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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
McQuaid Jesuit Preparatory School is a top rated, private, all-boys, Catholic school located in Rochester, NY. It has 932 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Tuition is $13,600 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 97% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
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Address
1800 Clinton Ave S
Rochester, NY 14618
Telephone
(585) 256-6118

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$13,600
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1280
121 responses
Average ACT
29
33 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
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  • The Simba Society
    33%
  • Festival of the Linked Meats
    26%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Volleyball Games
    11%
  • 7-Day
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
932
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,002
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$951
National
$949
Median Home Value
$171,200
National
$184,700
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McQuaid Jesuit Preparatory School Reviews

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McQuaid is a fine school in many ways, and questionable in others. The academics are extremely competitive among the students, but the classes themselves are relatively easy. The AP classes are the only ones that are challenging. The teachers are mostly good and helpful, although some are rather poor. Diversity is quite low. There are many clubs for all the members of the school. Safety was upgraded this year, but from the almost non-existent point that it was at. There is a large school culture, with many activities designed to promulgate that culture. The administration is almost universally terrible. They do not support the teachers at all, and most of the time will take the students' side over the teachers'. The sports are pretty good, especially cross country and track. The food is excellent, although it is very overpriced. Resources and facilities are generally good, as is parent involvement.
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McQuaid has its strong suits, in challenging academics and very competitive sports teams, specifically in volleyball, track, and hockey, and basketball. The academics are much more difficult than your typical public school, and nearly every alumni who had an 80% or greater gpa (which is not difficult if you put in the effort) will tell you that they were better prepared for college than their peers who attended public high school. All my friends from other schools are extremely jealous of our brand-new cafeteria. A few teachers are extremely underqualified and all students are warned by previous students to avoid their classes, because they are so bad at their job. Many teachers are fantastic and motivated to help make us ready for college, but there are still teachers which every student and their parents complain about, and yet nothing is done by the administration to hire new teachers, unless a teacher retires. If you attend McQ, make sure you go on Kairos.
McQuaid Jesuit touts itself as a school very much dedicated to brotherhood and Jesuit values. Unfortunately, it falls flat on its face in these departments. The students here are incredibly disrespectful to both teachers and students alike. The school also emphasizes that it is a college preparatory school. Despite this, I feel I would have obtained an equal, if not better education by going public (not to mention the money that would have been saved as a result). However, this does not mean that the teachers are poor. There is one thing about the school that I can give praise to without feeling fraudulent. That is the music department. The men and women who teach music at McQuaid truly put their heart and soul into their work, and it shows.