Students enrolled 990
School leader Robert J. Gomprecht
Type Religious

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441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458

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4 stars
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January 12, 2013
As an alum from the early 90's I still look back on my Prep experience as hugely influential in my personal and professional life. The environment is outstanding and condusive to learning and developing responsible, respectful young men. Definitely plan on sending my sons there. Do I wish the tuition was less? Of course. I see some negative comments are aimed at facilities. My priorities would be to retain well-compensated faculty and staff. I'm less concerned about paint jobs and new carpeting.

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2012
Worth every penny and then some. We don't regret sending our son and he is very happy with his experience. We've found the faculty to be very caring and engaging. The work is rigorous, without a doubt, but if you're not up for the challenge don't enroll here. There's something for everyone, not just jocks or brainiacs. I can't say enough positive things about the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2012
If you value your son's education and your MONEY, you will NOT send your son to Fordham Prep. The facilities are dirty. The faculty can vary from useless to COMPLETELY useless to just plain mean and cruel. Think it will get your son into a good college? Well if you consider paying 17 grand a year to get your son into U of Scranton and Loyola, colleges public school kids get into with ease, than I guess its worth it. Sports teams are a joke. Oh, and don't forget the 70 hour service requirement. I've heard of criminals getting less hours for a sentence than this project (not to mention if you don't finish it, you don't graduate). All in all I hated this school and there is no way I would ever send my son here. Trust me, send him to a school like Riverdale Country School, Fieldston, or some boarding school. If your going to pay for school, than at least make it count, or just send him to public school. You can read all the other reviews of parents just bragging about how good the school is to make themselves feel better about wasting 17 grand a year, or you can take my advice, from someone who actually went through the misery of Fordham Prep, and CHOOSE ANOTHER HIGH SCHOOL.

- submitted by a student
March 08, 2012
I graduated from Fordham Prep over a decade ago. Despite my expectations and perseverance, I regret to say going there was the worst 4 years of my life. Although the school was rigorous, the education and counseling I received was superficial. Overloading students with work and information without pointing out meaningful patterns is not my idea of a good education. Perhaps Fordham Prep is better now, but based on my experience, the school is overrated. But just don t take my word for it. Compared to other schools, including some whose tuition is less, Fordham Prep s list of famous alumni is unimpressive. For example, Cardinal Hayes can claim a NASA Astronaut and Super Bowl Champion (who plays for Pittsburg). Fordham Prep can make no such claim. Personally, I wished I had gone to Bronx Science or Brooklyn Tech. And this admission is a profoundly sad comment for me to have to make.

- submitted by a community member
July 17, 2011
I attended the Prep, and took all honors and AP level coursework, including 4 years of Ancient Greek and 2 years of German. The faculty and staff treat the students incredibly well. I keep in contact with more than a few former teachers to this day. The academics are incredibly strong. After graduating from college (Fordham College at Rose Hill), and looking back on my education, I realized that the standout years for personal growth and true depth of educational experience were the years I spent at Fordham Prep. The commitment to growth in their students that every teacher brought to the classroom was amazing. Many teachers were (and still are) heavily involved in the extracurricular activities and sports as well. The skills that I developed while at the Prep had me head and shoulders above many of my peers at Fordham University. In particular, my critical reading and writing skills were honed to a significant degree by the many papers that I had to write throughout the year in most of my classes (including for math classes!). I am not exaggerating when I say that my 4 years at the Prep were among the best of my entire life, and that it was a truly amazing experience.

- submitted by a student
June 30, 2011
I attened the university, but the prep school was on campus, and I interacted with the studends on several occasions. They seemed to be bright and well taught and interested in the world.

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2010
Academics comparable to "ivy"prep school;;location on university campus a huge plus,;religion not emphasized,making non Catholics comfortable;,debate, theater and sports the best at this level;somewhat immature discipline policy;prepared me well to compete at Vanderbilt University;made great friends at the Prep.Would do it again.

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no rating October 12, 2010
The teachers are amazing! My son actually likes going to school!! He never did before!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
My son is a junior at the Prep, and has had a fabulous experience at the school. He is participating in 2 varsity sports(ie Crew) one of which he would never have been able to take part in at a public school. Academically the school is very challenging, and any student will be well prepared for college. The students have a special camaraderie that I have never seen at other schools. The staff if helpful and very supportive of the boys as well as their families. Fordham Prep was the best decision that we ever made for our son...

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 24, 2009
My son is a sophmore. The school challenges the students and prepares them to excell on the collegiate level. Any parent will get their money's worth. Expect your son to be motivated by the competition.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
Fordham Prep builds the movers and shakers of America! While I was at Fordham, I never thought that the amount of rigorous work given at the school was wholly necessary for me to do well in a postsecondary institution, in short I thought I was overkill. If it wasn't for Fordham Prep not only would I not be prepared for the work that my college constantly challenges me to complete everyday but I wouldn't have some form of enjoyment in any of my classes. Academics aside I've forged bonds with some of the closest friends I will ever have in my life and their closeness to me competes with brothers in my fraternity and much of my own family. Most importantly I have learned a lot about myself while going to Fordham. I did not realize my own capacity to deal with such a stressful environment in such a rapidly changing time of my life. While I didn't necessarily enjoy those stressful days at the time I look back at them at the present moment and realize that they have had a profound impact on me as a student and a human being as a whole. The staff and the teachers are always willing to help the student out as much as they can and the school actively creates more than enough opportunities to meet or exceed the student's standards of their academic, social, and especially spiritual aspects of their lives. I'm sure I'm leaving out a whole lot about Fordham Prep and I acknowledge that I'm just one story from the population of the many men that have had the honor to be educated in such a fine institution.

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- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
This is an excellent school. The courses are rigorous. There are a lot of club activities after school. My son enjoys playing Math games and Chess after school. For those students who prefer to have challenges academically, the challenges will be real. The school is tough but tough is love.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2009
My son loved this school - it's a wonderful place to learn in and become part of. It's a terrific place!!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2009
Can not say enough about the stellar academics at this school. Teachers stay after school, they are not the first ones out of the parking lot! My son knew he was cared for, spiritually, academically and emotionally. At any time, he could ask a teacher or coach for advice. Best money I have ever spent.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2009
After graduating from Fordham Prep I did not have any problems in college. The workload almost seems easier! It was a great school with some of the most dedicated faculty as compared to other schools. My brother attended Regis High School, yet the lessons I learned in hard work and determination, along with the Jesuit beliefs, take Fordham Prep onto a higher level of education. I would say that Fordham Prep is a place where a student will not only learn, but grow into a successful man!

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April 01, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 16, 2009
The academics are clearly better than average, yet there is much more to this school than the academics. As a life experience it can be absolutely excellent, as it was for me. But, beware, it's not for everyone!

- submitted by a community member
December 18, 2008
Unlike other upper end Catholic high schools in the New York Metro Area, Fordham Prep is not a trick or a scam. It is probably the best school in the New York area because of a variety of reasons. First, it is a true mix. There are students of all backgrounds there which cannot be compared to any school in the area. Second, the faculty is truthfully devoted to the students. Third and finally, it produces good and successful graduates. It is unfortunate it doesn't get the credit it deserves when it comes to reputation/college admission. It probably is a better school than Regis despite Regis' reputation.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
i love fordham. my son goes there now hes a man he turned from mike to michael. it is like no other school.except regis/xavier it is safe to say that it is the best schol in the tri-state area, although their displine is ver harsh

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September 20, 2008
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September 12, 2008
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June 15, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
June 11, 2008
I'm currently going into sophomore year here and I've found that this is a really good school. In 8th grade, when I found out that going to Xavier would be an impossible commute, I didn't really like the prospect of going to Fordham at the time. But, when I finally went, I found out that it was great! The teachers are good, funny, and actually understand what they're teaching. Great School! -From a member of the Class of '11

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June 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 19, 2008
After I got in, I was basically bound to Regis...or public school. But, then I received a scholarship to Fordham Prep. It was great, unlike Regis or the PS near me, I'd be able to swim in high school. I've loved every minute of it. Fordham's Catholic foundation is loving, not forceful. Values promoted in and outside the classrooms changed and molded me for the better. From the freshman orientation, to freshman retreat, to winning City Swimming Championships, to Latin, to Tennis, to Biology, to winning City Swimming Championships again (this time with an undefeated season), to chemistry, to Crew (rowing) States, to Global II, to the School dances, to the play productions, to the train ride home everyday, to the bodega and Rocko's Pizzaria a short walk away, to Guest speakers, Metropolitan Day, Sophomore Dream Day, and so on. My career here is not even halfway done.

- submitted by a student
April 15, 2008
I am an alumni, and I would recommend Fordham Prep to anyone who will listen. The school is great, the teachers know how to get you interested, the service is fun and wonderful for the community and you meet some friends there that you will have for life.

- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2008
Dont get fooled by the great name of this school. Its average with average students and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2007
My son has thrived at Fordham Prep. The environment,teachers,counselors are attuned to turning out young gentlemen. Community service is part of the Preps way of life. They are taught from day 1 to give back. Before sending my son to the Prep, I sought out a former student,who stated that the Prep made the transition to college seamless. He enjoyed his time there so much that he attended Fordham University a first class institution in its own right. Sports and Clubs abound from Crew to a Simpsons club. Use of the University facilities for the Varsity teams. Send your son there and you will never regret it...A Parent

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September 11, 2007
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August 09, 2007
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May 27, 2007
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March 13, 2007
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- submitted by a staff
May 20, 2006
Excellent education, tuition is based on your income scale, however expensive.

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February 05, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2005
this school is very good academic wise and sport wise. but the disaplince is unacceptable. students have gotten kicked out for little things. such as selling dance tickets.

- submitted by a former student
November 22, 2005
I would never send my son to any other school. Fordham Prep offers something for everyone. My son is at the school from 8:00am to 5:30 pm everyday. Best sense of community and camaraderie. Not to mention a great academic program that any boy coming out of there can't help but graduate a real MAN!

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November 17, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 16, 2005
Fordham Prep has always been one of the best Catholic High schools in the tri-state area. If you take Regis and Xavier out of the equation, I think it would be safe to say that 'The Prep' would be the unquestionable king of Catholic schools. We have always been in the top two or three.

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November 15, 2005
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- submitted by a student
October 23, 2005
Excellent school one of the best in New york city. Academics are second to none as are sports.

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2005
This all boys Jesuit high school has a fairly rigorous academic program. All students take Latin or Greek freshman year as well as Religion courses annually in addition to science, math, english, global history. Strict dress code. College prep could be more well rounded - they tend to steer you only towards Catholic colleges though they do have many college admissions people visit the school. Top notch library. Athletes get to waive gym requirement. Don't think they get to use much of the Fordham Univ. athletic fields. Discipline, counseling and academics could be more integrated.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2005
The Prep is an amazing school. It is easily in the top three.(Up there with Regis and Xavier.)I was well prepared for college and life.

- submitted by a former student
March 02, 2005
I love this school, I am currently a sophomore, I recommend in to any child who wants a good education and learning environment.

- submitted by a student
February 07, 2005
When I was not accepted to Xavier, I thought I would never be happy at 'The Prep.' Boy was I wrong! It may have turned out to be one of my greatest academic experiences. It is easily one of the top three Jesuit high schools in the tri-state area. I consider myself a very privileged and proud graduate.

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January 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2004
I am an alumni and owe a great deal of my professionl success to the education I received at the Prep. I went to a 'little Ivy' in Massachussetts and was light years ahead of my classmates in all subject areas and as a human being because of my education and experience at Fordham Prep.

- submitted by a former student
March 11, 2004
Amazing school. One of the best High Schools in the state and in the Country. The Prep allows the students to succeed academically and in extra curricular activities, all with people to help you along the way. You are given many freedoms, but there are always people to help you along the way if you need it.

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September 09, 2003
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August 26, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
This school provides young men with the opportunity not only to grow academically but to gain a great insight into their moral and spiritual values regardless of their religious background. Fordham Prep, is one of the best Jesuits High School in New York City.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
Fordham is all about academic rigor and service. The Jeusit philosophy doesn't just want to know the answer to a question: It asks the student to give the logic and reason for his answer. No lazy thinkers allowed! That academic rigor, as well as one of Fordham's mottos as a school that seeks to instill the sense of a meaningful life of service (..A man to serve others...') compells each student to learn in conjunction with an obligation to his role in the life of his fellow man.

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August 10, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
I am an Alumni. I love my Alma Mater. There were more than a handful of extracurriculars the teachers were brilliant and awesome. The School boasts instruction from the famous Rev. William O'Malley, cast member in The Exorsist; he has also published over 20 books, and over 200 articles. Jesuit education is far more than schooling, it goes beyond book studies to educate, the mind, body, soul and spirit.

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Fordham Preparatory School
441 E Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY  10458
(718) 367-7500
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