St. John's Preparatory School

Tel: (978)774-1050
  • St. John's Prep is the only all-boys school for grades 6 through 12 north of Boston.
  • With dynamic teachers and in small, lively classes, St. John`s fosters critical thinking, compassionate problem solving, and creativity.
  • A culture of wellness and a commitment to service energizes student life, from academics and the arts to co-curricular activities and athletics.
  • A Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School, St. John's was founded in 1907 and is located on a 175-acre campus in Danvers, Massachusetts.
  • Recent additions to the campus include a Wellness Center with pool and a high school academic building for science, computer science, mathematics and world languages.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1907

Student Body

Total Students 1500 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade St. John's Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 23 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Economics, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP German Language and Culture, AP Human Geography, AP Latin: Vergil, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History,
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki or dark pants, collared shirt, dress shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 15
Tuition Notes Grades 9 through 12 tuition: $22,835 Grades 6 through 8 tuition: $19,550
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director Ms. Jennifer Glover

Sports

Total Sports Offered 24 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Winter Track, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
FencingFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
RugbySailing,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Water PoloWeightlifting,
Winter TrackWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 49 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Bowl, Anime Club, Arabic Language and Culture Club, Art and Design Club, Asian Cultural Club, Aviation Club, Best Buddies, Car Club, Celtic Band, Chamber Ensemble, Chess Club, Chinese Ambassador Club, Computer Club, Concordia Newspaper, Cycling Club, Drama Guild, Engineering Club, Environmental Club, Film Makers Club, Future Entrepreneurs Club, Game Design Club, Greek and Latin Club, History Club, Improv Club, Investment Club, Jewish Student Union, Latinos Unidos en Acción, Literary Journal, Math Team, Mock Trial Team, Model UN, Movie Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Pax Christi, Philosophy Club, Photography Club, Robotics Team, Science Fiction Club, Science and Technology Club, Spanish Club, Spire Brass, SwingTown! A Cappella, SwingTown! A Cappella Group, Woodwind Ensemble, Yearbook, Yearbook Staff, Young Democrats Club, Young Republicans Club, Young Socialists Club Academic Bowl, Anime Club, Aviation Club, Best Buddies, Car Club, Celtic Band, Chess Club, Computer Club, Cycling Club, Drama Guild, History Club, Improv Club, Math Team, Model UN, Movie Club, Pax Christi, Robotics Team, Spanish Club, Spire Brass, Yearbook, Yearbook Staff, Arabic Language and Culture Club,
Art and Design Club,
Asian Cultural Club,
Chamber Ensemble,
Chinese Ambassador Club,
Concordia Newspaper,
Engineering Club,
Environmental Club,
Film Makers Club,
Future Entrepreneurs Club,
Game Design Club,
Greek and Latin Club,
Investment Club,
Jewish Student Union,
Latinos Unidos en Acción,
Literary Journal,
Mock Trial Team,
Outdoor Adventure Club,
Philosophy Club,
Photography Club,
Science Fiction Club,
Science and Technology Club,
SwingTown! A Cappella,
SwingTown! A Cappella Group,
Woodwind Ensemble,
Young Democrats Club,
Young Republicans Club,
Young Socialists Club,

School Notes

You'll notice a culture of wellness and a commitment to excellence at St. John`s, both in the classrooms and in the co-curricular activities that are an integral part of the student experience. Founded on the five values of Xaverian Brotherscompassion, humility, simplicity, trust and zealSt. John`s encourages habits of excellence, critical thinking, compassionate problem solving, spiritual growth, leadership and creativity.    
  • Grade-level themes guide teaching and learning at every level
  • Hands-on learning and creativity flouish in small classes
  • World languages include Chinese, German, Latin and Spanish
  • 23 Advanced Placement courses
  • Award-winning fine arts program with painting, sculpture, ceramics, drama, and music
  • Electives at the high school level include Robotics, Neuroscience, War & Peace in a Dangerous World, Current Issues of Race & Gender, The Holocaust, Economics
  • Vibrant Campus Ministry program with opportunities for students to become involved in service work, locally, across the United States and abroad
  • 22+ interscholastic sports plus intramurals and wellness/fitness programs
  • Strong alumni network with resources for career development, internship placements, and mentorships
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