Fun Fact #1 – St. Francis Preparatory School, commonly known as St. Francis Prep, is a private, independent Catholic college preparatory school in the Fresh Meadows neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens. It is the largest non-diocesan Catholic high school in the United States.
Fun Fact #2 – St. Francis is run by the Franciscan Brothers, who maintain a residence on the top floor of the school.
Fun Fact #3 – The school has a student body of about 2,400 students and graduates nearly 600 students annually. Under the college preparatory curriculum, over 99 percent of graduating seniors continue on to a higher education.
Fun Fact #4 – St. Francis Preparatory opened in 1858 as St. Francis Academy, a small all-boys high school on 300 Baltic Street in Brooklyn, New York.
Fun Fact #5 – St. Francis Prep was recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as an “Outstanding American High School” and is consistently ranked as one of the top high schools in the country.