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St. Joseph's Preparatory School

St. Joseph's Preparatory School is an all-male private Catholic traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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St. Joseph's Preparatory School says

The mission of Saint Joseph's Prep as a Catholic, Jesuit, urban, college preparatory school is to develop the minds, hearts, souls, and characters of young men in their pursuit of becoming men for and with others. In order to graduate from Saint Joseph's Preparatory School, a student must earn a minimum of 26 academic credits as outlined below, satisfy the State of Pennsylvania requirement for physical education and fulfill community service requirements through our Ignatian Service Program. Once students pass the basic course requirements, they are encouraged to expand on their achievements through Advanced Placement courses and explore an exciting range of electives. Students interested in language and literature may choose from Courses like Personal Writing, Censorship, or Elements of Drama. Journalism students produce their own newspaper, The Nose, in cooperation with The Philadelphia Inquirer. Students serious about science may choose to expand their computer expertise, take Advanced Placement courses, or experience field research in an Environmental Science class. Elective art courses include sculpture, painting, ceramics and illustration.Advanced Placement courses are offered in 15 areas of study including history, English, science, Latin, mathematics, computer science and psychology. Many of The Prep's AP students receive college credit as a result of their performance in the Advanced Placement Examinations. Honors courses are offered in 19 areas of study including modern language, mathematics, classics, and science.

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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 994
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 255
10 260
11 249
12 230

St. Joseph's Preparatory School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. Joseph's Preparatory School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1
Gender 100% Male
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 85%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 5%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 2%


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  • Bowling
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling

Associations & Memberships

Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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