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St. Benedict's Preparatory School

Private | 7-12 | 555 students

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $109,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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5 stars

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2011:
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Posted September 21, 2013

St Benedict's prep is a great school excellent sport nice campus in the middle of the city. We'll known over the world and the country as far as sports number 1 school in the nation in overall soccer especially in wrestling basketball track and with out doubt soccer. Also the values of all races in one school working togther getting along and last year 99.8 percent of the senior class went To colleg. Also ephamsizes real world problems the boys will face one day a great school. And I swear to you guys number 1 school in the nation
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Posted February 11, 2013

One of the best schools and environments you could possibly hope to provide to your son. I had one who graduated in 2010 and a current student scheduled to grauduate in 2016. You can't beat the academc and overall spiritual value no matter your religion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2011

My son loved going to school every single day because he felt welcomed and loved by everyone.Excellent High School which I highly recommend.The academics are just as great as the sports.You get two for the price of one.The security is the best too.Home cooked meals for breakfast,lunch and dinner.I was so proud of my son on my way to his first basketball game it actually brought a tear to my eye because I knew this is where he was meant to be.We will always love and miss St.Benedict's Prep which was a High School I was so proud to say my son went to for two years.If he ever changes his mind and wants to go back we will go in a heartbeat.He just missed being away from his friends but now regrets he didin't stay.Now he realizes everyone at St.Ben's are his best friends forever. Thank you so much for giving my son such an excellent experience in High School which are really the best days of our lives. I can honestly say he had so much fun!!!
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Posted April 30, 2010

It teaches religious values besides academic skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

This institution will change your sons life. It is hands down, the best investment i ever made.
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Posted November 5, 2008

This place is an anomly. It teaches young men to fight the struggle agianst nihilism by giving them a place to call home that is stable.


Posted July 29, 2007

Excellent education, good followup and good retention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

The SBP experience is one of a kind. The atmosphere, tenor and discipline provide a unique environment for learning.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 62% 19%
Hispanic 21% 20%
White 10% 52%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Asian 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Assn. Journalism Medal (2008)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Fr. Edwin Leahy O.S.B.
Gender
  • All boys
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Boarding school
  • Some boarding, some day
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (973) 792-5706

Programs

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Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Newark
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

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Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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