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.  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 celebrates this diversity and considers Jesus' call to serve those in need an important component of the mission of the school.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 930 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,456
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling

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

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1872
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
930 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
St. Peters Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
22 students
Number of AP Courses
20 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
Average ACT score
26
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(jacket & tie in winter; polo shirts allowed in spring/fall)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$750 Activities Fee, $300 Book Fee, $250 Tech Fee
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,575
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
John Irvine
Admissions Associate
Diane Casazza
Endowment Size
$25 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 City. 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.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 930 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,456
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Hudson County, NJ is $13,237 for elementary schools and $12,669 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hudson County, NJ is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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