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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 (24% boarding students; 76% day students)
  • Students come from 17 states and 20 countries, including Spain, Nigeria, Korea, and Venezuela
  • Demographics: 66% Caucasian, 11% African American, 13% Asian
  • Financial Aid: 26% of the student body receives financial aid; average grant is $19,000
  • 100% enrollment in 4-year college 
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 
  • Average graduate takes four AP courses
  • Average SAT score: 1935
  • Over 60 courses offered
Student Life
  • Nearly 30 extracurricular activities and clubs
  • Various student publications
  • Number of athletic teams: 28, including hockey, rugby, and fencing
  • Renowned speech and debate, Organization of American States (OAS), theater, and campus ministry programs
  • Athletic achievement: National champion lacrosse program, top Washington-area private school swimming and golf programs, perennial successes such as cross country, baseball, and basketball 
  • Most athletic teams offer freshman teams and most do not have cuts
  • 93 acres
  • Two dormitories
  • State-of-the-art academic center and student commons featuring a new library, study rooms, fully-wired classrooms, student lounges, and new administrative offices
  • Facilities include a fully-equipped recording studio, nine-hole golf course, 11-lane natatorium, 6,000 sq. ft. weight training room, film room, 200-meter indoor track, 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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