In 1858, two Franciscan brothers from Ireland came to Brooklyn and established what is today, St. Francis Preparatory School, making it the first private Catholic school on Long Island. For over 150 years, Prep has provided a community where young men and women grow in both their academic and spiritual lives. Come and experience this special place that embraces tradition and values...a place that regularly changes the lives of its students.

St. Francis Prep is a Catholic, college preparatory school in the Franciscan tradition. Our mission is to enable all students to develop and broaden their spiritual, intellectual, creative, emotional, social, and physical abilities. We value the unique contribution each person makes to the Prep community.

We do not track students at St. Francis Prep.  Students may be enrolled in one or several honor classes. From year to year, there is much movement into and out of honors classes. After freshman year, selection for honors classes is based solely on achievement in classes taken here. Such a system rewards your hard work and allows for a great deal of flexibility.

St. Francis Prep is the largest Catholic High School in the nation, a school which celebrates the individual, and enables its students to grow in an environment filled with academic success, respect, integrity, and joy. St. Francis Prep is a family where each and every student is welcomed, a place where students are reminded of their unique value, and are encouraged and inspired to follow their passions. As seen by the success of the Class of 2016, who earned over $150 million in merit based scholarships.

There's nothing like the Saint Francis Prep family, a place our students, alumni, faculty, staff and parents all call home. We hope you'll consider making it your home, too.


Contact us:
Office of Admissions
Director of Admissions
Ms. Lisa Schaefer-Heuer
St. Francis Preparatory School
6100 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Fresh Meadows. NY 11365
(718) 423-8810 ext. 229
Fax: 718-423-1097

"High School is Four Years; the Prep is forever"


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