St. James Preparatory School

  • Founded in 1999 as an academy of distinction for grades 6 through 12, the St. James Preparatory School (SJP) strives to prepare students for leadership in the 21st Century by emphasizing academic excellence, scholarship, achievement, diversity, and community outreach.
  • SJP offers a strong interdisciplinary curriculum that makes use of current technology and embraces the multicultural perspectives of Newark, the larger community, and the world.
  • With an educational model that offers structured small classes, moral development, individual support, and positive reinforcement, SJP is committed to developing and equipping students for future academic and professional pursuits.
  • Since its inception, SJP has been preparing students for leadership roles in the 21st century by emphasizing academic excellence, character development, faith formation and community service in an environment that is Christ-centered, biblically-based, ethically sensitive, technologically advanced and multicultural in its purview.
  • Utilize holistic teaching strategies that emphasize Christian values to provide students with the tools necessary to: communicate effectively, think critically, conceptualize creatively, work collectively, and strategize globally.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12

Student Body

Total Students95 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade St. James Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newark
    St Vincent Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 289 students
    0.7 miles
    228 W Market St
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973)622-1613
    0.7 9-12
    289
  • Elizabeth
    Benedictine Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 183 students
    4 miles
    840 N Broad St
    Elizabeth, NJ 07208
    (908)352-0670
    4 9-12
    183
  • Livingston
    Grades: 6-12 | 599 students
    9.8 miles
    91 South Orange Avenue
    Livingston, NJ 07039
    (973)992-7000
    9.8 6-12
    599
  • Montclair
    Grades: 9-12 | 173 students
    6 miles
    33 Cottage Place
    Montclair, NJ 07042
    (973)744-7445
    6 9-12
    173
  • Bayonne
    Marist High School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 415 students
    5 miles
    1241 Kennedy Blvd
    Bayonne, NJ 07002
    (201)437-4545
    5 9-12
    415

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