Fordham Preparatory School
- Fordham Prep's mission is to form leaders in faith, scholarship, and service through a college preparatory education in the Catholic Jesuit trdaition.
- Since 1841, we have based our challenging curriculum and pursuit of human and academic excellence on a foundation of Catholic faith and principles.
- We seek to be one community created from a broad spectrum of ethnic, racial, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
- We strive to include qualified students of limited financial resources by providing substantial financial assistance.
- Our faculty and staff dedicate themselves to a caring and dynamic interaction with students both inside and outside the classroom, a characteristic of Jesuit education for over 450 years.
- We educate our students to be men for others: spiritually motivated, intellectually accomplished and committed to promoting justice.
Fordham Preparatory School places among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:
- Category Attribute
- Acceptance Rate Lowest average acceptance rates
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
- Student Body Largest student body
- AP Courses Most AP courses offered
- Sports offered Most sports offered
- Extracurriculars Most extracurriculars offered
- School History Oldest founding date
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)|
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||960 students|
|Student Body Type||All-boys|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 29%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||82 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||12:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||21 students|
|Number of AP Courses||20 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Chinese Language, English Language, English Literature, European History, Latin, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1, Psychology, Spanish Language-Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, World History|
|Average SAT score||1245|
|Average ACT score||27|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(Dress shirt, tie, blazer, pants & shoes)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Dec. 11|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$21,560|
|Tuition Notes||Fordham Prep provides over $4.0 million in financial assistance each year.|
|% on Financial Aid|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Mr. Bradley Serton '95|
|Admissions Associate||Mr. Corey Punter '07|
|Endowment Size||$44 million|
|Total Sports Offered||19 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Diving,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Winter Track,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||60 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Anime/Trading Card Club, Arrested Development Club, Art and Publicity, Asian Club, Aviation Club, Bluegrass Club, Building Bridges Club, Campus Ministry, Choir, Classics Club, Computer Club, Diversity Alliance, Dramatics/Stage Crew, Engineering Club, Fitness Center, FP T.V. Club, Frisbee Club, Irish Club, Italian Club, Just Serve Club, Kawaida Club, Literary Magazine, Liturgical Choir, Marine Biology Club, Math Team, Mathletics Club, Mock Trial Club, Model U.N. Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, NYC Explorers Club, Red Cross Club, Scale Modeling Club, Service Immersion Trips, Simpsons Club, Ski & Ride Club, Spanish Club, Speech & Debate Team, Student Government, Yearbook, Young Democrats Club|
Club or Organization:
Business School Boot Camp Club, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, Culinary Club, Eastern Europe Club, Greenhouse/Environment Club, Hellenic Society, Liturgical Life Team, Meditation Club, Military History Club, Operation Smile, Photography Club, Scary Movie Club, Soccer Club, Sports Debate Club, Sports Journalism Club, Young Republicans Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Jazz Ensemble, Theatre Orchestra
Faith, Scholarship and Service are the foundations of Jesuit education. Praying, studying and working together: the spirit of magis and cura personalis inspires our communal life.
- Magis ("greater") is a distinctive aspect of Jesuit education, and expresses the responsibility to seek a greater realization of our potential and mission, and to strive for excellence in all things. Fordham Prep is dedicated to the development of a curriculum and community that call forth the best from students and staff for the greater glory of God.
- Cura personalis ("care of the individual") is the Jesuit resolve to know and treat each person as an individual made in the image and likeness of God. Cura personalis encourages students and staff to build relationships, both in and out of the classroom, based on dignity, respect and trust.
- Diversity Our students live in the Bronx, Westchester, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties, Connecticut and New Jersey. They come from a wide range of ethnic, racial, geographic, economic and religious backgrounds.
- Our Location Fordham Prep is located in the Bronx on the historic 85-acre Rose Hill Campus adjacent to Fordham University. The campus is easily accessible via MetroNorth train, bus, subway, and car.
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- New Rochelle Grades: PK-12 | 901 students
255 Wilmot Road
New Rochelle, NY 10804
(914) 632-0714 8.5 PK-12
- White Plains Grades: 9-12 | 802 students
950 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 946-4800 12.3 9-12
This is a school in which people allow you to succeed at whatever you try and challenge you with all of the courses you take.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Patrick McDermott