Scranton Preparatory School
|Scranton Preparatory School|
Ad Altiora Natus
Born for Higher Things
|1000 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, Lackawanna County, pa, usa 18505
Pennsylvania 18509 USA
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic, Jesuit|
|President||Fr. Ryan Maher, S.J.|
|Average class size||190|
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold|
|Athletics conference||PIAA District 2|
|Sports||Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, wrestling.|
|Team name||Cavaliers (males)
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||The Cavalier Chronicle|
|Dean of Students||Corey Henfling|
|Admissions||Director, Christian Davis|
|Athletics||Director, Scott Gower|
|Technology||Director, Santo Quatra|
|Guidance||Director, Mary Grace Phillips|
Scranton Preparatory School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college preparatory day school for boys and girls within the Diocese of Scranton. It enrolls 835 students and is fully accredited by the Pennsylvania State Department of Public Instruction and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It is a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the National Catholic Educational Association. Tuition (fees included) is $12,200 per year. A full program of athletics and extracurricular activities is offered to all students. Admission is by examination and interview by the Admissions Committee.
Three years of science are required for graduation. Freshmen are placed in an introductory chemistry and physics course while sophomores take biology. They may then choose to take chemistry, physics, or both. Advanced Placement courses are offered in chemistry, physics, and biology.
Two years of classical Latin and two years of a modern foreign language are also required – either Spanish, German, or French. Motivated students may take a first level course of an additional language their senior year. Upper level courses are offered in the three modern foreign languages as well as in classical Latin. Students may choose to take A.P. Latin during their junior year. Classical Greek is offered as an elective for juniors, who are then encouraged to continue in Greek in their senior year.
Two years of social studies are required of freshmen and sophomores, but upper level students may choose to take a number of honors and Advanced Placement courses in the subject.
Scranton Prep first opened its doors in the year of 1944. Since that September day, the school has had a rather remarkable history. The original building was located on the corner of Wyoming Avenue and Mulberry Street. It had a peaceful existence there until 1961, when the construction of an expressway necessitated a move to a new location. After making the Old Main Building of the University of Scranton its temporary home for two years, Prep moved to its permanent location, the former Women’s Institute Building of the International Correspondence Schools, at 1000 Wyoming Avenue.
Founded as a boys' school, Scranton Prep became co-educational in 1971 when a disastrous fire destroyed Marywood Seminary, a local girls’ academy conducted by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters.
Scranton Prep was established as a division of the University of Scranton, but received its official charter of separate incorporation in 1977.
- Bob Casey, Jr. - United States Senator from Pennsylvania, 2007–present
- Robert P. Casey (1932-2000) - former Governor of Pennsylvania, 1987-1995
- P. J. Carlesimo - Class of 1967. former NBA assistant and head coach. NBA champion 2003,2005 and 2007.
- Christopher Doherty - former Mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, 2002-2014
- Glynn Lunney - NASA engineer on Mercury, Gemini, Apollo (including Apollo 13), Apollo-Soyuz, and the Space Shuttle
- Malachy E. Mannion - Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2012–present
- Joseph M. McDade - Former United States Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1963-1999
- Robert C. Morlino - Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison, 2003–present
- Terrence Pegula - natural gas tycoon, billionaire and owner of the Buffalo Bills of the NFL and Buffalo Sabres of the NHL
- Brian Stann - former U.S. Marine and professional Mixed Martial Artist who competed in the UFC and won the Light Heavyweight Championship for the WEC; current color commentator
- James Donald Walsh - United States Ambassador to Argentina, 2000-2003
- Marty Flynn - Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives of the 113th District.
Notes and references
- "Prep Facts". Scranton Prep. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- "Scranton Prep - English". scrantonprep.com. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
- "Scranton Prep - Religious Education". scrantonprep.com. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
- "Scranton Prep - Mathematics". scrantonprep.com. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
- "Scranton Prep - Science". scrantonprep.com. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
- "Scranton Prep - Classical Languages". scrantonprep.com. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
- "Scranton Prep - Social Studies". scrantonprep.com. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
- "Scranton Prep - Fine Arts". scrantonprep.com. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
- "Scranton Prep - Computer Science". scrantonprep.com. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
- Prep History - Scranton Preparatory School http://www.scrantonprep.com/AboutPrep/prephistory.htm
- "Brian Stann UFC profile".
- "Brian Stann". LinkedIn.