DON BOSCO PREP SCHOOL

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492 N FRANKLIN TPKE
RAMSEY, NJ 07446
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Phone: 201-327-8003
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 221.3
  • Number Students: 885
  • Number Teachers: 70
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 0 - 5.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr John Stanczak
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (23 ratings)
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    School Reviews (15 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-05
    "Don Bosco Prep was the best decision I have ever made in regards to picking an academic institution. Looking back on my time, I would not have wanted it any other way. The feeling of brotherhood is unmatched and never leaves your mind whether you are talking with close friends you made at the prep or the alumni. The academics are what you make of it, and if you combine that with a solid sport record you are nearly guaranteed a great college. I know many kids in my grade who focused solely on academics (AP's, Honors, etc) and they all got into tier 1 schools, and I know others who focused on sports and also got into great schools. You can truly challenge yourself by taking advanced classes and involving yourself in many campus clubs/activities. Also on another note the alumni connections are very strong. I have leveraged/have been helped by ironmen alumni, and I base that on the bond and connections that you create at Bosco. I know I am talking for all my friends when I say I truly loved my time at Bosco, and nothing will ever match it. I plan on sending my kids there without a doubt."
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    Posted 2011-10-12
    "During my four years as a student I learned the values of honesty, integrity, and character. Though the perception of many that the priority of the school is their athletic program, I can very honestly say from my four years in attendance, the emphasis on academics far outweighs that on the athletics. I was challenged in the classroom by teachers who had genuine concern for my academic progress, as well as on the wrestling mat by coaches devoted to my success. Not once did I feel a lack of support or confidence from the faculty, staff, and/or administration. When talking to current parents about my days at Bosco, I always convey that feeling of support. The students ARE held to a higher standard of success. When a student shows some small example of extra interest, attention, or effort either in the classroom or an extracurricular activity the teacher capitalizes upon the opportunity for growth. It is this constant positive reinforcement of good qualities, coupled with the personal interest on the part of the teachers that sets Don Bosco Prep on a pedestal above all the rest. Boys ARE molded into men. I would not be the man I am today had I not attended Don Bosco Prep."
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    Posted 2010-11-23
    "To see Don Bosco in its real form, certain things need to be looked at with complete honesty and realism. We'll start with the most important period of the day for guys: lunch. A 20 minute lunch will pass by in the blink of an eye, and when you are waiting on line for food for a good five minutes, you hardly get free time with your friends. It also bears mentioning that the cafeteria food is downright awful. Not only that, but it is obscenely overpriced. What else? How bout gym class? "Here guys, take a basketball and have fun while we stand in the corner of the gym talking about whatever we please". Obviously not a real quote by Don Bosco gym teachers, but this is the essence of the class. If the teachers don't feel like having gym class, fine, they'll send everybody to the bleachers to sit for 40 minutes. Don't like basketball? Tough luck. You either play basketball, play hardwood (a popular racket-less tennis game), or watch. Typically, there are several basketballs (some deflated, naturally) and one volleyball (for hardwood). Sometimes there are a few more, but what happens to them is beyond any student's perception. Gym class is a joke. A very crowded joke, to say the least."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-11-08
    "This school provides students with an environment that cultivates greatness. The school encourages greatness in academic endeavors as well as on the athletic field. The school has 44 AP scholars and the Honors program is absolutely outstanding. On the athletic field, Don Bosco boasts a spectacular football team (known on a national level for excellance), superb Cross Country team ( as well of Track and Field team), and pretty much every sport achieves greatness on their respective field. The school's motto is 'Empowering Young Men For Life' and this is exactly what the Prep does."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-11-03
    "Don Bosco Prep is a Catholic college prep school, with numerous National Merit and Advanced Placement Scholars, science and tech award winning student teams, top musical productions, excellent choral and band ensembles, and some top athletic teams. The Salesian priests and brothers, together with the faculty, create a family atmosphere for the boys and their families."
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