Preston High School

2780 Schurz Ave
Bronx, NY 10465-0104
Tel: (718)863-9134
Grades: 9-12 | 569 students
Preston High School is a private college-preparatory school for young women, established in 1947 by the Sisters of the Divine Compassion.
Located in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, and situated on the banks of the East River, the natural environment provides a unique setting for study and recreation.
Preston seeks to promote the integration of formal learning, real world experience, and social responsibility with Christian faith and practice.
School-wide goals are aimed at fostering the intellectual life, cultivating a confident posture in personal and interactive pursuits, and facilitating the maturation of distinct gifts and talents.
As these are addressed within a strong community context, they simultaneously foster a social consciousness and responsibility, and a positive interpersonal dynamic.
Holistic development which addresses the intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical dimensions of life is the theme that integrates academic and co-curricular programs and encourages a liberation of mind and spirit that enables lifelong learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1947

Student Body

Total Students 569 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Preston High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 22 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses

Finances and Admission

Admissions Director Julia Wall
Admissions Associate Farrah Couch

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Msgr Scanlan High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Frances De Chantal School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Frances De Chantal School (0.3 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bronx
    Grades: PK-8 | 381 students
    0.3 miles
    2962 Harding Ave
    Bronx, NY 10465
  • Bronx
    Msgr Scanlan High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 473 students
    1.2 miles
    915 Hutchinson River Pkwy
    Bronx, NY 10465
  • Bronx
    St. Joseph's School To The Deaf
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-8 | 98 students
    1.2 miles
    1000 Hutchinson River Parkway
    Bronx, NY 10465
  • Bronx
    St Benedict School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 311 students
    1.3 miles
    1016 Edison Ave
    Bronx, NY 10465
  • Whitestone
    Grades: PK-1 | 109 students
    1.6 miles
    1203 150th St
    Whitestone, NY 11357

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