foil champion and Ramapo continued a long tradition by winning the sabre title at the NJSIAA/Bollinger Squad Championships on Sunday at North Hunterdon in Annandale."
  11. ^ Chang, Ailsa. "Meet Preet Bharara: New York's Highest-Profile Prosecutor", WNYC, January 27, 2011. Accessed July 5, 2011. "If you want to understand Bharara, people close to him said to go back to 1986, his senior year of high school. Go back to a small, tightly run place in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, called The Ranney School, where all the boys had to wear blue blazers and gray slacks."
  12. ^ O'Sullivan, Eleanor. "THERE SHE IS...KIRSTEN DUNST Jersey-bred actress is drop-dead talented", Asbury Park Press, July 20, 1999. Accessed May 9, 2013. "Dunst was born in Point Pleasant and attended the Ranney School in Tinton Falls until the fifth grade."
  13. ^ O'Sullivan, Eleanor. "The Jersey Shore's Starlet", Asbury Park Press, May 4, 2007. Accessed July 5, 2011. "Dunst, who was born in Point Pleasant, raised in Brick and schooled for a while at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, has achieved an acting career unlike any of her peers."
  14. ^ Jordan, Chris; and Radel, Dan. "Jacquie Lee sparks a sensation on 'The Voice'", Asbury Park Press, December 17, 2013. Accessed December 18, 2013. "Jacquie Lee, the 16 year old singing sensation from Colts Neck and the Ranney School, is in the finals of The Voice."
  15. ^ Smith, Joan Lowell. "Concerning animals: Bruce Springsteen's daughter sits tall in the saddle", NJ.com, November 21, 2008. Accessed September 11, 2015. "Jessica Rae Springsteen may be the teenage daughter of The Boss, but when she's in the saddle, she is the boss.... The New Jersey teen, a junior at Ranney School in Tinton Falls, began riding her pony at age 4."

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Coordinates: 40°18′33″N 74°04′39″W / 40.3091°N 74.0776°W / 40.3091; -74.0776