St. Benedict's Preparatory School

520 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,
Newark, NJ, 07102-0710
Tel: (973)792-5766
Grades: 7 - 12 | 548 students
The Benedictine Monks of Newark Abbey, committed to the city of Newark by our vow of Stability of Place, sponsor and staff Saint Benedict's Prep, a Catholic preparatory school for boys in grades seven through twelve.
In the fifteen-hundred-year-old tradition of monastic schools, Saint Benedict's witnesses to the Good News of Jesus Christ through what the Church calls a preferential option for the poor.
By design, then, the student population reflects the racial, religious and socioeconomic mixture of the school's primary drawing area (the nearby urban neighborhoods of Newark, East Orange and Irvington), but includes residents of outlying towns as well.
Many of our students come from a background which is severely impoverished by the racism of our society and which leaves them at a competitive disadvantage in academics and indeed in daily living.
We enlist men and women who share our vision to assist us in our task of helping parents in their sacred duty of educating their children according to Christian principles.
Thus we offer a demanding college prep curriculum in the setting of a community that stresses Christian values, especially self-respect, fraternal cooperation and the primacy of the spiritual dimension in every phase of a person's life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 548 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 90%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Benedict

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sr Clara Muhammad School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Mary School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Childrens Academy (0.6 miles away)
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  • Newark St. Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    520 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Newark , NJ , 07102
    (973)792-5749
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    0  mi  |  217  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Newark
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    Newark , NJ , 07102
    (973)643-5714
    Alternative School
    0.3  mi  |  52  students  |  Gr.  K-2
  • Newark
    Sr Clara Muhammad School
    (Islamic)
    Po Box 1869
    Newark , NJ , 07101
    (908)380-3819
    (Islamic)
    0.4  mi  |  4  students  |  Gr.  8-9
  • Newark
    Queen Of Angels School
    (Roman Catholic)
    44 Irvine Turner Blvd
    Newark , NJ , 07103
    (973)642-1531
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  178  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Newark
    Newark Boys Chorus School
    All-boys 
    1016 Broad Street
    Newark , NJ , 07102
    (973)621-8900
    All-boys 
    0.6  mi  |  81  students  |  Gr.  4-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 08, 2013 - I think It''s wonderful that my son has the opportunity to learn Rowing Crew. I don''t think he would have even considered the sport had he not become a St. Benedict student. He looks forward to going to school every morning. He even painted his room the school colors. I like that the boys are encouraged to be team players and to push themselves beyond the limits. - Posted by Parent

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