Preston High School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1947

Student Body

Total Students482 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
63%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Preston High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size23 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score1105

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,900
Tuition NotesGeneral fee $970
Admissions DirectorCristina Fragale
Admissions AssociateKaren Wszolek

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
SoccerSoftball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Compassion Connection, Cooking Club, Cultural Clubs, Gardening Club, Honors Society, Interest Clubs, Service Clubs, Student Council, Yearbook Club

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

School Notes

  • Preston requires that all students submit an application with essay in addition to the TACHS exam.
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