Preston High School

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Education, Religion

Location: Preston High School 2780 Schurz Avenue Bronx NY 10465 USA

Mission: The mission of Preston High School is to empower young women as they discover their own potential and value through a broad and challenging education, active participation in community and a commitment to Christian service, so that they may become compassionate leaders for change in the world.
Programs: 600+ young women attend grades 9 through 12 college-preparatory programs with teachers who create a caring environment in which every individual counts. 100% of graduates are accepted to higher education institutions.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I was a student at Preston HS (PHS) 1958-1961 and the experience was pivotal in my academic, social, and professional development. The faculty were exceptional role models and gave each student the individual attention needed to succeed. The academic program was outstanding preparation for college..and life. The leadership opportunities for young women set me on the course for leadership positions in my professional and personal life. I have always been grateful to PHS because it showed that techers can make a difference in our lives. As a Board member I was always impressed with the dedication of the board and faculty to the young womens' success and development as outstanding, talented and compassionate women with a dedication to serving others.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how the organization prepares women for leadership and service to the community and for excellence in academic pursuits. In addition, PHS students have strong records of service to the community inwhich the school is located.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change it...except to better get the word out about the success of Preston graduates in order to attract more students and more grants for their programs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the 4 years that I attended Preston High School and my involvement with the board.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring, intelligent individuals who dedicated time and effort to the success of the stduents.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build state of the art classrooms, labs and performance venues, and undertake a strong marketing programs to attact more students and provide scholarships.

Ways to make it better...

My experience was excellent.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding more resources for funding to build more programs, classrooms, and attracting more teachers as the high school grows.

One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every six months

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Preston High School has made me the person that I am today. As a student in the 1960's, I developed confidence and leadership. I entered Preston as a shy freshman and left as a woman of compassion and conviction and ready to go into the world and make a positive difference. In 2000, I returned to Preston as a member of the staff and saw the same spirit that I had experienced as a student. I had the opportunity to work with students, faculty/staff, alumnae, parents and supporters and saw lives change each day because of the compassionate care exhibited here. Diversity is treasured and education is important. Preston is a place where girls with dreams become women of vision. The education is challenging but there are mentors to help each girl be successful and work to her full potential.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I learned to be confident and to stretch to reach my full potential. I graduated at the top of my class and went on to earn a Masters Degree from Columbia University and to use my education to assist others.

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