Rutgers Preparatory School

Somerset, New Jersey

General Information

Rutgers Preparatory School is a PreK-12 coeducational day school for students located in Somerset, New Jersey. The school is the oldest independent school in the state and enrolls students from diverse geographic, economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds. The metropolitan area of Central New Jersey is nearby Rutgers University and Princeton University, and accessibility to both Philadelphia and New York City offers students additional educational and cultural experiences. 

Twenty advanced placement courses are available in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Calculus, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French, U.S. Government, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, U.S. History, Spanish, Economics and Statistics.

Rutgers Preparatory School enrolls approximately 700 students. There are 181 Lower School students (Grades PK3 – 4th grade), 188 in the Middle School (Grades 5-8), and 333 in the Upper School (Grades 9-12). Students come from more than eighty communities in Central New Jersey.

Programs

RPS offers the opportunity for students to shadow adult members of our community in order to provide insights to students as they consider college options, fields of study, and career choices.  As a PreK-12 school on one campus, our adult population reflects involvement in many areas.  As a result, a visiting student could shadow numerous professionals including, but not limited to:

Athletic Director, PE teacher, Coach, Athletic Trainer, Nurse, Guidance Counselor, College Guidance Officer, Admission Officer, Publications Director, Web Manager, Technology Director, Media Specialist, Department Chair, Classroom Teacher, Learning Support Staff, Principal, Headmaster.

This type of shadowing program can be scheduled almost any time of the year for almost any duration, and can combine shadowing opportunities for more than one career.

Rutgers Preparatory School will consider 7th and 8th grade placements.

Living Arrangements and Travel

Network students will live with Rutgers Preparatory School families in a home stay experience. Visiting students’ families may also make their own living arrangements.

Students should fly into Newark Liberty Airport where they will be picked up.

Application Procedure

Applicants should complete the Network Student Information form and return it to the Network Advisor at their home school. We welcome students at any time; however, since arranging for housing can take a while, we encourage interested students to have their Advisors contact us at least six weeks prior to the intended visit.  

Dates

Individually arranged for one to two weeks throughout the year. See the School Calendar for vacation dates.

Download this information in PDF format here: RUTGERS PREP.pdf


Advisor Name: Stephen Mitchell
Title: Dean of Students
Phone: (732) 545-5600 ext. 539
Email: mitchell@rutgersprep.org