Georgetown Preparatory School

10900 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory School is America`s oldest Catholic boarding and day school for young men in grades 9 through 12, and the only Jesuit boarding school in the country.
Situated on 93 acres in suburban Washington, D.C., Prep's mission is to form men of competence, conscience, courage, and compassion; men of faith and men for others.
At Georgetown Prep, we are committed to the rich heritage of Jesuit educational principles of intellectual excellence, reflection, and personal responsibility.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 498 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,365
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $42,190
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • The Value of a Jesuit Education - 04/03/2024
    As a Jesuit priest I have spent almost 30 years in secondary education and over 20 of those leading schools. Having applauded (even a little tearfully!) literally thousands of seniors ...moreas they walked across varied stages with diplomas in hand, arriving at Georgetown Prep last Fall reminds me again that every school adds something unique to the world of Jesuit education. A mix of nationalities and perspectives here rivals those of Ignatius and the first Jesuits at the University of Paris. hide

Top Rankings

Georgetown Preparatory School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 290 schools) for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Georgetown Preparatory School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1789
1906
Campus Size
93 acres
130 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
498 students
314 students
% Students of Color
27%
25%
% International Students
13%
20%
% Students Boarding
25%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khaki pants, tie and jacket
Casual
Average Class Size
16 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
26
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
86%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$20.5 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$69,365
$64,460
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,190
$35,600
% Students on Financial Aid
28%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$20,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Dec. 15
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Director of Admissions
Brett Graham '92
Associate Director of Admissions
Robert J. Begin

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
30
23
Extracurriculars
Crafts Club

Club or Organization:
Arrupe Society (Service), Band, Big Buddies, Black Student Association, Chess Club, Environmental Club, Forensics, French National Honor Society, German Club, Horizons Literary Magazine, Horticulture Club, International Relations Club/OAS, Investment Club, Korean Club, Mandarin Club, Mock Trial Club, National Honors Society, Speech and Debate, Student Alumni Association, Student Government, The Blue and Gray (Literary Magazine), The Cupola (Yearbook), The Little Hoya (Newspaper)

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Drama, Drama & Drama Tech, Jazz Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ping Pong Club, Ski & Snowboard Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2006 - 2008
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown University
26
Notre Dame University
15
University of Maryland Honors Program
15
University of Virginia
14
Boston College
12
University of Pennsylvania
11
William and Mary
7
Princeton University
6
Cornell University
5
Stanford University
5

School Notes

  • Georgetown Preparatory School, the oldest boys' school in America is the only Jesuit boarding school in the country. Georgetown Prep is located in a Washington, D.C. suburban setting near the National Institutes of Health and the Bethesda Naval Medical Center.
  • The school is located near 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Georgetown Preparatory School cost?
Georgetown Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $69,365 for boarding students and $42,190 for day students.
Who are famous alumni from Georgetown Preparatory School?
Georgetown Preparatory School famous alumni include: Brian Cashman '85, Christopher Dodd '62, A.J. Wood '91, Mo Rocca '87, Michael Bidwill '83, Roy Hibbert '04, Neil Gorsuch '85, Brett Kavanaugh '83 and Jerome Powell '71.
What sports does Georgetown Preparatory School offer?
Georgetown Preparatory School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Winter Track and Wrestling.
Does Georgetown Preparatory School offer a summer program?
Yes, Georgetown Preparatory School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Georgetown Preparatory School's ranking?
Georgetown Preparatory School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High # of AP/advanced courses offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Georgetown Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Georgetown Preparatory School is Dec. 15.

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Class of 2024
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Georgetown Prep's location allows for students to take advantage of a wide variety of activities in the Washington DC area. The extensive grounds of the campus offers students an opportunity to enjoy first class. . .

Class of 2004
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2008
5.00
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 498 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,365
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $42,190
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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