St. John's Preparatory School
5.00 (2 reviews)
Our classes are different. Creative. Energized. 'The teachers don't lecture. They make you think,' said Ansh a seventh grader.
There is a saying at the Prep that no one walks alone. Here, you'll be part of something a whole lot bigger than a school: the St. John's Prep Brotherhood!
Want to learn to fly a plane? Or build a robot? Learn to write code? Good! In and out of class, they are opportunities for boy adventurers. Try everything!
Once you're here, you're not going to want to leave. Many students stay on campus after hours, forming study groups or finding a favorite spot to do homework.
Mountain biking, crew and jiu jitsu are some of the exciting sports options for students to try at St. John's. The Prep's new Wellness Center opens in September 2017 and will be a hub of activity for the entire community!
At the Prep, it's cool to be smart! This is the place where you'll learn how to use your talents and know-how for good!
'P-R-E-P, Prep, Prep, Prep!' That's one of the cheers you will hear in the stands at sporting events or drama competitions! Feel the Prep pride! #soarlikeaneagle
Community service opportunities abound at St. John's because students believe in living compassion like an action verb! Prep boys are exposed to a whole world of ways to do, be and make good. Get ready to find your good!
- 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 Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 6-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||1500 students|
|Student Body Type||All-boys|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 24%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|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|
|Admissions Director||Ms. Jennifer Glover|
|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 Skiing, Baseball,|
Cross Country, Diving,
Golf, Ice Hockey,
Lacrosse, Mountain Biking,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball,
Water Polo, Weightlifting,
Winter Track, Wrestling,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||49 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
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 and Technology Club, Science Fiction 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 Clu
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
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- South HamiltonGrades: 9-12 | 374 students
537 Highland St
South Hamilton, MA 01982
- North AndoverGrades: 9-12 | 381 students
1160 Great Pond Road
North Andover, MA 01845
- ReadingGrades: 6-12 | 750 students
101 Willow St.
Reading, MA 01867
- AndoverGrades: 9-12 | 1150 students
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
- GrotonGrades: 9-12 | 392 students
Po Box 992, 44 Main Street
Groton, MA 01450
My son graduated from "The Prep" in 1989. His education there was top notch and had a great impact on his furthering of his education all the way to his PhD and now being a distinguished political scientist and author. He definitely learned responsibility and dedication from all the teachers. While at STJ, he started a jazz band since there was no music program at the time. His idea was well accepted by STJ which shows the diversity allowed by this great school. Would recommend St. John's to all who want a quality education. Money well spent!
- Posted by Parent - angel
My son started six grade this year at SJP. It's been amazing!!! The attention to getting the boys adjusted and organized have led to a stress free start. My son comes home happy everyday!!!after our back to school night and covering the curriculum testing and grading I confidently know this was the right choice for my son. At St John's prep they just get it ! How to teach boys to learn and most importantly are learning about themselves as a person. I highly recommended SJP!
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