Mission in Action

At the Prep, led by our Mission & Ministry team, we bring our mission to life in a variety of ways.

Leading the Way

By living the Gospel Message, the Mission & Ministry Department at SJP strives to meet students and adults where they are through its work to create in them sustainable, faith-filled, contemplative, and active relationships with others and Jesus Christ.

The team plans, visions, and achieves this mission because:

  • Christ commissions us: “go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…”
  • We respond to the call of God at work in our lives; it is our vocation.
  • We want to provide a place for everyone as they journey to relationship with God.
  • It’s a part of our Catholic, Ignatian charisms; we must model these ideals for all.
  • Our personal experiences speak to the fruits of this work.
  • We enjoy what we’re doing.
  • It's an opportunity to grow in the virtues and values that we lack through ongoing conversion.
  • It's an opportunity to build authentic community.



Being "Jesuit" Means:

Our education and formation are rooted in Ignatian spirituality.

Our work is characterized by loyalty to the Church, availability for service, and a high-hearted love of Christ.

The education we provide is marked by “cura personalis,” which means attention to the individual student and respect for the individual’s potential and pace in learning. Jesuit education is characterized by adaptability to individual differences and needs, as well as to wider needs determined by a reading of the “signs of the times.

We routinely engage in the practice of discernment, an effort to choose wisely in worldly matters by striving to align personal and institutional choice with the will of God. We share this practice with our students, helping them to choose wisely and well as they mature into men for and with others.


Meet the Staff

Click here to read more about the staff of the Mission & Ministry Department.

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