Journey Prep School

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Our mission at Journey Prep School is to strategically create an atmosphere that promotes academic excellence through an individualized approach to learning.
Full potential is realized by identifying and developing the social, emotional and academic systems of each individual.
Journey Prep School provides the students an academically invigorating environment which allows them to explore learning and embrace challenges with confidence.
We believe in shaping the members of our global society into citizens of the world who are able to face the future with strength of character and human purpose.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearning Styles differentiation, Giftedness, Anxiety, Dyslexia or Mild Disabilities
Year Founded1994
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students82 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Journey Prep School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform Requires: Khaki pants and Polo Shirt with Sappo Logo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,000
Tuition Notes*Tuition varies according to grade and program*
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMichelle Bowers, Director
Admissions AssociateBarbara Becker


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBadminton, BasketballBadmintonBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Peer Tutoring and Mentorship Committee, Photography Club, SAT Prep: Math & English, Student Government, Yearbook Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Instrument Lessons, Vocal Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Intramural

School Notes

  • Sappo School receives public accolades for the ability to raise the level of learning for all students as an innovative Regents school. The faculty is trained through an active research department to address individuality discovered through Learning Style and Personality Type Assessments. Parents form an organization that works closely with the faculty. Our Metholdology includes
  • Academic rigor with individual supports
  • 10/5 Program for Attention Span Improvement
  • 4:1 Commendation-Criticism Ratio for Positive Regard
  • Brain Work research and application
  • Career Assessments
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
My son started this school in 9th grade. He was failing academically in public school, resisted to going to school, and often had somatic complaints to get out of school. We transferred him to Sappo, and his whole persona changed. He thrived at school, was excited to go, became a mentor for other students, and realized he could succeed. It was the best decision we made to move him.
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I have the pleasure of writing this review as a member of the faculty at Sappo School. Everyone has a deep understanding of the needs of the students, and the size of the student body affords the teachers the luxury of getting to know just about every child who attends. The director, Mr. Sauer, has never lost sight of the fact that he was once a classroom teacher, which is very important if a school is to run smoothly. I recommend that anyone who thinks he or she has a child who may benefit from this school, come on down! Carole Wilk
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I Instruct the Computer Science STEM program at Sappo School. STEM provides students with the ability to explore science, technology, engineering and math by solving real-world problems.It is project-based learning approach designed to engage students in an investigative journey through authentic problems. Sappo School provides both a safe and motivational learning environment that I am proud to be a part of.
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The Sappo School has been a safe haven for my son that has anxiety and ADD. The teachers and all faculty are patient, understanding, and truly wonderful. This school has changed my son's outlook on education and school in general. Sappo School has changed our lives as a family 100 fold. The daily stress of just getting to school is gone and our days are peaceful as a result.
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My granddaughter attended Sappo School an graduated from there. Being free from all negative distractions, her grades went right back to where they once were-all A's. She left knowing who she was and how her own learning style could benefit her through Sappo's Brain Work program. I represent my entire family when I say that this advanced school program should set the pattern for other schools to follow. Thank you, Sappo!
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