Cathedral Preparatory Seminary got its start in 1914 to prepare young men considering the priesthood as an occupational option. At that time the school was located in Brooklyn. An Elmhurst campus was opened in 1963 and in 1985 the Brooklyn campus was closed. The school is now located at 56-25 92nd Street in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, NYC.
This Catholic secondary school focuses its efforts on developing the spiritual and the academic natures of young men. Each student meets with spiritual directors and gets individual attention based on his own needs and desires. Each young man who attends Cathedral Preparatory Seminary is encouraged to grow in piety and maturity and that includes the celebration of the Eucharist. All students are required to participate in Mass daily.
To prepare students for college, Cathedral Prep provides a rigorous academic program beginning with a Theological requirement for freshmen and each year a theology class is a part of the curriculum along with college preparing courses in traditional subjects, including writing and research.
Students are also encouraged to participate in sports and are given plenty of opportunities to do so. Other opportunities such as leadership and community service are offered as well.
Cathedral Preparatory Seminary attempts to develop the whole person and to give young men a future through academics and theological training.