St. Philip Preparatory School

Saint Philip the Apostle School believes that the total integration of religious faith and values in the academic and learning process helps bring about the character of our school community as one dedicated to the teaching of the whole person.
Therefore, we pledge that St. Philip the Apostle School is a Catholic community dedicated to creating an environment that fosters the spiritual, mental, and social growth of each child.
The administration, faculty, staff and students will nurture a loving community inspired by Gospel teaching and the example of Jesus Christ.
Through a diversity of curriculum and culture, the students will discover their unique talents and recognize them as gifts from God to be joyfully shared in the service of the Church and society.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 496 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012

Student Body

Total Students
496 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
St. Philip Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is St. Philip Preparatory School's ranking?
St. Philip Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for St. Philip Preparatory School?
The application deadline for St. Philip Preparatory School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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I am an alumna of SPPS and could not be happier with my overall experience! I cannot think of a better way to describe the community of St. Philip Preparatory School than a family. The teachers are compassionate, supportive, and professional, and encourage students to reach out of their comfort zones. In regards to academics, I'd argue that SPPS offers some of the best academic programs in comparison to other private schools in the area. There are various advanced classes offered for literature and mathematics that help prepare students for the heavy course load of high school. I can personally attest to that fact, as I felt extremely well-prepared entering my freshman year of high school. SPPS also offers a broad range of extracurricular activities and fine arts class. The Fine Arts middle school program is truly exceptional, as it allows students to explore various areas of their interest. There are many opportunities for students to join extracurricular activities, including the school choir, theatre production, and various athletics teams! The community of SPPS also has outstanding school spirit! Overall, St. Philip Prep. is an incredible academic institution that makes its students feel comfortable, prepared, and excited to learn! SPPS has provided me with so many opportunities to grow and succeed both academically and socially!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 496 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Passaic County, NJ is $7,919 for elementary schools and $10,357 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Passaic County, NJ is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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