Fresh Meadows NY, 11365
President: Brother Leonard Conway, O.S.F.
Principal: Mr. Patrick McLaughlin
Average Class Size: 35
Extracurricular Activities: Some of the more unique clubs include Knitting, Wall Street Terriers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Club (sandwiches to feed the homeless), Paintball, Paws and Petal Club (animal rights and environmental awareness). An extensive inter-scholastic sports program of over 35 teams boasts almost 200 city championships. Please visit the website for more information.
Open House Date: Saturday, October 14, from Noon to 4 p.m.
Admissions Director: Ms. Lisa Schaefer (718) 423-8810 ext. 229
Percent of Seniors Attending College: 99
Top 2017 Seniors Attending: Carnegie Mellon, Macaulay Honors College, Sophie Davis, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, University of California Berkeley, Stony Brook, Binghampton
Most 2017 Seniors Attending: Adelphi, St. John’s University, Stony Brook University, CUNY
College Credit Courses: 2D Design, Calculus Honors, Digital Photography, Drama, Drawing from Life, Fiction, Forensic Science, Gothicism, History of Music, Math 12, Math Analysis, Physics Honors, Poetry, Pre-Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Religion of the Worlds, Spanish Conversation, World Literature
Advanced Placement Courses: Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Music Theory, Physics I, Psychology, Spanish Language, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, World History
Admissions Requirements: Applicants for the 9th grade are expected to take an entrance test in 8th grade. NYC residents take the T.A.C.H.S. Test. Nassau & Suffolk County residents take the Catholic High School Entrance Exam (CHSEE). Catholic school students, once you register for the TACHS test, the testing company will forward a 9th grade applicant record form to your 8th grade teacher. Public school students must submit the applicant form to your current teacher and have it mailed to the Admissions Office at St. Francis Prep. If the form is not available, please submit copies of your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade report cards. If Nassau and Suffolk County students have a similar form, submit it. Otherwise, send copies of your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade report cards.
All students must submit their 6th, 7th and 8th grade averages by December 14. Saint Francis Preparatory School also reviews attendance, lateness, and conduct. Scholarships are offered to the students who score highest on the TACHS and who put St. Francis Prep as their number one choice. Saint Francis Prep admits students without regard to race, color, and/or country of national origin.
School Motto: Deus Meus et Omnia: My God and My All
What makes St. Francis Prep a Top High School? St. Francis Prep is a Catholic, college preparatory school in the Franciscan tradition. Our mission is to enable all students to develop and broaden their spiritual, intellectual, creative, emotional, social, and physical attributes. We value the unique contribution each person makes to the Prep community. Together we create an environment filled with academic success, respect, integrity, and joy.
St. Francis Prep offers a traditional, college preparatory curriculum with the opportunity for students to pursue their areas of interest on a sophisticated level. This balance makes our program unique. Students may choose electives from all academic subjects, including Art, Business, Computer Science, and Music.
In addition, our Franciscan tradition emphasizes what we call the Four Golden Links: the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social. This emphasis provides students with a balanced and well-rounded education that prepares them well for success in college and beyond and for continued life-long learning. High school is four years; St. Francis Prep is forever.