Principal's OfficE

Dear Friends,

Welcome to St. Joseph’s Preparatory School! Thank you for taking a virtual tour of our school. On behalf of the students, faculty and administration, I welcome you to our website and hope you find answers to any questions you may have. Since our founding in 1851, St. Joseph’s Prep has been educating young men in the Ignatian tradition to become prominent citizens of our city, our region, our Church and our world. The Prep is a community steeped in tradition and loved by its alumni. We have long been known for our excellence in academics and athletics, in our retreat programs and spiritual life, in our service outreach to the local, national and world communities, and in our cura personalis, the personal care and concern we have for our students and all in our Prep family.    

St. Joseph’s Prep is a wonderful place for boys to grow and mature into “Men for and with Others.” Students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and goals in a caring environment that is safe and respectful. Our faculty and staff are faith-centered who truly care and love their students. We are dedicated to educating the whole person and supporting our students with an enriching experience and preparing them for a successful college experience and life after graduation.

This is an exciting time to join the Prep family. Many great things are happening here. I am certain you will love what you see, hear and feel at the Prep. As the Prep Principal, I have found this school to be an extraordinary community made up of students and faculty, parents and alumni who truly love their school. If you are considering joining us, you have some exciting times ahead.

As you begin the high school selection process, I invite you to learn more about the Prep by asking us tough questions, by chatting with current families and by visiting the campus in person. I am confident you will be impressed with what you will find.  

Welcome to St. Joseph’s Prep!

John P. Petruzzelli

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