Welcome from the President
Dear Prep Community,
It is an honor and privilege to lead our nation's oldest Jesuit educational institution, especially as Georgetown Prep celebrates its 225th anniversary of forming men of faith, men for others.
Since the Board of Trustees' March announcement, I have had the opportunity to meet many members of the Prep community. Your passionate enthusiasm for Prep is contagious, and I look forward to meeting many more of you in the coming days.
While I am not entirely new to Georgetown Prep, having served on the Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2003, I will need to understand today's Georgetown Prep and our future aspirations from you: faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and our students. As Pope Francis proposes, "This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important thing is that they lead towards the Good." I will heed this advice and spend time listening to and learning from you.
I especially look forward to working with Georgetown Prep’s outstanding faculty and staff to care for and challenge our students as they develop into accomplished scholars, athletes, artists, men of faith, and generous citizens in their communities.
Archbishop John Carroll, Georgetown Prep’s founder, asserted in 1789, "On this Academy is built all my hope of permanency and success to our Holy Religion in the United States." 225 years later, we will work together to ensure Georgetown Prep's continued success by enhancing its Ignatian identity and ensuring a vibrant school for future generations.
As we begin an exciting and, surely busy school year, I ask that you pray for Georgetown Prep, especially for our students.
God Bless and Hoya Saxa,
Scott Pilarz, S.J.