Fordham Preparatory School

441 E Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY 10458

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Fordham Prep is a Jesuit, college preparatory school for male day students founded in 1841. Located on the campus of Fordham University, it is an independent school with its own Board of Trustees. The school’s two buildings contain classrooms, labs, two gyms, fitness center, library, computer center and the 1,000-seat Leonard Theatre. There are 950 students. The student to teacher ratio is 11:1. Fordham prep offers an advanced program of individualized study for highly motivated young men. Its goals in both academic studies and personal growth are realized in the daily interaction between students and teachers. The ideal of Jesuit education is the well-rounded person who is intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice in generous service to other people. A program of retreats, days of renewal and a 4-year service program combine with curricular and co-curricular activities to provide a rich experience for our students in preparation for college and for life. Our graduates are accepted at the finest colleges and universities in the country. Our location is ideally suited for its combination of students from all across the metropolitan area. The geographic, ethnic and religious diversity of the students is one of the special features of the Prep and a point of pride for both students and faculty. We strive to include qualified students of limited financial resources by providing substantial financial assistance. Fordham Prep offers an education that emphasizes faith, scholarship and service, engaging the whole person: mind, heart, imagination and feelings. A Jesuit education is an experience that shapes a lifetime.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Boys Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsBoys
Full Address441 E Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY 10458
Year Established1841
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$17,560; estimated extras $300
Merit Scholarships Awarded102
Value of Merit Scholarships$374,835
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded310
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$2,325,165

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarQuarter
Advanced Placement CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, English Literature, European History, Latin, Macroeconomics, Physics, Spanish, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government & Politics, US History, World History
Accredited ByMSA
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School246
Most Common Graduate DestinationsFordham, Manhattan Col, Providence, Villanova, SUNY-Binghamton, Holy Cross
Average Math SAT592
Average Critical Reading SAT593
Average Writing SAT591


Applications DueDecember
Application Fee$0
New Students215
Percentage of Applicants Accepted48
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)40
Tests Used for AdmissionHSPT, ISEE, SSAT, TACHS


AdministratorRev. Christopher J. Devron, SJ
Administrator's TitlePresident
In Office Since2013
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Univ of Notre Dame, MDiv, Weston Jesuit School of Theology
Co-AdministratorRobert J. Gomprecht
Co-Administrator's TitlePrincipal
Co-Administrator's CredentialsBA, MA, Fordham Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsChristopher D. Lauber, Director of Admissions

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment955
Day Students955
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)955
Student Body EthnicityWhite 73%, Latino 12%, African-American 6%, Asian 4%, Other 5%
Average Class Size24
Student-Faculty Ratio11:1
Dress CodeFormal
Teaching Faculty86
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)95
Male Teaching Faculty62
Female Teaching Faculty24
Faculty EthnicityWhite 81%, Latino 17%, African-American 1%, Asian 1%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage5
Buildings on Campus2
Facilities Value$19,000,000
Endowment Value$18,000,000
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