Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey, NJ - Niche

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    Private, Religious, All-Boys
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Don Bosco Prep High School is a private, Catholic, all-boys school in Ramsey, New Jersey. It has 910 students in grades 9-12. There have been 48 reviews written and they have been very positive.

492 N Franklin Tpke
Ramsey, NJ 07446
(201) 327-8003

Ratings and Reviews
4.6 from 48 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Bullying rarely if ever occurs on the campus. Being a school of 900+ alpha-type guys, there is some general teasing or horse-play, but it is never meant to go beyond the superficial context of boys just being boys. The community is great, and I don't remember ever feeling unsafe in the area.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Extracurriculars are what you make of them at this school. Teachers and other faculty are more than willing to work with you as an administrator for a club or student organization, but most of the initiative is left to the students.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I absolutely loved my experience at Don Bosco. The overall structure of the environment, as well as the community that it fosters is something that you can't find anywhere else. Additionally, most staff and teachers are helpful and committed to making sure students do well.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers who have been there for years are great and committed to making student-success a priority. However, there has recently been a lot of turnover which has negatively impacted the academics at the school.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: The best way to get involved here is to pick a sport which isn't hard considering we have a crew team, fencing team and even a bowling and golf teams

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 St. Joseph Regional High School 4 mi. 497
3.66 Immaculate Heart Academy 6 mi. 839
4.00 The Frisch School 10 mi. 584
4.33 Dwight-Englewood School 14 mi. 876
4.33 Academy of the Holy Angels 13 mi. 557

Around Don Bosco Prep High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 100%
Female 0%

Student Diversity

Don Bosco Prep High School United States Academy of the Holy Angels Dwight-Englewood School Immaculate Heart Academy St. Joseph Regional High School The Frisch School
White 91.0% 51.0% 67.0% 57.0% 91.0% 82.0% 100%
African American 4.0% 15.0% 3.0% 5.0% 2.0% 3.0% 0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 15.0% 5.0% 0% 9.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 12.0% 24.0% 4.0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 6.0% 2.0% 3.0% 0%


Grade 9 25.8%
Grade 10 24.2%
Grade 11 26.4%
Grade 12 23.6%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 90% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 20% The Students
  • 20% The Academics
  • 20% The Sports
  • 14% The opportunities provided for college
  • 14% The opportunities for service in your community
  • 11% Faculty working with students

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 75% 20 minute lunch
  • 12% Homeroom, chemistry honors
  • 12% 4 years go by too fast

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 100% The brotherhood you have with your classmates

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% Home of the Ironmen
  • 40% Brotherhood
  • 10% Home of the tough guys!

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Make friends, explore and try new things, have fun
  • 33% Make friends with seniors and play sports
  • 17% Have good time &enjoy it. Best 4 yrs of your life

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 62% I love everything about this school.
  • 38% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.