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 School is closed for March 21 due to weather conditions. The Junior Retreat scheduled for March 27 has been postponed until after AP exams, and Tuesday will be a regular school day for all students. The Faculty Retreat scheduled for March 28 has been cancelled and Wednesday will be a regular school day as well.

the Generations capital Campaign

The success of The "Generations" Capital Campaign has already impacted Seton Hall Prep in a profound way thanks to the generosity and goodness of so many Prep alumni, family and friends.  Over the past six years, we have been blessed to witness the construction of the state-of-the-art John J. Murphy '52 Science Center, the completion of four athletic fields and three buildings at The Kelly Athletic Complex (KAC), the renovation of 14 classrooms, and the strengthening of the endowment.  These developments will ensure that The Prep can continue to innovate while remaining rooted in our earliest Catholic Traditions.

In 2017, The Prep surpassed its increased goal of $25,000,000 for the ‘Generations Capital Campaign.  Overall, $25,616,196 has been raised in cash and pledges from 323 donors, not including nearly $700,000 raised for the Brendan Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field Fund.

Throughout 2017, we have hosted dedication ceremonies at the Kelly Athletic Complex for the Reed Family Tennis Courts, Brendan Tevlin ‘13 Field, Billy Zimmermann ‘11 Scoreboard, Porcello Field, Tony Esposito, Jr. ’08 Concession Stand and the John B. Murray ’52 Fieldhouse.

I believe the advancements and improvements made as a result of this campaign will be felt by generations of young men, alumni and families of our beloved school.

Msgr. Michael E. Kelly '57, President  - January, 2018

Kelly athletic complex

Through this campaign we constructed two baseball fields, five tennis courts, a turfed practice field and turfed Brendan P. Tevlin '13 Field with a surrounding track, a locker room facility, a concession pavilion and a maintenance/storage building.


The endowment grew through the six-year campaign. The Prep's endowment was in support of financial aid, The Griffin Bridges Program, The Thomas R. Farley '44 Seton Scholars Program, faculty professional development, and campus renewal projects. 

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john j. murphy '52 science center

In the fall of 2014, The John J. Murphy '52 Science Center was completed and opened its doors to our students. Currently, the John J. Murphy ’52 Science Center is fully functional with state-of-the art equipment that will support Prep students for decades to come.  


Letters from Campaign Leadership

Rev. Msgr. Michael E. Kelly '57

John Murray '59
Chairman, Board of Trustees

Jim McCormick H'12
Generations Campaign Chair

campaign FAQ

A. “Generations” is a $25,000,000 campaign to fund major capital projects at our 120 Northfield Campus and the Kelly Athletic Complex on Prospect Avenue. The Campaign is also focused on strengthening The Prep’s endowment. 


A. Seton Hall Prep accepts pledged gifts to “Generations” which may be structured over a three-to-five year payment period. Gifts may be paid in the form of cash, stocks or securities, and credit cards. Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement for more information at or 973-736-6861.


A. The Prep’s third major capital campaign “Generations” celebrates the many young Prep men whose fathers and grandfathers are Prep alumni. Legacy students account for 10% of the 950 boys who attend our school. 


A. Yes! We strongly encourage you to check with your employer to see whether your gift is eligible to be matched. If your employer offers a matching gift program, please include a form, which you can usually obtain from your Human Resources Department, along with you your gift to The Prep.


A. The Annual Appeal / Annual Fund and The “Generations” Capital Campaign are two different but equally important funds at The Prep. Gifts to the Annual Appeal/ Annual Fund support the school’s operating budget, providing resources for the daily needs of students and faculty from classroom supplies and technology to maintaining infrastructure. In actuality, each student’s tuition is about $2,000 less than the actual cost of educating him at The Prep thanks to the generosity of Prep alumni, parents, and friends who give to the Annual Appeal. Capital gifts support long-term strategic projects that represent an investment in the school’s future. These gifts are used to enhance buildings and facilities, and to support our endowment which funds scholarship and tuition aid, student programs and faculty development and training. These major undertakings stretch beyond the school’s operating budget. Because The Prep has a no-debt policy, any major projects not covered by the yearly budget require additional capital fundraising efforts.

Generations Video

Contact US

For more information, please contact:

Matthew Cannizzo '90,
Director of Institutional Advancement (973) 736-6861

Michael J. Perrotta '04,
Associate Director of Development
Major Gifts (973) 325-6635

Check out our Ways to Give page to learn how many of our alumni and parents are making their gifts to The Prep!

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