Successful HAP 2018
Posted 07/25/2018 09:22PM


On July 25, we marked the conclusion of the 2018 Higher Achievement Program (HAP) with a closing liturgy and ceremony. The boys in the program were challenged to continue their growth throughout the year, into high school and beyond.

The Gospel and homily delivered by Fordham Prep President, Rev. Christopher Devron, SJ, called upon the boys to use their gifts for the greater glory of God (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam). Mr. Dennis Ahern ’63, Assistant Principal for Professional Development and Supervision, called the boys to live up to the “Higher” in HAP by challenging themselves morally, physically and emotionally.

The boys lived out the Jesuit mission of being men for others during the last days of HAP by collecting and sorting school supplies for the children at Blythedale Children’s Hospital.

Congratulations to all the young men of HAP. We encourage them to keep reaching higher in all aspects of life.  Check out some of the photos from HAP.


This was the 41st year of the HAP program at Fordham Prep. Rising 8th graders spent five weeks working with Fordham Prep teachers on math, writing, and critical thinking. They also participated in afternoon activities, including computer graphics, theater, music, art, athletic activities and sports clinics run by Fordham Prep coaches.

The HAP program begins taking applications in January and takes place each year in July. For more details visit

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