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Buddy Day

St. John's Prep Buddy Day is a program for prospective students in the 8th grade who want to learn more about St. John's Prep. The student will be paired with a current freshman who shares common interests and who will accompany the student throughout the morning schedule: homeroom, classes, lunch in the SJP Cafe. It is a great way to get a true sense of what it’s like to be an SJP student.




How do I schedule a Buddy Day? Register online.

Parents/Guardians are responsible to notify their child's current school that they will be absent from school for a Buddy Day.


What time should I arrive and what time will I be dismissed? You should enter through the main entrance and proceed to the visitors’ desk at 8 a.m. A member of the Admissions team will greet you and introduce you to your SJP Freshmen Buddy. You will be escorted to the Admissions Office, Room 116S, at 12:55 pm where you will end your day. A member of the Admissions team will then bring you to the main entrance to be picked up by your parent or guardian. 


What is the dress code for Buddy Days? We expect you to dress similar to a St. John’s Prep student. You may wear a collared shirt or polo shirt, dress pants, and flat shoes or your school uniform. Any student dressed inappropriately will not be able to participate in their Buddy Day.


What do I do for lunch?  During the lunch period, you will eat lunch in the SJP Café and meet other SJP students. You will receive a lunch voucher to spend as you choose or you may opt to bring your own lunch.



If you have any questions about our Buddy Program, please call 718-721-7200 extension 699 or email [email protected].