Message from the Principal

Dear Friends of Saint Peter's Prep, 
 
The great tradition of Jesuit education goes back over 400 years when the Jesuits, an order of Catholic priests and brothers founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola, opened their first school in Messina, Sicily. Ever since, students have been learning and growing in ways that have literally helped them to change the world. In 1872, Saint Peter’s Prep opened, offering those same opportunities to young men from throughout the region.
 
Every day, students and teachers are challenged both inside and outside of the classroom to seek God in all things. It is difficult to sum up in a few sentences all of the good things happening here at Prep. Even just a quick glance at the website will give you a good sense of how diverse our student body is and the myriad academic, athletic and co-curricular programs they enliven and succeed in every year. In addition, our Campus Ministry programs allow all of our students grow in faith and commitment to God.
 
Over the decades, Prep has changed and so has our historic Paulus Hook neighborhood, as any alumnus who has not visited for even a few years will tell you. Yet what remains is the commitment of the faculty to continue the mission of Ignatius and the early Jesuits of academic excellence in the context of faith and service to others.
 
Thank you for your interest in Prep and welcome you to visit here at the corner of Grand and Warren!
 
Sincerely,
 
James C. DeAngelo, '85
Principal
 
Saint Peter's Prep • New Jersey's Jesuit High School since 1872
144 Grand Street • Jersey City, NJ 07302
P: (201) 547-6400 • F: (201) 547-2341
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