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Academic Life

Academic Philosophy

St. John's Preparatory School prepares students for the nation's finest colleges and universities through a rigorous academic program. At the center of the school's philosophy is the Vincentian tradition of educating the mind and the heart. Our goal is to help our students live the gospel message that "they may have life and have it more abundantly." John - 10:10.

We take pride in the dedication and abilities of our faculty. All of our teachers hold master's degrees, and several are alumni who have returned "home" to teach at St. John's Prep.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate from St. John's Preparatory School, a student must earn a minimum of 22 academic credits and must satisfy the State of New York Regents requirements.

Special Academic Opportunities

Once students pass the basic course requirements, they are encouraged to expand on their achievements through Advanced Placement courses and explore an exciting range of electives. Students interested in language and literature may choose from courses like The New York Story, Creative Writing, or Journalism, while students interested in social studies may select electives in law, psychology, sociology or 20th Century. Students serious about science may choose electives in Forensic Science, Human Health and Disease, Astronomy, Science and Technology, Human Anatomy and Physiology. Elective art classes include sculpture, painting and illustration while music electives offer both Band and chorus. Our Computer Science Department offers many exciting electives including Auto Cad and Advanced Auto Cad.

Advanced Placement courses are offered in all academic areas of study including history, English, science, language and mathematics.

St. John's University/St. John's Prep Baccalaureate Program

This unique program is designed for qualified students who desire to earn a high school diploma from St. John's Prep and a bachelor's degree from St. John's University in seven years. There are special benefits to this particular opportunity.

Students interested in this program are required to take their courses at levels 3 and/or 4 when courses are offered at more than one level of difficulty and to take the Regents Examinations in all required subjects. In the fourth year of the program, students attend the University and earn credit from both St. John's University and St. John's Prep.