Going the Private School Route: Seton Hall Prep

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The South Orange-Maplewood School District educates more than 6,600 children in the towns from kindergarten through 12th grade. However, some local parents do choose other options for their children’s education. Village Green is profiling those options.

Previously, we have featured Montclair-Kimberley Academy in Montclair, Far Brook School in Short Hills, the Pingry School in Short Hills and Basking Ridge, Newark Academy in Livingston, St. Rose of Lima Academy in Short Hills, and Our Lady of Sorrows in South Orange.

Today, the focus is on Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange.

Village Green will also be profiling individual schools in the South Orange-Maplewood School District.

Seton Hall Prep

Seton Hall Preparatory School
120 Northfield Avenue
West Orange NJ
973 325-7737 (PREP)

Headmaster: Msgr. Michael E. Kelly ’57

Motto: “Hazard Zet Forward”

Seton Hall Preparatory School, known as “Seton Hall Prep” and “the Prep,” is the oldest Catholic college preparatory school in New Jersey. Founded in 1856, the school is for boys, grades nine through twelve.

The Prep is administered by priests of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark and Catholic teachings are an explicit part of the school’s mission and teaching.

Seton Hall Prep has some 975 students from about 130 communities. The curriculum requirements include: four years of Theology, English, and Mathematics, three years of History, and two years of Foreign Language and Lab Science. In addition, students can select electives.

The Prep has a longstanding tradition of athletics, and the school has 340 awards to its name. A wide range of clubs and enrichment activities are also offered. Ministry or community service is a hallmark of the Seton Hall Prep education.

Many of Seton Hall Prep’s alumni remain close to the school. The alumni network is one of the school’s assets for younger students and recent graduates.

The Prep offers both need-based and academic scholarships. About 30% of families receive need-based financial assistance.

Tuition and fees for 2014-15:

$14,650 Tuition

$600 Activity Fee

$250 Technology Fee

$500 Book Fee

Seton Hall Prep

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