173 East 75 Street
New York, NY, 10021
Catholic, All-Girls, College Prep
Principal: Sister Maria Cassano, CND
Admissions Director: Flora Lugo (212) 288-1645 ext. 134
Average Class Size: 22
Top 5 or Most Unique Extracurricular Activities: Adult-ing, Girls Who Code, K-Pop, Robotics, and Pet Care/God, Earth and Creatures
Unique Academic Programs: Coding with Google and Forensic Science
Open House: In-person on Sunday, October 17, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. and Thursday, October 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Virtual on Wednesday, October 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Registration Required for in-person and virtual tours at stjean.org/openhouse.
Notable Alumni and/or Programs: The school’s alumnae support the scholarships offered to incoming students. The grade nine guidance counselor is an alumna and the vice president of Public Relations is also an alumna of the school. Both are invaluable to its community of learners.
Top 2021 Seniors Attending: American University, Barnard College, Carleton College, Carnegie Mellon University, Cooper Union, Fordham, NYU, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of California at San Diego, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Vassar College, Villanova University
Most 2021 Seniors Attending: CUNY Baruch, SUNY Albany, SUNY Buffalo, Fordham University, NYU and St. John’s University
College Credit Courses: College Writing and Spanish Literature
Admissions Requirements: 80 percent average or higher, good conduct and attendance.
Scholarships/Financial Aid Availability & Requirements: A scholarship application may be downloaded beginning November 1 for students who place SJB as 1st or 2nd choice on the TACHS exam, and who are in the top 10 percent of their class with no grade lower than a 90 percent all three years of middle school with excellent conduct and effort marks throughout middle school.
Percentage of Students on Academic Aid: St. Jean Baptiste invests in their students. Once accepted and enrolled, each student receives a scholarship of nearly $6,000 to attend SJB. Cost of educating each student is $15,000 and tuition is set at $9,400.00. They also offer full and partial merit scholarships. About one-third of the student population receives additional financial assistance.
School Motto: To Prepare for the Lord a Perfect People
What makes St. Jean Baptiste a Top High School? Opportunities! SJB allows students to explore their interests and broaden their horizons in many ways, from college partnerships that begin in 9th grade to career exploration programs. In 10th grade, students intern in many fields, such as finance, medicine, law, science, hospitality services and technology.
In addition, each senior is required to offer 140 hours of service to a variety of organizations, such as pre-schools, elementary schools, health care facilities and senior residences.
Students also begin their Advanced Placement programming in 10th grade and can easily take up to 10 AP courses, as well as two college-credit courses on campus.
The new athletic program includes Volleyball and Basketball, as well as Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track, Soccer, and Softball. These opportunities enable students to earn scholarships at top-tier universities. St Jean Baptiste is proud of its 100 percent graduation rate and 100 percent attendance at a variety of universities and colleges.