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||95.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||760 (plus 60 in PreK) (2011-12)|
|Student to teacher ratio||8:1|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and White|
|Athletics||29 Interscholastic teams|
|Athletics conference||Shore Conference|
|Average SAT scores||Middle 50%
Ranney School is an independent, Beginners (age 3)-Grade 12, coeducational, college preparatory day school 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.
Dr. Lawrence Sykoff, 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 taken the fourth position of the school's 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 modern Middle, Upper and Lower school academic complexes, three computer labs, two science labs, a Robotics lab, two libraries, two dining halls, a music wing, a 400-capacity assembly hall and performing arts stage, a 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. Ranney School has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1994, and received the highest rating possible in 2012.
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.
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. 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.
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. In 2014, the Ranney School loosened up the dress code for male students - allowing male students to wear polos instead of mandating dress shirts and ties.
- Preet Bharara (born 1968), United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
- Kirsten Dunst (born 1982), actress. (Attended through the 5th grade).
- Jacquie Lee (born 1997), singer came in second place on The Voice season 5.
- Ranney School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed July 16, 2014.
- 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 July 16, 2014.
- 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."
- 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."