At Ranney School, educators focus on a vision for graduates that includes the four pillars of curiosity, global citizenship, authentic leadership and resilience as they serve more than 740 students from age 3 to 12th grade. 

Ranney’s classes and activities include fine and performing arts, top-ranked robotics squads and 40 athletic teams. The school is also home to state-of-the-art spaces such as two Innovation Labs, updated sports fields and a modernized health center, as well as three full-time college counselors. “The class of 2022 was our largest ever, and students went on to a range of prestigious universities both here and abroad,” says Head of School Dr. John Griffith. 

Ranney School delivers an experiential education for students, culminating in its two-week Maymester program for 9th through 11th graders where students can embark on international trips as well as hands-on local or regional experiences, coursework and professional internships. 

Ranney has also become known for its school-wide commitment to community service. There’s an array of service efforts for all students each year, from the experiential “Minimester” projects for 6-8th grade students like growing vegetables for local soup kitchens or building bicycles for the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, to the entire school coming together to participate in a spring beach sweep or package meals for Kids Against Hunger in the fall. 

“We’re especially proud of how our school community was able to come together and navigate the challenges of the past few years,” he says. “We saw how, even in the midst of a pandemic, we were able to build a strong and vibrant community.” 

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