St. Peter's Preparatory School
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|St. Peter's Preparatory School|
|City:||Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Address & Contact Information|
|Address:||2641 Kennedy Boulevard|
St. Peter's Preparatory School is a Jesuit high school located in the United States in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is located in the New York Province of the Society of Jesus and was founded in 1872.
There are currently 915 students enrolled from multiple counties in Central and Northern New Jersey, as well as from nearby New York City. The school has a faculty of 72, which is made up of 10 Jesuits, 62 lay teachers, plus 6 counselors, including 3 college placement counselors. Tuition for the 2007–2008 school year is $8,000. The student activity fee is $675.
Prep consists of eight buildings: Memorial Gymnasium, Mulry Hall, Burke Hall, Hogan Hall, Shalloe Hall, St. Peter's Church, St. Peter's Grammar School, and the Humanities Building. Prep has also purchased land in which they have constructed a football/soccer field. The school has also recently acquired the St Peter's Church and Grammar School, which has held school masses and team practices.
Students at Prep are required to take two years of Latin, thee years of mathematics, three years of history, three years of science, four years of English, four years of physical education, two years of modern language (choosing Spanish, French, German or Italian), and four years of religion. Prep offers art and music classes for students wishing to broaden their creativity. Independent study courses include Greek Honors, Portfolio Art, AP Calculus BC, and various forms of instrumental music. Other elective classes are offered to juniors and seniors and there are many honors and AP classes to choose from. The school recently inaugurated the John E. Browning, S.J., '46, Learning Center, which features resources for individuated learning and a learning specialist
The school's 17 varsity athletic teams are called the Marauders and wear Maroon and Silver. The Marauders compete in the Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic Association (HCIAA), which includes 22 private and parochial high schools in Hudson County. The league operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).
St. Peter's Prep football won the 2005 Parochial Group IV State Championship defeating Don Bosco Prep 22-15. In 2006, St. Peter's Prep fell short in the finals of the Non-Public, Group IV tournament, losing to Don Bosco Prep 41-0. On September 14, 2007 Coach Rich Hansen surpassed legendary coach Bill Cochrane as the all time winningest coach in Prep history. Hansen was awarded in a pre-game ceremony the following game on September 28, against North Bergen High School. The game was nationally televised on ESPNU. Coach Hansen also set an unprecedented record in the 2007 year, winning 70 consecutive HCIAA games. On November 17, 2007 the Marauders beat Bergen Catholic 41-7. This victory advanced Prep to its third state Championship game in three years. All of which have been against Don Bosco Prep.
The St. Peter's Prep volleyball team achieved 100 consecutive wins in Hudson County in 2006, but lost the winning streak at the county championships that same year. It has consistently been ranked among the top ten teams of the state of New Jersey. The team won the 2007 Boys Volleyball - North state sectional championship over Bayonne High School (25-17, 25-20). The team moved on to play for the NJSIAA overall state championship on June 8, 2007 against East Brunswick High School, but was defeated 25-21, 25-22.
The St. Peters Prep Hockey program has had a top five team in the state nearly every year, producing many great players who go on to play at higher levels of the game. In the 2006-2007 season, they advanced to the final round after defeating Christian Brothers Academy (New Jersey) 2-0. They played St. Augustine College Preparatory School in the NJSIAA championship, but again fell 3-1.
144 Grand Street; Jersey City, New Jersey 07302-9812.