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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Prep at a Glance
Day and residential students
Faculty have an advanced degree
Students accepted to college
Students of Color
Extracurricular activities and clubs
Athletic Teams, 13 IAC Varsity Sports
IAC Championships over the last decade
Summer Senior Immersion Trips
Hours of service by each student by graduation
Capacity of the Figge Theater
Alumni living around the world
Miles to the Nation's Capital
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.
Prep students bring unbridled enthusiasm, intense curiosity, and a zest for life to the science classroom. They are a joy to teach.
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.
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.
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.
Connections Across the Globe