Preston High School

2780 Schurz Ave,
Bronx, NY, 10465-0104
Tel: (718)863-9134
Grades: 9 - 12 | 588 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 588 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 59%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Preston High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 72%
Average Class Size 22 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Julia Wall
Admissions Associate Farrah Couch

Nearby 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. Joseph's School To The Deaf (1.6 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  |Preschools Preschools  |Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Bronx St. Frances De Chantal School
    (Roman Catholic)
    2962 Harding Ave
    Bronx , NY , 10465
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  347  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Bronx
    Msgr Scanlan High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    915 Hutchinson River Pkwy
    Bronx , NY , 10465
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.2  mi  |  570  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Bronx
    St. Benedict School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1016 Edison Ave
    Bronx , NY , 10465
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.3  mi  |  334  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Whitestone The Lowell School - High School Campus
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    2420 Parsons Blvd
    Whitestone , NY , 11357
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    1.3  mi  |  128  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Bronx St. Joseph's School To The Deaf
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    1000 Hutchinson River Parkway
    Bronx , NY , 10465
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    1.6  mi  |  98  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Getting Involved With Your Child's School
Getting Involved With Your Child's School
Getting involved with your child's school benefits both you and the school. It's a win-win for all concerned.
SAT Prep
SAT test prep takes time to do properly. We explore some of your options here.
Rankings or Comparisons?
Choosing the right private school for your child involves comparing schools as opposed to ranking them.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently grade:
Seeking entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.


(enter "N/A" if not applicable)

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!