Fordham Preparatory School

Fordham Preparatory School Photo #1 - Fordham Prep's mission is to form leaders in Faith, Scholarship, and Service through a college preparatory education in the Catholic Jesuit tradition.
Fordham Preparatory School Photo #1 - Fordham Prep's mission is to form leaders in Faith, Scholarship, and Service through a college preparatory education in the Catholic Jesuit tradition.
Fordham Preparatory School Photo #2 - As a "One to One" computing school, all students are required to have a laptop of table in each class.
Fordham Preparatory School Photo #3 - Our faith formation calls students of all different faith backgrounds to get to know themselves and their place in this world more fully. This is done through academic classes, opportunities to celebrate the Mass, retreats, and regular prayer and reflection.
Fordham Preparatory School Photo #4 - Aviation Science is one of our most popular academic classes. The Aviation Club is also one of the school's most well attended after school activities.
Fordham Preparatory School Photo #5 - Our new interdisciplinary iSTEAM program gives students access to new technologies in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math both inside and outside of the classroom. Students can participate in cyber security, coding, gaming, aviation, and medical research.
Fordham Preparatory School Photo #6 - Approximately 60% of Fordham Prep students commute via MetroNorth trains. The Prep is just a seven minute walk from either the Fordham or Botanical Garden stops.
Fordham Preparatory School Photo #7 - The cultural diversity of the student body is comparable to the greater New York City area. 38% of students identify as students of color.
Fordham Preparatory School Photo #8 - The average member of the faculty has been teaching for 18 years. The average tenure at Fordham Prep alone is 14 years.
Fordham Preparatory School Photo #9 - Our athletic teams have one over 45 individual and team city and state championships since 2010.
Fordham Preparatory School Photo #10 - All students must fulfill at least one credit in Visual and Performing Arts before they graduate. They can accomplish this by taking one of 15 unique academic classes or via participation in a co-curricular activity.
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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 950 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,960
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Fordham Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
950 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Fordham Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
82 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
22 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
2-D Art and Design, Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Latin, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, United States Government and Politics, United States History, World History: Modern
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Dress shirt, tie, blazer, pants & shoes

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Fordham Prep provides over $4.0 million in financial assistance each year.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Bradley Serton
Admissions Associate
Ms. Milena Carrese
Endowment Size
$48 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
47 extracurriculars
Anime/Trading Card Club, Arrested Development Club, Art and Publicity, Asian Club, Aviation Club, Bluegrass Club, Building Bridges Club, Campus Ministry, Choir, Classics 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, Mock Trial Club, Model U.N. Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, NYC Explorers Club, Simpsons Club, Ski & Ride Club, Spanish Club, Speech & Debate Team, Student Government, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Business School Boot Camp Club, Chess Club, Cybersecurity, Gaming, Greenhouse/Environment Club, Hellenic Society, Liturgical Life Team, Meditation Club, Operation Smile, Sports Debate Club, Sports Journalism Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Jazz Ensemble, Theatre Orchestra

School Notes

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.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Vin Scully '44 - Legendary baseball broadcaster
    • Cameron Young '15 - PGA Tour Professional
    • Andrew Velazquez '12 - Major League Baseball Player
    • Sean Gregory '94 - Senior Writer, Time Magazine
    • George Jackson '77 - Movie Producer, Former President of Motown Records
    • Joe Bastianich '85 - Restauranteur
    • Khalid Robinson '08 - Special Assistant to the Head Coach - Golden State Warriors
    • Eduardo Vilaro '82 - CEO Hispanico Balletico
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Fordham Preparatory School cost?
Fordham Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $23,960 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Fordham Preparatory School?
The acceptance rate of Fordham Preparatory School is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 79%. Fordham Preparatory School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New York with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Fordham Preparatory School?
Fordham Preparatory School famous alumni include: Vin Scully '44, Cameron Young '15, Andrew Velazquez '12, Sean Gregory '94, George Jackson '77, Joe Bastianich '85, Khalid Robinson '08 and Eduardo Vilaro '82.
What sports does Fordham Preparatory School offer?
Fordham Preparatory School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Fordham Preparatory School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New York for most sports offered.
What is Fordham Preparatory School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Fordham Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Fordham Preparatory School is Dec. 1.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 950 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,960
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

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