Open Houses at Private Schools, Career Academies

Curious about private school options in northern Monmouth County? This is the season to get a preview through public tours.

If you are curious about any of the following Monmouth County private schools or career academies, you may want to visit them during their public open houses, mostly in October and November.

You can take a tour and meet administrators, faculty, coaches and students. Private schools not included here are not holding fall open houses. 

Rumson Country Day School

Private school, pre-school — through eighth grade

35 Bellevue Ave., Rumson. Phone: 732-842-0527

  • Friday, Oct. 12, for beginners
  • Saturday, Oct. 20
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28, for pre-school

Ranney School

235 Hope Rd., Tinton Falls. Phone: 732-542-4777

Private school for students through grade 12. In addition to public school tour dates, there are "Welcome Wednesdays" at 9 a.m. and personal tours available. Registration is required.

2012 dates — all divisions

  • Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 10, at 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 6, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Christian Brothers Academy

850 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft. Phone: 732-747-1959

Private boys' high school in the LaSallian tradition. Prospective students can fill out an application for the November entrance exam. 

  • Oct. 14: open house, from noon to 2:30 p.m

Saint John Vianney

540-A Line Road Holmdel NJ 07733. Phone: 732-739-0800

Private Catholic high school.

Open house dates:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m.

Mater Dei Prep

538 Church Street, the New Monmouth section of Middletown. Phone: 732-671-9100

Catholic high school.

Informational night for middle school families at the adjacent Mary, Mother of God Church.

The school will be open following the presentation for anyone who wants to visit and meet with coaches.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, Informational Night, 7 p.m.

Red Bank Regional

101 Ridge Road, Little Silver. Phone:  732-842-8000

A public regional high school with sending districts in Little Silver, Red Bank and Shrewsbury.

The district also accepts students on a tuition basis who may be interested in one of three specialized academies of studies: Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, Academy of Information Technology, and Academy of Finance.

  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., for eighth graders

Oak Hill Academy

 347 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Lincroft. Phone: 732-530-1343

Independent elementary school for girls and boys in grades pre-K through eighth.

  • Saturday, Oct. 27, Open House from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Red Bank Catholic

112 Broad Street, Red Bank. Phone: 732-747-1774

Private Catholic high school.

  • Oct. 28, open house, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Monmouth County Vocational School Academies (MCVSD)

Admission is competitive, and attendance at a school's open house with parent or guardian is mandatory for any Monmouth County eighth graders who wish to apply. 

Academy of Allied Health & Sciences

2325 Heck Ave., Neptune. 732-775-0058

This school prepares students to pursue further education toward a career in the medical sciences. 

Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Biotechnology High School

5000 Kozlowski Road Freehold. Phone: 732-431-7208

This school integrates life sciences into a rigorous curriculum that inspires students toward open-minded participation in the global commmunity. 

Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Nov.1, 6:30 p.m.

Communications High School

1740 New Bedford Road Wall. Phone: 732-681-1010

Monmouth County students interested in the field of communications aquire knowledge, skills and ethics in a challenging environment.

Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.

High Technology High School

765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft. Phone: 732-842-8444

This is a specialized school concentrating on the disciplines of science, mathematics and technology.

Information Sessions:

  • Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.

Marine Academy of Science & Technology 

305 Mast Way, Highlands. Phone: 732-291-0995

This school strives to develop ethical and global community by providing a rigorous adademic environment for those interested in the areas of marine and environmental studies.

Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.


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