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 24, 2013. Prep Day activities occur at different times and vary in cost. The list of events is posted below.   During the week of April 8-12, 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 23.  Students participating in those events do not need to come into Prep on Wednesday, April 24.   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 24 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   




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 New York

Juniors and Sophomore students are invited to spend a day getting an insider view from current student and admission staff at Columbia University and Fordham University, Lincoln Center. This group will take public transportation and have lunch in New York City. Leaves Prep at 9:00am returning by 4:00pm.


Cost: ~$35        Register with: Ms. Rubinstein (Guidance Office)    Can accommodate: 15-20 students





Trip to Visit Colleges in Pennsylvania

            Day trip to visit the University of Scranton, Lehigh University and Muhlenberg University. Information sessions and tours at each.

 Leave Prep at 7:00am return by 6:30pm.                                     Cost:$45                                                  Register with: Mrs. Morissette                                                          Can accommodate: 30 students


Trip to Visit The National College Fair in Secaucus

The fair allows students to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process. Over 400 colleges represented. Leaves Prep at 8:00am returning by 1:00pm.





Cost:$25                                    Register with: Mr. Giglio                 Can accommodate: 35 students

Info Session at NJIT

This session will tour the campus of NJIT.  Students will visit the Engineering Building as well as other campus buildings.  An admissions counselor will talk about the admissions process and gear the program toward future engineering students. PATH train to Newark-Penn Station.  Light Rail from Newark to Warren Street Station.  8:30a – 1:00p.

            Cost: $10, plus lunch         Register with: Ms. Zanfardino (MSC-316)    Can accommodate: 30 students





Common Interests








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 9:30 a.m., returns at 1 p.m.

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





Culinary Arts:  An Italian cooking lesson

Learn to make a three-course Italian dinner that you would be proud to serve your family and friends!   This budget friendly menu will make your taste buds tingle with delight, and beg for more.   This “hands-on activity” will be taught (on campus) by two of Prep’s in house Italian chefs.  Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and bring your appetite! ~10:30am – 2:00pm

Cost: $5 - $10                 Register with: Ms. Annetta (MSC-215)          Can accommodate: 30 students


Museum of Natural History

Students will spend the day learning about the earth from prehistoric times, when dinosaurs roamed the planet, all the way up through the early days of mankind and leading up to modern day natural and environmental science. Leaves Prep at 8:30 a.m., returns at 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $45 plus lunch                 Register with: Mr. Evans                       Can accommodate: 15 students


Multicultural and Diverse Hoboken

Visit to the bilingual charter school "HoLa" located in Hoboken ( and interaction with students in different classes. Then Stroll along charming Washington Street, named one of the Top 10 Great Streets for 2010 by the American Planning Association. - Lunch at Cuban restaurant "La Isla" located on Washington street.                      - Dessert at Carlo's Italian bakery: Pick up some freshly filled canoli, cookies, lobster tail, and other desserts at the home of the hit TLC show Cake Boss and The Next Great Baker. Lastly, a guided visit to the Stevens Institute of Technology ( Take in a stunning view of Hoboken and the Manhattan skyline from Castle Point Lookout on the Stevens campus — the highest point in Hoboken. Meet with students from all over the U.S and the world. Leaves Prep at 8:30 a.m., returns at 4 p.m.

Cost: Spending money plus money for lunch and PATH              Register with: Ms. Gomez (E-302)    

                                                                                                                         or Ms. Torres ( E - 301)     

Can accommodate: 25 students


The War of Troy Experience: Myth, History and Archaeology

                  : Students are invited to experience the myth, history and archaeology of the Trojan War, on this traditional date of the city’s fall. Students will also engage in a meaningful discussion about the characteristics of the heroes, their goals, fate, as well as their legacies, in the grand scheme of the heroic age. Through the use of historical and archaeological evidence about the Trojan War, students will also distinguish between myth and history. Images and clips from films, as well as from acclaimed documentaries, will enhance this experience. Furthermore, there will also be a virtual tour of the actual archaeological site of ancient Troy. On campus at Prep from 9am until 1pm.


Cost: Free! Bring Lunch                      Register with: Mr. Mergoupis (E-203)                                Can accomodate:15 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


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 to 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 9 a.m., returns at 2 p.m. 


Cost: Approximately $25           Register with: Mr. Geary (E-307)   Can accommodate: 25 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 (E-304)   Can accommodate: 20 students


A Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

A walking tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and the area in Brooklyn called DUMBO.

Leaves Prep at 8:30 a.m., returns at 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $15                    Register with: Ms. McElroy (E-204)              Can accommodate: 30 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 three 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 1 p.m., returns at 6 p.m.


Cost: $50                 Register with: Mr. Coviello (H- 002)           Can accommodate: 30 students











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