Don Bosco Preparatory High School

  • Don Bosco Prep is a private, Catholic, college preparatory high school for young men, grades 9 through 12.
  • Administered by the Salesian Society of St. John Bosco, a religious order of priests and brothers, Don Bosco Prep is solidly founded on Catholic philosophy.
  • The school offers rigorous academics at the AP, Honors and College Preparatory levels.
  • Broad offerings are also provided in extracurricular activities, clubs and athletics.
  • Accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Don Bosco Prep is a member of The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, The National Catholic Education Association, The National Association of Secondary School Principals, The National Honor Society, and the The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1915
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students860 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Don Bosco Preparatory High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size21 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Studio Art, AP United States History
Average SAT score1250
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(DBP Polo Shirt, Khaki Pants, Dress Shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,200
Tuition NotesUnderclassmen Student Fee - $535 Capital Improvement Fee - $500 Registration Fee - $850
Admissions DirectorChristopher Donnelly
Admissions AssociateMarilyn Palka


Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
CrewCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.69 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Writers' Club

Club or Organization:
Ambassadors, Amnesty International, Asian Club, Autism Awareness Club, Black Student Association, Book Club, Business Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Creative Writing Club, Criminal Justice/Law Club, Debate Team, Emergency Responders, English Honor Society, Environmental Awareness, French Club, French Honor Society, Frisbee Teams, German Culture Club, German Honor Society, Health Occupations Students of America, History Club, Ironmen Fighting Cancer, Ironmen Speak Out, Italian Club, Italian Honor Society, Junior Statesmen of America, Knights of Don Bosco, Latin Club, LINK Club, Literary Magazine, Math Honor Society, Math Team, Mission Club, Mock Trial, Model Congress, Model UN, MSG Varsity Reporters, National Honor Society, Newspaper - The Ironman, Peer Mediation, Photography Club, Pro Life Club, Prom Committees, Prospective Physicians Club, Robotics Team, SADD - Students Against Destructive Decisions, Science Honor Society, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Spectrum, Student Council, Wilderness Survival Club, Yearbook - The Bosconian, Youth Ministry Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Bagpipe and Drum Corps, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Liturgical Music Group, School Musical, Stage Crew, String Ensemble, TV Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramurals, Outdoors Club, Ping Pong Club, Ski and Snowboard Club

School Notes

  • 1 National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • 8 National Merit Commended Scholars
  • Over $31 million in scholarships, grants and financial aid from colleges and universities
  • 48 Advanced Placement Scholars
  • 99-100% of graduates attend college, the balance enter the military or attend a post graduate school for sports. 
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