Below, you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the Prep admissions process. If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at 201-547-6389 or email@example.com.
- How can I apply for a scholarship?
- When are Open Houses?
- Do we have to wait until we get the acceptance letter to apply for financial aid?
- When should we schedule a Freshman for a Day visit?
- Can seventh graders come in for Freshman for a Day?
- Does Prep offer bus service?
Q: How can I apply for a scholarship?
A: As long as Saint Peter’s Prep is listed as a choice (Prep does not have to be the first choice) on his HSPT Exam, a young man is automatically eligible for an academic scholarship. If the applicant meets our required cutoff, has good grades and a positive teacher recommendation, he will be notified with his acceptance letter that he has received a scholarship.
Q: When are Open Houses?
A: We will offer an Open House Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 1 PM – 4 PM. The Spring Open House will be Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 1 PM – 3 PM. Sixth and seventh graders are highly encouraged to attend the Spring Open House.
Q: Do we have to wait until we get the acceptance letter to apply for financial aid?
A: No. For the Class of 2028, you should file the financial aid application by the end of November. Families filing by that time will receive the financial aid decision with the acceptance letter sent in January.
Q: When should we schedule a Freshman for a Day visit?
A: Freshman For a Day visits run from September 25 until registration day in February. If you are not sure that Prep is one of your top three choices, you should try to spend a day with us before the HSPT Exam in November. If you are certain that Saint Peter’s is one of your choices, then you need to schedule your visit before registration in February. If you have enrolled but did not have the opportunity to spend a day with us, please email the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a day to visit.
Q: Can seventh graders come in for Freshman for a Day?
A: Only eighth graders can spend a day at Prep. It is more important for a young man in eighth grade to have a chance to visit, so we reserve our open spots for them. It is also wiser to make the visit in eighth grade when a student is closer to making his high school decision. Seventh graders are strongly encouraged to attend the Spring Open House.
Q: Does Prep offer bus service?
A: No, but Saint Peter’s Prep is easily accessible by public transportation. The school is a short walk from the Grove Street and Exchange Place PATH stations, the downtown Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stops and numerous local bus stops. Prep has found that students prefer the flexibility of mass transit, which gives them more freedom to pursue after-school activities without the fear of missing a school bus or their ride. Learn more about transportation options here.