Don Bosco Prep H.S.

492 N. Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446-0744
Tel: (201)327-8003
Grades: 9-12 | 848 students
Don Bosco Prep is a private, Catholic, college preparatory high school for young men, grades 9 through 12.
Administered by the Salesian Society of St. John Bosco, a religious order of priests and brothers, Don Bosco Prep is solidly founded on Catholic philosophy.
The school offers rigorous academics at the AP, Honors and College Preparatory levels.
Broad offerings are also provided in extracurricular activities, clubs and athletics.
Accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Don Bosco Prep is a member of The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, The National Catholic Education Association, The National Association of Secondary School Principals, The National Honor Society, and the The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1915

Student Body

Total Students 848 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Don Bosco Prep H.S. Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 72 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
82%
Average Class Size 21 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Studio Art, AP United States History
Average SAT score 1743
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(DBP Polo Shirt, Khaki Pants, Dress Shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,200
Tuition Notes Underclassmen Student Fee - $535 Capital Improvement Fee - $500 Registration Fee - $850
Admissions Director Christopher Donnelly
Admissions Associate Marilyn Palka

Sports

Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballBowling,
CrewCross Country,
FencingFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 69 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ambassadors, Amnesty International, Art Club, Asian Club, Autism Awareness Club, Bagpipe and Drum Corps, Black Student Association, Book Club, Business Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Creative Writing Club, Criminal Justice/Law Club, Debate Team, Emergency Responders, English Honor Society, Environmental Awareness, French Club, French Honor Society, Frisbee Teams, German Culture Club, German Honor Society, Health Occupations Students of America, History Club, Intramurals, Ironmen Fighting Cancer, Ironmen Speak Out, Italian Club, Italian Honor Society, Junior Statesmen of America, Knights of Don Bosco, LINK Club, Latin Club, Literary Magazine, Liturgical Music Group, MSG Varsity Reporters, Math Honor Society, Math Team, Mission Club, Mock Trial, Model Congress, Model UN, National Honor Society, Newspaper - The Ironman, Outdoors Club, Peer Mediation, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Pro Life Club, Prom Committees, Prospective Physicians Club, Robotics Team, SADD - Students Against Destructive Decisions, School Musical, Science Honor Society, Ski and Snowboard Club, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Spectrum, Stage Crew, String Ensemble, Student Council, TV Club, Wilderness Survival Club, Writers' Club, Yearbook - The Bosconian, Youth Ministry Club Ambassadors, Art Club, Asian Club, Book Club, Business Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Debate Team, French Club, Frisbee Teams, History Club, Intramurals, Italian Club, LINK Club, Latin Club, Math Team, Mission Club, Mock Trial, Model Congress, Model UN, Outdoors Club, Peer Mediation, Ping Pong Club, Pro Life Club, Robotics Team, School Musical, Spanish Club, Spectrum, Stage Crew, TV Club, Writers' Club, Amnesty International,
Autism Awareness Club,
Bagpipe and Drum Corps,
Black Student Association,
Creative Writing Club,
Criminal Justice/Law Club,
Emergency Responders,
English Honor Society,
Environmental Awareness,
French Honor Society,
German Culture Club,
German Honor Society,
Health Occupations Students of America,
Ironmen Fighting Cancer,
Ironmen Speak Out,
Italian Honor Society,
Junior Statesmen of America,
Knights of Don Bosco,
Literary Magazine,
Liturgical Music Group,
MSG Varsity Reporters,
Math Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
Newspaper - The Ironman,
Photography Club,
Prom Committees,
Prospective Physicians Club,
SADD - Students Against Destructive Decisions,
Science Honor Society,
Ski and Snowboard Club,
Spanish Honor Society,
String Ensemble,
Student Council,
Wilderness Survival Club,
Yearbook - The Bosconian,
Youth Ministry Club,

School Notes

  • CLASS of 2015 ACHIEVEMENTS
  • 1 National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • 8 National Merit Commended Scholars
  • Over $31 million in scholarships, grants and financial aid from colleges and universities
  • 48 Advanced Placement Scholars
  • 99-100% of graduates attend college, the balance enter the military or attend a post graduate school for sports. 

Profile last updated: 01/29/2016

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