No. They can however take placement tests in Math and Foreign Language in the spring of their incoming year. Placement for honors English and World History are based on their percentiles in Reading and English from the entrance exam.
Yes Prep was the first school in the Archdiocese to provide help for students with learning disabilities. Bridget Cannon-Hale is in charge of our program and receives help from Jeff Wellwood. If you have a son who receives accommodations in grade school, please contact Bridget to discuss what Prep can do for your son. As we do with all of our applicants, we want to make sure all students are set up for success rather than setting them up to fail.
The only honest answer to this question is "It depends." The amount of homework will depend on the course load a student takes as well as on the student's work habits. Upper division classes usually require additional time due to the level of the classes, but the workload is manageable.
Ninety-eight percent of our graduates are accepted into a four-year university. The class of 2015 received over $26.7 million dollars in college scholarships. Sixty-three percent of our graduates earned college scholarships.
All freshmen must take seven classes at Prep including theology, English, world history, algebra, science, a foreign language (Latin, Spanish, Italian or French) and an elective. Any students wishing to take a placement exam for math and science have that option. This test is given in May after a student registers for Prep.