Scranton Preparatory School

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Scranton Preparatory School
1000 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, Pa
Scranton, Pennsylvania, (Lackawanna County), 18509
United States
Coordinates 41°25′6″N 75°39′14″W / 41.41833°N 75.65389°W / 41.41833; -75.65389Coordinates: 41°25′6″N 75°39′14″W / 41.41833°N 75.65389°W / 41.41833; -75.65389
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Ad Altiora Natus
(Born for higher things)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic; Jesuit
Established 1944
President Fr. Ryan Maher, S.J.
Dean Corey Henfling
Principal Matthew Bernard
Asst. Principal Jane Nagurney
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 800 (2014)
Average class size 190
Campus type Urban
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.
Mascot The Cavalier
Nickname Cavs
Team name Cavaliers (males) Classics (females)
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper The Cavalier Chronicle
Yearbook Cavalier
Tuition $12,200
Dean of Students Corey Henfling
Admissions Director Christian Davis
Athletic Director Scott Gower
Director of Technology Santo Quatra
Guidance Director Mary Grace Phillips

Scranton Preparatory School is a Catholic and Jesuit college preparatory day school for boys and girls within the Diocese of Scranton. The current enrollment is 835 students. Prep is fully accredited by the Pennsylvania State Department of Public Instruction and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.[1] 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 currently $12,200 per year. Scranton Prep offers only academic courses. Qualified students may do Advanced Placement work in individual subjects. A full program of athletics and extracurricular activities is offered to all students. Admission is by examination and interview by the Admissions Committee.


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.

Scranton Preparatory School is one of 47 Jesuit secondary schools in the United States. In 1986, Prep was named a National Exemplary School by the United States Department of Education. [2]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ Prep History - Scranton Preparatory School

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