Prep’s Class of 2025 won’t start their freshman year until the fall, but they have already set one impressive benchmark as a group: The 268 students registered as of the initial February 6 deadline represented the highest registration-day total in at least 20 years, according to Mr. John Irvine, ’83, P’11, Prep’s Director of Admissions.

With such mainstays of the admissions calendar as HAP and Freshman for a Day lost to COVID-19, and other events like the Fall Open House going virtual, such a strong showing in initial enrollment was hardly guaranteed. But creative solutions like individual family tours scheduled at the end of each school day, virtual home receptions, and a mix of modified and virtual school visits still gave middle schoolers and their families a chance to learn more about life at Prep—and the numbers indicate they liked what they saw!

Courtesy of the Admissions Office, some additional facts and figures on the Class of ’25, as of February 6:

  • Students represent 64 towns in 10 NJ counties (plus New York City)
  • Students currently attend 108 different schools.
  • Franklin Park, Sparta, and Wharton are represented for the first time.
  • Towns previously represented at Prep but returning after an absence include Lake Hopatcong, Watchung, and Wyckoff.

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