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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
St. Benedict's Preparatory School is a highly rated, private, boarding, Catholic school located in Newark, NJ. It has 750 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. Tuition is $13,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 85% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$13,000
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)
$13,000
Received Financial Aid
85%
Average Financial Aid
$5,500

St. Benedict's Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1080
138 responses
Average ACT
25
9 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
  • Sporting events or special events
    57%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • The Overnight
    14%
  • The Trail
    14%

Boarding

Students Boarding
15%
Boarding Days Per Week
Top Countries
Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Ghana, Haiti
International Boarding Students
8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
750
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Poll
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses
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St. Benedict's Preparatory School Reviews

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My over all experience at St. Benedict's Prep was unforgettable. When it comes to their academic curriculum, Benedict's is like other private schools, but when it comes to learning important values and live lessons they exceed over any other school anyone can image. Their "student run" schooling system is excellent for students to learn leadership values and how to be effective leaders in the future. They also teach important life lessons most other schools do not teach like, work ethic, integrity, and that you have to work hard for everything you want in life. At Benedict's student are obligated to participate in extracurricular activities which makes the student to more involved with what happens around school, and makes the process of applying for college easier. St. Benedict's has a 98% success rate at sending their students to college and other places like the NAVY. If it wasn't thanks to their very effective method for sending students to college I wouldn't be in college.
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Great school overall. Sports teams are nationally recognized. The soccer team holds the record for most National Championships won by a high school. SBP holds this record by 11 more national titles than the next team in second place. This school is extremely diverse and turn smart kids down just to give inner city kids equal opportunity. The basketball, soccer and baseball team have numerous athletes playing professional. Basketball, soccer, track, cross country and wrestling are always ranked nationally. Fencing, swimming and water polo are always ranked in the state. Great campus in the middle of Newark NJ. About a 20 minute train ride to NYC. On the same block as NJIT, Rutgers university (Newark campus) and Essex county college. This prestigious school sends kids to big schools, small schools, Ivy League schools. It has been said to be a brotherhood and a family for life. It is often described as a fraternity. The alumni support financially and physically is amazing.
St. Benedict's is a very different than what you would normally think of when you think about what a school in Newark, NJ would look like. We are a diverse group of students from all walks of life and nations. Our teachers and leaders allow us (the students) to make decisions on our own and allow us to succeed and fail. It is not easy at first but, I have already learned that change and challenge are good and make you stronger. You should come to school to learn more than just history and math, gainin life skills to go out into the world is just as important. This school offers an environment that allows you have your voice heard, supported and challenged. It is unlike any school anyone will ever attend.