Mission in Action

At the Prep, we bring our mission to life in a variety of ways.

Mission Leads the Way

By living the Gospel Message, St. Joseph's Prep strives to meet students and all citizens of the Prep where they are and works to create sustainable, faith-filled, contemplative, and active relationships with others and Jesus Christ.

The mission invites all members of the Prep:

  • To encounter Christ in daily life
  • To discover the personal call to live with Christ
  • To journey in relationship with Christ
  • To build authentic community because of Christ

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.

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