St. Joseph's Preparatory School

1733 W Girard Ave,
Philadelphia, PA, 19130-0191
Tel: (215)978-1959
Grades: 9 - 12 | 979 students
The mission of Saint Joseph's Prep 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1851

Student Body

Total Students 979 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade St. Joseph

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 91%
Average Class Size 26 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1854
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Coat & Tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 6
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,600
% on Financial Aid 33%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,375
Acceptance Rate 65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mr. Jason Zazyczny '90
Admissions Associate Mr. Brian McCloskey '91

Sports

Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCrew,
Cross CountryCycling,
FootballFreestyle Skiing,
GolfLacrosse,
RugbySwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 32 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Asian Culture, Band, Black and Latino Culture Club, Cape and Sword Drama Society, Chess, Christus Choir, Classics, Community Service Corps, Computers, Environmental Action, Forensics, Intramurals, Italian Culture Club, Juggling, Language, Library, Martial Arts, Mathletes, Mock Trial, Model UN/OAS, National Honor Society, Philosophy Discussion, Photography, Respect Life, Retreats, Robotics, Science, Spirit, Student Council, Student Literary Magazine, Student Newspaper, Students Against Destructive Decisions Asian Culture, Band, Chess, Christus Choir, Classics, Computers, Forensics, Intramurals, Juggling, Language, Library, Martial Arts, Mathletes, Mock Trial, Model UN/OAS, Photography, Respect Life, Retreats, Robotics, Science, Spirit, Black and Latino Culture Club,
Cape and Sword Drama Society,
Community Service Corps,
Environmental Action,
Italian Culture Club,
National Honor Society,
Philosophy Discussion,
Student Council,
Student Literary Magazine,
Student Newspaper,
Students Against Destructive Decisions,

School Notes:

  • In order to graduate from Saint Joseph's Preparatory School, a student must earn a minimum of 26 academic credits as outlined below, satisfy the State of Pennsylvania requirement for physical education and fulfill community service requirements through our Ignatian Service Program.
  • Once students pass the basic course requirements, they are encouraged to expand on their achievements through Advanced Placement courses and explore an exciting range of electives. Students interested in language and literature may choose from Courses like Personal Writing, Censorship, or Elements of Drama. Journalism students produce their own newspaper, The Nose, in cooperation with The Philadelphia Inquirer. Students serious about science may choose to expand their computer expertise, take Advanced Placement courses, or experience field research in an Environmental Science class. Elective art courses include sculpture, painting, ceramics and illustration.
  • Advanced Placement courses are offered in 15 areas of study including history, English, science, Latin, mathematics, computer science and psychology. Many of The Prep's AP students receive college credit as a result of their performance in the Advanced Placement Examinations.
  • Honors courses are offered in 19 areas of study including modern language, mathematics, classics, and science.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Philadelphia Academic School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gesu School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Friends Select School (1.1 miles away)
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