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Who We Are

For 234 years, Georgetown Prep has encouraged young men to strive for the Magis - excellence in all things; to be men of competence, conscience, courage, and compassion; men of faith, men for others. Exceptional young men enter our halls each fall in Grade 9, and, after four years, those same men go forth with the aim to set the world on fire. 

The Oldest Jesuit School and Only Jesuit Boarding School in the Nation


Historical Jesuit teacher with Prep students

Georgetown Preparatory School is part of a rich heritage of Jesuit education – one that began in 1789 when Archbishop John Carroll, the first bishop of Baltimore, founded his Academy on the Patowmack. Georgetown Prep 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., Georgetown Prep provides an incredibly unique educational experience and community.

A Community Connected Across the Globe

In an ever increasing global and interdependent world, the best equipped students understand and appreciate the world beyond their own home. At Georgetown Prep, we provide our students the opportunity to learn, connect, explore, and collaborate with a community from across the globe. This unique exposure gives our students a wider worldview by building cross-cultural understanding as we prepare them to become global citizens. This makes the Georgetown Prep experience truly unique. 

Chinese class

An Excellent Faculty & Staff Inspiring Lifelong Learning


Georgetown Prep dedicates time and resources into hiring strong faculty and staff members who embrace the Jesuit identity, the high standards of academics and college preparation, and the goal to educate the whole person. Our teachers make it a priority to be accessible, with over 16 teachers living on campus as faculty residents in our boarding program. Prep's counselors, coaches, and nurses serve as important partners with the teachers and parents to provide support for our students' academic, social, emotional, and health needs.

The Lifelong Bonds of Prep Brotherhood

The connections our students make at Prep do not end at graduation. Prep Pride is alive and well in many of our graduates. With over 6,500 alumni, spanning the globe, our graduates are part of an alumni family that provides an invaluable network of friendships and opportunities both personally and professionally. In addition, our alumni give back to the students by way of mentoring, coaching, serving as Trustees, and even teaching. 

Lifelong friends
Freshmen Orientation