St. Joseph's Preparatory School

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.

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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
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students885 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade St. Joseph's Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
91%
Average Class Size26 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1320
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Coat & Tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 6
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,100
Tuition Noteshttps://www.sjprep.org/admissions/scholarships--financial-aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Admissions DirectorMr. Howie Brown '99
Admissions AssociateMr. Brian McCloskey '91

Sports

Total Sports Offered22 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
FootballFreestyle Skiing,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
RugbySoccer,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,

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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