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St. Benedict's Preparatory School

St. Benedict's Preparatory School is an all-male private Catholic traditional school for students in grades 7 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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Overview

St. Benedict's Preparatory School says

The Benedictine Monks of Newark Abbey, committed to the city of Newark by our vow of Stability of Place, sponsor and staff Saint Benedict's Prep, a Catholic preparatory school for boys in grades seven through twelve. In the fifteen-hundred-year-old tradition of monastic schools, Saint Benedict's witnesses to the Good News of Jesus Christ through what the Church calls a preferential option for the poor. By design, then, the student population reflects the racial, religious and socioeconomic mixture of the school's primary drawing area (the nearby urban neighborhoods of Newark, East Orange and Irvington), but includes residents of outlying towns as well. Many of our students come from a background which is severely impoverished by the racism of our society and which leaves them at a competitive disadvantage in academics and indeed in daily living. We enlist men and women who share our vision to assist us in our task of helping parents in their sacred duty of educating their children according to Christian principles. Thus we offer a demanding college prep curriculum in the setting of a community that stresses Christian values, especially self-respect, fraternal cooperation and the primacy of the spiritual dimension in every phase of a person's life. The Benedictine Monks of Newark Abbey, committed to the city of Newark by our vow of Stability of Place, sponsor and staff Saint Benedict's Prep, a Catholic preparatory school for boys in grades seven through twelve. In the fifteen-hundred-year-old tradition of monastic schools, Saint Benedict's witnesses to the Good News of Jesus Christ through what the Church calls a preferential option for the poor. By design, then, the student population reflects the racial, religious and socioeconomic mixture of the school's primary drawing area (the nearby urban neighborhoods of Newark, East Orange and Irvington), but includes residents of outlying towns as well. Many of our students come from a background which is severely impoverished by the racism of our society and which leaves them at a competitive disadvantage in academics and indeed in daily living. We enlist men and women who share our vision to assist us in our task of helping parents in their sacred duty of educating their children according to Christian principles. Thus we offer a demanding college prep curriculum in the setting of a community that stresses Christian values, especially self-respect, fraternal cooperation and the primacy of the spiritual dimension in every phase of a person's life.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (973) 792-5766
Email
  [email protected]

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 561
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
7 41
8 45
9 131
10 108
11 108
12 128

St. Benedict's Preparatory School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. Benedict's Preparatory School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 27 : 1
Gender 100% Male
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 11%
Multi-racial 6%
Hispanic/Latino 28%
Black or African American 60%
Asian 1%

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

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