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Seton Hall Preparatory School

Private | 9-12 | 951 students


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Posted March 4, 2014

My 3 children went to 3 different high schools. SHP was the best among them. They know how to teach boys and they know how to discipline them. I was never so happy with a school as I am with SHP. Bravo SHP!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 21, 2013

I am a student here at seton hall prep and so far with the month being november it has been the worst experience of my lifetime.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 22, 2013

An absolutely amazing school. The teachers are very good and work really hard on the learning of each individual student. The athletics are amazing and the coaches are very caring and understanding. I would definitely recommend Seton Hall Prep to anybody looking to get an amazing catholic education.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 4, 2013

I am a 1984 graduate of Seton Hall Prep. My parents saw the value of a good education and sacrificed to send me there; they are more than happy with the results as the Prep "prepped" me for the professional world. This is an excellent school and if you have the resources (it's expensive) and your child has the discipline to apply himself, "it is well worth the investment" as my father would say.

Posted January 7, 2013

My son graduated last year from the Prep and it truely was the best money we ever spent! Wonderful school, great parents and kids!!! He has made the best friends any parent could ever ask for. He was totally prepared for college and is also playing baseball in college as well. He truely enjoyed his high school experience. I would highly recommend this school to everyone who is looking for their sons to have a great HS experience.
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Posted June 14, 2011

My son had one of his best school experience in this school.I would always recommend this school for the high standard education the students receive from their teachers,administration and staff.
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Posted November 15, 2010

Well worth the money. Seton Hall has been amazing for our sons. It provided them with the discipline, spirituality and welcoming atmosphere we were looking for in a high school. Even the best public school districts can't offer the environment and camaraderie like the great private schools can and this is certainly one of the best. Best money we could have spent. Visit the school, meet the people there, you'll be glad you did!
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Posted June 24, 2010

This is one of the better schools in Northern NJ. It is a great environment to learn and participate in numerous clubs/activities that are not available in most high schools. Seton Hall will set your child up for success in college and thereafter providing a great network of students and teachers. Msgr Kelly is the absolute best.

Posted March 19, 2010

Save your money!! If you have a decent school system in your town, use it.. unless your child is an outstanding student either in academics or sports, he is not likely to go to the ivys any more than a student from the public school system. many of the kids come from wealthy suburbs and the parents as well as the students are obnoxious!! I have had to deal with some in sports and it was miserable-phony nasty people. The Prep has many good aspects, especially the religious element, but unless you have money to burn- save it for college!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 14, 2009

Could not have a better high school experience for you children. They are expected to succeed, they are taught to succeed and they are given the resources to succeed. Exceptional leadership, and great athletics. Super school with great discipline and Jesus Christ is honored as Lord.
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Posted November 7, 2008

This is an absolutely wonderful school. It has high academic standards, provides a challenging environment; encourages independent thought; teaches social responsibility, charity, morals and ethics; provides an excellent athletic program and cultivates a lifelong bond among fellow students and faculty. My son, an alumnus, still loves to return to the school and has made lifetime friends.
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Posted April 20, 2007

The Prep , as it is fondly called, has the whole package, academics, activities,athletics, and ,if you are looking for a Catholic school, a spiritual life centered on social responsibility. One teacher is better than the next and Msgr Kelly's leadership has truly brought this 150 plus year old institution to ever greater heights!
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Posted May 8, 2006

All classes have a focus on being useful in college. Music and Art are lacking becuase it is college prep however the sports are many and fabulous...highly competitive and great team spirit. Parent's are tremendously invovled. Students come from all over the state of NJ so you make many friends that you woudl never meet if you stayed at your public high school. Respected by colleges as a top notch acedemic school. My years had every Ivy school represented, 7 went to Notre Dame and many to Boston College. Great all around and the Catholic backdrop is an added benefit.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 14, 2006

Great Catholic High School. Long tradition of excellence.
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Posted August 24, 2003

Schools just don't get any better than SHP. The teachers are really concerned for the students and go out of their way to help each one achieve his highest potential. Msgr Kelly is outstanding as headmaster. His leadership has brought the school to new levels both in academic excellence and sports.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 51%
Black 12% 16%
Two or more races 7% 1%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • All boys
  • Roman catholic
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120 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: (973) 325-7737


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