St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, Queens NY is the largest private Catholic high school in the United States, and consistently ranked one of the best.
President Ronald Reagan visited the school and presented it with an award his last year in office, only a few years after the school’s football team was ranked one of the top 25 in the nation.
Graduates include legendary coach Vince Lombardi, world champion NY Yankee manager Joe Torre, TV host Julie Chen, police officer and movie subject Frank Serpico, actor Peter Facinelli. and a plethora of other professional athletes, business titans, politicians, law enforcement administrators, military officers, and celebrities.
Those graduating from the school enjoy a global network of power broker alumni, and the contacts made over four years in one’s teens benefits them throughout their life.
I should know as I myself am a 1987 graduate of St. Francis Prep..
St. Francis Preparatory School also bears another distinction, but this one is far less impressive.
It appears that for decades, St. Francis Prep has been aggressively covering up allegations of child sexual abuse, and allowing the alleged abusers to be reassigned to other teaching jobs free of prosecution or civil liability.
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