St. Francis Prep

St. Francis Prep is a Catholic college preparatory school in the Franciscan tradition.
Our mission is to enable all students to develop and broaden their spiritual, intellectual, creative, emotional, social, and physical abilities.
We value the unique contribution each person makes to the Prep community.
Together we create an environment filled with academic sucess, respect, integrity, and joy.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,464 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,550
  • Average class size: 31 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Francis Prep ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
2,464 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
St. Francis Prep Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
115 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
83%
Average Class Size
31 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
Advanced Courses
AP American History, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Government and Politics, AP Italian, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP World History
Average SAT score
1120
(Out of 1600)
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Ms. Lisa Schaefer
Admissions Associate
Mr. Abelardo Leston

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
79 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
African American Heritage Club, Ceramics Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Croatian Club, Drug & Alcohol Prevention Team, Duns Scotus Speech and Student Congress, Egyptian Club, Extraordinary Ministers, Filipino Club, Franciscan Youth Movement, German Club, German Exchange Students, Greek Club, Haitian Club, Harry Potter Club, Hawaiian/Polynesian Club, Hero Club, Indian Club, iPalette Club, Irish Club, Italian Club, Japanese Club, Key Club, Korean Club, Lectors, Library Aides, Liturgical Committee, Liturgical Dancers, Liturgical Ensemble, Liturgy Assistants, Martial Arts, Math National Honor Society, Mathematics Club, Middle Eastern Club, Mock Trial Club, Model UN, Morning Prayer Leaders, National Arts Honor Society, National History Day, National History Scholars Society, National Honor Society, NYS Science Honor Society, Paint Ball Club, Peer Counseling, Peer Tutoring, Photography Club, Polish Club, Political Science Club, Project Challenge, PS4 Big Brother/Sister Program, Public Forum Debate, Retreat Leaders, Rock & Roll Club, San Fran Year Book, Save Our Planet, Science Olympiad, SFPageturners, SFPtv, Snow Club, Soup Kitchen Volunteers, Spanish Club, Students for Social Awareness, The Little Portion Literary magazine, The Seraph Student Newspaper, Trial of the Century, Urban Challenge, video Game Club, Wednesday Jam Session, West African Club, West Indian Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Alvernian Drama Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Basketball, Intramural Football, Intramural Frisbee, Intramural Handball, Intramural Ping Pong, Intramural Softball, Intramural Volleyball

School Notes

St. Francis Prep was founded in 1858 by the Franciscan Brothers. Located in Queens, New York, St. Francis Prep draws students from all areas of the city. The school is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Admission to St. Francis Prep is based on a competitive entrance examination and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade achievement.
  • St. Francis Prep is a Catholic college preparatory school in the Franciscan tradition. Our mission is to enable all students to develop and broaden their spiritual, intellectual, creative, emotional, social, and physical abilities. We value the unique contribution each person makes to the Prep community. Together we create an environment filled with academic sucess, respect, integrity, and joy.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Francis Prep cost?
St. Francis Prep's tuition is approximately $9,550 for private students.
What sports does St. Francis Prep offer?
St. Francis Prep offers 22 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Paddle Tennis, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Weightlifting. St. Francis Prep is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New York for most sports offered.
What is St. Francis Prep's ranking?
St. Francis Prep ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Francis Prep?
The application deadline for St. Francis Prep is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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My son and my daughter are St. Francis Prep Alumni. Each stated after their first week in college (Hofstra and LIU CW POST) "I`m so glad you made the sacrifice and sent me to Prep - they taught me to think and to think outside the box! I`m so prepared for college, for life." Prep has a rigorous academic program, loving, caring, and encouraging teachers, and many co-curricular activities and sports choices. My grandchildren tell me their parents insist St. Francis Prep is the only choice for High School. My oldest grandchild, a Sophomore, is very competitive and LOVES St. Francis Prep! It is a blessing that Prep has become a family tradition-well worth the sacrifice!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,464 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,550
  • Average class size: 31 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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