61-00 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Co-ed Catholic College Prep in Franciscan Tradition
Principal: Patrick McLaughlin
President: Brother Leonard Conway, O.S.F.
Admissions Director: Lisa Schaefer (718) 423-8810 ext. 229
Average Class Size: 35
Top 5 or Most Unique Extracurricular Activities: More than 60 clubs and activities and domestic and international trips. Some unique clubs include Tru Beauty, Anime, Broadway Terriers, Wall Street Terriers, Paintball, and Paws and Petal Club (animal rights and environmental awareness). Our extensive inter-scholastic sports program of 30 teams boasts almost 205 city championships. Visit sfponline.org for more information.
St. Francis Prep prides itself on the range and diversity of its extra-curricular program, but here are five of note:
• Multiple clubs exploring the various cultures represented in the school. In the spring, students put on an International Night with foods, songs and dances.
• Model U.N. and Speech & Debate teams compete in various tournaments.
• The school newspaper, The Seraph, and the yearbook often win awards for excellence.
• The Little Portion is the school literary arts magazine. It features the writings and artwork of students.
• Intramural program allows students who do not compete on interscholastic teams to play sports and compete with classmates.
• An outstanding athletic program offers over 80 9th through 12th grade team opportunities for student-athletes in the highly competitive Catholic High School Athletic Association.
Unique Academic Programs: St. Francis Prep offers a great college-preparatory program for all students at all levels. They pride themselves on not tracking students. Students can move up to honors and A.P. classes through their good work in all four years. A three-year Science Research program supports students in conducting original research projects, and the Healthcare Discovery Program, in partnership with New York Presbyterian, gives students the opportunity to be mentored by health care professionals during their junior and senior years.
Open House: In person and virtual on October 16. Throughout the month of October there will be a variety of in-person and virtual admissions events.
Percentage of Seniors Attending College: 97
Top 2021 Seniors Attending: Carnegie Melon, Harvard, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Tufts
Most 2021 Seniors Attending: Adelphi, Hofstra, St. John’s University, SUNY and CUNY
College Credit Courses: 2D Design, Accounting, Business Law, Marketing, French IV, Spanish IV, Spanish Conversation, Calculus Honors, Digital Photography, Drama, Drawing from Life, Fiction, Forensic Science, Gothicism, History of Music, Math 12, Math Analysis, Physics Honors, Poetry, Pre-Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Religions of the World, and World Literature
Advanced Placement Courses: Art History, Biology, Calculus Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Italian, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, World History and Human Geography
Admissions Requirements: Applicants are expected to take an entrance test in 8th grade. NYC residents and Nassau County students are taking the T.A.C.H.S. Test on November 6 virtually.
Academic incentive scholarships are based on 90 or above averages in all subjects on the 6th, 7th and 8th grade report cards, placing St. Francis Prep as first choice on the T.A.C.H.S Exam, attendance, lateness and discipline. Financial Aid has to be applied for through FACTS, and requirements need to be met. Sponsorships can also be applied for through FACTS. For further details, visit sfponline.org.
Following the entrance exam:
• Catholic school students: Once you register for the T.A.C.H.S., the testing company will forward a 9th grade applicant record form to your 8th grade teacher.
• Non-Catholic and Private school students: You must submit the applicant form to your current teacher and have it mailed or emailed to [email protected], or families may upload their 6th, 7th and first marking period of their 8th grade report cards.
All students must submit their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade averages by December 5.
School Motto: “Deus Meus et Omnia” (My God and My All)
What makes St. Francis Prep a Top High School? St. Francis Prep is a Catholic, college preparatory school in the Franciscan tradition. It’s mission is to enable all students to develop and broaden their spiritual, intellectual, creative, emotional, social, and physical attributes.
They value the unique contribution each person makes to the Prep community. Together, they create an environment filled with academic success, respect, integrity, and joy.
St. Francis Prep offers a traditional, college preparatory curriculum with the opportunity for students to pursue their areas of interest on a sophisticated level. This balance makes the program unique. Students may choose electives from all academic subjects, including Art, Business, Computer Science, and Music.
In addition, the Franciscan tradition emphasizes the Four Golden Links: the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social. This emphasis provides students with a balanced and well-rounded education that prepares them well for success in college and beyond and for continued life-long learning. “High school is four years; the Prep is forever.”