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Encyclopedia > Rutgers Preparatory School
Rutgers Prepartory School
Severa res est verum gaudium
("Hard work is true joy")
Established 10 November 1766
School type Private school
Religious affiliation None, Previously Dutch Reformed
Headmaster Dr. Steven A. Loy
Location Somerset, NJ, USA
Campus Suburban, 35 acres (142,000 m²)
Enrollment 712
Faculty 68
Student:Teacher
ratio
6:1
Average SAT
scores (2005)
623 verbal
641 math
Athletics 15 sports

Rutgers Preparatory School (also known as Rutgers Prep or RPS) is a private, co-educational day school located in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, New Jersey. Established in 1766, Rutgers Preparatory School is the oldest independent school in the state of New Jersey and the sixteenth-oldest in the United States. November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Somerset is a census-designated place located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women at the same school facilities; co-ed is a shortened adjectival form of co-educational. ... A day school is an institution where children are given educational instruction only during the day and after which children return to their homes. ... Somerset is a census-designated place located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of Franklin Township in Somerset County Blackwells Mills Canal House in the Somerset section of Franklin Township Franklin Township is a Township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ...

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Academics

Rutgers Preparatory School offers three levels of education, starting with a Primary School serving Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten, a Lower School from grades one through four, a Middle School offering grades five to eight, and an Upper School offering traditional secondary level education from grades nine to twelve. Students are required to complete twenty course credits in order to graduate, accumulating a minimum of five credits per year, and are to take courses based in a traditional liberal arts curriculum that spans across several academic departments (English, History, Mathematics, Science, World Language, Art, Computers, Music, and Drama). It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Day care. ... As part of education in the United States, secondary education usually covers grades 5, 6, or 7 through twelve. ... English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics... History is the study of human behavior through time. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, known today as the father of geometry; shown here in a detail of The School of Athens by Raphael. ... Science in the broadest sense refers to any system of knowledge attained by verifiable means. ... A language is a system of signals, such as voice sounds, gestures or written symbols, that encode or decode information. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1891-1892). ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Music is a form of art and entertainment or other human activity that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Each student in the Upper School is required to perform ten hours of community service during each academic year as a condition of advancing to the next grade level and for graduation. This community service obligation may be fulfilled either through volunteer work (without remuneration) with a non-profit organization or charity, or by providing a service that in some way benefits the school community (tutoring, etc.). Community service refers to service that a person performs for the benefit of his or her local community. ... A nonprofit organization (abbreviated NPO, or non-profit or not-for-profit) is an organization whose primary objective is to support some issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes. ... A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ...


Rutgers Preparatory School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and was recognized in 1992 as a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education[1]. Rutgers Preparatory School is a member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a voluntary, peer based, non-profit association dedicated to the educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation. ... The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. ... The United States Department of Education (also known as ED) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. ... The New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) serves independent elementary and secondary schools throughout the state of New Jersey. ...


Athletics

Rutgers Preparatory School fields teams in boy's and girl's soccer, tennis, basketball, and lacrosse as well as baseball, softball, volleyball and co-ed teams in golf, cross country, swimming and wrestling. Rutgers Prep's mascot is the Argonaut and the school's colors are maroon and white.


Rutgers Prep competes in the Patriot Conference, which also includes the Gill St. Bernard's School, the Ranney School, the Purnell School, Stuart Country Day School, Wardlaw-Hartridge School, Timothy Christian School, Princeton Day School, The Pennington School, and Saddle River Country Day School. Rutgers Prep also reguarly competes against other private and public schools including Blair Academy, Peddie School, and the Hun School of Princeton. Gill St. ... Ranney School is a coeducational, nonsectarian private day school located in Tinton Falls, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, serving students in beginners through twelfth grade. ... The Purnell School is a private all-girls boarding high school located in Pottersville, within Bedminster Township, New Jersey, about an hour west of New York City, and two hours north of Philadelphia. ... Stuart Country Day School is an independent all-girls Catholic school located in Princeton Township, New Jersey. ... The Wardlaw-Hartridge School is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school located in Edison, New Jersey, United States, serving 405 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... The Pennington School (also called Pennington or TPS) is a private co-educational independent boarding school enrolling approximately 445 day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12. ... Blair Academy is a private, coeducational, secondary Boarding high school with an enrollment of about 430 students for grades nine through twelve. ... The Peddie School is an American private coeducational high school located on a 280‑acre (1. ... The Hun School of Princeton is a private, coeducational, secondary boarding school located in Princeton Township, New Jersey, in the United States. ...


Rutgers Prep also has an athletic tournament, called the Headmaster's Cup, with Gill St. Bernard's School, which began in 2004. The contest includes fall sports from both the middle and upper schools and alternates campuses each year. Rutgers Prep won the inagural event in 2004 and the two schools tied in 2005. Gill St. ...


In the 2005-2006 academic year, several Rutgers Prep teams won state championships, including girl's soccer, girl's basketball, and volleyball. In the fall of 2006, the top seeded girl's soccer team tied second seeded Ranney School in the title game, becoming co-champions. This match was a remtach of the 2005 title game, where Rutgers Prep upset the number 1 seed 1-0 in double overtime. This is the third straight year that the Argonauts have either shared the title or won it outright. Ranney School is a coeducational, nonsectarian private day school located in Tinton Falls, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, serving students in beginners through twelfth grade. ...


History

Rutgers Preparatory School is the oldest independent preparatory school in the state of New Jersey, founded as the Queen's College Grammar School, it was established on November 10, 1766, under the same charter that founded Queen's College (later Rutgers University). Instruction began on August 15, 1768, under its first master, Caleb Cooper, who was affiliated with the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). After 1825, it was known as the Rutgers College Grammar School. It was first established in New Brunswick, New Jersey, from 1829 until 1957 housed on the corner of College Avenue and Somerset Street, in a building that today is known as Alexander Johnston Hall, and is the second-oldest surviving building on the Rutgers University campus. From 1809 to 1829, Rutgers Prep shared Old Queens, the oldest building at Rutgers University (1809), with the young Queens College (after 1825 Rutgers College) and the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Before then, instruction was carried on in various taverns and boarding houses in the New Brunswick area. A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Rutgers redirects here. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States of America. ... New Brunswick is a City located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, 31 miles (50 km) southwest of New York City on the Raritan River about 15 miles (24 km) from its mouth. ... Winter at Old Queens, the oldest building at Rutgers, built between 1809-1825. ... New Brunswick Theological Seminary is a professional and graduate school founded in 1784, in New York City, to educate ministers for the congregations of the Reformed Church in America. ...


During the Progressive Era, Rutgers Preparatory School was among the first schools in the nation to institute a curriculum involving the laboratory sciences, extracurricular activities, student publications and community service. In 1952, Rutgers Prep first admitted women, eliminated the football team, and ended its boarding program, focusing on being a day school to which students commuted. In 1956, faced with the prospect of Rutgers becoming the state University, the university's Board of Trustees decided to divest itself of the preparatory school, which became fully independent in 1957, relocating to its current location on the Wells Estate (purchased from the Colgate-Palmolive Company) in nearby Somerset, New Jersey. // [edit] Overview In the United States, the Progressive Era was a period of reform which lasted from the 1890s through the 1920s, although some experts use the narrower time frame of 1900 to 1917. ... In education, a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses and their contents offered by an institution such as a school or university. ... Community service refers to service that a person performs for the benefit of his or her local community. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A boarding school is a school where some or all students not only study but also live, amongst their peers but away from their home and family. ... A day school is an institution where children are given educational instruction only during the day and after which children return to their homes. ... Rutgers redirects here. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Colgate redirects here. ... Somerset is a census-designated place located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ...


Notable alumni

William Henry Steele Demarest (1863-1956) The Reverend Dr. William Henry Steele Demarest (1863 in Hudson, New York – 23 June 1956 in New Brunswick, New Jersey) was the eleventh President of Rutgers College (now Rutgers University) serving from 1906 to 1924. ... Rutgers redirects here. ... New Brunswick Theological Seminary is a professional and graduate school founded in 1784, in New York City, to educate ministers for the congregations of the Reformed Church in America. ... Aline Murray Kilmer (1 August 1888 in Norfolk, Virginia – 1 October 1941 in Stillwater, New Jersey), was an American poet, childrens book author, and essayist, and the wife and widow of poet and journalist Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918). ... Alfred Joyce Kilmer (6 December 1886 in New Brunswick, New Jersey (USA) – 30 July 1918 near Seringes, France) was an American journalist and poet; his best-known work is a poem entitled Trees (1913) which was first published in a collection entitled Trees and Other Poems in 1914. ... Keshia Knight Pulliam Keshia Knight Pulliam (born April 9, 1979 in Newark, New Jersey, USA) is an American actress of Jamaican descent. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States Government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ...

References

May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links


Private High Schools and Prep Schools in New Jersey
Blair Academy | Delbarton School | Dwight-Englewood School | Gill St. Bernard's School | Hun School of Princeton | Lawrenceville School | Morristown-Beard School | Newark Academy | Peddie School | The Pennington School | The Pingry School | Princeton Day School | Ranney School | Rutgers Preparatory School | Seton Hall Preparatory School | Saint Benedict's Preparatory School | St. Peter's Preparatory School

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a leading national research university and is unique as the only university in the nation that is a colonial chartered college (1766), a land-grant institution (1864), and a state university (1945/1956).
Rutgers is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (1921), and in 1989, became a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization comprised of the 62 leading research universities in North America.
Rutgers continues to be on the frontlines of science and innovation, and has given birth to discoveries and inventions such as water-soluble sustained release polymers, Tetraploids, robotic hands, artificial bovine insemination, and development of the ceramic tiles for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle.
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