High School Supplement 2017

St. Edmund Preparatory HS

This fall, St. Edmund Prep welcomed a new administration with Allison McGinnis as the school’s 11th principal and Peggy McEvoy as assistant principal.

Celebrating 85 Years and a New Administration

St. Edmund Prep High School, a Roman Catholic college preparatory school in Sheepshead Bay, is the only Catholic school in Brooklyn and Queens with the elite IB Programme. The superior program encourages the development of skills to live and work with others globally. Students who have been awarded the IB Diploma have earned as many as 36 college credits. The school currently has 32 full IB Diploma candidates.

St. Edmund Prep offers a rigorous curriculum designed to meet the needs of all students. The broad and challenging academics program includes advanced placement classes, college-level courses in partnership with St. John’s University, STEM/STEAM, robotics, a fine arts curriculum that includes dance and band, and offering of Mandarin as a foreign language.

An international scholars honors program, a college exploration program, an internship program, a teaching program, a summer outreach program and the addition of the Harvard Model Congress allows students to experience life outside of the Prep as well.

Emmaus and Cleopas Retreat

The Emmaus and Cleopas Retreat Programs give students an opportunity to explore their relationship with God. Students embrace the call to service as they serve the homeless in Philadelphia, cook and serve a Thanksgiving meal to those less fortunate in New York, donate to school blood drives and participate in a variety of collections during the year. Students participated in the Hunger Awareness Challenge which is a school-wide project that brings awareness to poverty and hunger in the local and global community.

The school has three state-of-the-art science labs, two new updated technology labs, SMART Board technology and a 1:1 Chromebook Initiative Program. The Library Media and Fine Arts Center houses a technology lab, a contemporary band room, an art studio, weight training room and a dance studio.

In addition to a complete varsity athletic program, girls lacrosse and crew, a competitive rowing team, are examples of the great variety the school sports program offers. The Prep also offers over 50 clubs and activities including art, technology, STEM robotics, the Euro Challenge, the Investment Team, dramatic/musical performances, and an award-winning literary magazine and yearbook. School programs continue to grow, allowing students to experience life outside the classroom and foster new friendships.

The SEP Stringed Ensemble debuted last year during concerts that showcased the school’s Big Band, Symphonic Orchestra and the Latin Ensemble. Theatre had its first interactive murder mystery theater performance.

The Model Congress Team traveled to Washington, D.C., and received recognition in a nationwide competition. An extraordinary number of students participate in the International Exchange Program. This year, the Travel Study Program will be taking an adventure to the capitals of Scandinavia: Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki.

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