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St. Joseph’s Preparatory School

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School

Type: Day
Gender: Boys
1733 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

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The students, faculty, staff, and alumni, collectively called Prep Nation, consider the Prep our home. It is a place where we are seen, loved, and challenged to become the person we were born to be.

Since 1851, St. Joseph's Prep has supported the formation of outstanding young men from across the Delaware Valley. Rooted in a tradition of Jesuit education, the Prep develops the minds, hearts, souls, and characters of young men who go forward to make a difference in the world, men "for and with others." At its Philadelphia campus, the Prep offers your son top-tier academics, a commitment to service, robust student life, spiritual formation, championship athletics, unparalleled college preparation, and brotherhood for life as part of Prep Nation.

Need-based financial aid and academic scholarships are available, as well as affinity grants for children and dependents of first responders, primary school teachers, active-duty military, and employees and graduates of HBCUs.

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What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

Like all schools in the global Jesuit Network, the Prep fosters not only intellectual development, but also moral and spiritual growth. At the Prep,our Ignatian Heritage and our Philadelphia location well prepare young men for their next journey. They leave 17th and Girard embodying the characteristics of the Pro le of a Graduate at

Graduation. More commonly know as the “Grad at Grad,” these characteristics are:






What is your mission statement?

The mission of St. Joseph's Preparatory School as a Catholic, Jesuit, urban, college preparatory school is to develop the minds, hearts, souls, and characters of young men in their pursuit of becoming MEN FOR AND WITH OTHERS.




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