Preston High School is a private college-preparatory school for young women, established in 1947 by the Sisters of the Divine Compassion.
Located in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, and situated on the banks of the East River, the natural environment provides a unique setting for study and recreation.
Preston seeks to promote the integration of formal learning, real world experience, and social responsibility with Christian faith and practice.
School-wide goals are aimed at fostering the intellectual life, cultivating a confident posture in personal and interactive pursuits, and facilitating the maturation of distinct gifts and talents.
As these are addressed within a strong community context, they simultaneously foster a social consciousness and responsibility, and a positive interpersonal dynamic.
Holistic development which addresses the intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical dimensions of life is the theme that integrates academic and co-curricular programs and encourages a liberation of mind and spirit that enables lifelong learning.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 348 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,995
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1947

Student Body

Total Students
348 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
63%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Preston High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
23 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Language Composition, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score
1176
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
General fee $1,000
% on Financial Aid
67%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,000
Admissions Director
Cristina Fragale
Admissions Associate
Angelique Cruz Rodriguez

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Allies, Asian Club, Compassion Connection, Food Club, Gaelic Society, Italian Club, Italian Honor Society, Ladies of Color, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Muslim Student Association club, National English Honor Society, National Honor Society, Panther Vision, Photography Club, Preston Echoes, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, STARR, STEM, Student Council, Women's Empowerment, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir, STEP team, Theater Production

School Calendar

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Event
Date
School Closed
August 19, 2022 (Friday)
School Closed
August 26, 2022 (Friday)
School Closed
September 02, 2022 (Friday)
SCHOOL CLOSED
October 10, 2022 (Monday)
Election Day - School Closed
November 08, 2022 (Tuesday)

School Notes

  • Preston requires that all students submit an application with essay in addition to the TACHS exam.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 348 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,995
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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