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Iona Preparatory School

Private | 9-12 | 785 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $623,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,520.

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Posted September 19, 2014

This is a school in new rochelle. They are the Gaels. Was that 15 words?

Posted January 28, 2013

I would like to retract the last review regarding my nephew, I apologize I was so angered by the news, this review was meant for Iona Grammar. I have updated the review. Please let me know how I can completely delete the negative review of Iona Prep.

Posted January 7, 2012

This school helped my son turn into a responsible, secure, thoughtful and positive young man in only one year. I am not sure how they do this but am so thankful to have enrolled my son in Iona. Quality of teaching is mostly very strong. Parents are wonderful and so are the students. We are very glad to have made the change from a so-called "top 100" public high school to Iona. It is just the right environment for a teenage boy.
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Posted June 21, 2011

Iona Prep is a great school. Really helped me develope into the person that I am.

Posted April 4, 2010

Strong, Catholic school with extremely loyal parent and alumni following. My son was very wary at first but since joining in the STEP (High Honors) academic program and athletics, he has found a home. It is a great experience. I can't imagine ever going anywhere else.
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Posted October 3, 2009

We think it is a great school with not only great academics and faculty but also a great environment for our son to learn. Iona Prep has so many things to give to your son such as great sports for his future accomplishments in athletics. I highly recommend this school to everyone.
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Posted June 9, 2009

No question about it. Best high school in Westchester County.
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Posted February 7, 2009

Overall good school. Leadership is weak, but most teachers are strong. Well- rounded education. Some favoritism for those with $ and athletes. Prepare students for college and the application process.
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Posted June 23, 2007

Superb, motivating environment for young men
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Posted September 3, 2005

Academics emphasized, discipline, great place to turn boys into men. Professional, many other activities for involvement, parent involvement not necessary.
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Posted May 22, 2004

Iona is superb school. It has great curriculum and environment. It has by far the greatest staff I have ever had the privilege to sit under. There is so much that this school offers. If any one has the faintest idea of having their son attend Iona I would strongly suggest that you enroll him for the greatest decision in your son s life.
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Posted February 23, 2004

The school overall is very good. It is in a nice area of New York and allows for a relaxing and smooth four years. The only con experienced is that the sports teams revolve around who you know rather than what you know.
—Submitted by a former student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 52%
Hispanic 9% 21%
Black 8% 21%
Asian 6% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School Leader's name
  • Maureen Kiers
  • All boys
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Library
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  • Archdiocese of New York
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255 Wilmot Rd
New Rochelle, NY 10804
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Phone: (914) 632-0714


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