Welcome to Preston High School’s website! We are a private, college-preparatory school for young women, established by the Sisters of the Divine Compassion. Located in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, and ideally situated on the banks of the East River, our natural environment provides a unique setting for study and recreation.

At the best, doing the best we can, we have to depend upon our Lord’s compassion.

—Monsignor Thomas S. Preston

PHS seeks to integrate formal learning, real world experience, and social responsibility with Christian faith and practice. Our school-wide goals aim at fostering our students’ intellectual lives, cultivating a confident posture in their personal and interactive pursuits, and facilitating the development of their unique gifts and talents. Because these are addressed within the context of a  strong and supportive community, they simultaneously foster social consciousness and responsibility, and a positive interpersonal dynamic.

A holistic education which addresses the intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical dimensions of life is the theme that connects our academic and co-curricular programs and encourages a freedom of mind and spirit and a commitment to lifelong learning.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our community where girls with dreams become women of vision.

News & Announcements

Preston High School Students Reach out to Senator Gillibrand

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015

Over the past month, students in the 9th, 10th and 12th grades at Preston High School have been learning about civic engagement firsthand via a letter-writing campaign to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.  Dr. Nikolaus Unger of the History Department created this project in order to enable students, both as members of the Preston community and as New Yorkers in their own local Bronx communities, to exercise their right as citizens to communicate with a figure in national government elected to represent each and every one of their points of view.  One hundred twenty -two students participated. 

The students’ letters focused on a wide range of concerns important to them and their families: protecting public transportation, creating more college opportunities, promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education at all levels, improving childhood education, keeping families and children safe, always supporting law enforcement, eliminating gun violence in our communities, autism, asthma, breast cancer research and sexual assault on college campuses and in the military. 

“The goal of this project was twofold: to demonstrate that the students can easily utilize the tools and skills at their disposal to engage with the government via letter-writing while also aiding in their development as compassionate leaders for change in the world,” said Dr. Unger.  Unger added that he felt that the overall effort from the students was a remarkable success and he as well as the students eagerly await a response from Senator Gillibrand.

Located in Throgg’s Neck, Preston High School (PHS) is an all-girls Catholic college preparatory school founded by the Sisters of the Divine Compassion in 1947.  For more information about Preston High School please contact

Gianna Dell’Olio, Director of Advancement at (718) 863-9134 x. 195 or gdellolio@prestonhs.org. 

Photo Credit – Preston High School (From Left to Right)


Back Row:

Loriann Cioffi (10)

Danjela Deda (10)

Ashley Nova (10)

Kareen Kien (10)

Alicia Jones (10)

Kaycie Santiago (10)

Christine Rice (10)

Lauren Provencher (10)

Awilda Rios (10)

Ashley Vargas (10)


Front Row:

Charlene Culbengan (9)

Melody Nowlan (9)

Sarah Ladero (9)

Jasmine Salem (9)

Amanda Maldonado (10)

Taylor Iocovello (10)

Ava Makris (10)

Sarah McCarthy (10)

Jasmine Valera (10)

Sabrina Sanchez (10)

Ashley Smith (10)

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Preston Inducts New NHS Members

Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015

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