|St. Joseph's Preparatory School|
1733 West Girard Avenue
|Motto|| Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam |
(For the greater glory of God)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Oversight||Society of Jesus|
|President||John W. Swope|
|Principal||Andrew T. Cavacos|
|Campus size||6.5 acres (26,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Crimson and Gray|
|Slogan||Educating Men of Competence, Conscience & Compassion since 1851|
|Song||Swing on Along With the Crimson|
|Athletics conference||Philadelphia Catholic League|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
St. Joseph's Preparatory School, known as "St. Joseph's Prep" or simply "The Prep", is an urban, private, Catholic, college preparatory school run by the Jesuits in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It was founded in 1851.
The credits must satisfy the minimums in religious studies (4), english (4), mathematics / computer science (4), history (3), science (3), classics & modern language (5), fine arts (1), electives (2). A minimum of two of the language credits must be in classics.
St. Joseph's Prep's athletic teams compete as one of the 16 schools in the Philadelphia Catholic League. The Prep joined the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association in the 2007-2008 school year. The Prep offers the following athletic programs:
Fall: cross country, football (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen), crew (varsity and junior varsity), rugby, soccer (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen), squash (varsity and junior varsity), Ultimate Frisbee (club), and golf.
Winter: basketball (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen), bowling (varsity and junior varsity), indoor track and field, swimming, wrestling (varsity and junior varsity), and ice hockey (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen).
Spring: baseball (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman), crew (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen), volleyball, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee (club), and rugby (varsity, junior varsity, freshmen/sophomore). The boys senior eight crew team has won the Stotesbury Cup in national competition 12 times; in 1955, 1987, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999-2001, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2019.In 2000, the Prep Varsity 8 won the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta.
The Prep football team won back-to-back state championships, winning the Class 4A state championship in 2014 with a 49-41 win against Pine-Richland High School in the finals.Despite losing to La Salle College High School early in the 2015 playoffs, the St. Joseph's Prep football team won the first ever Class 6A PIAA state championship, defeating Pittsburgh Central Catholic by a score of 42-7 at HersheyPark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The team won the program's fourth state title in 2018 with a 40-20 win against Harrisburg High School in the Class 6A tournament final.
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I attended St. Joseph's Preparatory High School and my endless hours in the swamps were replaced by 5–6 hours of homework each night; a test every week in every subject; and daily quizzes in Latin and math. The Prep faculty had two of my best teachers, Mr. Earl Hart in honors mathematics and Stephen A. Garber, S. J., in honors chemistry.