Members of the Class of 2014 receive an introduction to Prep's website and computer systems from Mr. Dan Lyons, Director of Educational Technology, during Thursday's orientation.
They have come, 260 strong, from as near as Warren Street in Jersey City, and as far as Holmdel and even Fairfield County, Connecticut. They represent families of every ethnic and economic background, and are the best and brightest from grammar schools throughout the region. They are the Prep Class of 2014, and they are our pride and our glory. And on Thursday morning, they began a four-year journey that will see them experience Jesuit education and grow from boys into young men.
Led by faculty members and upperclassmen, the newest Prepsters spent Thursday morning and afternoon finding their way around campus and learning the ways of Saint Peter’s Prep, from JUG to gym class, from Latin to lunch. Student ID photos were taken, and, no doubt, the groundwork was laid for friendships that will last a lifetime.
Immediately following the orientation program, the freshmen will have a chance to meet their senior Big Brothers, become acquainted with the Ignatian spirituality at the heart of Prep’s identity and get to know their classmates in a more meaningful way during the annual IgNite freshman retreat.