Our robust student life programs offer vast opportunities to explore leadership, athletics, the arts, robotics, and more, enabling students to pursue all of their ambitions.

Meet your 2017-18 Student Leaders

  • Vesting of the Class of 2019

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  • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony (June 8, 2018)

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  • Crossing the Lawn Ceremony (June 8, 2018)

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  • US Town Hall Meeting (May 30, 2018)

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  • NHS Inductions and Senior Awards (May 21, 2018)

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  • Senior Farewell Celebration (May 22, 2018)

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  • Honor Society Inductions (May 1, 2018)

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  • Chinese Consulate Visit (May 3, 2018)

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  • Upper School Coffee House (April 6, 2018)

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  • Photos by Winston Guo '19
    US Coffee House Photos by Winston Guo '19

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  • Call with Governor Murphy and First Lady of NJ (Feb. 21, 2018)

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  • Chinese New Year 2018 (Feb. 15, 2018)

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  • Lower School Coffee House (Nov. 3, 2017)

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  • Story Time with Dr. Griffith (Nov. 6, 2017)

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  • Upper School Coffee House (Oct. 27, 2017)

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  • Celebrating Halloween 2017 at Ranney

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  • Oktoberfest: A Special Benefit for Ranney School

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  • RSPA Fall Festival

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  • Vesting of the Class of 2018

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  • Anatomy & Physiology Case Study Simulation

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Robust Student Life

Ranney strive to cherish and nurture our students’ unique talents and interests, cultivate lifelong relationships, advance healthy competition, and inspire a balance of mind, body, and character—all of which guide our students to reach their fullest personal potential. 

Students across all divisions can choose from more than 50 globally-minded clubs and activities that meet during activity periods and after school. For example, students take pride in producing award-winning publications, leading diversity clubs and workshops, and even creating new clubs where groups of students can pursue similar passions, such as yoga, music or cooking, as well as planting and harvesting in our community garden. Students also have opportunities to lead through roles in student government and honor societies (see below), and by addressing their peers at monthly Town Hall gatherings.

Middle and Upper School students may also participate in one or more of our 15 different sports offered across three seasons (fall, winter, and spring), including: baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, sailing, soccer, softball, swim, tennis, track and field, and winter/indoor track. Our 40-plus Middle School, JV, and Varsity teams compete in the Shore Conference B-Central Division and the Non-Public B South NJSIAA Conference. Our youngest Ranney Panthers participate in age-appropriate physical education and aquatic instruction.

Ranney’s Performing Arts program includes band, chorus, and orchestra, beginning in 3rd grade, as well as annual dramatic & musical productions, starting in 4th grade. Our young thespians and musicians have earned multiple Count Basie nominations and awards, as well as top awards at Forensics and music honors festivals. Our Visual Arts program includes ceramics, painting, sculpture, glass, 3-D design, photography, and more across all divisions. Our students have earned numerous Scholastic Art & Writing Gold and Silver medals, and are featured in our award-winning publications.
These vast opportunities encourage and inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively, and contribute meaningfully — key facets of our school’s mission.

UN-Based Partnerships

Upper School students may also participate Global Citizens Clubs and Electives, as well as in Model UN/Model Congress. Their work includes research and debate of global issues, as well as presentations and trips made to United Nations Headquarters in New York City. As part of these initiatives, Upper School students have the unique opportunity to participate in partnerships with UN-based organizations. For example, in 2015-16, students researched and presented on global sustainable development goals as part of a UN Sustainable Development Goals Study Group with Monmouth University, the United Nations Division of Sustainable Development (UN-DESA), and the Department of Public Information (UN-DPI). In 2016-17, students are working on a year-long Peace & Justice project, incorporating interdisciplinary subjects such as art and music. Details about these programs are on our Global Citizens page.

Community & Tradition

Established in 1960, our school’s traditions serve as ways to mark rites of passage, celebrate milestones and connect students and families to each other and the broader Ranney community. Annual events include Reading Day with the Head of School, the Vesting of our Senior Class, Beginner-Senior Breakfast celebrating our students’ ability to grow up with Ranney, Crossing the Lawn which marks our 5th graders transition from the Lower School to the Middle School, the Senior Walk in which the graduating class crosses campus through rows of cheering students and parents, Parents Day and Grandparents Day, our Halloween Parade, Homecoming and Fall Festival weekend, which is organized by our Parents’ Association. Our newer traditions include seasonal Coffee Houses, a school-wide Multicultural Festival, and a varsity night game held “under the lights” to kick off Homecoming Weekend. 
Students come to Ranney School from across Monmouth and Ocean Counties, representing more than 60 towns. Our after-school programs and athletics, combined with an active Parents’ Association, enable students and families to build strong friendships in and outside of school. With a robust “Lifer” community (30-40% of our Upper School students have attended Ranney for 10 or more years), students, teachers, and families are able to grow meaningful relationships in which each child and family is truly known and valued. 

Honor Societies

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Clubs & Activities in the Lower School

Lower School activities are conducted after school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Multiple sessions are held each trimester, lasting for several weeks each. During sessions, students meet once a week from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Students must sign up for these clubs (see our 2016-17 list sampler). 

Clubs & Activities in the Middle School

School-Day Activities
Art, Ceramics & Glass
Communications Club
Community Service
Dance Club
Debate Club
Film Review Club
Hands Across Campus
The Mag
Soaring to New Heights in Science
Yoga Club

Clubs and Leadership Groups
Boat Builders
Honor Code
Junior Tri-M Music Honor Society
Math League
Math Olympiad
Peer Ambassadors
Science Olympiad

Clubs & Activities in the Upper School

Read an article about new student-led clubs, by Katherine Bibilouri '18.

A capella Group
Academic Team
Admissions Ambassadors
Aquariums & Terrariums
Astronomy Club
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Book Club
Chamber Orchestra
Community Service
Contemporary Band/Jazz Combo
Cooking for a Cause
Costumed Figure Drawing
Dance Club
Digital Production
Diversity Club
Entrepreneurship Club
Film Club
Girls Who Code
Global Citizenship
Grilling Club
Habitat for Humanity
Harvard Model Congress
History Club/History Bowl
I Am That Girl
Intramural Sports
Lower School Internship (Grade 10 Only)
Math League
My Hometown
Open Studio
Outdoors Club
Poetry Club
Politics Club
Room to Read
RSVP Literary Magazine
Science Bowl
Speech & Debate
Strategic Games
TAXI World Languages Literary Magazine
Technical Theater Club
Torch Newspaper
Women’s Studies

Students also may participate in band, chorus, orchestra and forensics performing arts activities year-round.

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.