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Our Mission

Since 1789

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.

Welcome

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Our Purpose

Excellence in Education

A Jesuit Education

At Georgetown Prep, we are committed to the rich heritage of Jesuit educational principles of intellectual excellence, reflection, and personal responsibility.

Ignatian Identity

Ignatian Identity

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.

International

International

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.

Intimate

Intimate

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.

Intellect

Intellect

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.

Inspire

Inspire

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.

Our Facts

Prep at a Glance

498

Day and residential students

86%

Faculty have an advanced degree

100%

Students accepted to college

27%

Students of Color

80

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Extracurricular activities and clubs

26

Athletic Teams, 13 IAC Varsity Sports

53

IAC Championships over the last decade

7

Summer Senior Immersion Trips

85

Hours of service by each student by graduation

26

AP Classes

520

Capacity of the Figge Theater

6,100+

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Alumni living around the world

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Miles to the Nation's Capital

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  • Student
Hudson Caulfield ‘23

Boarding at Georgetown Prep is truly a gift. It has given me a new community of loving and caring individuals, and has taught me to be more independent. I feel prepared for the future to come. 

  • Teacher
Joanna Bradley

Prep students bring unbridled enthusiasm, intense curiosity, and a zest for life to the science classroom. They are a joy to teach.

  • Student
Stephen Githaka ‘23

My favorite thing about Prep is the very caring community. The support from friends and teachers who want you to succeed is something you cannot find anywhere else but Prep.

  • Teacher
Andy Swaminathan

I love teaching at Prep because of the strong sense of community. We are one big family and we are on this journey together. Personally, as a father of two grown-up boys, working at Prep gives me the opportunity to continue to teach and mentor our young men as they go through their high school years.

  • Alumni
John Gamba '88

Georgetown Prep instilled the Jesuit philosophy of "Men for Others" and I was able to see the world from different perspectives and think about how I could serve the world for the greater good. Today, I find the most fulfillment when I'm engaged in areas of service – whether that's through mentoring impact entrepreneurs, coaching my son's baseball team, or serving on our family's foundation.

OUR COMMUNITY

Connections Across the Globe

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Australia
West - Midwest - Southwest
Mexico
Northeast - Southeast
Brazil - Columbia - Ecuador - Panama
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Spain
Kenya
France - Germany - Italy - UK
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Indonesia - Philippines - Taiwan - Thailand
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China - Hong Kong - Korea - Taiwan - Vietnam
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