Rutgers Prep teachers who have advanced degrees
Coding-specific tools used by students starting in Grade 3
Maximum altitude (in feet) reached by 7th grade rockets
Upper School classes with 16 or fewer students
Hours of community service performed by Upper School students last year
State, sectional, and county championships won by our athletic teams in the last five years
Mary Kay Papa
Through hands-on, experience based learning, Mrs. Papa helps our youngest students to develop a love of learning, become more independent, and prepare to move forward in their academic lives.
Middle School History and World Language Teacher
By engaging in thoughtful, creative, and interesting lessons about a variety of subjects, Mr. Mitchell provides his students with the tools and skills that will help them to be successful for years to come. He also makes a mean jambalaya.
Chair of the Computer Education Program, Upper School Computer Science Teacher
In addition to teaching one of Rutger Prep's three post-Advanced-Placement courses (Advanced Software Design), Mr. Lake's students have developed two mobile apps for the United Nations.
Upper School Science Teacher
Before joining Rutgers Prep, Mrs. Desai was a practicing cancer biologist at UMDNJ, specializing in prostate cancer research. She recently partnered Rutgers Prep with NASA to assist in their effort to conduct research on soil moisture worldwide.
S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) students in Grades 1-5 tackle such global challenges as oil spills, bridge construction, and sink holes.
Ideas cannot be fenced in. They tend to creep out, explode and create. Rutgers Prep students are creative, intellectually curious, and have the desire to make new connections. At the first-ever TEDxRutgersPrep event, students created a unique gathering in their community that unleashed new ideas, inspired and informed.
With 22 state, sectional, and county championships won by our athletic teams in the last five years, our student athletes exceed expectations in and out of the classroom.
Kids Who Code
Students start learning to code in Grade 3 at Rutgers Prep, giving them access to cutting edge tools and techniques, and remain at the forefront of tech education.
With 21 Advanced Placement course offerings and roughly 60 student organizations in the Upper School, our students pursue their passions both in and outside of the classroom.
Our Alumni Lead With Confidence
"Any time I talk about my grade school and high school experience I always go back and say RPS trained me so extremely well for what I went on to do in life. When I got to college at Johns Hopkins, I realized Rutgers Prep really gave me the tools to succeed."
– Violette Renard Recinos '94, M.D.; Section Head, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic