Special Programs

Since its founding in 1856, Seton Hall Preparatory School has provided young men with a rigorous four-year college preparatory curriculum. Grounded in traditional core disciplines, the curriculum challenges students with offerings at a multitude of academic levels.

A strength of The Prep experience continues to be the strong personal relationships forged between students and teachers. The educational experience here goes well beyond the walls and time frame of the traditional classroom setting. To further support the academic goals of the school, The Prep offers the following unique academic programs to its incoming students:

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  • Thomas R. Farley ’44 Seton Scholars

    At the start of the 2007 academic year, The Prep established the Thomas R. Farley '44 Seton Scholars Program to even better position our most gifted students for admission to the most competitive colleges and universities in the nation. The Seton Scholar Program presents an exciting and challenging opportunity for young men who truly wish to excel academically and beyond. Applicants who score in the top 5% on our Entrance Exam, who have demonstrated exemplary academic achievement in grammar or middle school, and who are willing to assume the mantle of leadership are invited to participate.

    Seton Scholars take all of their courses at the highest academic level and, beginning in freshman year, begin Advanced Placement level courses. Typically, Seton Scholars graduate having taken and passed at least ten AP level classes. In addition to regular coursework, Scholars will have access to specialized preparation for PSAT, SAT and ACT examinations and make available options to exercise leadership within and beyond the school community.

    To learn more about program requirements and to see where recent Seton Scholar alumni have attending college, please click here.
  • Thomas J. Griffin Bridges Program

    Founded in 1993, The Thomas J. Griffin Bridges Program provides educational, financial, and social support to enable academically talented yet financially limited young men from the Greater Newark area to attend Seton Hall Preparatory School. The Griffin Bridges Program is specifically designed to meet the needs of inner-city young men, regardless of race or creed, by providing them an environment where they can learn, develop, and realize their full potential. In addition to a four-year commitment of financial support, scholars and their families are provided with a formal and extensive support network which includes:

    • Alumni and Corporate Mentoring
    • Peer “Big Brothers”
    • Full-time Program Director
    • Dedicated Four-Year Counselor/Social Worker
    • Advisory Committee comprised of both school and local leaders

    Acting as a team, this vast network provides a unique infrastructure which ensures that each student has the necessary support he needs to thrive.

    To learn more about the Griffin Bridges Program, please contact the Director, Mr. LaQuan Ford, at 973-325-6784, lford@shp.org.
  • Walton Family Learning Center

    Seton Hall Prep offers limited services to highly motivated students with mild learning differences to enable them to meet the demands of our rigorous college preparatory curriculum. The Walton Family Learning Center at Seton Hall Prep does not make any modifications to the school curriculum, assignments or testing content. All students are educated within the general education environment – there is no resource/replacement, pull-out, or in-class support. Common services provided include but are not limited to: additional time on tests, preferential classroom seating where available, the use of assistive technology in the classroom consistent with teacher-created policies and procedures, and skill development in both organization and time management. All applicants must meet the same standards for admission and continue to meet the same academic standards once enrolled as the rest of the student population. In order to be considered for admission, a complete and current copy of the applicant’s IEP, ISP, or 504 must be received prior to testing. Applicant interviews will be conducted on campus during weeks of December 2 and December 9. As such, all applicants for the Walton Family Learning Center are strongly encouraged to sit for either of the November testing dates.

    For complete information regarding the Walton Family Learning Center please contact Dr. Anthony Cannella ’00 directly at, 973-325-6397.
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