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Buddy Day

St. Johns’s Preparatory School Buddy Days - Join us for a day!

What is a Buddy Day? A buddy day is an opportunity for an eighth grade student to spend the day at St. John’s Prep and experience what is like to be a member of the SJP Community. Students are paired with a St. John’s Prep Freshmen for the day. They attend classes, go to lunch, and get a true sense of what it’s like to be an SJP student.

How do I schedule a Buddy Day? Call the Admissions Office at 718-721-7200, ext. 699 to schedule your Buddy Day. Buddy Days for 8th grade students are in the fall semester. Buddy days for 7th grades students are in the spring semester. Students are responsible to notify their 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 8:15 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 12:50 pm where you will end your day. A member of the Admissions team will then bring you to the main entrance where you will be dismissed.

What is the dress code for Buddy Days? You are not required to wear your current school uniform, however we expect you to dress similar to a St. John’s Prep student. You can wear a collared shirt or polo shirt, dress pants, and flat shoes. Do not wear jeans, t-shirts, athletic wear, sneakers or sandals. Any student not dressed appropriately will not be able to participate in their Buddy Day. All cell phones are to be turned off and put away during the Buddy Day. If you need to make a phone call, you may do so in Room 116S at any time.

What do I do for lunch? You need not bring lunch. St. John’s Prep will provide you with a lunch voucher. Students may also bring their own lunch.

If you need to cancel or reschedule please call 718-721-7200, ext. 699. If you have any questions please contact the Admissions office at 718-721-7200, ext. 699 or email