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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How can I apply for a scholarship?
- What if we can’t make it to the Open House?
- 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. (This year, as the HSPT will be administered at Saint Peter’s Prep, a student will not need to indicate either first, second, or third place high schools, and the scores will only be given to Saint Peter’s). 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: What if we can’t make it to the Open House?
A: This year, we will offer a virtual Fall Open House in October (date TBD). You may attend this in “live time” and it will also be available on our website after the event, so it can be viewed at any time after the October date.
If you are still in the seventh grade, there will be another Open House in the spring or in the fall of eighth grade. You may also call the Admissions Office to schedule a private tour.
Remember to visit Prep’s Virtual Tour at any time to get a glimpse of the Prep experience.
Q: Do we have to wait until we get the acceptance letter to apply for financial aid?
A: No. For the Class of 2025, 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 Mid-September 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. (Please stay tuned for detail’s on this year’s virtual Freshman for a Day experience).
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.