Prep U

For pre-7th and pre-8th grade boys and girls

Get a high school experience and great exposure to St. Joseph's Prep, its teachers and unique academic experience -- all while gaining close-knit friendships and Philly experience that makes the Prep so special. Also, experience daily guest speakers and weekly theme days!

From classic "prepare-U" courses like English and Math, to contemporary hits like Robotics, Leadership and Improv Comedy, Prep U students can learn a lot this summer at the Prep! Plus, since it's held right here at the school -- at 1733 W. Girard Avenue in Philadelphia -- kids also get a taste of what it's like to go to school in the city! Click here to view the full Prep U brochure.

NEW! 3-Week Program

July 9-27 | 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
$800 for all 15 days! (New Lower Price)

CAN'T COME THE ENTIRE 3 WEEKS? No problem! We've priced this year's 3-week camp the same as last year's 2-week session, to make it affordable, so if your child has to miss a portion of the camp, that's ok!


Enter to Win!

Five students who register by June 15th will be entered into a contest to win his/her choice of one of four prizes:

  1. Free registration in Test Prep Class next fall (eight Saturday morning classes)
  2. Waiver code for Entrance Exam Fee next fall
  3. Free registration and a reserved spot in 7th Grade Leadership Conference next May (this event sells out every year)
  4. $100 Prep Shop gift certificate


Yes, we offer busing from your neighborhood! This year, we will offer busing "hubs" to make scheduling simpler and more affordable. We also offer shuttles to and from Suburban Station for those who want to take Regional Rail or live in Center City.

The buses run each morning from approximately 6:45 a.m. (depending on your pickup hub) until they drop kids at the Prep by 8:15 a.m. Then they load up again once classes are over at the Prep at 2:15 pm to head back home. Bus fee (see below) would be in addition to the Prep U fee, and you may choose a transportation option during the registration process. Please note: The Suburban Station Shuttle is currently the only available option.

Bus 2-Way
Bus 1-Way
Suburban Station Shuttle
$300 $200

> Click here to see the 2018 SUMMER BUS SCHEDULE

Depending on passenger load, your route may be serviced by either a bus or a van. For those familiar with the Prep’s transportation and busing during the school year, please note that the Summer program uses different routes. During both the summer and the school year, we do our best to meet all the transportation needs of the Prep community.


Office of Admission

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