Prep Day 2014

Prep Day is an opportunity for alternative educational/recreational activities which could not otherwise take place within the daily schedule. Off-campus learning experiences outside the normal routine are encouraged. Prep Day is mandatory for sophomores and juniors. Freshmen will be involved in Arts Day programming and seniors will have the day off.

This year, Prep Day will take place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Prep Day activities occur at different times and vary in cost. The list of events is posted below.   During the week of April 23-29, students may bring in the signed permission slip (see link below) along with any necessary money to the teacher organizing the event in order to reserve a spot.  Sign-ups operate on a first come, first served basis, and they can fill up quickly.  A student is not guaranteed a spot until he has submitted his permission slip and any necessary money to the appropriate faculty member.   

Please note that some events occur after school on Tuesday evening, April 29.  Students participating in those events do not need to come into Prep on Wednesday, April 30.   All sophomores and juniors must sign up for an event.   If a student neglects to sign up for a Prep Day activity, he must still come to school on April 30 at 8 a.m., and an activity will be chosen for him.
Please contact Mr. Anthony Locricchio, Dean of Student Life, at or (201) 547-6487 with any questions. 



Art and Performance

“Les Miserable”

            The classic musical based on Victor Hugo's tragic novel makes a return to Broadway. 5:30pm – 11pm on TUESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 29 EVENT!

Cost: $58, plus money for PATH       Register with:  Fr. Raulli      Can accommodate: 23 students   




               Once, the Rock Musical that won Best Musical on Broadway. It has been called revolutionary.

"His music needed one thing: her" Join us for an unusual musical experience.

TUESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 29 EVENT! – Leaves Prep at 4:00 p.m., returns by 11 p.m.

Cost: $60, plus money for PATH & Dinner    Register with: Dr. Scibilia  Can accommodate: 22 students




Trip to Visit Colleges in Washington D.C., Baltimore and Delaware

Juniors and Sophomore students are invited to spend an overnight visit to The University of Delaware, Loyola Maryland, Georgetown and Catholic Universities. Leaves Prep at 8:00am on Wednesday, April 30 and returning to Prep by 4:00pm on Thursday, May 1.


Cost: $150 (which includes transportatiobn and hotel)        Register with: Guidance Office               Can accommodate: 30 students


Trip to Visit Colleges in Connecticut

            Day trip to visit Fairfield, Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac. Information sessions and tours at each.

 Leave Prep at 8:00am return by 8:00pm.                                     Cost:$60                                                  Register with: Guidance Office                                                       Can accommodate: 30 students


Trip to Visit Colleges in New Jersey

Day trip to visit Montclair State University, Drew and FDU. Information sessions and tours at each. Leaves Prep at 8:00am returning by 4:00pm.


Cost: $35                                  Register with: Guidance Office           Can accommodate: 22 students



Common Interests

 "Ladies and Gentlemen... The Beatles!"

             Visit the exhibit on the 50th Anniversary of the Fab Four's arrival in America. Also visit Strawberry Fields and the Central Park Memorial for John Lennon. Leave Prep at 9:00am and return by 2:30pm.


Cost: PATH + Cost of lunch           Register with: Mr. Cunneen                     Can accomodate: 15 students


 Life Skills Workshop

              Before striking out into the world on your own, come and learn some practical skills. Routine car maintenance, doing your own finances, living with a college roommate, etc. 9am to 12:30pm.

         Cost: ~ $10                     Register with: Ms. Flores                      Can accommodate:15 students.


How Economics and Statistics Rule Our World

    Why does a $500 tuxedo rent for $90 a day while a $20,000 car rents for only $40 a day? Watch and discuss the documentary and books of Freakonomics and The Economic Naturalist. At Prep from 9am to 1pm.

     Cost: FREE! Bring lunch.         Register with: Mr. Quinn                  Can accommodate: 20 students


Yogi Berra Museum

    Come watch a short film at Prep at 10, then leave at 11:30am to attend a 12pm to 2pm tour of the museum located in Montclair, NJ. Return to Prep by 3pm.

       Cost: $15 (feel free to bring snacks!)         Register with: Fr. Azzarto         Can accommodate: 15 students


A Sci-Fi BBQ

     Learn how to BBQ and make other summertime favorites with Mr. Comey and Mrs. Zanfardino. After cooking, we will watch and discuss the the global climate implications and assertions from the film The Day after Tomorrow. From 10am to 2 pm at Prep.

     Cost:  $15                                Register with: Mr. Comey                          Can accommodate: 30 students




Tour of the African Burial Ground  and St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lower Manhattan

Students will have the opportunity to see the burial ground discovered in 1990 and take a tour of the museum there. This visit combines both the history and religious elements of Africans buried there between c. 1690 and 1794.  Students will also see the church that bears the same name as our school and hear about Americans who are saints and being considered for sainthood who attended church there.   Leaves Prep at 8:30 a.m., returns at 1 p.m.

Cost: PATH plus cost for lunch          Register with: Ms. Singleton           Can accommodate: 20 students


Age of Empires Multi-Player Tournament

Form alliances, raise armies and advance technology as different global civilizations in the classic real-time strategy game. Tournament held in Mulry Computer lab. Game tutorial sessions will be held in the days leading up to the tournament. Please register for tournament with Mr. Gambone. Begins at 9 a.m., ends at approximately 2p.m.

Cost: FREE! – Bring Lunch    Register with: Mr. Gambone (M-311)        Can accommodate: 16 students


Natural History Museum/Central Park Trip  

              Students will spend the morning exploring The Natural History Museum and then have lunch there. Weather and time permitting, there will be an opportunity to walk around Central Park.

        Cost: $16 + PATH and lunch       Register with: Ms Rice                  Can accommodate: 30 students


9/11 Memorial and Downtown Manhattan

Visit the 9/11 Memorial to pray for the victimsof terrorism and then walk downtown passing Wall Street, Trinity Church, the Smithsonian Museum of Native Americans and other Downtown highlights then take the Staten Island ferry to view the Statue of Liberty and admire the New York skyline from the water.

 Leaves Prep at 8:45 a.m., returns at 2:00 p.m.   Cost: $5 plus PATH & Lunch                            Register with: Sr. Frances (MSC)            Can accommodate:15 students



The Five Points (Gangs of New York) Walking Tour

The neighborhood of Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York and Jacob Riis' How the Other Half Lives was New York's most notorious slum at the time of the Civil War. On this tour we will see where Paradise Square and the Five Points were—they don't exist anymore. Beginning in the last decade of the Nineteenth century, the neighborhood was bulldozed, first to make way for a park, and then as the spot for many of the city's civic buildings. But we will talk about why the Five Points no longer exists, while at the same time looking at tenements that are still standing, including the city's oldest. Having seen Gangs of New York is not a prerequisite for enjoying this tour; come along and learn about New York's free black community, Irish immigration, the Draft Riots, and other aspects of mid-Nineteenth century city life. Leaves Prep at 8:30 a.m., returns at 1 p.m. 


Cost: Approximately $20           Register with: Ms. McElroy   Can accommodate: 20 students



Tomb Raiders!

Come visit the tombs of Alexander Hamilton and Ulysses S. Grant – the men on your $10 and $50 bills! – and finish with lunch at the South Street Seaport.Leaves Prep at 8:30 a.m., returns at 1:30 p.m.


Cost: Approximately $20     Register with: Mr. Oryshkevych    Can accommodate: 20 students



Cervantes Institute and Queen Sofia Spanish Institute

             Come join in the opportunity to learn more about Picasso, Dali, Miro and enjoy disserent aspects of the Spanish culture. A traditional "Tarde de Tapas" in Sevila Restaurant included! Leaves Prep at 9am. Return by 2pm.

              Cost: $20 + Ferry transportation        Register with: Ms. Gomez     Can accommodate: 20 students


St. Charles Borromeo, Harlem NYC

              Leave Prep at 9:30am and travel PATH and subway for a tour of the historic church and local neighborhood. Then meet Msgr. John Meehan, priest of the archdioceses of New York for 50 years! Return by 2:30pm.

               Cost: ~ $25                    Register with: Mr. Fletcher                   Can accommodate: 10 students


A Day of Austrian Culture

              Leaving Prep at 9:30am, learn all you want to know about the work of a consulate and about Austria in general in addition to a tour of the consulate's offices in NYC. Then, enjoy a meal at an Austrian Restaurant before coming home to Prep by 4pm.

               Cost: $35                        Register with: Mr. Veniero                Can accommodate: 15 students




Health and Fitness Bootcamp

Engage in an active day of exercise and dieting with health instruction, a healthy lunch, and exercise.  Day includes a walk to Muscle Maker Grill for lunch. Bring workout clothes and sneakers!

Begins at 9 a.m., ends at 1 p.m.


Cost: Approximately $10 for lunch              Register with: Mr. Hansen, Jr. (Gym)                     

Can accommodate: 30 students



Rock Climbing @ NJ Rock Gym

Take part in two hours of climbing and bouldering at New Jersey’s largest rock gym.  All gear is provided and each student climbs with highly trained and supervised staff.

Leaves Prep at 11:30 p.m., returns at 4:30 p.m.


Cost: $60                 Register with: Ms. Bui           Can accommodate: 15 students


 Boats and Burritos

    Students will kayak in Red Bank on the Navasink River, and after 2 hours on the water, will walk to Surf Taco for lunch!

            Cost: $65 + bring money for lunch                  Register with: Mr. Morrissey          Can accommodate: 15

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