Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory School is America’s oldest Catholic boarding and day school for young men in grades 9 through 12, and the only Jesuit boarding school in the country. Situated on 93 acres in suburban Washington, D.C., Prep's mission is to form men of competence, conscience, courage, and compassion; men of faith and men for others.
At Georgetown Prep, we are committed to the rich heritage of Jesuit educational principles of intellectual excellence, reflection, and personal responsibility.
A Prep education inspires our students to lead a purposeful life by continuing to grow and challenge themselves in leadership and in service to others through higher education and beyond.
A commitment to the concept of Magis (Latin for ‘more’) is a hallmark of Jesuit schools. It challenges students to go beyond what is expected, interacting with their community with generosity, excellence, and empathy.
A Jesuit education, fulfilling the vision of St. Ignatius, is grounded in teaching our students to find God in all things. The values of Jesuit education prepare students to be well-informed, balanced, and compassionate young men.
Prep's student body hails from 87 countries and 48 states over our 230+ year history. We integrate global connections in our curriculum and extracurriculars. Our service trips extend beyond our national borders.
Cura Personalis (‘care for the whole self’) is demonstrated by the personal attention in the classroom, a deep respect for diversity in our community, and an emphasis on the growth and formation for each student.
Day and residential students
Faculty have an advanced degree
Students accepted to college
Students of Color
Extracurricular activities and clubs
Athletic Teams, 16 Different Sports
IAC Championships over the last 11 years
Summer Senior Immersion Trips
Hours of service by each student by graduation
Alumni living around the world
Capacity of the Figge Theater
Miles to the Nation's Capital
The community at Prep is so special and means everything to me. I chose Prep because of the tight knit community. Not only does the community include my brothers, but it extends to teachers, groundskeepers, and the lovely kitchen staff. At Prep we are men for and with others.
At Prep, I uncovered my passions among the intersections of science, service and culture. Prep gave me an environment in which I could develop in my Christian faith while harnessing my intellectual faculties which I could use to help make the world a better place.
My time at Prep meant the world to me. Learning the concepts of servant leadership and Cura Personalis proved critical to my current job in the Navy.
I love the teachers at Prep because they make hard subjects like AP Chem or Multivariable much easier than they seem. They are very responsive to our questions and take the time to answer them in detail. The campus also helps with the learning experience as it feels open and natural.
Prep students bring unbridled enthusiasm, intense curiosity, and a zest for life to the science classroom. They are a joy to teach.
I love teaching at Prep because of the strong sense of community. We are one big family and we are on this journey together. Working at Prep gives me the opportunity to teach and mentor our young men as they go through their high school years.