Private High Schools in New Jersey
I have a son applying to high school next year. He is currently in a small catholic school. He is a very strong student and athlete as well as being well rounded and appreciates the arts. We are only considering Pingry, Delbarton, Newark Academy and Morristown-Beard. Does anyone have any recommendations, thoughts, experiences? Prefer facts, not rumors. Pingry has reputation of fantastic school. Not big in many sports (lacrosse good) but hear it is feeder to ivies. Campus not that great (even with new athletic center (btw - college level athletic center), very cold feel) and kids seem disconnected with low school spirit.Very academic and the ivy connection is huge. Delbarton has an incredible campus and maintains a very strong reputation. Great in (all) sports. Heard used to be able to pretty much guarantee access to good colleges but historic key contact is no longer viable. matriculation starting to drop (but still good). starting to bring in kids that may not necessarily deserve to be there based on sports ability and they are expanding overall enrollment so bigger classes. Huge in school spirit and the "brotherhood" which is nice. Newark Academy has great campus, excellent reputation, somewhat like Pingry just a little "softer". Strong academics and also maintains strong school spirit and is feeder in to top schools. Morristown-Beard is beautiful. top facilities. Seems like it is becoming differentiator.. Kids all seem really happy and very positive vibe......very collaborative. Strong sports program (except football). School made massive investments over last 8 years in new buildings,facilities and technology. Opening new 25,000 square foot math/science building next year (looking forward to seeing it when we go for our campus visit during application process). Big in to community/school spirit. Matriculation good but getting better each year.Never heard a negative word from any parent/student that is involved in MBS. From speaking with parents and kids that go to each of the schools, they all seem like strong options. Thoughts anyone???114 replies
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