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What do you expect from a high school education? Outstanding academics? Caring faculty? Robust arts and athletic programs? Dif ferent oppor tunities to get involved outside of the classroom? You will find all of that at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, and more. In fact, at Bishop Eustace, we think parents and students should expect more. Bishop Eustace is a Roman Catholic, co-educational prep school founded by the Pallottines. We believe in working together â€” faculty and staff, religious and laity â€” to help all students reach their unique potential. We do this through a well-rounded program that combines academic learning with spiritual growth, Christian ser vice, and personal development.
Learn more Visitors to Bishop Eustace often comment that the school feels more like a small college than a high school. That’s intentional — and that approach translates directly into the classroom where faculty challenge students to accomplish more than they thought possible. In their studies, students enjoy an increasing amount of freedom and learn to use their time well. Prep time, open periods on the schedule, gives students the chance to work with peers, build relationships with faculty, and become both selfadvocates and self-directed.
“We’re not the average Catholic school. We’re always looking to the college model for examples of how we can build and strengthen our program.” Headmaster Brother Jim, S.A.C.
BE More If you want to challenge yourself
We also offer a dual-credit
academically, you’ll find plenty of
program with Camden County
opportunity at Bishop Eustace.
College, where students can
We offer 33 Honors courses,
earn college credit for courses
including the following Advanced
including AP US History II,
Placement (AP) courses:
AP Biology, AP Chemistry,
AP Environmental Science,
AP Psychology, as well as
third-, fourth- and fifth-year
English Literature English Language and Composition Environmental Science European History Macroeconomics Music Theory Psychology Physics C Spanish Statistics U.S. History II U.S. Government and Politics
Our approach to learning is hands-on, from science labs to our BE TV studio.
12:1 tudents faculty ratio
At Bishop Eustace, we pride ourselves on engaged
students graduate with confidence, ready to tackle the
av e r a g e
learning. With faculty as mentors, students develop as independent thinkers, effective communicators, and fluid writers on ideas across the curriculum. Our challenges of college. In fact, we hear from graduates
Each day, students may have “prep time,”
time and again that they felt well-prepared for college — and much better prepared than their classmates.
which they can use
By fostering self-discipline, integrity, cooperation,
to get extra help
and responsibility among students, Bishop Eustace
from teachers, study,
ensures they mature into young women and men
or work in groups in
who are ethical, moral, and productive citizens in our
the resource center
in the school’s Lulli Memorial Library.
The school’s Lulli Memorial Library contains 25,000 volumes, as well as magazines, newspapers, and computers. 5
â€œAt Eustace, teachers treat students differently. They expect everyone to participate in class and get involved. They trust us to use our time wisely. We learn to think for ourselves.â€? 6 John,
Class of 2015
Join More Part of a well-rounded education is getting involved.
That’s why Bishop Eustace offers a variety of student
At Bishop Eustace, we
clubs and organizations that let you explore interests
value involvement. We
outside the classroom. You’ll find oppor tunities
encourage students to join one (or more!) of
to develop your talents or tr y something new.
our thirty different
Student organizations are a great way to meet
clubs and organizations.
people, make friends across grade levels, and take leadership positions.
These include Amnesty International BE TV
There’s something for everyone. If you want to delve deeper into topics that interest you, check out the Environmental Club. Love to compete? Then try the
Black and White Club Book Club Career Club Chinese Language and Culture Club
Math Club. And if you just want to have fun, you can’t
beat the Ultimate Frisbee Club.
Environmental Club Eustacian (school newspaper) Friends of Rachel Club Math Club Mock Trial Model United Nations Music Clubs National Honor Society Philosophy Club Phoenix (literary magazine) Photography Club Robotics Club Speculative Fiction Club Student Council Student Library Association Students Against
It’s easy to get involved at Bishop Eustace in individual clubs or spirited, all-school events.
Destructive Decisions (SADD) Ukulele Club
Student traditions Spirit Week Field Day Homecoming Dance
Black and White Week School Picnic and Carnival
Ultimate Frisbee Club Wizards of Wonder (magic club)
Grow More As a Catholic school, Bishop Eustace encourages students to deepen their relationship with God. Campus Ministr y offers many different ways to explore your own faith through retreats, prayer experiences, and service trips to areas of the country most in need. Daily Mass is celebrated each morning “My children got a
before school for those desiring to attend, while the
community gathers on Holy Days of Obligation and
and they also matured
other special events for school-wide liturgies.
as whole people who are engaged in the world — in the footsteps of St. Vincent Pallotti. That’s the value-added.” Eileen Lenihan, P’08, ’10, ’13, ’13
All Eustace students are required to participate in direct service to others. As a freshman, you’ll serve within our school community; as a sophomore, within your faith community. Juniors participate in works of mercy and social action, and seniors commit to those with extraordinary need.
Students can also take part in off-campus service opportunities, like Habitat for Humanity home builds in New Orleans.
average hours students volunteer each year 11
The only private Catholic co-educational preparatory school in South Jersey
32 acres of land
with a college -style campus
$30.2 million: the amount the Class of 2013 earned in scholarships and grants to attend college, which is an average return of 185% on tuition spent
and admitted young women in 1972
a full-ser vice dining hall utilizing a college-like debit card system for purchases, also has multi-media capabilities with two projectors and dual retracting screens
Since 1958, more
than 98% of graduates have gone on to four-year colleges and universities.
involved spiritual rigorous diverse
Est. 1954 Crusader Hall
State-of-theart turf field
Realize your unique potential through spiritual growth, Christian service, education, and personal development.
Expect More at Bishop Eustace
Seven student buildings on campus, including a science building with state-of-theart labs containing college-level equipment not usually found in a
5 miles east of Philadelphia in Pennsauken, N.J.
high school setting
20,000-square-foot, fully equipped library that can accommodate half the student body at any one time 12
Students come from 75 communities and 110 schools in
Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia CrusaderNet is the online system that gives students and parents up-to-the-minute information on grades and assignments.
77 Won 77 state championships in athletics
$800,000 The amount of annual financial aid provided by the Pallottines of the Immaculate Conception Province, who administer Bishop Eustace.
From 1996 to present, we’ve had 14 students accepted to the U. S. Naval Academy. Bishop Eustace Preparatory School is a Catholic, co-educational community based upon the charism of St. Vincent Pallotti. We strive to witness the Pallottine spiritual and social commitment that helps young men and women actualize their unique potential and assume a leadership role in the church and global society.
35% of the student body represents siblings and legacies.
The entire campus has wireless Internet access.
The Field House 100% includes men’s and women’s locker rooms, coaches’ offices, a weight room, a beautiful hardwood basketball court, and bleachers that hold 1,200.
students enrolled 13
Play More Physical well-being is a key part of a wholeperson education, which is why Bishop Eustace strongly encourages students to participate in athletics. By playing sports, whether interscholastic, club, or intramural, you’ll learn valuable life skills, like how to work in teams, react confidently under pressure, juggle multiple priorities, and be gracious in victory and defeat. You’ll find that although Crusader varsity teams are
A winning tradition:
highly competitive, there’s ample opportunity for
The Shop Rite Cup was
everyone to participate. Each season, there’s at least
established in 2004 by
one no-cut sport along with intramural activities such
the New Jersey State
as badminton, dodge ball, and powder-puff football.
Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA)
to recognize the best
Bishop Eustace fields varsity teams in the following interscholastic
overall athletic program
sports. Junior varsity and freshmen teams are offered based on sufficient numbers of student athletes.
in each division. Since its inception, the
the recipient of the
Non-Public B Shop
Rite Cup four times.
Track and Field
sports over three
Track and Field
seasons, with 65
Crusaders have been
boys and girls
squads — varsity, JV, and freshmen
Create More BE More
No curriculum would be complete without tapping into
If you like to sing or play
studentsâ€™ creative potential. At Bishop Eustace, you
an instrument, youâ€™ll find
can experiment with many different ways of expressing
plenty of opportunity to hone your skills at Bishop
yourself. Our music courses and ensembles offer
Eustace in different class-
an opportunity for students with a range of abilities,
room- and performance-
from beginning musicians to those more advanced,
based ensembles. Instrumental
Crusader Pep Band Full Orchestra
to learn and excel. In addition to a number of musical ensembles, youâ€™ll find the annual spring musical brings together many students with mixed skill sets:
actors, dancers, singers, and instrumentalists, along
with behind-the-scenes work such as lighting design,
Symphonic Band String Orchestra
sound engineering, stage managers, and crew.
Our Performing Arts staff is comprised of seasoned
professionals with direct experience in the field.
Choral Workshop Mixed Select Choir
Music enhances Eustace: whether participating in a
Treble Select Choir
school liturgy, performing at a Friday night football
You can practice indepen-
game, or singing the Alma Mater at a school gathering,
dently or receive instruction
music is a part of our culture.
one time per cycle by enrolling in Independent Music Study. This onecredit course is a chance for you to take lessons with one of our adjunct faculty members who teach at area universities and private institutions.
ensembles in addition to 7 music courses
Bishop Eustace stages a major musical each year, involving many students. 17
Here, in a co-ed school, students have the opportunity to grow socially and learn from others in an environment that mirrors college â€” and life.
Achieve More As a college-preparatory school, Bishop Eustace
devotes considerable time and attention to helping
Over the past five years,
students explore their interests, abilities, and talents
Bishop Eustace students
with an eye toward the future. This happens in a
have been accepted at 94 different colleges and
direct way through Student Personnel Ser vices
(SPS), which provides academic advising, career
some of the country’s most
exploration, college selection, and counseling programs to all students.
prestigious schools such as Cornell, Boston College, Georgetown, John Hopkins University, Yale, and
When you enroll, you’re assigned an SPS counselor,
University of Pennsylvania.
who remains with you for four years. Your counselor
The most popular schools
will work closely with you through the entire college process: from beginning the college search through processing applications to making your final decision.
among our graduates are Drexel University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick Camden Villanova University Saint Joseph’s University The Catholic University of America Loyola University of Maryland Ursinus College University of Delaware Pennsylvania State University
“We chose Bishop Eustace for its small size and the strength In the Class of 2013, 100% of students graduated and went on to a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities.
of its academics. That was the best decision my wife
$30.2 million the amount the Class of 2013 earned in scholarships and grants to attend college, which is an average return of 185% on tuition spent
and I ever made. The school gave all three of our children sound preparation for college.” Jim McTear P’09, ’11, ’13
Admissions & Aid Bishop Eustace Preparatory School welcomes
students who will accept our academic challenges
For more information or to
and benefit from and contribute to our spiritual,
obtain forms and specifics
academic, and co-curricular programs. The applicant’s past academic record, standardized test results, and a recommendation from a teacher who taught the applicant in 6th , 7th, or 8th grade
on this year’s dates and deadlines, please contact: Admissions Office
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School
determine admission to Bishop Eustace.
5552 Route 70
Applications are accepted on rolling admissions throughout
(856) 662-2160, ext. 240
the year. A complete application includes
The admissions application, submitted online or in hardcopy
Report cards from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
Standardized test scores from 6th and 7th grades
Once we reach our maximum class size, we place qualified applicants on a waiting list and offer admission as openings become available. Financial Aid The Pallottines of the Immaculate Conception Province, the order that administers Bishop Eustace, award financial aid based on need. The school’s Headmaster makes this determination using the Private School Aid Service for Financial Aid. In order for awards to be made, families must file the Parents’ Financial Statement by early December. The Headmaster reviews financial awards annually. Awardees must maintain a 2.2 grade point average and display appropriate conduct to continue to receive aid.
Pennsauken, NJ 08109-4798
Financial Aid Office
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School 5552 Route 70 Pennsauken, NJ 08109-4798 (856) 662-2160, ext. 213 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eustace.org
“Bishop Eustace faculty really get to know students as individuals and become advocates for them. They give each kid a strong sense of self and a positive outlook on life.” Carmela (Rosalio) Ardire ’78, P’06, ’09, ’12, ’16
“The teachers at Bishop Eustace go out of their way to help each student succeed.
Academic Scholarships Bishop Eustace offers eight academic scholarships, funded by the Pallottines, to students entering the freshman class. These include one full-tuition St. Vincent Pallotti Scholarship and seven half-tuition Crusader Scholarships. Students who earn
I am amazed
the highest scores on the Bishop Eustace Scholarship/
at the amount of
Entrance Exam (held in late October) receive the scholarships.
Those students who maintain appropriate conduct and a 3.0
and support each of my four
grade point average will continue to receive the scholarship all four years.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School is
Eileen Lenihan, P’08, ’10, ’13, ’13
admits students of any race, color,
accredited by the Middle States
religion, national, and ethnic origin to all
Association of Colleges and High Schools.
of the rights, privileges, programs, and
The school is also a member of the
activities generally accorded or made
National Catholic Education Association
available to students at the school. It
and holds institutional memberships
does not discriminate on the basis of race,
with the College Entrance Examination
creed, color, religion, national and/or
Board, the Council for Advancement
ethnic origin in the administration of its
and Support of Education, the National
educational policies, its admissions
Association for College Admission
policies, its scholarship and financial aid
Counseling, the New Jersey Association
programs, or its athletic and/or school-
for College Admission Counseling, the
New Jersey School Counselors Association, and the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools.
Discover More Bishop Eustace Preparatory School offers students and families something more — something beyond excellent academics. We prepare young women and men for college and for life by •
Stressing fidelity to our Catholic faith, enabling students to grow in their spiritual life and their baptismal call
Emphasizing each student’s personal development, focusing on qualities necessary to be a good family member, productive citizen, and future leader
Providing a college-like atmosphere that challenges students in a co-educational environment.
Be a Crusader for a Day
We welcome 8th grade students to come to
We invite you to attend our open house, take a tour,
Bishop Eustace and
and experience the difference for yourself. We look
experience a regular
forward to meeting you!
class day from late September to early May. Seventh grade students may take part in the program starting in March. Please contact the Admissions Office at (856) 662-2160, ext. 240, or email@example.com to arrange a visit.
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School 5552 Rt. 70 Pennsauken, NJ 08109-4798 856-662-2160 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eustace.org