As of 2015, some highly rated prep schools in New Jersey are The Lawrenceville School, Princeton Day School, The Pingry School, Gill St. Bernard School, Newark Academy and Collegiate School, according to school ranking site Niche. Princeton Day School and Pingry School, along with Delbarton School, are also among the top 50 private day schools in the United States, according to The Best Schools.
The Lawrenceville School is a private day and boarding school founded in 1810. The school is known for its strong academics, house system and school spirit.
Princeton Day School is a college preparatory school that acts as a feeder school for Princeton University. The school has several special programs designed for students, such as the 5-week senior seminar, A Life That Works.
Pingry School, located north of New Brunswick in the town of Martinsville. The school has strong academics and offers a multicultural curriculum. Approximately 86 percent of the students also participate in at least one sport. West of Newark in Morristown is Delbarton School, an all-men college prep school that features study abroad programs and a strong model United Nations.
Other highly rated prep schools in New Jersey are Dwight-Englewood School, The Hudson School, The Montclair Kimberley Academy and Wardlaw-Hartledge School, notes Niche.