The Ranney Fund

Innovative Academic & Student Life Programs

Your gift to the Ranney Fund allows Ranney to capitalize on the best ideas in education by developing new curricula and programs, investing in the latest technology and equipment, and offering a vast array of academic, athletic, artistic, and leadership opportunities for our students to pursue their ambitions, explore passions, and learn about the world around them
Your gift says YES to our students who are. . .
  • Discovering their inner engineer with our expanding Robotics inventory
  • Mastering a musical instrument
  • Performing on stage in a musical, drama, or forensics competition
  • Competing on the field, in the pool, or on the court
  • Building leadership skills through clubs such as our Model UN program
  • Aspiring to change the world through design thinking projects
  • Proudly presenting a well-researched capstone
  • Becoming aware of global issues through world languages and experiential travel
  • Collaborating on hands-on experiments and simulations in our state-of-the-art science lab
  • Integrating their physics, art, and math skills in our Innovation Labs.
Distinguished Speaker Series

Thanks to a generous, multi-year commitment made by a school family, Ranney is proud to present the Distinguished Speaker Series for our Upper School community. The series is aimed at providing students with an opportunity to think forward and to grasp hold of traditional as well as new subjects through unique, personal, and international perspectives. Community support of the Ranney Fund can expand these opportunities for our students across all grade levels.

Below is a look at the Distinguished Speakers hosted on campus to date. View clips on our Youtube Playlist
  • Taiko drumming artist Mark Rooney presented to all three divisions, sharing with our students this form of dynamic, full-body drumming based in Japanese tradition. (October 2017; view his website).
  • Mental Diversity Advocate and Scientist Alix Generous (April 2017, see story and video)
  • Actor/Writer/Educator Steven Tejada (March 2017, see story and video).
  • Poetry Slam Champion Clint Smith, "The Danger of Silence" (January 2017, see story and video).
  • Professional Endurance Athlete Colin O'Brady (November 2016, see story and video)
  • New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee (May 2016, see story and video)
  • Teen Motivational Speaker Josh Shipp (March 2016, see story and video)
  • New York Times bestelling author Jessica Lahey (October 2017, see story)
  • Photojournalist and filmmaker Ed Kashi (January 2018, see video)

At Ranney, STEAM is about inspiring. It's about opening opportunities and empowering young people to dare to create, design,  think, and embrace the enrichment they experience in the arts, in the humanities, in cultural exchanges and global travels, in music, and on the playground. At Ranney, we make it clear that excellence is bringing all of this together in a way that makes sense in order to find purpose in the physical world. This is STEAM at Ranney School and it's what we do well. STEAM is the culture the Science Department builds as it leads STEAM teaching and learning at Ranney. The new lab will set the stage for so many of the possibilities that will be achieved in the years ahead by our young designers and creators.

Ranney School

235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Tel. 732.542.4777
Our mission is to nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence to inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively, and contribute meaningfully to society. Learn more.