A special video welcome created by students in Mr. Sean Gaiser's Video Production class.
Wednesday, August 24 - Friday, August 26
Questions? Chris Rodriquez, Dean of Students
firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.214.1267
- Key Dates
- Class of 2026 Placement Testing
- Summer Reading List
- Summer Sports Sign-Ups
- Incoming Parents - FAQ's
- The GP Weekly
- News Stories
- Quick Links
New Resident Students Move-In
New Hoya Welcome Home BBQ – 5:30 p.m.
24-26 Wednesday - Friday
New Resident Student Orientation
25-26 Thursday - Friday
Returning Resident Student Move-In;
President’s Mass & Reception
First Day of Classes
Labor Day – No Classes
“Back to School Night” for Parents
Professional Day – No Classes
Columbus Day – No Classes
PSAT Testing Day
Open House- Attendance Required for all GP Students
End of First Quarter
Parent/Teacher Conferences – Evening Only
Parent/Teacher Conferences – No Classes
23-27 Wednesday - Sunday
Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes
Dorms Closed: Noon on 11/23
Dorms Reopen: Noon on 11/27
End of Second Quarter
15-20 Thursday - Tuesday
Christmas Break Begins
Dorms Closed: Noon on 12/21
Dorms Reopen: Noon on 1/2
Second Semester Classes Begin
Martin Luther King Day - No Classes
Professional Day - No Classes
President's Day - No Classes
End of Third Quarter
18 - 4/3 Saturday - Monday
Spring Break - No Classes
Dorms Closed: Noon on 3/18
Dorms Reopen: Noon on 4/1
7-10 Friday - Monday
Good Friday - Easter Monday
1-12 Monday - Friday
Advanced Placement Examinations
Baccalaureate Mass - 7:00 p.m.
Commencement - 9:00 a.m.
22-26 Monday - Friday
Underclassman Final Exams
Last Day of School
Dorms Closed: Noon on 5/27
Class of 2026 Placement Testing Registration
Exams offered: Algebra, Geometry, Biology, Latin, Chinese, French, German, & Spanish.
The four testing sessions are on the following dates/times:
- Thursday, 6/2, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, 6/4, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
- Monday, 6/6, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, 6/8, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Please do not sign up for more than two tests in one session.
Resident Students: During New Resident Student Orientation in August, there will be time for each student to take the placement tests.
Summer Sports Sign-Ups
Soccer • Summer 2022
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. every morning
June 27 - July 1, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. every evening
July 25 - July 29, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. every morning
August 1-5, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m every evening
August 27-30, Tryouts
Contact: Coach Danver at email@example.com
Weather cancellations will be posted to Prep’s Soccer Twitter account: @GPrep_Soccer
Freshman Football • Summer 2022
June 25 - July 21
Every Tuesday and Thursday morning
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Coach Pete White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross-country • Summer 2022
The dates, times, and location are listed. Only 10 individuals may sign up for any one date. Coaches Andy and Kate hold the summer workouts.
If you are unable to attend the workouts, please run on your own. Our first official practice will be held on Thursday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. We’ll meet on the new track. (Go past the guard house and take the first right.) Please bring a drink with you.
You should start out by running 15 minutes comfortably and then increase your runs by 5 minutes each week until you can run 30 minutes without stopping at a 7:30 mile pace. You can bike and swim as well. 1 mile of swimming = 4 miles of running and 4 miles of biking =1 mile of running. Stay active during the summer and try to do activities when it’s not too warm. Remember to drink.
Contact: Coach Greg Dunston at email@example.com
Incoming Parents – Frequently Asked Questions
When does school start?
New RESIDENT Move in: Tuesday, August 23
New RESIDENT Orientation: Wednesday, August 24-Friday, August 26
ALL Freshmen Orientation: Thursday, August 25 and Friday, August 26
First Day of Classes: Monday, August 29
Please contact the Dean of Students, Mr. Chris Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about Freshmen Orientation
or the Residential Dean, Mr. Joe Harkins, at email@example.com with any questions about resident student move-in procedures.
When will my son receive his schedule?
The schedules will be posted on both the student and parent portals in Veracross in early July. Please contact the Academic Dean, Dr. Erik Maginnis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Registrar, Ms. Catherine Vaz, at email@example.com with any questions about the class schedule.
The majority of freshmen take seven classes: Theology, English, Math, Biology, Western Civilization, Latin, and one semester each of Art & Music. There is an option to take a full year of art or participate in a musical group in lieu of the art & music requirement. Please contact the Dean of Academics, Dr. Erik Maginnis, at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about this option.
Once your son receives his schedule, you will find a list of required textbooks on the Georgetown Prep website with links provided for purchase. We offer a used textbook event on campus in July. Used textbooks are offered for free on a first come, first served basis. You will receive an email in early July with the details about the used textbook event.
If my son decides to take a placement test, in which subjects are they offered and on what dates?
Incoming students are not required to take any placement tests. However, if you are interested in determining if your son may qualify for a more advanced freshmen course, he should take a placement test.
Placement tests are offered in Math (Algebra & Geometry), Biology (for those students hoping to enroll in Honors Biology), Latin, & Modern Languages (Chinese, French, German, and Spanish). Each test is at most one hour long. They are hosted in the Hanley Center Multi-Purpose Room.
We want placement tests to be offered as late in your son’s eighth-grade year as possible to make sure that we are accurately testing his knowledge. Placement tests will be offered, on campus, on the following dates:
Thursday, June 2, 4:00-6:00 p.m;
Saturday, June 4, 9:00-11:00 a.m;
Monday, June 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m;
Wednesday, June 8, 4:00-6:00 p.m;
Placement tests will be offered to the resident students after they move-in on August 23.
Two tests may be taken on each date, so plan accordingly if your son wants to take more than two tests. You must register for these tests using the registration form located on the New Families Page of the Prep website. Please contact Dean of Academics Erik Maginnis email@example.com or the Registrar, Ms. Catherine Vaz, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding placement tests.
My son is a resident student, is there anything specific to residents that we need to know?
New RESIDENT Move in: Tuesday, August 23.
New RESIDENT Orientation: Wednesday, August 24-Friday, August 26.
Placement tests will be offered to the resident students after they move-in on August 23.
Before July 1 the Residential Dean, Mr. Joe Harkins, will send new resident families an introductory email full of information about the move-in process.
What should my son wear to school?
Dress Code: khakis, a solid-colored button down shirt, a tie, a belt, and dress (leather) shoes. In the winter months, students are also required to wear a blue blazer. Students will be given a student handbook at orientation which includes information about the dress code. Contact the Dean of Students, Mr. Chris Rodriguez, at email@example.com with any questions about the dress code.
Who do I contact if my son will be late or absent from school?
If your son will be absent from school please notify the Dean of Students Office. You may email the Assistant to the Dean of Students, Mr. Rashad Dorsey, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 301.214.1252.
If your son will be late for school or needs to leave school for an appointment, please notify Mr. Dorsey. Your son must report to the Dean of Students Office first upon his arrival/return to school, before he goes to class.
How do I get information about the bus from Northern Virginia?
Prep students may sign-up for buses that pick-up/drop-off in several locations in Northern Virginia. The bus is chartered by Stone Ridge. Please contact the Dean of Students, Mr. Chris Rodriguez, at email@example.com with any questions about the bus or any transportation related questions.
Will I need to complete health forms for my son before classes begin?
DUE AUGUST 1, 2022.
Start gathering the required health forms for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Documentation of a yearly physical examination, along with any required immunization updates must be provided to the school.
Click here to access the Magnus Health website to start uploading your forms. These forms must be filled out, signed, and dated by your child's physician. NOTE - if your child's last physical occurred after August 1 of the previous year, he will need to have an updated physical exam and a signed form after 1 year has passed from his most recent physical exam.
Use your admissions username (email address) and password to gain access to your Magnus Health account. If you need assistance with your username and password, contact
You will receive notifications and reminders from our health form collection system, Magnus, about health forms that must be completed online for each student.
Please contact Adam Brown, MS, LAT, ATC Director of Health & Wellness, Athletic Trainer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.214.8619 with any questions that you have about the physical or health forms. You also have access to the Magnus Help Desk, 877-461-6831
Are there any summer reading requirements for incoming freshmen?
While we encourage all students to read for pleasure during the summer, there is only one required summer reading book for freshmen. Each freshman must select one book from a list to be provided by the English Department. Students will participate in a “book club style” discussion in September. More information and a sign-up form will be forthcoming from our English Department Chairperson, Mr. Tom Venker.
Do any of the fall sports have camps of workouts over the summer?
The fall sports (football, soccer and cross-country) will have workouts during the summer. Other sports may also have workouts. Please find below the information that we have so far regarding workout schedules. Please contact the Athletic Director, Mr. Dan Paro, at email@example.com or 301-214-1204 with any questions about summer workouts.
Freshmen football workouts:
June 21-July 21 Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:00 a.m.;
August 17 equipment distribution.
Please contact the Freshman Football Coach, Mr. Pete White, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about freshman football.
June 20-24 9-11 am;
June 27-July 1 5-7 pm;
July 25-July 29 9-11 am;
August 1-August 5 5-7 pm;
August is 27-August 30 Tryouts.
Please contact the Varsity Soccer Coach, Mr. Brian Danver, email@example.com or 301.214.1290 with questions about summer soccer workouts.
My son received academic accommodations in middle school (e.g. extended time on tests) – how do I make sure he continues to receive these accommodations?
Each student who receives academic accommodations at Prep must have an up to date report with a full battery of psycho-educational testing. The testing must be no more than three years old; if your son has testing that is out of date, we would strongly encourage you to have him re-tested this summer. If you have any questions about academic accommodations and educational testing, please reach out to the Director of Counseling Services, Ms. Karen Napolitano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will I know how my son is doing? What sorts of communications will I receive from the school?
High school is a big pond and we know that this can be a disconcerting transition. We have a few structures in place to help you – and us – keep watchful eyes on your son:
Freshmen Advisory. Each 9th grade student is assigned to two faculty advisors. Along with about 7-8 classmates, these advisory groups meet once a week in small groups, and once every seven school days as a large group. The freshman advisory curriculum covers topics like organization, time management, study skills, sleep habits, and health & wellness, in addition to providing an adult source of support to each student.
Big Brothers. Each advisory group will have approximately three seniors to serve as Big Brothers to the younger students.
Many elementary schools provide grades to students and parents in real time. Prep does not do this, so how can you know how your son is doing academically?
Freshman Advisory. Each advisor has access to each of his advisee’s grades, and can share those with your son.
Teach your son self-advocacy. Teachers love nothing more than students who are willing to advocate on their own behalf. The most successful students at Prep are the ones able to take a real sense of agency and ownership over their work. Encourage your son to go see his teachers to ask how he is doing in a class.
Progress Reports and Report Cards. At the halfway point of each academic marking period, you will receive a Progress Report for your son in EVERY class, regardless of whether he is doing well or poorly. At the end of each marking period, you will receive a report card. Roughly every 6-8 weeks, you will receive a mailing from the school with your son’s academic progress provided.
Cycle Grade Reports. We follow a seven-day testing cycle, with school days lettered from A through G. At the conclusion of each cycle, your son will receive a Cycle Grade Report in his portal. Though this report doesn’t publish to parents, it is an easy way for you to check in with your son for a productive conversation about his progress.
Reach out. There are many members of our community who care deeply for your son: advisors, teachers, coaches, administrators, and staff. Rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to care for each student at Prep. If you find yourself worried about how your son is progressing academically, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Academic Dean, Dr. Erik Maginnis, at email@example.com).
How to stay informed with life at Georgetown Prep?
Please refer to the parent portal–your login for Veracross–which will take you to a dashboard. This dashboard houses links to the schedule, the school calendar, and other resources. More information to come as the academic year begins.
Read the weekly announcements in your email inbox.
Read the monthly letter from the Academic Dean, Dr. Erik Maginnis.
Follow Georgetown Prep on our all-school Facebook and Instagram channels
Ask your son questions! There is no better source about what’s going on at school and in the classrooms than the students themselves – use current events and routine circumstances as a way to engage your son on how he is developing as he acclimates to this new environment.
If you have any further questions or need further clarification, please don’t hesitate to reach out:
- Academic Dean, Dr. Erik Maginnis – firstname.lastname@example.org; 301.214.1229
- Registrar (Veracross), Mrs. Catherine Vaz - email@example.com; 301.214.8639
- Dean of Students, Mr. Chris Rodriguez - firstname.lastname@example.org; 301.214.1267
- Residential Dean, Mr. Joe Harkins - email@example.com; 301.214.1284
- Athletic Director, Mr. Dan Paro - firstname.lastname@example.org; 301.214.1204
- Athletic Trainer, Mr. Adam Brown - email@example.com; 301.214.8619
- Director of Marketing & Communications, Mrs. Connie Shaffer Mitchell - firstname.lastname@example.org; 301.214.8620
- Director of Counseling Services, Ms. Karen Napolitano – email@example.com; 301.214.8625
- 2022 - 2023 Academic Catalogue
- Uniform Information
- Transportation Options
- BYOD Program
- Summer 2022 Information
Please read an important note regarding health forms from Sharon Weldon, RN.