Quick Facts 2015-16
Georgetown Preparatory School is a Catholic, Jesuit day and boarding school for young men in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1789, Georgetown Prep is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and operates under the auspices of the Society of Jesus.
The school is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education and Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Prep is also a member of several independent school associations, including The Jesuit Secondary Education Association and The Association of Boarding Schools.
Jesuit Tradition: Oldest Jesuit school in the United States and only Jesuit boarding school in the United States
Enrollment: 490, of whom about 1/4 are boarding students
Students come from 17 states and 22 countries, including Spain, Nigeria, Korea, and Venezuela.
Demographics: 68 percent Caucasian, 11 percent African American, 11 percent Asian, 7 percent Hispanic, 3 percent “Other”
Financial Aid: 26% of the student body receives financial aid; average grant is $15,000
In the Classroom
Faculty: 46 full-time faculty; 83% have an advanced degree
Average class size: 16
8:1 student to faculty ratio
Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered: 25
Over 60 courses offered, Semester system; 7 days in a cycle
Nearly 30 extracurricular activities and clubs
Various student publications
Number of athletic teams: 28, including hockey, rugby, and fencing
Facilities include a fully-equipped recording studio, nine-hole golf course, and a regulation length artificial turf field with stadium lights