Mothers' Club

The mission of the Mothers’ Club is to promote interaction between the mothers of Prep students through spiritual, cultural, and charitable activities.

The defining goal of this organization is to extend the spirit of cooperation throughout the Prep as well as to support the community through fundraising. Since its inception in 1934, the Mothers’ Club has accomplished its mission by organizing and staging a variety of special events that take place throughout the school year. Not only do the mothers in the club form lifelong friendships with each other, they also create Prep memories while building stronger relationships with their sons. All Prep moms are invited to participate in any way they are able.

Mothers' Club News and Information:

There are no upcoming events at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Volunteer for 2017-2018!

Every mom at the Prep is a member of the Mothers' Club! The Mothers' Club relies on volunteer help throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities for the 2017-18 school year are available by clicking HERE.

News Update! Change on PA Clearance requirements: All Prep Moms who would like to volunteer may no longer be required to have clearances on file. It will depend on what you are doing at the Prep as a volunteer. If you are an unpaid volunteer and will have "direct volunteer contact" with children, which is defined as "the care, supervision, guidance or control of children and routine interaction with children," then you will need to have current clearances on file with Human Resources. Routine interaction is "regular and repeated contact that is integral to a person's employment or volunteer responsibilities." 

Moms who volunteer at the Prep Shop will no longer be required to have clearances on file based on the level of direct contact with students in the volunteer role. If you are volunteering in a role that does require direct contact with students, or if you are a paid volunteer, then you will need to have current copies of all required clearances on file with Human Resources. Required clearances currently consist of: PA State Criminal Record Clearance, PA State Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Clearance (fingerprints).  

Please note: If you have been a resident of PA for 10 or more years, are not being paid and can swear/affirm to what is listed on the disclosure application for volunteers, you will be able to forego fingerprints. However, if you have not been a PA resident for 10 years, or you are being paid, or are unable to swear/affirm to what is listed on the disclosure application for volunteers, you will still need to be fingerprinted. Any Mom who has an out-of-state residence and who is volunteering in a role that has direct contact with students will still be required to be fingerprinted. 

If you are uncertain as to whether you will need clearances, please contact Joe Dougherty, Director of Human Resources, at to discuss your volunteer opportunity and ascertain your need for clearances.

Click here for all of the necessary clearance applications, disclosure application for volunteers and for instructions on how to register for fingerprinting as well as site locations in PA. All completed applications should be sent to Joe Dougherty for processing.

The Prep Shop Needs Volunteers!

This is a great way to meet new friends, reconnect with old friends, and raise money for our sons’ school! The shop is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., occasional evenings, and occasionally on a weekend for a special event.

Click here for the sign up sheet. The first time you work, you will be paired with an experienced volunteer who can show you the ropes! Therefore, don’t sign up with another “new” mom until you have worked one shift.

You will need to have your security clearances completed. Click here for all the necessary forms. Contact Joe Dougherty with questions about security clearances.

Any questions about working at the shop should be directed to Diane Beach. Thanks for volunteering!

Mothers for Others

Click here for more information about this great charity.

Button Business

Click here to learn about the Mothers' Club new button making business.

Support the Prep with Your Online Shopping

By shopping on Amazon throughout the year, you can help raise money for the Prep with every purchase made. Simply click here to go to Amazon, and a percentage of every purchase during that shopping window will go towards the Prep. And the more things you buy, the greater our percentage is. Thank you for supporting us!


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