About Us

Strategic Plan

Our dedicated Board of Trustees worked for many months with Rev. John W. Swope, SJ '72, President of St. Joseph's Prep, and his leadership team, to formulate the strategic plan:

Many Parts, One Prep: The Vision for St. Joseph’s Prep
During the process, we listened to all members of the Prep community – our students, parents, colleagues, alumni and friends. Our plan calls for a greater expectation of involvement from all members of the school community – “CITIZENS, if you will, in our Prep nation!” Embracing this Prep Citizenship is vital in order for us to achieve all of the goals of this plan.

These goals, these pillars, are ambitious. We will need strong support from our community, especially philanthropically, to achieve them. The Prep community has come through for our beloved school for more than a century and we are confident that will happen again.
We challenge each of us to rise to the calling of this new strategic plan...to rise to our calling as citizens of Prep nation!

After all…

WE ARE MANY.
WE ARE ONE.
WE ARE THE PREP!

GOAL 1: LIVE OUR CATHOLIC AND JESUIT MISSION
We, as the Prep, will look to strengthen all programing that directly supports the education of our young men as citizens, both prepared and disposed to transform society using the values of Jesus Christ, to care for the common good, and to be guided by Ignatian spirituality.
GOAL 2: ENHANCE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
The Prep will sustain a curriculum that reflects both its roots in the liberal arts and its aspiration to be at the vanguard of student-centered curriculum and instruction. In order to be highly creative in the design of the overall student academic experience, ongoing curriculum innovation and modernization of teacher classroom instruction--including new major redesign of student learning spaces--will become part of its culture.
GOAL 3: STRENGTHEN AN ENVIRONMENT OF INVOLVEMENT, RESPECT & CONNECTION
St. Joseph's Prep will become an institution focused on diversity—including but not limited to culture, socio-economic, geographic—equity and inclusion through reflective and inclusive processes that ensure that all members of the Prep community are honored, valued and able to thrive in a diverse and dynamic world.
GOAL 4: SUSTAIN THE PREP MISSION THROUGH ENHANCED REVENUE STRATEGIES
Create a culture of philanthropy to provide the financial support to accomplish the mission of the Prep. This culture will be based upon financial transparency and the adherence to a proven institutional advancement model. The financial stewardship will be continually and consistently monitored to ensure the everlasting success of the Prep’s mission.