St. Peters Preparatory School

144 Grand Street,
Jersey City, NJ, 07302-0730
Tel: (201)547-6400
Grades: 9 - 12 | 955 students
Saint Peter's Prep is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for young men, sponsored by the Society of Jesus.
Established in 1872 and located in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, Saint Peter's historically has responded to the educational needs of its local families in Hudson County, as well as those from throughout northern and central New Jersey and New York City.
The school today is a diverse community.
Its faculty consists of Jesuits and lay men and women.
The students, residents of both urban and suburban areas, represent a variety of ethnic, economic, geographic, social and religious backgrounds.
Saint Peter's celebrates this diversity and considers Jesus' call to serve those in need an important component of the mission of the school.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1872

Student Body

Total Students 955 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 40%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Peters Preparatory School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 22 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Language, English Literature, French, German, Latin: Vergil, Spanish Literature, Statistics, U.S. History I, U.S. History II, Spanish Language, World History, Environmental Science  
Average SAT score 1661
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(jacket & tie in winter; polo shirts allowed in spring/fall)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,350
Tuition Notes $750 Activities Fee
% on Financial Aid 40%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,600
Acceptance Rate 40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director John Irvine
Admissions Associate Diane Casazza

Sports

Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Baseball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBowling,
CrewCross Country,
DivingFencing,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
RugbySoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Band, Campus Ministry Team, Dramatics, Engineering Club, Ethnic Clubs, Forensics, Intramural Sports, Jazz Ensemble, Model U.N., Newspaper, Ski Club, Stage Crew, Student Council, Yearbook Art Club, Band, Dramatics, Ethnic Clubs, Forensics, Jazz Ensemble, Model U.N., Newspaper, Ski Club, Stage Crew, Yearbook, Campus Ministry Team,
Engineering Club,
Intramural Sports,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • Saint Peter's Prep is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for young men, sponsored by the Society of Jesus. Established in 1872 and located in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, Saint Peter's historically has responded to the educational needs of its local families in Hudson County, as well as those from throughout northern and central New Jersey and New York City. The school today is a diverse community. Its faculty consists of Jesuits, lay men and women, and other religious. The students, residents of both urban and suburban areas, represent a variety of ethnic, economic, geographic, social and religious backgrounds. Saint Peter's celebrates this diversity and considers Jesus' call to serve those in need an important component of the mission of the school.

  • Profile last updated: 08/19/2013

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The nearest high school is St. Mary Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kenmare Alternative High School For Adult Women (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kenmare Alternative High School For Adult Women (0.1 miles away)
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