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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1872
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students936 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeSt. Peters Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, English Language, English Literature, French, German, Italian, Advanced Independent Language Study, Latin: Caesar & Vergil, Spanish Language & Culture, Spanish Liter, World History, Environmental Science,
Average SAT score1229
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(jacket & tie in winter; polo shirts allowed in spring/fall)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 27 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$17,888
Tuition Notes$750 Activities Fee, $300 Book Fee, $250 Tech Fee
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,552
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJohn Irvine
Admissions AssociateDiane Casazza
Endowment Size$24 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
FencingFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseRugby,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Winter TrackWrestling,

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 Clu

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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