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Prep has given me freedoms and opportunities I don’t think I could find anywhere else. This place has allowed me to explore all parts of my life and help me recognize who I am as a young man. My prep brothers here are like family and the community support is world class. Hoya saxa. Goap Kodi ‘24

Benefits of Our Catholic Boarding School

Georgetown Prep is a global community. Our students hail from around the world and around the corner. This geographic diversity gives students at our school the opportunity to learn about the world from each other. Boarders open their rooms to their day student friends after school or before the huge lacrosse game against Landon. Day students open their homes to their boarder friends on weekends or for a family dinner. Students at our residential prep school have the best of both worlds!

Our boarding school for boys helps students to develop lifelong friendships and traditions that become strong support systems through their academic years. Boarding life provides your child with a safe learning environment that allows them to explore their individuality and build character through a diverse social experience that is a community of its own. Students can participate in extracurricular activities easily while also having a space dedicated to their studies, helping them to focus better, too!

In addition, boarding life encourages students to develop essential life skills such as independence, effective communication, self-advocacy, and group interaction prior to enrolling in college.

To learn more about our Jesuit boarding school or to plan a visit to our campus, please feel free to contact us today. We'd be happy to show you around our campus and provide you with information about our amenities and what you can experience during day-to-day residential life.

Three students hanging out in a dorm room

Hanging out in a dorm room

Tour the Campus Center & Residence Building

Residence Hall

Our Residence Hall & Campus Center opened in October 2022. It is a spectacular building with state of the art living spaces.

Residence Hall

The lounge on the fourth floor has a community shuffle board, a pool table, sitting area with a TV, an outdoor patio, and a small kitchen.

Residence Hall and Campus Center

Our residence students love to gather on the main floor.

Table time

Residence Hall and Campus Center
Residence Hall and Campus Center
Residence Hall and Campus Center

Having a roommate at Prep teaches boys how to learn to live with others, rely on friends for emotional support, the importance of communicating, and fosters brotherhood.

Residence Hall and Campus Center

Study time

Residence Hall and Campus Center
Residence Hall and Campus Center
Residence Hall and Campus Center laundry room
Residence Hall and Campus Center patio
Residence Hall and Campus Center
Residence Hall and Campus Center

Steve A. Maczynski Lecture Hall and Global Forum 

First-year student lounge overlooking William V. Bidwill ’49 Stadium

Brown Family Faculty Library


 
Hoe Harkins

Welcome from the Dean of Residential Life

As the only Jesuit boarding school in the United States, we take our commitment to cura personalis - personalized care and concern for each individual - very seriously. The trust placed in us by the parents who ask us to care for their sons, is a responsibility which we do not take lightly.

Our Dorm Parent team is made up of 30 adults, including 16 teachers, 13 coaches, 8 alumni, 2 college counselors, a mental health nurse, and members of our Alumni Service Corps. Comprising 20% of the school’s population and made up of 120 residents from 6 continents, 19 countries, and 14 U.S. states, the Georgetown Prep Residential Program fosters a close-knit community where students receive supervision and guidance from a variety of different individuals and perspectives.

Whether helping a student to navigate the academic, emotional, spiritual, or social rigors of high school, our Dorm Parents strive to develop each young man’s full potential and character. Our staff is dedicated to creating a safe, caring, fun environment while serving as positive role models and mentors. Living in community with the boys, and serving in roles such as academic advisors and extracurricular moderators, our diverse staff are able to provide the support necessary to allow the resident students to grow into true men for and with others.

In our community, students are able to live and work with their best friends, get a head start in preparing for college life, and learn firsthand about the world from people who have lived in virtually every corner of it. Upon becoming a part of our Residential Program, the boys who live here immediately become part of a global network that is unlike anything else in the world.

We want you to call Prep your home.
 

Hoya Saxa,

Joseph Harkins ’96
Dean of Residential Life


 

Ryan '23 is from Hong Kong and Stephen '23 is from Kenya. The freshmen year photo was taken on the first day of school. Ryan and Stephen recreated their photo on graduation day four years later.

"When I look at these photos, I see the brotherhood Steve and I had the opportunity to develop during our four years at Prep. I see the memories that we formed, the highs that we shared, and the lows that we supported each other through. Brotherhood at Prep is a unique and integral part of my high school experience that I could not get anywhere else. Boarding at Prep has positively impacted my life and taught me lessons that I will hold in my heart for the rest of my life."  - Ryan

"When I see these photos I see how the various experiences at Prep have moulded both Ryan and I. Being roommates with Ryan has helped me recognize the greatness of having someone to relate to. From Biology Club, which we ran together, to the soccer teams, I have learned that at Prep you are never alone. There is always a person around to support you and help you push through any challenges that come your way." - Stephen

Our Voices

The Prep Impact

Why did you choose to be a residential student at GP?

Matteo Yu ’27

Shanghai, China

Alex Murphy Glidden ’25

LYMAN, NH

Bobby O'Connor ’26

UlaanBataar, Mongolia

Jesse Hedequist ’24

Boston, MA

What is special about Georgetown Prep?

Ruben Rosa Benicio ’25

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Jesse Hedequist ’24

Boston, MA

Finn Gest ’27

Phoenix, AZ

What do you do in your free time?

Jason Kim ’27

Seoul, Korea

Dino Yu ’24

Shanghai, China

Brendan Kozak ’26

Raleigh, NC

What is the benefit of being near Washington, DC?

Jesse Hedequist ’24

Boston, MA

Will McKeown ’26

Darien, CT

Finn Gest ’27

Phoenix, AZ

Frequently Asked Questions

A sneak peek of what goes on during a weekend

Our Dorm Parents

Yushan Bai

Yushan Bai

Biology Teacher, Dorm Parent
Patrick Butcher

Patrick Butcher

Class of 2003
Math Teacher
Cameron Carpenter

Cameron Carpenter

Assistant to the Dean of Students, Dorm Parent
Brian Danver

Brian Danver

Latin and Social Studies Teacher, Dorm Parent
Emily Dronson

Emily Dronson

Director of College Counseling, Dorm Parent
Ryan Eskow

Ryan Eskow

English Teacher, Dorm Parent
Thomas Fenfert

Thomas Fenfert

Physics Teacher, Science Dept Chair
Josh Furnary

Josh Furnary

Social Studies Teacher, Social Studies Dept Chair, Dorm Parent
Joseph Harkins

Joseph Harkins

Class of 1996
Residential Dean, Dorm Parent
Leah Hepburn

Leah Hepburn

English Teacher, Dorm Parent
Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

Behavioral Health Nurse, Dorm Parent
Mary Pullano

Mary Pullano

Spanish Teacher
Robin Russell

Robin Russell

Art and Social Studies Teacher, Dorm Parent
Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Class of 2012
Assistant Residential Dean, Dorm Parent
Dacque Tirado

Dacque Tirado

Director of InterCultural Diversity, Dorm Parent
Ramón Tusell

Ramón Tusell

Physics and Computer Science Teacher, Dorm Parent
William Whalen

William Whalen

Class of 2008
Math Teacher
William Wolf

William Wolf

Social Studies Teacher, Dorm Parent

Good times and building community!

Residence out for dinner

A night at East Grill Karaoke

Zava Zone

A night at Zava Zone

Students at White House

Georgetown Prep students, Jaeyoung '23, Hye-Sung '25 and Juneho '24 were present for President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden's welcome of His Excellency Yoon Suk Yeol, President of the Republic of Korea and Mrs. Kim Keon Hee on the South Lawn of the White House.

Joshia Hensen

Students from the Residential Program took a trip to the Josiah Henson Museum and Park as part of Black History Month celebrations. Henson was a famous abolitionist, preacher and author - the museum documents the story of his remarkable life. 

Residence buidling

Hanging with friends in the lounge

Student lounge

Sunday football in the student lounge