Admissions

Apply Now - Class of 2026

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Welcoming All Qualified Applicants From Catholic, Private And Public Schools

New Students Application Process

RISING FRESHMEN- Class of 2026
Don Bosco Prep offers students a beautiful open campus with state-of-the-art technology in which to learn and grow.  Students who wish to apply to Don Bosco Prep as Freshman should fill out all the forms below.

List of 9 items.

  • New Students Application

    Click here to start your Class of 2026 Online Application.

    There is no application fee. 


     
  • Records Release Form

  • HSPT Entrance Exam

    The High School Placement Test (historically referred to as the COOP Exam) is the Catholic High School Entrance Exam administered by the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Paterson.

    Registration for the HSPT can be done starting in September 2021 by visiting www.njcoopexam.org.

    Don Bosco Prep will host the exam. Our code is 807.

  • School Transcripts

    Transcripts should include all grades as well as standardized test results from 6th grade, 7th grade, and the 1st marking period of 8th grade. The applicant’s school may require a release of records form, which may be downloaded below ("9th Grade Applicant Record"). This expedites the process and saves you time. Please instruct the guidance counselor or principal to send the transcripts before the deadline of December 10, 2021. If your school is on a trimester that ends after December 10, please have those transcripts sent immediately after the close of term as well as inform our Admissions office.
  • Current 8th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher Letter of Recommendation

    The current 8th grade English/ Language Arts Teacher Letter of Recommendation template is available electronically through the applicant's Class of 2026 Online Application Checklist. Please complete the online application and utilize the electronic letter of recommendation feature.
    This is a required step.
  • Current 8th Grade Mathematics Teacher Letter of Recommendation

    The current 8th Grade Mathematics Teach Letter of Recommendation template is available electronically through the applicant's Class of 2026 Online Application Checklist. Please complete the online application and utilize the electronic letter of recommendation feature.
    This is a required step.
  • General Letter of Recommendation

    Letters of Recommendation are a great way for us to learn more about prospective students. 

    A general Letter of Recommendation template is available electronically through the applicant's Class of 2026 Online Application Checklist. Please complete the online application and utilize the electronic letter of recommendation feature.

    Each candidate should submit a Letter of Recommendation 
    from their current Math and English teachers. Also, we encourage applicants to obtain letters from any extracurricular activities that they are involved in. 


    If you are submitting more than one General Letter of Recommendation, please follow this link to a PDF version:

    General Letter of Recommendation Template  

    Submission directions are included on top of the template.
     
     
  • Savio Academic Scholarship Assessment

    The Savio Academic Scholarship is the most prestigious merit based scholarship awarded to students applying for the freshmen class.

    In addition to the required steps in the Don Bosco Prep application process (Online Application, Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation), students wishing to be considered for a Savio Scholarship must also submit a written assessment. 

    The Savio Scholarship criteria for the Class of 2026 will be made available in November 2021.

    Please contact Mr. Chris Donnelly at cdonnelly@donboscoprep.org if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Preliminary Financial Aid Estimate (PFAE) - Optional

    Prospective students applying to Don Bosco Prep are now able to apply for financial aid earlier than in previous years. This will allow 8th grade applicants to receive a preliminary financial aid estimate in their acceptance packets. Click here for more information. Please make sure to complete BOTH steps in the process. The online application + submission of the 2020 Federal Tax Returns are needed for review.
Applications will be reviewed based on student population and available space in each class.

Contact Admissions Department

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  • Photo of Christopher Donnelly

    Mr. Christopher "CJ" Donnelly '92 

    Director, Enrollment Management
    201-327-8003 x102
  • Photo of Marilyn Palka

    Ms. Marilyn Palka 

    Ex. Asst. to the Director/President, Asst. Admissions
  • Photo of Dalton Friend

    Mr. Dalton Friend 

    Engagement Coordinator
    201-327-8003 x127

Don Bosco Prep

492 N. Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Phone: 201-327-8003 Fax: 201-327-3397
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