Bishop John J. Snyder High School is a co-educational, college preparatory high school operating in the Diocese of St. Augustine.
Our mission of "competence, conscience and compassion" resonates throughout our school's daily life from the strong academic curriculum to the fine arts and athletic programs.
Bishop John J. Snyder High School opened its doors on August 14, 2002 to seventy-four ninth graders.
In 2006, we graduated our first class of seniors.
Currently, we have 450 students in grades 9-12.  We offer a full range of standard, honors and Advanced Placement classes at Snyder. High achieving students can earn up to 40 college credits through AP coursework.
Curriculum, in the purest sense, is the combination of all the experiences a student has while attending school.
In that light, the curriculum is about an approach to learning, teaching, and building a community.
It is the means, so to speak, by which students reach the end.
Students can explore new opportunities through athletics, Campus Ministry programming and extra-curricular clubs and activities.
Students who attend and graduate from Bishop Snyder High School are not just prepared for college but are prepared to be successul in their collegiate years not only academically but spiritually and socially.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 425 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, SLD, Processing deficits, ADD. ADHD
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
425 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Bishop John J Snyder High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American Government, American History, AP Spanish, Art Portfolio, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Language and Composition, Literature and Composition, Macroeconomics, Spanish, Statistics, World History
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniforms are worn.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Catholic rate: 11000 Non-Catholic rate: 13500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Shelley Gudzak
Endowment Size
$0.300 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Campus Ministry Clubs, Columbian Exchange Garden Club, E-Sports Club, Robotics Club, Student Ambassadors

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Maker's Club, Music Theater/Plays, Pep Band, Poetry Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Disc Frisbee Club

School Notes

  • Bishop John J. Snyder High School is located in Jacksonville, Florida. Our convenient location (and transportation services) is accessible to families in many northeast Florida neighborhoods. 
  • We offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with standard, honors and AP classes to suit each student's individual learning style. Our student to faculty ratio is 16:1 providing opportunities for students to excel in the classroom.
  • Our motto of "Preparing the Way" follows our belief of enriching each student's faith to provide them with the moral compass needed as they begin their college lifestyle. 
  • Clubs, organizations and athletics are additional ways for students to become active in the life of our school. High school should be the best four years of a teenagers life, we think you'll find that at Snyder!
Profile last updated: 08/18/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
As parents of a student who attended BJS from 2006-2010, graduating with honors and a Bright Future Scholar, we wholeheartedly support and endorse BJS! Our student had a difficult transition from overseas to US schools during middle school. Size and Structure were critical to his success, first at parochial elementary and then to BJS. He absolutely loved his teachers, particularly English and Math, and enjoyed the camaraderie of the extracurricular activities and sports in a disciplined yet loving environment. As parents, we immersed ourselves in the Booster club, supporting the school as it grew a grade each year. Now, we stay in touch through a family member who is now teaching and loving BJS and her students!
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Both of my sons attended and graduated from BJS. I can`t say enough about how the curriculum and teachers prepared them for the academic rigors of college. Every teacher and administrator we interacted with took a vested interest in nourishing each student`s overall academic, social, athletic, Spiritual and future goals. We felt they were instrumental in guiding and shaping the adult Men our boys are becoming. They were involved in clubs and sports and active participants and contributors during and after their time as students.
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As a parent of a student in the first Bishop Snyder graduating class (2006), I highly recommend it. It is a medium sized school with all activities offered in a quiet attractive location. The Administration and Staff are dedicated to providing the best education for their students- both acdemic and spiritual. They communicate freely and often with parents so that progress of each student is monitored and reported. No surprises at this school. Bishop Snyder is an excellent college preparatory school, whose accurate mission statement is: "the formation of young men and women of competence, conscience and compassion, faithful to the Gospel and teachings of the Catholic Church".Bishop Snyder has a very good record- 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 425 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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