It's not the school nor the teachers that makes a bad image for the school itself but the students who do foolish things. And the lack of guidance from the parents. You don't expect the school to teach everything on our kids.... We as parents should show how we value education and kids would do great! It's worth the money were paying for. No doubt that SJP is an excellent school!
St. John's Prep is a wonderful school. They have courses in each subject area which are on 4 Levels - Honors, Advanced, Regular, and Below. This way a top child can be highly challenged in their strongest areas in Honors and Above Level challenges in areas which they are above grade level but not as strong. This is the only Catholic High School which has Advance classes too.. Most only have Honors or Regular classes. If you do not make honors, then you are only in Regular. Also, the amount of elective classes are abundant in comparison to other schools like McClancy, St Agnes or Holy Cross. If you live in Western Queens, there is no other place to go to besides St. John's Prep for your son or daughter.
St. John's is an excellent school that offers a challenging curriculum and many extra-curricular activities. It is connected to St. John's University.The students are well-mannered, and I have had lots of chances to observe them. A big emphasis on service. Teachers are great and many students from other schools go to St. John's for tutoring and help.
St. John's is a great school and has a tremendous academic program. Really great, so many students win scholarships to college. It is like a big family . Everyone is nice and even the upperclass welcome kids and really, there is no bullying. The teachers and guidance have a lot of connections to top colleges and the alumni, who come back for career day etc. also are very impressive. Several of my junior and seniors got job offers. We also get to go to a lot of special programs at St. John's university.
ST JOHNS PREP HAS AN AFFILIATION WITH ST JOHNS UNIVERSITY. IT IS ONE OF THE ONLY SCHOOLS TO STILL HAVE A UNIFORM POLICY. THIS SCHOOL IS A MUCH BETTER CHOICE THAN MCCLANCY HS OR CHRIST THE KING HS.
St. John's is a fantastic school. The teachers (with the exception of a few) are awesome and are always offering study/review sessions after school. There are a ton of clubs and activities, and there are several sports teams. I am aware that this school has a bad reputation. That is strictly because of the students. They have absolutely no manners. However, that only goes for about 25% of the school. That may seem like a lot but it really isn't. Being a junior in all honors classes, I don't experience bad behavior in class. However, I definitely see it after school, and I've adapted to it (although I still tend to roll my eyes at those groups of people). But please do NOT let this discourage you from going to this school. I really mean it. As long as you find your group of friends, you'll be absolutely fine. Making friends was not one bit hard for me, and I must admit I'm a huge nerd. There is no bullying because everyone has friends. I think having friends is the most important part of getting through high school. You'll always have someone by your side. Give SJP a chance. It really, truly is an amazing school with amazing opportunities.
St. Johns Prep is a horrible school with mean students. Students get picked on by students and teachers. I regret I didn't send my son to public school. I don't recommend this school
SJP is a great school and yes it offers many extracurricular activities and the teachers are very helpful and great. There are Many clubs,spots and electives you can choose but if you also want to have fun their aren't dances,fundraisers,talent shows but their are concerts(only two winter & spring) and the trips well you'll have fun fun on it. so you'd have to experience it for your self if you want the whole feel of the school SJP. All in all it's a pretty good school.
This school is boring and not worth the expensive tuition. A few selection of teachers show favoritism to preferable students and I personally notice the racism among older teachers. There are barely students and students are not so bad but are disliked by people who live around St. John's Prep (noise walking towards train). There are no AC's. Also all students say teachers only choose students they want to be in sports team, school president, etc. I wouldn't recommend this school. Its just a school to be in and be out, no real high school experience.
SJP is a great school. Teachers like to help and it offers a lot of extracurricular activities. The students are wonderful. The school has a lot to offer. I like the fact that the school is divided into 4 levels. It allows you to learn with people that learn at the same speed as you. I love SJP.
I believe that this school is good in every way, the teachers help their students when in need of help and they succeed. There's a variety of extracurricular activities such many clubs and sports. The music program is is very advanced and students learn to play their instrument beautifully and academic programs like the math, science, and english departments are of a good quality when being taught to students.The students at this school are respectful and are a good representation to the community of St. John's Prep.
I think SJP in Astoria, NY is a wonderful school. It teaches diversty to children and my daughter was able to experience the real world. She was also able to graduate in 3 years (a program which SJP offers) at the age of 17, and SJP gave her 1,500 a year at St. John's college. This school is just great. It's suites the average child and above-average in thier own unique ways.
The teaching staff is out of this world. Every teacher cares for the individual student and wants for them to thrive and succeed. There is an amazingly close almost family-like school community at SJP. Attending this high school was the best decision I have ever made and I am confident SJP has equipped me with the skills I need, both socially and academically, to succeed in life.
Wonderful. Teachers & administration really work to see that kids do as well as they can.
SJP is a great place to send kids if you want them to learn about cultural tolerance - there are people from all over the city - and socio-economic diversity is evident. The teachers are devoted and committed to providing a Catholic environment that encourages the best from each student.
This school is by far one of the best I have ever seen. Most of The teachers are outstanding and if you try and make an effort this school can bring you to places you never thought possible. Before I went here I was literally one of the worst students. While I was in here I grew and became the top in many of my classes and received knowledge that I will always keep with me. A school is only what you make of it, if you try you can become anything you want to be. If you try your best to do nothing you never will. This school offers more choices that many others however to help build yourself and all of my friends would agree. One of them just received the highest average. Choosing this school is one of the best thing you will ever do.
The school is great. The school is nice also. The teachers are kind and helpful also. No complaints.
St. John's Prep. School of Astoria, NY was an excellent school for my child, who is now a young adult. At the age of 19 she graduated from her undergraduate college and now holds an M.B.A. and is currently pursuing her J.D. I am more than satisfied with the foundation she received from St. John's Prep. and sincerely hope that many other prospective high school students can benefit from attending this school.
This is the best example of what high school should be all about.. probably the best years of my life.
This school is absolutley atrocious. There is no one to enforce the rules and even if there were, the students would never listen since they were never taught discipline to begin with. The curriculum is lacking at best and below average at worst. The students sneak outside during and after classes, without a problem since the security guards do not even tell them not to go, if anything they are in cohoots with the students. The academic program is horrific. No student can possibly be prepared for college after graduating. Last checked, it still offered remedial classes, classes that almost all other schools have eliminated from their program to benefit their students. Lastly, this high school has the unfortunate but apt reputation for being the 'safety school'. A school that you will most likely be accepted to if you have medicore grades. It is overpriced for a lacking education. While there is a school code, it is rarely enforced and students can get away with wearing almost anything, and quite frankly, most of the girls look unkempt and indecent and the boys look bedraggled and dirty. I would not feel either safe in sending my child to this school nor would I feel that I would be getting my money's worth.
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