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 #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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1841

Student Body

Total Students960 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Fordham Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers82 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size21 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt 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 score1245
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Dress shirt, tie, blazer, pants & shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 11
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,560
Tuition NotesFordham Prep provides over $4.0 million in financial assistance each year.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMr. Bradley Serton '95
Admissions AssociateMr. Corey Punter '07
Endowment Size$44 million


Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter 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

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.

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