Ranney School

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Ranney School
Official Seal of Ranney School.jpg
Ranney School is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Ranney School
Ranney School
Ranney School is located in New Jersey
Ranney School
Ranney School
Ranney School is located in the United States
Ranney School
Ranney School
235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls

United States
Coordinates40°18′33″N 74°04′39″W / 40.3091°N 74.0776°W / 40.3091; -74.0776Coordinates: 40°18′33″N 74°04′39″W / 40.3091°N 74.0776°W / 40.3091; -74.0776
MottoLatin: Nil sine magno vita labore dedit mortalibus
(Life grants nothing to mortals without great work)
Headmaster of the SchoolDr. John Griffith
Faculty94.3 FTEs[1]
Enrollment728 (as of 2015–16, plus 39 in PreK)[1]
Student to teacher ratio7.7:1[1]
Campus61 acres (250,000 m2)
Color(s)     Navy Blue and
Athletics29 Interscholastic teams
Athletics conferenceShore Conference
Team namePanthers[2]
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[3]
PublicationRSVP, The Mag, Taxi
NewspaperThe Torch
Tuition$32,180 (grades 6–12 for 2017–18)[5]

Ranney School is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school for students from age 3 (Beginners) through twelfth grade located in Tinton Falls, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. It was founded in 1960 by educator Russell G. Ranney to help improve students' college board grades.[6]

As of the 2015–16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 728 students (plus 39 in PreK) and 94.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 7.7:1. The school's student body was 73.5% White, 21.0% Asian, 1.9% Black, 0.8% Hispanic and 2.8% two or more races.[1] Tuition for the 2017–2018 school year ranged from $22,000 for Grades K-5 to $32,180 for Grades 6–12.[5]

The third headmaster of the school retired at the end of the 2012–2013 school year, after 20 years of service to the school. Since July 1, 2013, Dr. John W. Griffith has been the school's fourth headmaster.

The school's student life programs include 20+ sports, 40+ clubs, 10+ Honor Societies, visual arts, performing arts and more. The 60-acre (24 ha) campus features assembly spaces and media centers, a music wing, two dining halls, two libraries, robotics labs, Innovation Labs (makerspaces) and athletic facilities, including: tennis courts, a track, two gymnasiums, an indoor 25-meter swimming pool, a 415-capacity outdoor grandstand and press box, training and conditioning facilities and fields for soccer, lacrosse, baseball and softball.

The school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.[7][8] The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1994.[3]


The Ranney Panthers[2] participate in the Shore Conference, which includes Class B Central, Asbury Park, Henry Hudson, and Point Pleasant Beach, and operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[9] The school also competes against other New Jersey and New York City area private schools.

The school has won more than 30 individual and team championships in a five-year period, including in swim, tennis, basketball, fencing and more. In 2011, the Ranney épée team won the state championship, the school's first state title in any sport.[10] In 2012 and 2013, the Varsity Girls' Tennis team won the NJSIAA Non-Public B South Championship.

In its first year in the Shore Conference as a B-Central Division member, 2012–2013, Ranney received the School of the Year and Coach of the Year Awards. Ranney Athletics are present in all divisions, Lower, Middle and Upper School, including twice-weekly swim practice, an after-school RanneyPlus program and a weekend Panther Cubs program for younger students. The school also has a crew team and an equestrian club.

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  1. ^ a b c d School data for Ranney School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Ranney School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 29, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Carteret High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Accessed February 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Class of 2012 Profile[permanent dead link], Ranney School. Accessed June 14, 2012.
  5. ^ a b Tuition and Affordability, Ranney School. Accessed August 16, 2017. "Tuition for the 2017–18 academic year ranges from: $11,000 to $18,500 for Early Childhood; $22,000–$27,600 for Kindergarten–Fifth Grade; and $30,000 – $32,180 for Middle and Upper School (Grades 6–12)."
  6. ^ A History of Ranney School[permanent dead link], Ranney School. Accessed October 7, 2007.
  7. ^ Ranney School Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine, National Association of Independent Schools. Accessed June 15, 2011.
  8. ^ List of Member Schools, New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Accessed August 13, 2017.
  9. ^ League & Conference Affiliations 2016–2017 Archived 2012-11-09 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
  10. ^ Karn, Jeff. "Ranney, Hunterdon Central, Ramapo win squad fencing titles", The Star-Ledger, February 27, 2011. Accessed August 26, 2011. "Ranney won its first state title of any kind when it grabbed the epee crown, Hunterdon Central repeated as foil champion and Ramapo continued a long tradition by winning the sabre title at the NJSIAA/Bollinger Squad Championships on Sunday at North Hunterdon in Annandale."
  11. ^ Chang, Ailsa. "Meet Preet Bharara: New York's Highest-Profile Prosecutor" Archived 2011-04-18 at the Wayback Machine, WNYC, January 27, 2011. Accessed July 5, 2011. "If you want to understand Bharara, people close to him said to go back to 1986, his senior year of high school. Go back to a small, tightly run place in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, called The Ranney School, where all the boys had to wear blue blazers and gray slacks."
  12. ^ O'Sullivan, Eleanor. "There She Is...Kirsten Dunst; Jersey-bred actress is drop-dead talented", Asbury Park Press, July 20, 1999. Accessed May 9, 2013. "Dunst was born in Point Pleasant and attended the Ranney School in Tinton Falls until the fifth grade."
  13. ^ O'Sullivan, Eleanor. "The Jersey Shore's Starlet", Asbury Park Press, May 4, 2007. Accessed July 5, 2011. "Dunst, who was born in Point Pleasant, raised in Brick and schooled for a while at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, has achieved an acting career unlike any of her peers."
  14. ^ "State Senate Hopeful Vin Gopal on his Ranney Foundations", Ranney School, February 6, 2017. Accessed November 27, 2017. "The Class of 2003’s Vin Gopal, a Long Branch resident, is currently running in the 2017 electoral race for the New Jersey State Senate’s District 11, which includes 18 towns in Monmouth County."
  15. ^ Jordan, Chris; and Radel, Dan. "Jacquie Lee sparks a sensation on 'The Voice'", Asbury Park Press, December 17, 2013. Accessed December 18, 2013. "Jacquie Lee, the 16 year old singing sensation from Colts Neck and the Ranney School, is in the finals of The Voice."
  16. ^ Smith, Joan Lowell. "Concerning animals: Bruce Springsteen's daughter sits tall in the saddle", NJ.com, November 21, 2008. Accessed September 11, 2015. "Jessica Rae Springsteen may be the teenage daughter of The Boss, but when she's in the saddle, she is the boss.... The New Jersey teen, a junior at Ranney School in Tinton Falls, began riding her pony at age 4."

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