|St. Joseph's Preparatory School|
1733 West Girard Avenue
|Motto||Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam|
(For the greater glory of God)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Oversight||Society of Jesus|
|President||John W. Swope|
|Principal||Andrew T. Cavacos|
|Campus size||6.5 acres (26,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Crimson and Gray|
|Slogan||Educating Men of Competence, Conscience & Compassion since 1851|
|Song||Swing on Along With the Crimson|
|Athletics conference||Philadelphia Catholic League|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
St. Joseph's Preparatory School, known as "St. Joseph's Prep" or simply "The Prep", is an urban, private, Catholic, college preparatory school run by the Jesuits in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It was founded in 1851.
The credits must satisfy the minimums in religious studies (4), english (4), mathematics / computer science (4), history (3), science (3), classics & modern language (5), fine arts (1), electives (2). A minimum of two of the language credits must be in classics.
St. Joseph's Prep's athletic teams compete as one of the 16 schools in the Philadelphia Catholic League. The Prep joined the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association in the 2007-2008 school year. The Prep offers the following athletic programs:
Fall: cross country, football (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen), crew (varsity and junior varsity), rugby, soccer (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen), squash (varsity and junior varsity), Ultimate Frisbee (club), and golf.
Winter: basketball (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen), bowling (varsity and junior varsity), indoor track and field, swimming, wrestling (varsity and junior varsity), and ice hockey (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen).
Spring: baseball (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman), crew (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen), volleyball, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee (club), and rugby (varsity, junior varsity, freshmen/sophomore). The boys senior eight crew team has won the Stotesbury Cup in national competition 12 times; in 1955, 1987, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999-2001, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2019. In 2000, the Prep Varsity 8 won the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta.
The Prep football team won back-to-back state championships, winning the Class 4A state championship in 2014 with a 49-41 win against Pine-Richland High School in the finals. Despite losing to La Salle College High School early in the 2015 playoffs, the St. Joseph's Prep football team won the first ever Class 6A PIAA state championship, defeating Pittsburgh Central Catholic by a score of 42-7 at HersheyPark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The team won the program's fourth state title in 2018 with a 40-20 win against Harrisburg High School in the Class 6A tournament final.
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (December 2020)
- John McShain (Class of 1914), building contractor; known as "The Man Who Built Washington"
- Frank Quattrone (Class of 1973), investment banker; founder/CEO of Qatalyst Group
- William J. Byron, S.J. (Class of 1945), former President of The Catholic University of America and the University of Scranton; President of the Prep, 2006-2008
- Cardinal John Foley (Class of 1953), former president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and former Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
- The Most Rev. Joseph Anthony Galante (Class of 1956), former bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, New Jersey
- The Most Rev. Francis B. Schulte (Class of 1944), retired Archbishop of New Orleans
- Jimmy Bruno (Class of 1971), jazz guitarist
- Matt Duke (Class of 2003), singer-songwriter/musician signed to the label Rykodisc, released multiple albums
- Henry Gibson (Class of 1953), former star of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
- Henry Jones (Class of 1931), Tony Award-winning actor
- Rob McElhenney (Class of 1995), creator and co-star of the TV show, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
- Michael Rady (Class of 1999), actor featured in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and star of TV drama Melrose Place
- Daniel Kamihira White (Class of 1999), magician, host of the Discovery Channel show The Supernaturalist
Education and Academia
- Robert L. Barchi (Class of 1964), president of Rutgers University; former president of Thomas Jefferson University
- Joseph A. Sellinger (Class of 1939), president of Loyola University Maryland
- Michael J. Wade (Class of 1967), evolutionary biologist.
- Navy Rear Admiral Joseph F. Kilkenny (Class of 1973), commander, U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group 10 and Naval Recruiting Command
- Army Major Brian J. Reed (Class of 1985), operations officer, Fourth Infantry Division's First Brigade Combat Team; planner for Operation Red Dawn; member of the University of Maryland's Center for Research on Military Organization
Politics, Government, and Labor
- Johnny Dougherty (Class of 1978), Business Manager of Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- Andrew von Eschenbach (Class of 1959), former United States Commissioner of Food and Drugs, director at BioTime, a biotechnology company
- Vince Fumo (Class of 1960), former Pennsylvania State Senator (D); former Ranking Democratic Member of the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee
- William J. Green, III (Class of 1956), former congressman; former Mayor of Philadelphia
- William K. Greenlee (Class of 1971), Philadelphia City Councilman (D)
- Alexander Haig (Class of 1942), former Secretary of State during the Reagan Administration
- Jim Kenney (Class of 1976), former Philadelphia City Councilman (D) (1992–2015); Mayor of Philadelphia
- Gerald Austin McHugh, Jr. (Class of 1972), judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Michael A. Nutter (Class of 1975), former Philadelphia City Councilman (D); former Mayor of Philadelphia
- Brian J. O'Neill (Class of 1978), Minority Leader of the Philadelphia City Council (R)
- Matthew J. Ryan (Class of 1950), former Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (R)
- Tom Burgoyne (Class of 1983), mascot for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Phanatic
- Peter Cipollone (Class of 1989), 2004 Olympic gold-medalist and world record-holder in rowing
- Kyle Criscuolo (born 1992), ice hockey forward who has played in the NHL for the Buffalo Sabres.
- Frank Costa (Class of 1990), former Miami Hurricanes quarterback
- Colin Farrell (Class of 2001), World Champion rower and Head Coach for University of Pennsylvania Lightweight Men's Crew
- Rich Gannon (Class of 1983), former professional football player; won NFL Most Valuable Player Award in the 2002 season, helped the Oakland Raiders advance to Super Bowl XXXVII
- Matt Guokas (Class of 1962), former NBA player and head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic
- Victor Hobson (Class of 1998), former NFL player for the Arizona Cardinals
- Jim Knowles (Class of 1983), defensive coordinator, Oklahoma State University football team
- Phil Martelli (Class of 1972), former head coach of Saint Joseph's University basketball team, current assistant coach of University of Michigan basketball team
- Jim McKay (Class of 1939), ABC Sports anchorman; contributor of services to 2006 FIFA World Cup
- John Reid (Class of 2015), NFL cornerback for the Houston Texans
- Jon Runyan Jr. (Class of 2015), NFL offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers
- Kevin Stefanski (Class of 2000), NFL Head Coach for the Cleveland Browns
- D'Andre Swift (Class of 2017), NFL running back for the Detroit Lions
- Olamide Zaccheaus (Class of 2015), NFL wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons
Writers / Authors
- Richard Corliss (Class of 1961), film critic and editor for TIME magazine.
- Chris McDougall (Class of 1980), author of Born to Run
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- "Winners: Previous Years". Stotesbury Cup Regatta. 2015-02-19. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
- Hildes-Heim, Norman. "Plus: Rowing -- Henley Royal Regatta; Brown's Crew Edges Germans", The New York Times, July 3, 2000. Accessed December 30, 2018. "In an all-American final of the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup for schoolboy eights, St. Joseph's Prep of Philadelphia fought off a persistent crew from Groton School in Connecticut to win by three-quarters of a length in 6:47."
- White, Mike. "PIAA Class AAAA: Pine-Richland suffers loss to St. Joseph’s Prep", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 13, 2014. Accessed December 30, 2018. "The Rams came close to pulling off the greatest comeback in PIAA championship history Saturday night, but came up short, losing to St. Joseph’s Prep of Philadelphia, 49-41.... St. Joseph’s (11-3) won its second consecutive PIAA title as the Hawks finished with 334 rushing yards."
- White, Mike. "St. Joseph's Prep trounces Central Catholic, 42-7, in first PIAA Class 6A title game", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 10, 2016. Accessed December 30, 2018. "Mighty St. Joseph’s Prep of Philadelphia made Central Catholic look rather ordinary, drubbing the Vikings, 42-7, to win the 6A championship against the defending champions."
- O'Brien, Rick. "St. Joe’s Prep collects fourth state football crown by turning back resilient Harrisburg", The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 8, 2018. Accessed December 30, 2018. "The final score may indicate otherwise, but St. Joseph’s Prep had its hands full with underdog Harrisburg until the fourth quarter..... With Mason producing a pair of 4-yard touchdown runs in the last frame, the Hawks pulled away from the Cougars and triumphed, 40-20, Saturday night to earn top PIAA Class 6A honors at frigid Hersheypark Stadium.... The Hawks (13-0) captured their fourth state title in six seasons."
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- Kenna, Kara (April 21, 1993). "Loyola Loses a Leader, Inherits a Legacy". The Greyhound. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
- Wade, Michael J. (2016). Adaptation in Metapopulations: How Interaction Changes Evolution. University of Chicago Press. p. 3. ISBN 9780226129730.
I attended St. Joseph's Preparatory High School and my endless hours in the swamps were replaced by 5–6 hours of homework each night; a test every week in every subject; and daily quizzes in Latin and math. The Prep faculty had two of my best teachers, Mr. Earl Hart in honors mathematics and Stephen A. Garber, S. J., in honors chemistry.
- "U S Navy Biography Rear Admiral Joseph F. Kilkenny". Archived from the original on March 14, 2011.
- Couloumbis, Angela (June 20, 2011). "Hussein capture puts spotlight on local officer Army Maj. Brian J. Reed of Huntingdon Valley was part of the team that caught the Iraqi ex-dictator". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
- "BioTime, Inc. Appoints Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D. to its Board of Directors". BusinessWire Press Release. November 9, 2011.
- Callahan, Kevin. "Criscuolo coming up big at Harvard", Courier-Post, February 15, 2015. Accessed December 11, 2018. "Kyle Criscuolo grew up in Southampton and is just 5-foot-8, which isn’t the tangible recipe for success in college ice hockey.... Criscuolo, who attended St. Joseph’s Prep School in Philadelphia, was named last week by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston as one of 20 NCAA Division I players for the 63rd Walter Brown Award, which is presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England."
- Smith, E. J. "New Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski was a star athlete at St. Joseph's Prep, Penn". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
- Hunt, Donald (April 16, 2019). "Local prospects could make 2019 NFL Draft interesting". Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
- "The journey of the Wizard of Oz (also known as South Jersey's Olamide Zaccheaus) to Atlanta". PhillyVoice. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
- Davis, Jack et al. (2009). Humbug, p. 213. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
- "Christopher McDougall – New York Times Bestselling Author". Christopher McDougall. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
- Twyman, Anthony S., "Prepped for Politics". Philadelphia Inquirer. 23 November 2005.