Ranney School, an age 3 through grade 12 college preparatory school in Tinton Falls, believes in the power of experiential learning to ignite curiosity and foster a deeper understanding of concepts.

Ranney’s commitment to STEAM and hands-on learning is evident in all three academic divisions—from early childhood’s exploration of scientific concepts in the school’s community garden and fourth grade mini-societies that teach economics and entrepreneurship, to evening lessons in the campus observatory and international travel and other unique experiences as part of the Upper School’s two-week long Maymester.


Ranney School is also home to state-of-the-art spaces including a new ColLABoratory, an exciting space for Lower Schoolers to engage in interdisciplinary project-based learning. Future plans include two additional state-of-the-art labs to provide expanded experiential learning opportunities for courses and electives.

The campus will also see an expansion to the astronomy program, a greenhouse and a new Lower School library and learning commons that will include a podcast studio.


This fall, Ranney is launching a new finance lab that will have 12 Bloomberg terminals—the same technology used by banks and corporations worldwide. To leverage this new technology, Ranney is offering a new course titled Finance: Markets, Investments, and Financial Management.

As part of the course, students will be able to earn a Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification and engage in work understanding financial statement analysis and financial markets.

“Students will have hands-on opportunities to learn about various elements of finance, and we’ll also tap into our network of alumni and parents who are experts in the industry to come in and speak to students throughout the year,” says Head of School Dr. John Griffith. The finance program will become the school’s third certificate program, joining Ranney’s STEAM and global citizenship certifications.

“We’re especially proud of how our curriculum integrates hands-on experiences to provide a well-rounded and meaningful educational journey for students in our Lower, Middle and Upper School divisions,” he says.

235 Hope Rd., Tinton Falls