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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 — faculty and staff, religious and laity — 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,

Calculus AB

AP Psychology, as well as

Calculus BC

third-, fourth- and fifth-year


world languages.

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



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At Bishop Eustace, we pride ourselves on engaged

class size

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

evolving world.

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

“At 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.� 6 John,

Class of 2015


Join More Part of a well-rounded education is getting involved.

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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

Crusader (yearbook)

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.

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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

wonderful education,

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.

graduation rate


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)

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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







Cross Country



the recipient of the




Non-Public B Shop


Ice Hockey



Indoor Track


Rite Cup four times.




Cross Country


Track and Field

Field Hockey











Indoor Track


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

students’ creative potential. At Bishop Eustace, you

an instrument, you’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, you’ll find the annual spring musical brings together many students with mixed skill sets:

Jazz Band

actors, dancers, singers, and instrumentalists, along

Pit Orchestra

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

Concert Choir

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.


performing arts

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 — and life.


Achieve More As a college-preparatory school, Bishop Eustace

Top 10

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

universities, including

(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

$60 fee

Teacher recommendation

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

“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.

individual attention

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.

children received.”

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

administered programs.

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 to arrange a visit.


Bishop Eustace Preparatory School 5552 Rt. 70 Pennsauken, NJ 08109-4798 856-662-2160


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