Student Initiatives and Programs

A4 Multicultural Alumni Association

A4’s mission is to advance, promote and exemplify a commitment to diversity at St. Joseph’s Prep through inclusion, advocacy and its ongoing engagement with A4 alumni and current students.

Prep Diversity Council

The Prep Diversity Council considers a diverse student body, faculty and staff, racially, ethnically, economically and geographically, as essential to educate Jesuit high school students and prepare them for leadership in the global environment of the 21st Century.

The Prep desires to prepare its students to interact more effectively with members of an increasingly diverse global economy and to become leaders in the institutions of the 21st Century. This goal requires a broad experience and appreciation of personal relationships in a diverse school environment created by diverse faculty, staff and students. This goal must also include a commitment to periodic modifications and/or enhancements to curricular and co-curricular components, as may be appropriate, to assist in achieving such an outcome.

Taggart Cultural Series

The mission of the Taggart Cultural Series is to foster a greater awareness of and appreciation for the cultural, intellectual, artistic, and academic learning opportunities that exist beyond the curricular programs offered at St. Joseph's Prep School. It is the goal of the committee to afford the greater SJP community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends) frequent suitable occasions that stimulate discussion and/or debate, reinforce and enrich the Jesuit curriculum, and educate in an entertaining and provocative manner.


  1. Prep Diversity Council
  2. Parent Advisory Committee
  3. Diverse Alumni Committee
  4. Bakari Planning Committee

New Initiatives

  • Gesu Mentoring Program
  • Prison Ministry


  • Annual Multicultural Student and Families Fall Welcome
  • Ongoing Diversity Programming
  • Cultural Competency Training
  • Community Engagement

Annual Awards Ceremony

  • Bakari Awards


Anthony Bush
Director of Diversity & Inclusion


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