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235 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724  /  732.542.4777

Lower School Admissions Process

Kindergarten through 5th Grade

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 Kindergarten program must be 5 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 and Testing
Once the narrative portion of the application is complete, applicants are invited to schedule a visit on campus. During the visit, students complete a skills assessment and are also observed in the classroom setting.

Applicants for Beginners and Pre-Kindergarten visit with a small playgroup of applicants that fall within a suitable age range. Playgroups are scheduled at least once a month beginning in January.

Applicants for Kindergarten visit from 8:45 – 11:00 am. Students first join a Pre-Kindergarten class for morning activities and then complete a brief skills assessment.

Applicants for Grades 1-5 visit from 8:45 am – 2:30 pm. Applicants first complete their testing requirements and spend the remainder of the day in the classroom with peers in his or her current grade level. Lunch is provided. Parent interviews with the Admissions Team are scheduled during the day. 


Lower School 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.