Scranton Preparatory School
|Scranton Preparatory School|
|1000 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, Pennsylvania, (Lackawanna County), 18509
|Motto||Ad Altiora Natus
(Born for higher things)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic; Jesuit|
|President||Fr. Ryan Maher, S.J.|
|Asst. Principal||Jane Nagurney|
|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) Classics (females)|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||The Cavalier Chronicle|
|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. 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.
- Bob Casey, Jr. - United States Senator from Pennsylvania, 2007-present
- Robert P. Casey (1932-2000) - Former Governor of Pennsylvania, 1987-1995
- 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
- James Donald Walsh - United States Ambassador to Argentina, 2000-2003
Notes and references
- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- Prep History - Scranton Preparatory School http://www.scrantonprep.com/AboutPrep/prephistory.htm