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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 860 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,200
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 14

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1915
Summer School Offered
Yes

School Calendar

View the Don Bosco Preparatory High School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
SCHOOL CLOSED
July 04, 2022 (Monday)
SCHOOL CLOSED
September 02, 2022 (Friday)
LABOR DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
September 05, 2022 (Monday)
First Day of Classes
September 08, 2022 (Thursday)
COLUMBUS DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
October 10, 2022 (Monday)

Student Body

Total Students
860 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Don Bosco Preparatory High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
82%
Average Class Size
21 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
1250
Average ACT score
25
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(DBP Polo Shirt, Khaki Pants, Dress Shoes)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Underclassmen Student Fee - $535 Capital Improvement Fee - $500 Registration Fee - $850
Admissions Director
Christopher Donnelly
Admissions Associate
Marilyn Palka

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

  • CLASS of 2015 ACHIEVEMENTS
  • 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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 860 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,200
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 14

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