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Our Nurturing Learning Community supports student success by building meaningful student-teacher relationships, social responsibility, and global awareness.
“Volunteering in the community is important because it teaches me responsibility and makes me feel good when I can help someone else or help the earth.”

-Josie Raccuia

Class of 2023
“It's hard for me to imagine a world where I don't do some kind of community service. Doing things for others is uniquely and deeply rewarding, something hard to find in athletics or academics. Through the Community Service Club at Ranney, I am able to organize projects like Toys for Tots and Amistad, a tutoring organization, as well as participate in projects my peers are running.”

-Rachel Staats

Class of 2016
“I find it so rewarding to be an involved parent at Ranney. Welcoming new families and showing them the sense of community we all share is a great experience.”

-Lori Johnson

long-time parent volunteer

Nurturing Community

Building Meaningful Relationships

Meaningful relationships are the hallmark of the Ranney experience. Small class sizes ensure that teachers can support students’ academic success, encourage balance and pursuit of interests and talents, and foster social responsibility. Our learning community fosters good citizenship and character development as faculty members engage with students as teachers, advisors, and coaches.

With a Parents as Partners approach, our families receive regular feedback from faculty through trimester report cards (including detailed narratives from each teacher), bi-annual teacher/advisory conferences, and regular informal outreach.

Our Student Advisory Program, which is unique in the New Jersey area, is responsive to the particular developmental needs of students and their parents. As students move from the homeroom teacher model in the Lower School, our Middle and Upper School advisory program provides students and parents with a regular point of contact to support academic success and character development. For example, the Middle School Advisory Program tackles issues common to adolescents, such as respectful communication and conflict resolution, while the Upper School Advisory Program focuses on student leadership and advocacy, and is adaptive to evolving student concerns, from course-load management to developing community standards.

Our new Middle School 
G.R.I.T. Program is bringing formal character education to the classroom. Standing for Guided expectations, Respectful communication, Identifying solutions, and Transferring solutions to the community, the G.R.I.T. approach will engage students, advisors, and faculty members in setting appropriate community standards for respectful communication and constructive problem solving while teaching students skills they will need for high school and beyond. Read more.
 

Service as Part of Ranney Life

Our school community is united in its commitment to collaboration, partnership, contribution, and service. Through our 50-plus clubs, activities, and honor societies, students develop positive and proactive citizenship and leadership skills. In collaboration with our Parents' Association and Panthers with a Purpose initiative, students and their families engage with the local community year-round through toy, clothing and food drives, awareness walks, and special projects as outlined on this page. 

Our projects have benefitted causes such as autism, pediatric brain cancers, Syrian refugee school, Juvenile Diabetes, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, the Ronald McDonald House, the Tinton Falls Food Bank, Lunch Break, and the YMCA, and more. Students and parents are also invited to propose and share their community service projects.

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  • Rock For Ranney Benefit Festival 2017

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  • Tulips in the Garden

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  • Tr-M Music Honor Society Performs at Applewood Estates

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  • Fall Food Drive for Lunch Break

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  • Fourth Graders Read to K-1 Red Bank Charter School Students

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  • Sophomore Service Group Helps Kindergartners Plant Tulip Bulbs in Community Garden

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  • Color Run in Belmar Supports FRA

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  • The Lower School SPCA Pet Project - In their Words

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  • Fifth Graders Want Your Help for FoodStock 2016

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  • Awareness Walks 2015-16

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  • NHS Blood Drive 2015

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  • Fall Drive for FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties

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  • Lower School Community Service Club Visit Ronald McDonald House

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  • Community Service Club Visit to Kensington 2014

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  • Community Service Board at Amistad 2014

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  • Cinderella's Closet 2014

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  • Student Volunteers Share Gifts of Service 2013

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  • Upper School Orchestra Visit to the Arbors 2013

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  • Lower School Community Service Club Visit to Lunch Break

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  • Lower School Community Service Club Visits Kensington Center

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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.