As Prep's seniors, the Class of 2017, move ever closer to graduation, the juniors of the Class of 2018 have begun to take on a larger role in the school community. That made Wednesday morning the perfect time to celebrate the Junior Class Mass, and to induct 73 members of the Class of '18 to the McNally-Sinnott Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Before students and teachers parted ways for the Easter break, the Prep community gathered in the gym to pray the Stations of the Cross at a Holy Week prayer service.
With more than 525 guests in attendance, the Grand Gala's return to the Westin Jersey City Newport proved to be was truly grand evening for Prep, and for the students and families who rely on financial assistance to keep a life-shaping Jesuit education within reach. The Gala raised a preliminary total of $443,000 for financial assistance this year, including a record-breaking Fund-a-Scholar total of more than $200,000 in direct donations.
Prep's beginnings lie across the harbor. In the 1830s, the founders of Jersey City's Saint Peter's parish came in rowboats from its counterpart on the New York side. And in 1872, the first Jesuits crossed over from Xavier to create a small college that would grow into both Saint Peter's Prep and Saint Peter's University. After 145 years, it's time we paid a return visit – so we hope you'll join us, plus 11 stars of Prep, for our happy hour in Midtown on May 9!
Join Prep's student musicians – from Vox, the Concert Band, and the Jazz Band – for the annual Spring Concert, on Sunday, April 30 in O'Keefe Commons!