A Private Catholic College Preparatory High School For Boys
Dedicated to empowering young men, the school provides rigorous academics at the Advanced Placement, honors and college prep levels, and encourages participation in extracurricular activities, clubs and athletics. Located on a 35-acre campus in Ramsey, Bergen County, New Jersey, the school's 850 students are accepted to the finest colleges and universities in the country and go on to make significant contributions to their families and communities.
Administered by the Salesians of St. John Bosco, a religious order of priests and brothers, Don Bosco Prep is solidly founded on Catholic philosophy. The school is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
Our Mission at Don Bosco
Don Bosco Preparatory High School is a Catholic and Salesian secondary school which, since 1915, has carried out the education and evangelization of young men. Conducted in the charism of St. John Bosco, who advocated that “education is a matter of the heart”, it strives to create a family spirit in an Oratory environment, so as to be a home that welcomes, a parish that evangelizes, a school that prepares for life, and a playground where friends can meet and enjoy themselves.
The preventive system of education – marked by reason, religion and kindness – is practiced by educators and students alike.
Religious Presence: There are 14priests and brothers in residence at Don Bosco Prep. The Salesians play an active role on campus with the students, through teaching, coaching, moderating clubs, and attending after-school events.
Recent graduates have responded that the education they received at DBP in the Catholic faith has provided them with a moral compass to help them navigate a post-secondary education.
There are 3 pillars of a Salesian education: Reason, Religion and Kindness.
The educational approach of our founder, St. John Bosco (Don Bosco), inspires us to provide a school that is:
A home that welcomes
A school that prepares for life
A playground where friends meet and enjoy themselves
A parish that evangelizes.
Since Don Bosco Prep's founding in 1915, 127 graduates have discerned vocations and have become priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church.
Four Dimensions of Educative Work
Crescere Scientia et Gratia
"To Increase in Knowledge and Grace."
Accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools