Georgetown Preparatory School

5.00 (3 reviews)
10900 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Georgetown Preparatory School, one of the oldest boys' schools in America, is the only Jesuit boarding school in the country.
The average graduate takes 5 A.P. courses with 80% of scores qualifying for college credit.
82% of the boys play interscholastic sports. The school's interscholastic athletic, forensics and fine arts programs enjoy national recognition.

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  • Loyola College in Maryland
    Since Georgetown Prep is a Jesuit high school, we were required to preform a certain amount of community service over the course of the year as well as over the summer and write reflections on. . .
  • University of Texas at Austin
    I believe the focus on Jesuit values is a unique aspect that distinguishes Georgetown Prep from other preparatory schools. The dedication to understanding the role of religion and spirituality in my life was in. . .
  • Concordia University
    There are many unique features which make Prep a great place. It's location is one of those features. Most boarding schools I visited were situated in small town with little to do. Prep is located. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
GeorgetownBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded17891907
Campus Size90 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment494 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1400* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score28*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants, tie and jacket)
Average Class Size16 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio8:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2518
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$20.5 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$19,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineJan. 7Jan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT60%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsBrett Graham '92
Associate Director of AdmissionsRobert J. Begin


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1616
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2323
ExtracurricularsAlpine Skiing & Snowboarding, Arrupe Society (Service), Band, Chorus, Drama, Forensics, Big Buddies, Crafts Club, Drama & Drama Tech, Dramatic Society, French National Honor Society, Gap Players, Horizons Literary Magazine, Horticulture Club, K Club (Campus Tours), Ropes Challenge Course, Speech and Debate, Student Alumni Association, Student Government, The Blue and Gray (Literary Magazine), The Cupola (Yearbook), The Little Hoya (Newspaper), Walden Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2006 - 200810 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown University26
Notre Dame University15
University of Maryland Honors Program15
University of Virginia14
Boston College12
University of Pennsylvania11
William and Mary7
Princeton University6
Cornell University5
Stanford University5

School Notes

  • Georgetown Preparatory School, the oldest boys' school in America is the only Jesuit boarding school in the country. The average graduate takes 5 A.P. courses with 80% of scores qualifying for college credit. 82% of the boys play interscholastic sports. The school's interscholastic athletic, forensics and fine arts programs enjoy national recognition.Georgetown Prep is located in a suburban setting near the National Institutes of Health and the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. The school is located at the Grosvenor Station of the Washington Metro's Red Line. The school is 35 minutes from each of Washington's major airports. Prep alumni include Brian Cashman '85 (General Manager - New York Yankees), Senator Christopher Dodd '62 (United States Senator), A.J. Wood '91 (U.S. National Soccer Player and former Olympian), Mo Rocca '87 (Comedian, formerly of the The Daily Show), William Bidwill '49 (Owner - NFL's Arizona Cardinals) and many other successful graduates. Prep families also include the Kennedys and the family of George Washington.
  • Georgetown Preparatory School accreditations: Middle States, Maryland Dept. of Education
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Brian Cashman '85 - General Manager - New York Yankees
    • Christopher Dodd '62 - United States Senator
    • A.J. Wood '91 - U.S. National Soccer Player
    • Mo Rocca '87 - Comedian
    • Michael Bidwill '83 - Owner - Arizona Cardinals (NFL)
    • Roy Hibbert '04 - Indiana Pacers Basketball
    • Neil Gorsuch '85 - Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
    • Brett Kavanaugh '83 - 'Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
    • Jerome Powell '71 - Chair of the Federal Reserve
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