St. Peters Preparatory School

144 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302-0730
Tel: (201)547-6400
Grades: 9-12 | 932 students
Saint Peter's Prep is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for young men, sponsored by the Society of Jesus. Established in 1872 and located in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, Saint Peter's historically has responded to the educational needs of its local families in Hudson County, as well as those from throughout northern and central New Jersey and New York City.
The school today is a diverse community.
Its faculty consists of Jesuits and lay men and women.
The students, residents of both urban and suburban areas, represent a variety of ethnic, economic, geographic, social and religious backgrounds.
Saint Peter's celebrates this diversity and considers Jesus' call to serve those in need an important component of the mission of the school.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1872

Student Body

Total Students 932 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 22 students
Number of AP Courses 18 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Language, English Literature, French, German, Latin: Vergil, Spanish Literature, Statistics, U.S. History I, U.S. History II, Spanish Language, World History, Environmental Science
Average SAT score 1731
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(jacket & tie in winter; polo shirts allowed in spring/fall)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,150
Tuition Notes $750 Activities Fee
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,500
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director John Irvine
Admissions Associate Diane Casazza

Sports

Total Sports Offered 20 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
FencingFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseRugby,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Winter TrackWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Band, Campus Ministry Team, Dramatics, Engineering Club, Ethnic Clubs, Forensics, Intramural Sports, Jazz Ensemble, Model U.N., Newspaper, Ski Club, Stage Crew, Student Council, Yearbook Art Club, Band, Dramatics, Ethnic Clubs, Forensics, Jazz Ensemble, Model U.N., Newspaper, Ski Club, Stage Crew, Yearbook, Campus Ministry Team,
Engineering Club,
Intramural Sports,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • Saint Peter's Prep is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for young men, sponsored by the Society of Jesus. Established in 1872 and located in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, Saint Peter's historically has responded to the educational needs of its local families in Hudson County, as well as those from throughout northern and central New Jersey and New York City. The school today is a diverse community. Its faculty consists of Jesuits, lay men and women, and other religious. The students, residents of both urban and suburban areas, represent a variety of ethnic, economic, geographic, social and religious backgrounds. Saint Peter's celebrates this diversity and considers Jesus' call to serve those in need an important component of the mission of the school.

Profile last updated: 11/19/2015

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