Fordham Prep has released its admissions decisions for the Class of 2023 by email. Applicants will receive a hard copy in the mail in the coming days.
This is the culmination of the high school admissions season that began in September. During the fall, Mr. Brad Serton ’95, Director of Admissions, and Mr. Corey Punter ’07, Associate Director, spent many days and nights on the road meeting prospective students and their families at high school fairs and in-class visits. The pair traveled across the tri-state area to talk about what makes the Fordham Prep experience so unique.
“First and foremost, the Fordham Prep experience is uniquely Jesuit. Our commitment to the idea of cura personalis permeates everything we do both inside and outside of the classroom," explains Mr. Serton. "Fordham Prep students are cared for on an individual basis and allowed to grow and develop in their own way. It is also an added bonus that we accomplish this on one of the best high school campuses in the area, the Rose Hill Campus, right next door to Fordham University.”
This message hit home for many families across the region. Fordham Prep received applications from 12 different counties in the tri-state area and over 230 different schools. These included Catholic, public, private and charter schools. In keeping with the diversity of the applicants, 45% of the boys admitted identify themselves as persons of color. Eleven percent of admitted students had a father, grandfather, uncle or brother attend the Prep.
“The applicant pool for the class was extremely deep this year,” said Dr. Joseph Petreillo ’98, Principal. “We were thrilled to see that so many students from around the tri-state area connected with the Fordham Prep message. Clearly, the work that our exemplary faculty and staff do each day with our young men attracts talented applicants.”
Accepted students are invited to celebrate their accomplishments at the Prep’s Admitted Student Night on Wednesday, February 13, at 6 pm in the Leonard Theatre. The class will formally register on Thursday, March 7.