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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.

The School

Founded: 1789
Jesuit Tradition: Oldest Jesuit school in the United States and only Jesuit boarding school in the United States

Student Body

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

Student Life

Nearly 30 extracurricular activities and clubs
Various student publications
Number of athletic teams: 28, including hockey, rugby, and fencing


93 acres
Two dormitories
Facilities include a fully-equipped recording studio, nine-hole golf course, and a regulation length artificial turf field with stadium lights

Why 35 Years?

Prep is such an easy place to love: an accepting, nurturing, challenging community where ‘care of the soul’ is the pre-eminent mission. That sense of Christ-centered mission is Prep’s heart and soul. I have taught at Prep for thirty-five years and have found here the truth of the adage that if you do something you love, something about which you are passionate, you will never work a day in your life! Who could ask for anything more?

— Steve Ochs, history teacher



A Catholic, Jesuit day and boarding school for young men, grades 9 through 12

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