St Joseph's Preparatory School

Tel: (215)978-1959
  • 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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1851

Student Body

Total Students994 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeSt Joseph's Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
91%
Average Class Size26 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1320
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Coat & Tie)

Finances and Admission

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

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, 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

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.
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