St. James Preparatory School

88-108 Shipman Street
Newark, NJ 07102-0710
Tel: (973)643-4749
Grades: 7 - 12 | 95 students
Founded in 1999 as an academy of distinction for grades 6 through 12, the St. James Preparatory School (SJP) strives to prepare students for leadership in the 21st Century by emphasizing academic excellence, scholarship, achievement, diversity, and community outreach.
SJP offers a strong interdisciplinary curriculum that makes use of current technology and embraces the multicultural perspectives of Newark, the larger community, and the world.
With an educational model that offers structured small classes, moral development, individual support, and positive reinforcement, SJP is committed to developing and equipping students for future academic and professional pursuits.
Since its inception, SJP has been preparing students for leadership roles in the 21st century by emphasizing academic excellence, character development, faith formation and community service in an environment that is Christ-centered, biblically-based, ethically sensitive, technologically advanced and multicultural in its purview.
Utilize holistic teaching strategies that emphasize Christian values to provide students with the tools necessary to: communicate effectively, think critically, conceptualize creatively, work collectively, and strategize globally.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation African Methodist Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 95 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 100%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. James Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St Benedict's Preparatory School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Benedict's Preparatory School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Newark Day Center (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newark
    St Benedict's Preparatory School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 558 students
    0.1 miles
    520 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973)792-5766
    0.17-12
    558
  • Newark
    Grades: PK-1 | 125 students
    0.2 miles
    43 Hill St
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973)643-5713
    0.2PK-1
    125
  • Newark
    Grades: 8-9 | 4 students
    0.4 miles
    Po Box 1869
    Newark, NJ 07101
    (908)380-3819
    0.48-9
    4
  • Newark
    Grades: 4-8 | 79 students
    0.4 miles
    1016 Broad St
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973)621-8900
    0.44-8
    79
  • Newark
    Grades: 7-8 | 128 students
    0.6 miles
    23 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07114
    (973)642-0529
    0.67-8
    128

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Could This Happen To My Child?
August 30, 2015
Scandals in private school are bound to raise questions for those of us thinking about sending our children to private school. Regardless of how sensational these scandals may appear, they are actually few and far between.
Vouchers aka Tax Credits and Scholarship Funds
August 09, 2015
Voucher programs have gained a lot of traction since 1989 when the first voucher program appeared in Milwaukee. We look at how things are playing out in 2015.
Why Would I Want to....
July 12, 2015
Many parents tend to dismiss the idea of sending their children to private school without exploring it in depth. We explore this and several more related subjects.
Did You Know?
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, NJ is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).