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Scranton Preparatory School

Private | 9-12 | 838 students


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Posted April 6, 2014

To "a student": it is crystal clear you are not a Prep student. Your grammatical sentence structure and choice of simplistic vocabulary certainly indicate a public school education.

Posted October 15, 2013

I was not a student of Prep, but after sharing a classroom with many Scranton Prep students at the collegiate level, the superior educations and college prepatory skills they received there were quite evident. The ease of transition into college level class work was something to be proud of, and their personal discipline far trumped that of even the highest graduates of other local public schools. I speak as a former valedictorian of my local public school, I was envious of the readiness and preparedness the Scranton Prep students had over my peers and I.

Posted October 2, 2013

Can everybody just stop saying that this is the best in the area because I and some other people in my class hated it here and we think its the worst.Every time we went here we couldnt wait until the second we walked out of the building.We left Prep and we transferred to Scranton High and it is so much better. People think Prep is such a great school but it is not. They just think its a good school because they wear uniforms and that its just so expensive but its a waste of money and the curriculum is pretty bad. The graduation percent is very low and they think that they are better than the other schools in this area because the other schools in this area are very good. My other friend transferred to Riverside and thats a great school. So if you are thinking to send your child here its a huge mistake
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 30, 2013

My daughter went to this school and she performed very poorly and she did not get the help that she needed. The discipline and the negative things got her attention and the teacher wouldn't do anything to prevent that from happening.And it lacks school spirit. How ashame. I am appalled at how bad this school has been and how downhill this school has been going. I will never send any of my children to this school again and I switched my daughter to West Scranton and it is going better for her. Don't send your child here
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 29, 2013

First able this school is actually more focused on discipline more than graduation and work. And on the other hand I dont know why people think this school is so good because it's not . I left in the beginning of freshman year because alot of big problems were happening. I couldn't take the classes I was gonna take and it got out of hand. So because of the many problems that were happening to me in this school I transferred to Riverside. And since I left from Prep to Riverside I am able to take classes like Marketing, Economics, Engineering,etc. So dont transfer your child to Prep. You would be better off sending you child to public
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 23, 2008

In response to the one star submission He/She obviously did not comprehend the philosophy at Scranton Prep, to prepare you not just for college, but for the real world. That is something that, unfortunately, not many schools do. Yes, Scranton Prep is very focused on discipline, but that's to prrepare you more for what our future holds for us; Scranton Prep gives us that successful future to look foward to. There is no better school in the area, if you want a, truly, academic and student centered school, Scranton Prep is definitely for you. The Prep experience has changed me for the better!
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Posted September 28, 2008

I left Prep after my sophomore year for a variety of reasons. First, Prep is much more focused on discipline than they are on education. Free thought is actively discouraged and students are expected to simply conform and agree with the school's philosophy. Since I left Prep for Abington Heights, I have been able to take classes such as Practical Law, Honors Civics, Marketing & Entrepreneurship, and Economics. All of these classes are great preparation for my college eduction which will likely be in the fields of political science and communications. My general feeling is that Prep just thinks they are better than other schools because it costs a fortune to go there, they wear uniforms, and they only admit 'smart' students. In reality though, I've found that it's limited curriculum and it's archaic focus on discipline rather than free thought cripple its ability to truly live up it's perceived status.
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Posted December 12, 2006

Scranton Prep is a very academically centered school that places an emphasis on students working to their full potential in both school and life. A student gets all the needed attention he or she needs at this school. At Prep we are a family.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 21, 2005

As a former student of Scranton Prep, I can say firsthand what a great place Prep is to be. From fellow students to faculty, the people are incredible. I guarantee that anyone who attends Prep will leave with high regard for discipline, religion, and service for others. The education provided at Scranton Prep is the best offered in any part of the country. I strongly recommend Prep to anyone and everyone.
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Posted February 23, 2004

I'm a recent graduate of Prep and I feel my parents made the right decision. The faculty at Prep are amazing, many who are my mentors and many who I can actually consider friends. They are always willing to help no matter the situation and always understanding. I have had the most amazing experiences at Prep and I will be forever in their debt because they helped form me into an adult and prepare me for the world, through the classroom, extracurricular activities, and Kairos. I plan on senting my children to Prep or at least another Jesuit Prep School and wouldn't have it any other way. I would highly recommend Scranton Prep to anyone.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 26, 2003

This school serves to educate and create a well rounded student. The course structure and teacher support helps to motivate the students and aid them in success. The staff is incredible.
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1000 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
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