During the opening of the school year mass that marked the beginning of St. Edmund Prep’s 85th anniversary, the school’s new administration received a special blessing. This year, the school welcomed Allison McGinnis as the 11th principal of St. Edmund Prep and Peggy McEvoy as assistant principal.
St. Edmund Prep High School, a Roman Catholic college preparatory school, is the only Catholic School in Brooklyn and Queens that has the elite IB Programme. The superior program encourages the development of skills to live and work with others globally. Students who have been awarded the IB diploma have earned as many as 36 college credits and the school currently has 32 Full IB diploma candidates.
St. Edmund Preparatory offers a rigorous curriculum designed to meet the needs of all its students.
Advanced Placement Courses and—through the school’s partnership with St. John’s University—college level courses, STEM/STEAM, robotics, a fine arts curriculum that includes dance and band and the offering of Mandarin as a foreign language are examples of the broad and challenging academics.
An international scholars honors program, a college exploration program, an internship program, a teaching program, a summer outreach program and the addition of the Harvard Model Congress allows students to experience life outside of the Prep.
The Emmaus and Cleopas Retreat Programs give students an opportunity to explore their relationship with God. Students embrace the call to service as they serve the homeless in Philadelphia, cook and serve a Thanksgiving meal to those less fortunate in New York, donate to school blood drives and participate in a variety of collections throughout the year. Students participated in the Hunger Awareness Challenge, which is a school-wide project that brings awareness to poverty and hunger in our community and globally.
The school has three state-of-the-art science labs, two new updated technology labs, SMART board technology and a 1:1 Chromebook Initiative Program. The Library Media and Fine Arts Center houses a technology lab, contemporary band room, art studio, weight training room and dance studio.
In addition to a complete varsity athletic program, girls Lacrosse and crew—the school’s competitive rowing team—are just two examples of the great variety sports programs that the school offers. The school has more than 50 clubs and activities, including art, technology, STEM robotics, the Euro Challenge, Investment Team, dramatic/musical performances and an award-winning literary magazine and yearbook.
School programs continue to grow at the Prep, allowing students to experience life outside the classroom and foster new friendships. The SEP Stringed Ensemble debuted last year during concerts that showcased the school’s Big Band, Symphonic Orchestra and the Latin Ensemble. The school’s theatre program had its first-ever interactive murder mystery theater performance, known as Cookies, Cocktails and Crime. The Model Congress Team traveled to Washington, D.C. and received recognition in a nationwide competition. An extraordinary number of students participated in the International Exchange Program, and the Travel Study Program this year will take an adventure to the capitals of Scandinavia—Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinkiwhich.
Bus service is available in Howard Beach, Broad Channel, the Rockaways and Breezy Point.
For more information or to schedule a Buddy Day, contact the admissions office at (718) 743-6100, ext. 5064 or visit the school’s website at www.stedmundprep.org.