The Philosophy of "mens sana in corpore sano" -- "a healthy mind in a healthy body"-- has long been a part of Prep education.

Preppers strive for excellence in athletics as well as academics. In striving for success, the members of the Prep coaching staff endeavor to instill the qualities of leadership, loyalty, and sportsmanship. The student athlete learns to cope with winning and losing; to be humble in victory, proud in defeat.

Athletic FAQs

What sports are offered at the Prep?

St. Joseph's Prep is a member of the Philadelphia Catholic League and District XII of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Cross Country
Football (Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshmen)
Golf (Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshmen)
Rugby (7's)
Soccer (Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshmen)
Ultimate Frisbee

Basketball (Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshmen)
Bowling (Varsity, Junior Varsity)
Ice Hockey (Varsity AAA, Varsity A, JV)
Indoor Track
Wrestling (Varsity, Junior Varsity)

Baseball (Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman)
Lacrosse (Varsity, Junior Varsity)
Outdoor Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball (Varsity, Junior Varsity)

How can I tryout?

Tryouts are announced prior to each season. Incoming students will receive an email from the school. Returning students will hear announcements at school. Be aware though that some tryouts may actually begin sooner than you realize so if you are interested in joining a team, be sure to reach out to the coach of that sport.

What do I need to play a sport?

Each sport has its own equipment needs, etc. However, all athletes trying out for any sport must have their PIAA physical prior to any participation, even tryouts. A physical form is available by clicking here.

Can I play multiple sports?

Yes. Not only are you allowed but our student-athletes are encouraged to play multiple sports at the Prep. More than 60 student-athletes currently participate in two or more sports.

Do all sport teams have cuts?

No…actually, only a few do. The following sports have no cuts: Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Football, Ice Hockey, Indoor/Outdoor Track, Rugby, Squash, Swimming, Ultimate, Volleyball and Wrestling.

Where do Prep sport teams play?

Most of our indoor teams play on campus. Crew operates from its own boathouse (shared with Saint Joseph’s University) on Kelly Drive. Football and lacrosse play at Brady Field, located at 11th and Cecil B. Moore blocks from the Prep. For a complete list of Prep sports locations, click here.

Prep Fight Song

Swing on along with the Crimson
Swing on along with the Grey
Roll up the score once again
For St. Joe's Prep

With a hip, hip, hip hooray!

The game is ours for the winning
The day is dark for the foe
So fight team fight
And we'll bring home tonight
A victory for old St. Joe's!


Click here to download PIAA physical evaluation form

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