The Rule

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Follow St. Benedict's Prep and the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey.

In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict's Prep is the exception with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate. Filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno profile the school and the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey to see how they achieve success among a vulnerable population.

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    The Rule

    The Rule

    Learn how a prep school achieves near 100 percent college acceptance for inner-city boys.

    The Rule

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    The Rule

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    Learn how a prep school achieves near 100 percent college acceptance for inner-city boys.

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About the Show

In 530 A.D., the Rule of Saint Benedict was written as a basic “common sense” guide to foster community in a monastery. In 2014, "The Rule" documentary captures how one monastery called Newark Abbey, in the heart of one of America's most impoverished and violent cities, Newark, New Jersey, applies the precepts of this nearly 1500 year old handbook to its school, St. Benedict’s Prep.

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