Fordham Preparatory School

441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-0104
     Tel: (718)367-7500
Grades: 9 - 12 | 937 students
As a Jesuit, all-male, Catholic, college preparatory school, Fordham Prep's mission is to inspire young men to reflect, to question, to learn, to pray, to love, to serve, to lead.
Since 1841, we have based our challenging curriculum and pursuit of human and academic excellence on a foundation of Catholic faith and principles.
We seek to be one community created from a broad spectrum of ethnic, racial, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
We strive to include qualified students of limited financial resources by providing substantial financial assistance. Our faculty and staff dedicate themselves to a caring and dynamic interaction with students both inside and outside the classroom, a characteristic of Jesuit education for over 450 years.
We educate our students to be men for others: spiritually motivated, intellectually accomplished and committed to promoting justice.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1841

Student Body

Total Students 937 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 28%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Fordham Preparatory School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 24 students
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
Average SAT score 1789
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Dress shirt, tie, pants & shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,560
Tuition Notes Fordham Prep provides 0ver $2.6 million in financial assistance each year.
% on Financial Aid 35%
Acceptance Rate 50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mr. Christopher Lauber


Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 56 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Acting for the Camera Club, Anime/Trading Card Club, Arrested Development Club, Art and Publicity, Asian Club, Aviation Club, Band, Bluegrass Club, Book Club, Building Bridges Club, Campus Ministry, Chess Team, Choir, Classics Club, Computer Club, Cooking Club, Diversity Alliance, Dramatics/Stage Crew, Engineering Club, FP T.V. Club, Fitness Center, French Club, Frisbee Club, Habitat for Humanity Club, Intramurals, Irish Club, Italian Club, Just Serve Club, Kawaida Club, Literary Magazine, Liturgical Choir, Marine Biology Club, Math Team, Mathletics Club, Mock Trial Club, Model U.N. Club, NYC Explorers Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Operation Smile Club, Orchestra, Polish Club, Political Science Journal, Red Cross Club, Rock Climbing Club, Role Players Guild, S.A.D.D., Scale Modeling Club, Service Immersion Trips, Simpsons Club, Ski & Ride Club, Spanish Club, Speech & Debate Team, Student Government, Yearbook, Young Democrats Club Asian Club, Aviation Club, Band, Bluegrass Club, Book Club, Chess Team, Choir, Classics Club, Computer Club, Cooking Club, FP T.V. Club, Fitness Center, French Club, Frisbee Club, Intramurals, Irish Club, Italian Club, Kawaida Club, Math Team, Newspaper, Orchestra, Polish Club, Red Cross Club, S.A.D.D., Simpsons Club, Spanish Club, Yearbook, Acting for the Camera Club,
Anime/Trading Card Club,
Arrested Development Club,
Art and Publicity,
Building Bridges Club,
Campus Ministry,
Diversity Alliance,
Dramatics/Stage Crew,
Engineering Club,
Habitat for Humanity Club,
Just Serve Club,
Literary Magazine,
Liturgical Choir,
Marine Biology Club,
Mathletics Club,
Mock Trial Club,
Model U.N. Club,
NYC Explorers Club,
National Honor Society,
Operation Smile Club,
Political Science Journal,
Rock Climbing Club,
Role Players Guild,
Scale Modeling Club,
Service Immersion Trips,
Ski & Ride Club,
Speech & Debate Team,
Student Government,
Young Democrats Club,

School Notes:

Faith, Scholarship and Service are the foundations of Jesuit education. Praying, studying and working together: the spirit of magis and cura personalis inspires our communal life.

  • Magis (“greater”) is a distinctive aspect of Jesuit education, and expresses the responsibility to seek a greater realization of our potential and mission, and to strive for excellence in all things. Fordham Prep is dedicated to the development of a curriculum and community that call forth the best from students and staff for the greater glory of God.
  • Cura personalis (“care of the individual”) is the Jesuit resolve to know and treat each person as an individual made in the image and likeness of God.  Cura personalis encourages students and staff to build relationships, both in and out of the classroom, based on dignity, respect and trust.
  • Diversity  Our students live in the Bronx, Westchester, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties, Connecticut  and New Jersey. They come from a wide range of ethnic, racial, geographic, economic and religious backgrounds.
  •  Our Location  Fordham Prep is located in the Bronx on the 85-acre Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University, adjacent to Fordham Road, Metro North and the New York Botanical Garden. Our students travel to school each day by Metro North trains, Westchester and NYC buses, subway, car and on foot.

Profile last updated: 01/29/2015

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