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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    A-
145 Plainfield Rd
Metuchen, NJ 08840
About Saint Joseph A College Preparatory School...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,350
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
$5,000
From Saint Joseph A College Preparatory School

The 199-year tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart is grounded in a holistic approach to education. We believe that young persons learn from their total experience of the school setting.

We advocate an orderly and disciplined environment that is respectful, consistent and fair, and based on a relationship of mutual trust and cooperation. To promote an environment characterized by Christian concern and friendly discipline, we give our personal attention to developing open and genuine relationships with our students and parents through opportunities outside of class time and in less formal settings.

We view academic excellence as the development of our students to the maximum of their potential. We establish a demanding curriculum, provide interesting lessons, and continually adapt our curriculum to help our students become the persons God created them to be.

Saint Joseph A College Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1270
249 responses
Average ACT
29
53 responses

Formation

The Formation Program at Saint Joe's is designed to address non-traditional educational components that are vital to our students’ development but are not covered in the normal curriculum. A few areas of particular interest include leadership and character development, diversity seminars, and appropriate social media usage.

Culture & Safety

Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
  • The Falcon Flock
    28%
  • Basketball Games
    15%
  • Any sport or event that gains attention is alright
    13%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • nothing
    13%
  • Soccer Games
    8%
  • Pep Rallies
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    514
    55%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
    41%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
    68%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    61%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
    Poll
    65%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
    Poll
    61%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    67%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
    52%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
    62%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses

    Saint Joseph A College Preparatory School Reviews

    91 reviews
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    I’m an alumni of St Joes from over 10 years ago.

    Pros: Teachers here were mostly good. They wanted to see the students succeed. The brothers here were usually very nice. A lot of rules and regs and every St Joes student will get a lunch duty at some point. However this provided me a better foundation for the work force than college did.

    Cons: Besides no females I thought these were some of the least Catholic/Christian kids I knew. Meaning sex, drugs, cheating, trying to bribe teachers, bullying, and hazing all happened here. Don’t kid your self the boys here didn’t walk around with halos over their heads. Social cliques were also pretty strong. It’d be hard to find a niche here if you weren’t active in a sport.

    I understand the review of 2/5 might be a little harsh as this place wasn’t hell on earth. However it did leave me with a bad taste in my mouth for years afterwards.
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    Great school. Throughout my four years, I have felt nothing but accepted and many of the teachers are more than willing to spend extra time to help students who may be struggling. All students are encouraged to get involved as soon as they step on campus and many students are involved with many different activities around campus. There's a wide variety of clubs that students can get involved in and you're able to start just about any club you can imagine if it's not already offered. There are very competitive sports teams and the student section, the Falcon Flock, is always at the games cheering our teams on.
    St. Joseph High School is a great institution that balances its strong Catholic roots with modern educational philosophy. Students can participate in a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities, such as Med Club and Campus Ministry. The service projects offered through Campus Ministry allow students to provide a positive impact on the community while learning more about the Catholic faith. St. Joseph High School also has a strong athletics program, accumulating numerous county and state titles during its tenure as a parochial powerhouse in New Jersey. However, there are some aspects of the school that are not ideal. There is very limited air conditioning throughout the school, causing the classrooms to become unreasonably hot during summer months. Teachers do not always respond to the needs of the students and often find themselves fixated on maintaining a set lesson plan.