A celebration of 175 years of faith, scholarship & service
During the 2016-2017 school year, Fordham Prep is celebrating its 175th anniversary. Founded in 1841 as St. John's College, and officially chartered Fordham Preparatory School in 1937, the Prep has educated thousands of young men, creating men for others for the greater glory of God.
Founder's Day Mass Homily Photo Gallery Event Recap
Fordham Prep held its 175th Celebratory Anniversary Mass at the Basilica of Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in lower Manhattan. Fr. John Cecero, SJ, Provincial of the U.S. Northeast Provice of the Society of Jesus served at the Principal Celebrant, while Fr. Thomas Scirghi, SJ, Rector of the Fordham Jesuit Community was the Homilist.
Fordham Prep held its annual President's Reception & Dinner at the Water Club in Manhattan. Thank you to our generous donors and Water Club owner Buzzy O'Keefe '56 for making the event a memorable one!
Fordham Prep Trustee and CIA graduate, Fr. Chuck Frederico, SJ, hosted a private tour of the grounds of The Culinary Institute of America, formerly the Jesuit novitiate St. Andrew-on-Hudson, followed by Mass and a luncheon.
Ach du lieber! Fordham Prep celebrated Oktoberfest at Bierhaus NYC with a German style party.
Over 100 football fans came to the Prep's Pregame Reception at Yankee Stadium last Saturday as Fordham University played Holy Cross for the Ram-Crusader Cup.
Thousands of Fordham Prep fans came out to the annual Turkey Bowl game against Xavier to see the Rams come back from a late 4th quarter deficit to defeat the Knights, 21-18. The game wasn't the only victory for the Prep as the school beat Xavier in the Turkey Bowl Challenge, a competition between the two schools as to which school could get the most donations from the Classes of 2002 to 2016. Xavier High School President Jack Raslowsky presented Fr. Christopher Devron, SJ a gift in commemoration of the Prep’s 175th Anniversary.
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Opening in 1841 as St. John’s College, Fordham Prep was one of the very first Jesuit schools founded in the United States. Today, we are part of a network of 62 Jesuit high schools across the country. Our mission is to form young men of faith, scholarship and service.