About Us

Palm Beach Prep is a post-graduate college preparatory school located just off the shorelines of West Palm Beach, Florida.  Founded in 2020 by college professors, college basketball coaches, and business professionals, our academics and athletics programs are designed to prepare students for college academics, athletics, and the workforce.

SAT and CLEP Prep programs are designed to help improve our student’s college resumes, while our Elective Courses are designed to prepare them for life after graduation.  The skills and habits that our students acquire through our academic programs will help them stand out in the recruitment process and beyond.

With day and boarding options, Palm Beach Prep’s students come from near and far.  The diversity of our student-athletes and staff is a strength that enhances the experience of all members of our community.  Preparing students to be leaders in a global society is one of our school’s main drivers.

Our five core values as a school community are Diversity, Empathy, Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility.  These values are embedded and emphasized in the design of all programming at the school.

Meet The Administration

Palm Beach Prep was founded by college professors and basketball coaches.

Director of Athletics / Head Basketball Coach

Connor Quigley

Coach Connor Quigley is a former Division III Basketball player who has experience playing and coaching at every level of amateur basketball. With almost a decade of coaching experience, he has a deep understanding of the transition between high school and college basketball.

Coach Quigley's career began at Keiser University under the tutelage of legendary Head Coach Rollie Massimino, a member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame and pioneer of the sport. During Coach Quigley's time at Keiser, the Seahawks amassed a record of 53-14 and finished in the Elite 8 of the 2016 NAIA National Tournament. Coach Quigley had many responsibilities as a member of Coach Massimino’s staff. His main responsibilities included, designing and implementing individual workout programs, developing scouting reports and game strategies, as well as recruiting new players. Coach Quigley aided in the development of 7 Keiser players that went on to play professional basketball: Stanley Whittaker, Andrija Sarenac, Deion McClenton, Brice Jenkins, Stefan Zecevic, Marko Orlic, and Andrija Matic.

Following his time with Coach Massimino, Coach Quigley spent a year working as a College scout based out of South Florida. Aided by his experience working and playing at different collegiate levels, Coach Quigley identified local talent and helped dozens of Florida athletes gain recognition and recruitment interest. During that time he worked closely with members of the Florida community to organize AAU Events and Individual Showcases in order to provide exposure for high school athletes.

Coach Quigley went on to accept a position working for Coach Baker Dunleavy at Quinnipiac University for the 2018-19 Season as a video coordinator. He was able to gain valuable insight to the Division I level while learning from one of the top up and coming coaches in college basketball. His understanding of video operations has become a great aid in the recruitment of his athletes, as he's been able to create an abundance of video content for them to use in their recruitment process.

Coach Quigley made his return to Florida for the 2019-20 season, accepting the Head Coaching position at Triple Threat Prep. The program finished the year with a 20-11 record, including Triple Threat Prep’s first win over a Junior College program (Palm Beach State). 90% of Coach Quigley’s athletes were offered an opportunity to play College basketball, five of whom moved on to play at a Division I Junior College program. Koby Isaac, one of Coach Quigley’s top recruits was named an All American as a Freshman during the 2020-21 season at Southeastern Community College. Coach Quigley is a passionate mentor with a clear understanding of the skills, concepts, and daily habits required to play college basketball. He helped create Palm Beach Prep in order to provide an impactful environment that deeply values the personal growth and the long term sustainability of its Student Athletes.

Dean of Students

Brandon Strassburger

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Dean of Academics

Daniel Holbrook

Holbrook joined the Emmanuel Men's Basketball staff as an Assistant Coach prior to the start of the 2018-19 campaign. He also joined the Emmanuel College faculty in 2020 as a full-time professor. Prior to joining the Emmanuel staff in 2018, Holbrook was an assistant coach at Northwood University for five seasons working under NCAA Hall of Fame Coach Rollie Massimino. During that time, the Seahawks compiled an overall record of 131 wins and 36 losses. The stint included four trips to the National Tournament, a Runner-Up finish in the 2012 National Tournament, and 21 No. 1 rankings in the Top 25 National Poll. Holbrook recruited four All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans, and the 2017 valedictorian. Before joining Northwood, Holbrook served as an assistant coach at Brandeis University for two seasons, and two seasons at Lexington High School (MA) under legendary coach Bob Farias. Holbrook is a 2008 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth where he captained the basketball team, was voted the Little East Conference Most Valuable Player, and earned All-American honors from both the National Association of Basketball Coaches and D3hoops. A 2003 graduate of Lexington High School (MA), Holbrook captained his team and was named a Middlesex League All-Star in both his junior and senior seasons. During that time, the Minutemen won three consecutive Middlesex League titles and were one of the top teams in Division I. In 2011, Holbrook received an MBA degree from Bentley University where he double majored in economics and financial markets, and finance.

We recognize that attending a post grad institution comes at a cost to your family—and that cost can be an influential factor in your post grad decision. With all the advantages awaiting you as a Palm Beach Prep student, we strive to assist you with the many options available to make a Palm Beach Prep education attainable for you and your family.

Annual Costs for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
Application Fee (one-time fee) $100
Athletic Fees (Facility/Coaching/Travel etc.) $11,000
Academics $4,500
Health and Wellness (Meals/Yoga/Recovery Shakes etc) $4,000
Deposit $4,000
Full Tuition $20,000

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students who earn Palm Beach Prep merit scholarships and non-need-based awards are notified by the Office of Admissions in their acceptance packets. These awards include the Founder’s Scholarship, Roland Massimino Scholarship, M. Cutler Achievement Scholarship, Robert Farias Scholarship, and the Melvin Johnson Scholarship. The scholarship letter included with the acceptance packet provides important scholarship details.

In addition to merit-based scholarships, Palm Beach Prep offers the Sharks Community Award to recognize the many ways we believe students will be a valuable addition to the Palm Beach Prep community. Financial need is not considered when determining eligibility for this award and students are notified with the acceptance packet.

All students who complete the admission application by the published application deadline are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. No separate application is required for scholarships.

Scholarships are mutually exclusive; however, students receiving scholarships or awards may also be considered for need-based financial aid including federal, state and Palm Beach Prep grants and loans.

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