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New Jersey’s most expensive private schools surpass higher education costs

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The Lawrenceville School is the most expensive private education institution in the state of New Jersey with an average tuition of $51,440.

A list of the priciest institutions in the state was compiled by NJ Advance Media by cross-referencing other resources including Business Insider and Niche.com’s estimations of yearly tuition costs.

Purnell School, Peddie School, Dwight-Englewood School and Morristown-beard School made up the rest of the Top 5 most expensive schools in the state.

Even with nationwide concerns of rising costs for higher education, some New Jerseyans are willing to pay even more for traditional K-12 education. Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey’s most expensive yearly tuition higher education institution, compared closely to the priciest K-12 schools in the state with an average cost of roughly $35,000 a year.

For the most part, parents are getting what they paid for. Of the Top 20 list, only two schools did not receive an A+ rating from Niche.com. Purnell School received an A- while Saddle River Day School was rated an A.

The Top 10 most expensive private schools in New Jersey:

10. The Pingry School, Basking Ridge; $38,273
9. Kent Place School, Summit; $38,995
8. The Hun School of Princeton, Princeton; $39,000
7. Newark Academy, Livingston; $39,350
6. Blair Academy, Bairstown; $40,500
5. Morristown-Beard School, Morristown; $40,760
4. Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood; $41,780
3. Peddie School, Hightstown; $43,500
2. Purnell School, Bedminster; $44,570
1. The Lawrenceville School; $51,440

To see the full list of the Top 20, click here.

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Arthur Augustyn

Arthur Augustyn


Arthur Augustyn grew up in Massachusetts and previously covered the video game industry in Los Angeles, city politics in Malibu, California, and local news in Bergen County before working at NJBIZ. He currently covers education and politics.

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