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
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
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