Welcome to VRECS!          

A Non-Profit, Christ-Centered, Learning Institution.

Van Riper Ellis Christian School proudly offers

  • Low Student Teacher Ratios

  • Certified Teachers

  • State Approved Research-Based Curriculum

  • Small Group Instruction

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice

  • Literacy Rich Environment

  • Christian Education (open to all faiths)

  • Enrichment Classes

    • S.T.E.A.M. Wednesdays (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics)

    • Movement Mondays (Dance)

    • Namaste Fridays (Yoga)

  • Monthly Assemblies

  • On-Site Children’s Library

  • Large Indoor & Outdoor Play Area

  • Half-Day & Full-Day Options

  • Before Care & After Care

  • Nurturing Staff

We work collaboratively to establish ongoing communications with families and to maintain mutual understanding to ensure that the children’s learning and developmental needs are met.

Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church shares the Education Building and facilities with VRECS to offer a Christian Summer Fun Day Camp with structured class schedules for ages 3-10. (children must be 3 by 10/1 to enroll for the summer)

COVID-19 Information for VRECS Families

Van Riper Ellis Christian School has been providing a developmentally appropriate and nurturing preschool experience for over 20 years.  Caring for your children is at the center of everything we do.  Maintaining a safe and healthy school environment for your children and our staff is our top priority.  We will continue to follow the guidance and directives from the New Jersey state and local governments and their health departments.

We share your concern about COVID-19 and are working hard to make sure each requirement is not only met but exceeded to assure the safety of your children and our staff.  We are open and have implemented changes including screening procedures, cleaning, hand washing and social distancing requirements.   We are planning ways to make the preschool experience as fun and inviting as it has always been here at VRECS! For more details on COVID-19 changes, please visit this link.





Transitional Kindergarten


Extended Care

Enrichment Programs