Rutgers Preparatory School
1345 Easton Avenue | Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: 732.545.5600

Tuition and Affordability

Investing in an independent school education is a big decision. But when you choose to join the Rutgers Prep community, you are not the only one making an investment in your child’s future.

Our teachers prepare their students to be nimble and well-adapted learners in an ever-changing academic landscape, setting them up for success in college and career. Our coaches create opportunities for leadership, resilience, strength, and character development – both on and off the field. Our students and their families support each other, celebrate each other, and build lifelong bonds with one another; bonds that extend far beyond the confines of the school day and our campus.

During the most important, formative years of your child’s life, a Rutgers Prep education is invaluable.

What else is covered by tuition?

Lunch Just Got Better

At Rutgers Prep, lunch is baked in the rate of tuition for grades 1-12, not served on the side. With food service starting in first grade, our students look forward to lunch, because we partner with SAGE Dining to bring locally sourced food cooked from scratch. Healthy, delicious, and abundant options ensure that our students enjoy access to the nutrition they need to fuel their studies. Kosher? Vegetarian? Halal? Vegan? Gluten free? No problem.

We've Got You Covered - Before and After School

We understand that families have busy schedules, and we work hard to make your life a little less hectic. For students in grades Pre-K through 8 we provide, at no cost to you, before and after school care between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., so you don't have to worry about scrambling to make arrangements - we've got you covered.

Three Bonus Weeks of Summer Camp for Grades Pre-K through 1

Enrolled students in grades Pre-K through 1 can enjoy three weeks of summer camp at Rutgers Prep's MiniBlast, on us. You can choose any weeks between June and August and be sure that your child will look forward to arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor water play, cooking, kickball, singing, dancing, movies, outdoor explorations, wacky science experiments, group games, and so much more.

Affording Rutgers Prep

A Rutgers Prep education is an investment in your child's future. Rutgers Prep strives to make this invaluable education both affordable and sustainable by providing tuition assistance to as many qualified students as possible.

Rutgers Preparatory School is proud to announce that we will use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application including assets, income, expenses, other spending commitments, etc.

Our Financial Aid committee follows the guidelines established by Clarity. Clarity works with families to provide schools with sound information to make decisions regarding Financial Aid awards fairly and equitably on the basis of need. While RPS works to meet the level of demonstrated need for qualified students, each family contributes, to the best of their ability, toward their child's tuition.

Please note: The initial due date for completing the financial aid application for the 2024-2025 school year, including relevant supplemental documents, is January 9, 2024.

Applications submitted after January 9 will be considered to the extent that funds remain available.

Financial Assistance
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of students receive financial assistance

Average Grant Offered

Average financial aid grant offered

Distribution of Aid

Distribution of Tuition Assistance by Household Income

Total Aid Issued

Total need-based financial aid issued in 2023-2024

Myth vs. Reality of Financial Aid

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2024-2025 Tuition

PreK/JK (Full-Day)   $19,530    
Kindergarten–Grade 1   $30,440    
Grades 2–5   $38,825    
Grades 6–8   $43,760    
Grades 9–12   $48,815    

Frequently Asked Questions

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