St. Peters Preparatory School

Saint Peter's Prep is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for young men, sponsored by the Society of Jesus. Established in 1872 and located in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, Saint Peter's historically has responded to the educational needs of its local families in Hudson County, as well as those from throughout northern and central New Jersey and New York City.
The school today is a diverse community with students from 118 towns in 11 New Jersey counties plus three New York boroughs and Long Island.
Its faculty consists of Jesuits and lay men and women.
The students, residents of both urban and suburban areas, represent a variety of ethnic, economic, geographic, social and religious backgrounds.
Saint Peter's considers service to those in need an important component of the mission of the school.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 865 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,442
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 11 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Peters Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
A number of diverse learning profiles
Year Founded
1872
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
865 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
St. Peters Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
22 students
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
Advanced Courses
Advanced Independent Language Study, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Environmental Science, French, German, Italian, Latin: Caesar & Vergil, Physics, Spanish Language & Culture, Spanish Liter, Statistics, World History
Average SAT score
1253
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
26
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
jacket & tie in winter; polo shirts allowed in spring/fall

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 11 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$750 Activities Fee, $300 Book Fee, $250 Tech Fee
% on Financial Aid
37%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$8,700
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
John Irvine
Admissions Associate
Michael Wright
Endowment Size
$40 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Campus Ministry Team, Engineering Club, Ethnic Clubs, Model UN, Newspaper, Robotics, Student Council, TV Studio, Video Game Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band, Choir, Dramatics, Jazz Ensemble, Stage Crew

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports, Ski Club

School Notes

  • Saint Peter's Prep is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for young men, sponsored by the Society of Jesus. Established in 1872 and located in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, Saint Peter's historically has responded to the educational needs of its local families in Hudson County, as well as those from throughout northern and central New Jersey and New York. The school today is a diverse community. Its faculty consists of Jesuits, lay men and women, and other religious. The students, residents of both urban and suburban areas, represent a variety of ethnic, economic, geographic, social and religious backgrounds. Saint Peter's celebrates this diversity and considers Jesus' call to serve those in need an important component of the mission of the school.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Nathan Lane, '74 - Tony Award winning actor
    • Minkah Fitzpatrick, '14 - All Pro safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Phillip Bosco, '48 - Tony Award winning actor
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Peters Preparatory School cost?
St. Peters Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $22,442 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Peters Preparatory School?
The acceptance rate of St. Peters Preparatory School is 40%, which is lower than the national average of 79%. St. Peters Preparatory School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New Jersey with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from St. Peters Preparatory School?
St. Peters Preparatory School famous alumni include: Nathan Lane, '74, Minkah Fitzpatrick, '14 and Phillip Bosco, '48.
What sports does St. Peters Preparatory School offer?
St. Peters Preparatory School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track and Wrestling. St. Peters Preparatory School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for most sports offered.
What is St. Peters Preparatory School's ranking?
St. Peters Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Peters Preparatory School?
The application deadline for St. Peters Preparatory School is Dec. 11 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 11 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is St. Peters Preparatory School located?
St. Peters Preparatory School is located in the Downtown Jersey City neighborhood of Jersey City, NJ. There are 11 other private schools located in Downtown Jersey City.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 865 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,442
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 11 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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