Spotlight on RPS
A Caring Community
Our teachers are multidimensional educators – as coaches, advisors, mentors, and friends, they are involved in the lives of their students beyond the classroom.
Experts in their Field
The majority of our faculty hold advanced degrees including many with doctoral degrees in their subject matter. They are experts in their field, equipped with the knowledge to create a transformational experience in the classroom.
Committed to Their Craft
Our teachers regularly engage in professional development, ranging from 30-minute webinars to weeklong national conferences with hundreds of attendees. Their commitment to lifelong learning means they are always up-to-date with the current best practices, techniques, and tools needed to prepare their students for an ever-changing world.
Passion Beyond Curriculum
Teaching a subject such as Math or English is the daily task of a teacher, but looking beyond the content and breathing life into the curriculum is a passion. Our educators discover links between academics and creativity, opening doors in our students’ curious minds.
Kids Who Code
Students start learning to code in Grade 3 at Rutgers Prep, and they might not stop until completing our Post-AP Advanced Software Design class in the Upper School. Giving them access to cutting edge tools and technologies keeps us at the forefront of tech education.
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
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.
Start Curious. Stay Curious.
The early childhood and elementary years are the best time to lay a foundation for a lifelong love of learning through engaging academics, the encouragement of curiosity, and the celebration of creativity. Our expert Lower School teachers provide a hands-on, minds-on approach to learning from Pre-Kindergarten to Fifth Grade.
CSI Scientist and Other Middle School Experiences
Our Middle School curriculum is designed with self-discovery and self-awareness at its heart. Diverse course offerings and creative instruction allow students to confidently explore their interests, stepping into the shoes of a Broadcast Journalist, Rocket Engineer, Art Historian, and even Crime Scene Investigator. More importantly, they also step into the leadership roles that will set the stage for lifelong success.
Hard Work is True Joy
The Academic Acknowledgement Program allows Upper School students to choose an emphasis or concentration in subjects like Engineering, Science & Research, Humanities, and Visual & Performing Arts. Similar to choosing a major in college, this approach gives our students a head start on a college-level curriculum and is even recognized on their school transcript.