Rutgers Preparatory School celebrates a rich history of diversity, community, and excellence in education. The wonderful opportunities we have to offer our students come from the dedication, both past and present, of our faculty, staff, administration, and those who are willing to volunteer their time and support with the idea that an RPS education is a unique and worthy investment.
Although it is the oldest independent school in New Jersey, when Rutgers Preparatory School separated from Rutgers University in 1957, the university retained all of the assets accumulated over almost 200 years. Consequently, RPS has a very modest endowment. Couple this limited endowment with the fact that tuition covers only 88% of the cost of educating each student, and the need for financial support is clear.
Rutgers Preparatory School seeks charitable gifts to maintain the high quality of programs and offer new opportunities for our students and faculty. As an Independent School, RPS receives no government funds for our campus facilities. To renovate and improve existing structures or create new buildings we must rely on gifts from parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends!
A Brief History of Giving: 1988-2011
We are proud to report that in the last 23 years our community has invested over $16,000,000 in improved facilities, including:
Your Participation's Impact
Every gift is important to the success of Rutgers Prep and the continuation of our mission. Only through private contributions will we be able to meet essential needs and increasing operating costs. With the new Dining Commonsopening for the 2011 school year, we also look forward to completing the Learning Commons: ten new classrooms on the second floor of the new building. With the completion of this project we will celebrate improved labs and classrooms, greater flexibility in scheduling, and increased accessibility of teachers.