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235 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724  /  732.542.4777

An Early Start Leads to a Strong Finish

Early Childhood Program (Age 3 to Pre-Kindergarten)

Ranney's expert and caring faculty guide their youngest learners to form foundational skills, learning through exploration and creation. Our teachers are specialists in Early Childhood Education and our classrooms intentionally support the learning process. The classroom starts in September with a blank canvas and evolves through the year as children take responsibility and demonstrate new knowledge. As a result, each classroom becomes a unique reflection of a particular class of students. Class spaces are in a constant state of growth and change; change that can be impacted by students’ own contributions.

Early Childhood classes are kept small, with low student-teacher ratios so that students can receive nurturing, individualized attention. Students have the opportunity to visit the Searle Library, the LS music studio, world language classrooms, and the community garden. Specialized classes such as science, health and art are integrated within the homeroom setting. Early childhood students have the opportunity to build relationships with multiple “specials” teachers as they progress through their Lower School experience. Athletic facilities extend beyond the gymnasium and field spaces to include an indoor heated pool and outdoor play structures designed with a variety of age-appropriate physical challenges.

Ranney’s nurturing learning environment encourages children to build confidence, discover their talents, and love learning.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ranney School and working with you and your family during the Admissions process!  

Online Application
The first step in the application process is to start an online application through the myRanney portal. Click the Apply Online button on the right to begin an application and submit the $75 application fee. Applicants to Ranney's Beginner program must be 3 by October 15th of the year of entry. Pre-Kindergarten applicants must be 4 by October 15th of the year of entry. 
Lower School Applicant Checklist
Once you begin your application and it has been processed by the Admissions team, you will be able to log in to your myRanney account to access your applicant checklist. This checklist will allow you to keep track of the status of your application and outstanding items, such as teacher recommendations and school transcripts.
Panther Visit
Once the narrative portion of the application is complete, Beginner and Pre-Kindergarten applicants are invited to schedule a visit on campus. During the visit, students are observed in an appropriate age-range peer playgroup setting.  

Early Childhood Admissions Contact

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  • Photo of Gwyneth Hecht

    Gwyneth Hecht 

    Dean of Admissions 732.542.4777, ext. 1109
  • Photo of Greg Swenson

    Greg Swenson 

    Associate Dean of Admissions 732.542.4777, ext. 5207

Ranney School

235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Tel. 732.542.4777

Our mission is to know and value every child, nurturing intellectual curiosity and confidence, and inspiring students to lead honorably, think creatively, and contribute meaningfully to society.