Georgetown Preparatory School
|Georgetown Preparatory School
Schola Praeparatoria Georgeopolatana
|10900 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, Maryland, (Montgomery County), 20852
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic,
|President||Jeff Jones (Acting President)|
|Enrollment||480 Resident/Day students (2011)|
|Campus size||90 acres (36 ha)|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gray
|Athletics||football, soccer, cross country, swimming, basketball, wrestling, hockey, indoor track, baseball, tennis, golf, lacrosse, track, rugby, fencing|
|Athletics conference||Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC)|
|Accreditation(s)||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||'Little Hoya, "Political Review"|
|Tuition||$50,465 (resident, includes room & board)
$29,625 (day student)
$6,620 (additional for ESL Program)
|Academic Dean||Meg Frazier|
|Dean of Students||Chris Rodriguez|
|Athletic Director||Dan Paro|
|Director of Marketing & Communications||Patrick Coyle|
Georgetown Preparatory School is an American Jesuit, highly selective, prestigious , college preparatory school for boys grades 9 through 12. It is the oldest all-boys school in the United States, and the only Jesuit boarding school in the country. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington on 90 acres (360,000 m2) in the suburban community of North Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland, outside of the District of Columbia.
In 1789, Father John Carroll founded the Georgetown College (later to become Georgetown University). In the 1890s Georgetown College Preparatory School emerged as a distinct entity, and the current school was born. Georgetown Prep purchased land in what was originally Rockville, Maryland and today is in the Census Designate Place of North Bethesda, Maryland on July 14, 1915, because of the ensuing violence of the urban riots which led in 1919 to Prep moving from the city where Georgetown University resides. In 1927 the school legally separated from the University. Georgetown Prep is located in a suburban setting a few miles north of Bethesda, MD where are located the National Institutes of Health and the Bethesda Naval Medical Center, near the Grosvenor Station of the Washington Metro's Red Line.
In 2010, the school completed its significant reconstruction program to modernize its 90-acre (360,000 m2) campus. In January 2007, Georgetown Prep opened the Hanley Center for Athletic Excellence, a state-of-the-art athletic center that features a 200 meter indoor track, 11-lane swimming pool with diving area, competition basketball arena, wrestling room, 6000 s.f. weight training/cardiovascular room, and a team film room. Joe Hills, son of golf course architect, Arthur Hills, redesigned and severely shrank the school's golf course, which reopened in 2008. The next phase of construction converted the existing field house into a learning center featuring expanded and modern library facilities, classrooms, meeting rooms, and a recording studio. This learning center named after the immediate past president, Father William L. George S.J, opened for students on Tuesday, January 26, 2010.
Notable Alumni 
Entertainment & the Arts:
- Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, '89 - Playwright, television, and comic book writer. He has written for the TV shows "Big Love" and (currently) "Glee." Writes monthly comics for Marvel (including Spider-man, the Fantastic Four, and X-Men). He was part of the team brought in to revamp the Broadway musical "Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark."
- Dylan Baker, ’76 - Actor, best known for his role as Dr. Curt Connor in "Spider-Man 2" and "Spider-Man 3." He also appeared in 2008's "Revolutionary Road."
- John Barrymore* (d.) - Shakespearean actor and grandfather of Drew Barrymore
- David Chang, ’95 - Chef/owner, Momofuku restaurants in New York City
- George M. Cohan, Jr., '33 (d.)- Broadway entertainer. His father was George Cohan, long considered the father of American musical comedy and George Cohan, Jr.
- Maurice “Mo” Rocca, ’87 - Comedian, writer, political satirist, and a contributor for CBS's "Sunday Morning," the host of "The Tomorrow Show" on CBSNews.com, and a panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"
- James Whitaker, ’86 - Former President of Production, Imagine Entertainment
- Ian Harding '05 - Actor, best known for his role as Ezra Fitz in "Pretty Little Liars."
Sports & Athletics:
- Roy Hibbert, ’04 - NBA center, Indiana Pacers
- Bill Bidwill, ’49 - Owner, NFL’s Arizona Cardinals
- Michael Bidwill, '83 - President, NFL's Arizona Cardinals
- Brian Cashman, ’85 - General Manager, New York Yankees
- F. Lal Heneghan, ’81 - Executive vice president of football administration, San Francisco 49ers
- Chip Jenkins, '82 - Olympic Gold Medalist, 4 x 400 relay, Barcelona, Spain (1992)
- Joseph A. DeFrancis, '72 - Former owner of Pimlico Race Course, host of the Preakness Stakes.
- Marcus Mason, '03 - Running Back, San Diego Chargers
- Thomas McHale* (d.) - Former NFL player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Miami Dolphins
Government, Military & Public Service:
- Jaime E. Aleman, ’71 - Ambassador to United States, Republic of Panama.
- Michael Daly, ’41 (d.) - Recipient of Congressional Medal of Honor for his military valor during World War II
- John Dingell, Jr., ’44 - U.S. Congressman, Democrat – Michigan; dean of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Chris Dodd, ’62 - U.S. Senator, Democrat – Connecticut
- Neil Gorsuch, ’85 - Federal Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- Thomas Hogan, ’56 - Chief Judge, U.S. District Court in Washington D.C.
- Brett Kavanaugh, ’83 - Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C Circuit
- Douglas Kennedy, ’86 - Fox News Channel correspondent and son of Robert F. Kennedy
- Frank LoBiondo, ’64 - U.S. Congressman, Republican – New Jersey
- Grover Rees, III, '68 - U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of East Timor (2002 - 2009)
- L. Francis Rooney III, ’71 - Former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican); former member of the Advisory Board of the Panama Canal Authority
- Joseph E. Schmitz, ’74 - Former Inspector General of the Department of Defense under President George W. Bush
- Mark K. Shriver, ’82 - Former representative to the Maryland House of Delegates; vice president and managing director of U.S. programs, Save the Children
- Harry D. Train, II, ’45 - Retired Admiral in the United States Navy who served as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (now the Allied Command Transformation), as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command (now the Joint Forces Command), and as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
Business, Industry & Economics:
- Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., ’58 - Founder and partner, Patton Boggs LLP
- Edmund B. Cronin, Jr., '55 - Chairman of the board of trustees and past chief executive officer of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust
- B. “Bud” Doggett, Jr., ’40 (d.) - Commercial parking magnate; civic leader
- Paul G. Haaga, Jr., ’66 - Financier, philanthropist
- Christopher Kennedy, ’82 - President, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. and son of Robert F. Kennedy
- Chris Rogers, ’76 - Founder and senior vice president, Nextel Communications
- Kevin Plank* - Founder and CEO, Under Armour
- B. F. Saul, ’50 - Founder, Chevy Chase Bank
- J. Dennis Scarff, ’56 - Owner, Bray & Scarff
- Harry L. You, ’75 - Former CFO of Oracle Corporation and Former CEO of BearingPoint.
Social Action & Community Service:
- John Dear, S.J., ’77 - Peace activist, author
- Michael Keegan, ’69 - Medical director and one of the founders of Somos Amigos Medical Missions, a nonprofit providing medical healthcare to underserved communities in the Dominican Republic.
- Anthony Shriver, ’84 - Founder and Chairman, Best Buddies International. His mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the Special Olympics.
- Paul Tipton, S.J., ’57 (d.) - Former president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities; former president of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala.
- Hamza Yusuf - American Islamic scholar, co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California
Literature, Publishing & Journalism:
- William S. Abell, ’32 (d.) - Author and great-grandson of Arunah S. Abell, founder of the Baltimore Sun
- Dennis Murphy, ’65 - Dateline NBC correspondent; winner of four Emmy Awards for excellence in news reporting
- Christopher Rose, ’78 - Noted columnist for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and Pulitzer Prize winner for his post-Katrina columns, later compiled into the national bestseller, "1 Dead in Attic"; frequent commentator for NPR's Morning Edition
Science & Medicine:
- Michael Corbley, ’76 - Senior scientist at Biogen Idec, a global pharmaceutical biotechnology company. He was a Fulbright and Henry Luce scholar.
- John Nicolaides, ’41 (d.) - Aeronautics professor at the University of Notre Dame and former NASA official. He was part of the team that made a breakthrough in aerodynamic design after discovering the airfoil plane in the early 1970s.
- Charles Zubrod, ’32 (d.) - Oncologist, widely regarded as the father of modern chemotherapy
*attended but did not complete graduation requirements
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- "Third Grammar Class, Second Section, on the steps of Healy Hall at Georgetown University". Loyola Notre Dame Library. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
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