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Message from the President

January 2017

 

Dear Friends,

The beginning of each year regularly leaves me with mixed feelings: a wistful look back at the joys and sorrows of the year past, and a courageous embracing of the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead.

Internationally, we are inundated with stories of war, violence, and displaced persons, while nationally we have experienced a divisive election cycle. Individually, we cannot bring world peace, nor can we resolve all of the divisions in our country even as we unite around our newly elected leaders. But we can make a difference and, here at Saint Peter’s Prep, I believe we do.

Virtually every one of our students was born in this millennium and our challenge is to form them into the leaders they are meant to be in this century just as we did for their fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers. As you explore our website, you will see first rate academic programs including extensive AP courses and exchange programs with schools in France, Germany, Italy and Peru. Our spiritual formation program includes a four year retreat program and a wide variety of service experiences which heighten awareness of the needs of others and offer the opportunity to be part of the solution.

With forty-five co-curricular activities and over forty teams in nineteen sports, there are opportunities for the students to explore their interests and develop their abilities in a wide variety of fields.

We welcome you to explore our site and meet the Prep family, working together to form young men for life since 1872.

  

Rev. Kenneth Boller, S.J.
President

Father Boller assumed the presidency of Saint Peter's Prep during the summer of 2013, becoming Prep's 27th president. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1964, and has committed most of his five decades as a Jesuit to the mission of education, mainly at the secondary level.

Fr. Boller taught mathematics at Xavier High School in Manhattan from 1969-72, and served as dean of co-curricular activities from 1975-78. From 1979-1986 he served as principal of Canisius High School in Buffalo, then returned to Xavier in 1986, serving as headmaster and then president until 1997. After seven years as pastor of Saint Aloysius Church in Harlem, with a focus on the growth and development of the parish’s school, Fr. Boller was appointed president of Fordham Prep in 2004.