Map & Directions

St. Joseph's Preparatory School
1733 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Phone: 215-978-1950
Fax: 215-765-1710  

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General Driving Directions


From Western Suburbs

  • Take the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) East to the Girard Avenue Exit.
  • Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Girard Avenue.
  • Continue straight on Girard until you reach the wall of Girard College.
  • Turn right onto College Avenue.
  • Turn left at the first light onto Poplar Avenue.
  • Bear left and continue to follow the trolley tracks.
  • Turn left onto 18th Street.
  • Visitor parking is available in the Plaza Lot in front of the Gesu Church on the right side of the street.


From Eastern Montgomery County

  • Take the Blue Route (I-476) to the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76).
  • Follow the directions "From Western Suburbs."


From City Line Avenue (US-1)

  • Take City Line Avenue (US-1) to Belmont Avenue.
  • Turn south / east onto Belmont Avenue.
  • Turn left onto South Concourse Drive.
  • After crossing under the train tracks turn left onto Girard Avenue.
  • Continue straight on Girard until you reach the wall of Girard College.
  • Turn right onto College Avenue.
  • Turn left at the first light onto Poplar Avenue.
  • Bear left and continue to follow the trolley tracks.
  • Turn left onto 18th Street.
  • Visitor parking is available in the Plaza Lot in front of the Gesu Church on the right side of the street.


From Roxborough / Chestnut Hill

  • Take Kelly Drive south to Fairmount Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Fairmount Avenue.
  • Just after Eastern State Penitentiary turn left onto Corinthian Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Girard Avenue.
  • Turn left onto 18th Street.
  • Visitor parking is available in the Plaza Lot in front of the Gesu Church on the right side of the street.

From Bucks County

  • Take I-95 South to the exit for Girard Avenue.
  • At the bottom of the ramp merge onto Girard Avenue.
  • Continue on Girard, passing over Broad Street.
  • Turn right onto 18th Street.
  • Visitor parking is available in the Plaza Lot in front of the Gesu Church on the right side of the street.


From New Jersey (Ben Franklin Bridge)

  • Take the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia.
  • At the bottom of the bridge make your first sharp right onto 5th Street.
  • Continue until Girard Avenue and turn left.
  • Turn right onto 18th Street.
  • Visitor parking is available in the Plaza Lot in front of the Gesu Church on the right side of the street.


From New Jersey (Betsy Ross Bridge)

  • Take the Betsy Ross Bridge into Philadelphia.
  • At the bottom of the bridge follow signs for I-95 South.
  • Continue until the Girard Avenue exit.
  • At the bottom of the ramp merge onto Girard Avenue.
  • Continue on Girard, passing over Broad Street.
  • Turn right onto 18th Street.
  • Visitor parking is available in the Plaza Lot in front of the Gesu Church on the right side of the street.


From Northeast Philadelphia

  • Take Roosevelt Boulevard (US-1) towards Broad Street (PA-611).
  • Turn south onto Broad Street.
  • Turn right onto Girard Avenue.
  • Turn right onto 18th Street.
  • Visitor parking is available in the Plaza Lot in front of the Gesu Church on the right side of the street.

To give you perspective:

St. Joseph's Prep is located in north-central Philadelphia, between the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers, just 1.6 miles north of City Hall, 1.4 northeast of the Philadelphia Art Museum, and about 5 miles west of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Transportation to the Prep

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St. Joseph's Preparatory School
1733 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: 215.978.1950
fax: 215.765.1710
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