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St. John’s Preparatory School Builds Character



St. John’s Preparatory School, a college preparatory co-educational high school in Astoria, is dedicated to promoting academic excellence and to instilling the principles and values of the Catholic faith in a positive, nurturing environment. Inspired by its Vincentian tradition, St. John’s Prep is built upon the profound respect for every individual. Students’ character formation is nurtured through a vigorous academic curriculum, an engaging religious program, enriching service experiences and extensive extracurricular opportunities.

At St. John’s Prep, a rigorous curriculum prepares students for success at all levels and in all endeavors. Led by a talented faculty, a unique individualized program provides all students with a positive and nurturing learning environment.


Special Programs

— Baccalaureate Program

A unique Baccalaureate Program provides qualified honor students with the opportunity to complete their high school diploma from St. John’s Prep and a baccalaureate degree from St. John’s University in just seven years.


— Advanced Placement/ College Extension

College credit is available to Prep students through Advanced Placement courses in all major disciplines as well as through the College Extension Program with St. John’s University.


— American History Seminar

Students meet regularly as a book club to discuss biographies of key American leaders and explore the work of noted historians.


— Museum Apprenticeship Program

Art, history and culture come to life through hands-on experiences at the many distinguished institutions in and around New York City.


— International Travel Program

Students discover the world with the St. John’s Prep International Travel Program. Students also gain empathic insight and valuable experience through service-learning by working in charitable projects around the world.

— Forensic Science

Students explore the exciting world of forensic science in a unique interactive program offered through a partnership with the N.Y. Hall of Science Crime Scene Investigation Technology Lab.


— Human Health and Disease

Students gain hands-on experience in numerous health-related professions and become familiar with the latest medical technology advances through trips to the N.Y. Blood Center, N.Y. Hospital and the Pathology Laboratory.


— Writing Center

St. John’s Prep, in partnership with St. John’s University, has developed a unique writing workshop program.


Spiritual Development

The spiritual needs of the Prep’s students are fostered by teaching the values, concepts and practices of the Catholic faith. The values, concepts and practices are conveyed not just through religion classes but through an extensive retreat program and Christian service opportunities.


Activities and Athletics

St. John’s Prep offers the students exciting, challenging and competitive opportunities with its comprehensive athletic program. Teams compete in league championships each year and are perennial title winners within the CHSAA. The program places strong emphasis on sportsmanship and is designed to strengthened both body and character. Students can also participate in competitive or intramural athletics, explore their artistic side through performance groups, or further their individual interests in one of the school’s many clubs.


Tomorrow’s Leaders

As a college preparatory school, St. John’s Prep lays the foundation for success for college and beyond. Within a vibrant and supportive learning environment, students are continually challenged to develop their creative and intellectual skills, to think critically and to form habits for life-long learning.

For further information, contact 718-721-7200, ext. 699 or visit


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