Oratory Preparatory School, commonly known as Oratory Prep, is a Roman Catholic college preparatory day school for boys in grades 7-12, located in Summit, New Jersey, United States, approximately 19 miles (31 km) west of Manhattan. The school is positioned one block away from the Kent Place School and is in close proximity to Summit High School.
The school is associated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Oratory Preparatory School is a member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1973.
As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 259 students and 28.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.2:1.
The school was founded in 1907 as Carlton Academy, with grades 4-12. Most of the students lived on campus. Due to the school's relatively small size, students in a given grade are not individually ranked. Oratory is home to young men from over 70 towns in the New York metro area. Tuition and fees for the 2011-12 academic year was $16,400, not including transportation, books, and meals. Financial aid and scholarships are offered to more than 30% of Oratory families. Each year 100% of Oratory seniors are accepted to four-year colleges.
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