Nil sine magno vita labore dedit mortalibus (Latin). Life grants nothing to mortals without great work.
|235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
|Headmaster of the School||Dr. John Griffith|
|Faculty||89.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||8.6:1|
|Campus||61 acres (247,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and White|
|Athletics||18 Interscholastic teams|
|Athletics conference||Shore Conference|
|Average SAT scores||Middle 50%
Ranney School is a coeducational, nonsectarian, private day school located in Tinton Falls, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, serving students in Beginners (three years old) through twelfth grade. It was founded in 1960 by educator Russell G. Ranney to help improve students' college board grades.
In 2012, Dr. Lawrence Sykoff, the 3rd headmaster of the school, announced his impending retirement after the 2012-2013 school year, which will amount to his 20th year as headmaster.
Since July 1, 2013, Dr. John Griffith has taken the 4th position of the schools headmaster.
Ranney School maintains multiple academic departments, rigorous courses, experienced teachers, small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, and a plethora of activities and sports. The 60 acres (240,000 m2) are home to an observatory, modern Middle, Upper and Lower school complexes, three computer labs, two dining halls, tennis courts, track, two gymnasiums, an indoor 25-meter swimming pool, 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. Ranney School has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1994.
Upper School academics
Ranney keeps course enrollment as small as possible to maintain an intimate learning experience. The school offers 19 Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses. Qualified freshmen may enroll in AP Biology and eligible sophomores may enroll in AP United States History.
Ranney participates 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). The school also competes against other New Jersey and New York City area private schools.
In 2011, the Ranney épée team won the state championship, the school's first state title in any sport.
Dress code and uniforms
Ranney School abides by a specific set of dress policies in each division. The code is designed to promote a more formal atmosphere for learning. The school believes that when students are dressed appropriately, they will ultimately take their academic experience more seriously.
- Preet Bharara (born 1968), United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
- Kirsten Dunst (born 1982), actress. (Attended through the 5th grade).
- Ranney School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 14, 2012.
- Class of 2012 Profile, Ranney School. Accessed June 14, 2012.
- A History of Ranney School, Ranney School. Accessed October 7, 2007.
- Ranney School, National Association of Independent Schools. Accessed June 15, 2011.
- School Search, New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Accessed June 15, 2011.
- Ranney School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed June 15, 2011.
- League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 27, 2012.
- 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."
- Chang, Ailsa. "Meet Preet Bharara: New York's Highest-Profile Prosecutor", 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."
- 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."
- 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."