In keeping with the wishes of Jacqueline Peace, Robert's mother, The Robert Peace Scholarship has been established at St. Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, NJ. To make a donation, click here and write "In memory of Robert Peace" in the comments box.

The Mission of St. Benedict's Prep

Robert Peace's high school alma mater, in the heart of downtown Newark, was founded in 1868 and sustained by the monks of Newark Abbey, who are committed to the city by their vow of stability. St. Benedict's Prep is devoted to educating young men from Newark, its surrounding area and beyond. While explicitly dedicated to serving minority youngsters, and those from low-income backgrounds, we welcome students from all racial, religious, and socioeconomic groups to create real diversity.

As a monastery school guided by the spiritual principles of the Rule of Benedict, we engage students in the daily practice of a living Christian community: all strive to grow in mutual respect, to work and pray together, and to take responsibility for one another.

St. Benedict's students learn to exercise leadership in all aspects of school life. Through a rigorous college prep curriculum and vibrant extracurricular offerings, we develop the mind, stretch the heart, form character, and nourish the spirit. Fortified by a robust counseling program and guidance from caring adults, our students gain the strength and resilience to achieve their goals, often overcoming personal obstacles and challenging backgrounds and the enduring legacy of poverty and racism. St. Benedict's prepares a young man to fulfill his potential as an emotionally mature, morally responsible, well-educated, and confident person, eager to contribute his full range of gifts to his family, community and an ever-changing world.