August 2018

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Prep’s new web site!

As you scroll through the various pages of the site we hope you find it easier to navigate, and informative about the many facets of Prep life. While the look is new, the content, describing the academic programs, our faith formation and the myriad opportunities for activities and athletics, remains true to our tradition of almost one hundred and fifty years forming men for others in Northern New Jersey.

I draw your attention to the opportunities for international experience featured here at Prep.  We have always required the study of languages other than English as part of our core curriculum.  Beginning with an introduction to Latin, students pursue expertise in either French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. The study of other languages is a gateway to different cultures and viewpoints, more essential now than ever. Beyond the classroom, we have exchange programs with a Catholic school in Germany and Jesuits schools in France, Italy, Peru and Spain.  We are beginning a relationship with a Jesuit school in Brazil. In addition, this summer students had opportunities to go on a service trip to Ecuador and a religion and culture visit to Taiwan.

The Jesuit network of schools embraces over sixty countries and, while most of our activity is centered at Grand and Warren Streets in the heart of Jersey City, we strive to expand our students’ horizon to embrace the whole world as St Ignatius wanted us to do.

I hope you enjoy our new site and find it helpful.

Rev. Kenneth Boller, S.J.

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.