PREP FACTS 2016-2017

•    Scranton Prep’s enrollment remains very strong. In the 2016-17 school year, 775 students will be attending Prep.
•    99% of the members of the Class of 2016 took the SAT and achieved their best score with an average of 1129. These results far exceed the national average for college bound students.
•    99% of Prep’s Class of 2016 are now attending a four-year college. 80% were accepted into the college of their first choice.
•    Prep’s 181 graduating seniors accumulated a total of over $37 million in performance-based college scholarship awards. Members of the class received 810 acceptances at 178 colleges and universities across the country.
•    93% of the Class of 2016 were accepted into the top three tiers of colleges and universities as defined by the Barron’s Guide. 64% were accepted into schools ranked “Most Competitive” or “Highly Competitive”, the two top categories in the Barron’s rating. Also, 96% were accepted into schools represented on the Princeton Review’s list of best colleges in the country.
•    59 National Merit scholars have been named at Prep over the past seven years.
•    Prep’s per student score increase from sophomore PSAT to final SAT is well above the national average as recorded by the Educational Testing Service.  This year’s increase of 162 points (math and verbal only) ranks among the greatest ever at Prep.
•    The College Board has recognized 34 students from this year’s graduating class for their superb performance on the Advanced Placement examinations.
•    All classrooms at Prep are Smart classrooms, containing the very latest in interactive instructional technology. In addition to these state-of-the-art classrooms, Prep’s computer center and modern language center utilize the most recent advances in technology.
•    Prep’s Arts and Science building, opened in 2005, is a 34,000 square foot addition which provides students with state-of-the-art science classrooms and laboratories as well as a magnificent theater that seats 875 people.
•    For the past four years, Prep has been designated a No Place for Hate school by the Anti-Defamation League in recognition of the school’s anti-bullying programs and efforts to combat prejudice.
•    Of the 20 varsity sports teams sponsored by Scranton Prep, 5 won district championship titles this past year. In addition, 7 teams captured league or division titles and 7 teams advanced to the PIAA State tournament. 7 students achieved “player of the year” honors and 6 received “all state” recognition. 79 Prep athletes were named to all star or all regional teams.
•    Prep has an exclusive seven-year program with the University of Scranton, in which Prep seniors earn college credit for courses taken at Prep in their senior year. This year, Prep graduates earned a total of 489 credits, representing a financial savings of approximately $524,000. Starting in 2013-14, a similar seven-year program was initiated between Prep and Marywood University.
•    Prep now runs 10 special summer service programs in: New Mexico, South Carolina, Reading, South Dakota (2), New York City, and Northeastern PA (4). 99% of the Class of 2016 took part in these projects, along with 24 members of the faculty.
•    99% of the senior class annually choose to participate in a three-day Kairos retreat, a program that has had a great spiritual impact on our school.
•    Tuition for the current school year is $13,400. Prep’s tuition ranks among the lowest of Jesuit high schools in the United States.  
•    Because of the interest in Prep throughout northeastern Pennsylvania, the school now runs daily bus service to Luzerne County, Wayne County, and the Poconos.
•    Prep’s new Student Center opened in 2007. This 61,000 square foot addition to Prep provides students with a state-of-the-art multi-purpose gymnasium, a spacious student dining hall, a large weight training room, an auxiliary gym, a suspended running track in the main gym, as well as extensive locker rooms and coaches’ offices.