St Benedict's Preparatory School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
520 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102
  • The Benedictine Monks of Newark Abbey, committed to the city of Newark by our vow of Stability of Place, sponsor and staff Saint Benedict's Prep, a Catholic preparatory school for boys in grades seven through twelve.
  • In the fifteen-hundred-year-old tradition of monastic schools, Saint Benedict's witnesses to the Good News of Jesus Christ through what the Church calls a preferential option for the poor.
  • By design, then, the student population reflects the racial, religious and socioeconomic mixture of the school's primary drawing area (the nearby urban neighborhoods of Newark, East Orange and Irvington), but includes residents of outlying towns as well.
  • Many of our students come from a background which is severely impoverished by the racism of our society and which leaves them at a competitive disadvantage in academics and indeed in daily living.
  • We enlist men and women who share our vision to assist us in our task of helping parents in their sacred duty of educating their children according to Christian principles.
  • Thus we offer a demanding college prep curriculum in the setting of a community that stresses Christian values, especially self-respect, fraternal cooperation and the primacy of the spiritual dimension in every phase of a person's life.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes

Student Body

Total Students803 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade St Benedict's Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses99 courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,300
Admissions DirectorMario Gallo
Admissions AssociateDoris Lamourt

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Martial Arts, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
FencingGolf,
Martial ArtsSoccer,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Water PoloWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Admission Ambassadors, Graybee Ministry, Green Bees, Model UN, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Honor Society, Newspaper

Arts and Music Programs:
1.Jazz Band, 2. Choir Ensemble, 3. Drum Line, 4. Drama Guild, Orchestra

School Notes

  • The Benedictine Monks of Newark Abbey, committed to the city of Newark by our vow of Stability of Place, sponsor and staff Saint Benedict's Prep, a Catholic preparatory school for boys in grades seven through twelve. In the fifteen-hundred-year-old tradition of monastic schools, Saint Benedict's witnesses to the Good News of Jesus Christ through what the Church calls a preferential option for the poor. By design, then, the student population reflects the racial, religious and socioeconomic mixture of the school's primary drawing area (the nearby urban neighborhoods of Newark, East Orange and Irvington), but includes residents of outlying towns as well. Many of our students come from a background which is severely impoverished by the racism of our society and which leaves them at a competitive disadvantage in academics and indeed in daily living. We enlist men and women who share our vision to assist us in our task of helping parents in their sacred duty of educating their children according to Christian principles. Thus we offer a demanding college prep curriculum in the setting of a community that stresses Christian values, especially self-respect, fraternal cooperation and the primacy of the spiritual dimension in every phase of a person's life.
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School Reviews

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I think It's wonderful that my son has the opportunity to learn Rowing Crew. I don't think he would have even considered the sport had he not become a St. Benedict student. He looks forward to going to school every morning. He even painted his room the school colors. I like that the boys are encouraged to be team players and to push themselves beyond the limits.
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