Seton Hall Preparatory School

Seton Hall Prep is a private boys high school (grades 9-12) of the Archdiocese of Newark.
Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is the oldest Catholic college preparatory school in New Jersey.
The Prep provides an academically demanding environment to approximately 900 young men from a diverse spectrum of over 120 towns in the northern part of New Jersey.
SHP takes as its mission the development of the whole man—spiritual, intellectual, social and physical.
The Prep community proceeds from a belief that growth as a whole person is not limited to secular knowledge but involves the spiritual fulfillment that has been a central concern in its educational tradition.
In as much as such growth and maturity are rooted in personal and social responsibility, a code of conduct and expectations is in place to guide the student community in their daily activities.
Consequent to its Catholic identity, SHP seeks to foster an ecumenical and diverse community, faithful to a Judeo-Christian heritage.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 963 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

Seton Hall Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students
963 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Seton Hall Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Seton Hall Preparatory School's ranking?
Seton Hall Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Seton Hall Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Seton Hall Preparatory School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

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Date
School Closed - Juneteenth
June 21, 2024 (Friday)
School Closed - Independence Day
July 04, 2024 (Thursday)
School Closed - Independence Day
July 05, 2024 (Friday)
School Closed - Special Primary Election
July 16, 2024 (Tuesday)
School Closed - Labor Day Weekend
August 30, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 963 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, NJ is $19,757 for elementary schools and $28,128 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, NJ is 67% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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