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Discover the Iona Prep Difference at 1 of 3 Fall Open House Events; Be a 'Gael for a Day'

Iona Preparatory School invites students and parents to discover the Iona Prep difference during a series of Open Houses and “Gael for a Day” shadow experiences. Open Houses for prospective Upper School students and parents will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, from 12-3 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m. The Lower School Open House will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6-8 p.m. for grades PK-4-8.

Iona Preparatory is also now accepting registration for the “Gael for a Day” student visits. This affords prospective students of all ages the opportunity to spend a day with one of our young men, truly experiencing life as a Gael.

Kindly RSVP for an Open House or register for a “Gael for a Day” at IonaPrep.org/openhouse.

“We are all called. To Christ. To Serve. To Advocate. To Lead. To Excellence in All Endeavors,” school President Brother Thomas R. Leto, CFC, Ed.D. said. “Here at Iona Preparatory, we call that being a Gael, and we are excited to call you to become part of the brotherhood of Iona Men. The Iona Prep difference is readily apparent—it’s about preparation for success.”

For more information, please visit IAmIonaPrep.com​​​​​​​ and discover the Iona Prep difference today:
  • More merit scholarships: An Iona Prep education is one of the best investments you can make for your son’s success. 78 percent of last year’s graduating class earned 475 academic scholarships totaling nearly $30 million—with an average award equivalent to a four-year Iona Prep tuition— to schools such as Brown, Cornell, Harvard, MIT and Yale.
  • Personalized, two-tier school counseling and college advisement program: Each student is assigned a dedicated college advisor, in addition to the student’s regular school counselor. New this year is an assistant dean of Scholar-Athlete Success, who will help students successfully navigate both the high school classroom and the college application, recruitment and scholarship process. Last year, Iona Prep’s 871 scholar-athletes averaged a combined GPA of 90.25. Over the past five years, more than 100 Gaels have gone on to play collegiate sports.
  • Brotherhood, Service, Advocacy and Leadership: Iona Preparatory educates young men to be moral and ethical leaders, strengthened by the bonds of brotherhood and service. In freshman year, students begin their 100-hour Christian Service requirement with the opportunity to volunteer both locally and abroad. New this year, Iona Preparatory upperclassmen are developing long-term Advocacy Projects that tackle the social justice issues at the heart of their service efforts. Leadership and Campus Ministry opportunities further reinforce these skills starting as early as Pre-K.
  • Renovated Devlin Center for Excellence: Iona Preparatory Lower School upgraded its library facilities over the summer to include a maker-space, storytelling room and banks of collegiate-style workstations, as well as additional classroom and meeting space complete with SMART technology, to create a more multifaceted learning center.
  • NEW Science Research Program and House System: Iona Preparatory is pleased to announce a three-year Science Research elective that begins in sophomore year, in which students will have the exciting opportunity to conduct advanced-level scientific research and develop a knowledge of science that will distinguish them during the college application process and beyond. That is complemented by a new, school-wide house system that will help create leadership opportunities, as well as camaraderie, among students in all four years of the Upper School.


Source: Admissions Office
Posted on September 26, 2018