Georgetown Preparatory School

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Georgetown Preparatory School
Schola Praeparatoria Georgiopolitana
Georgetown Preparatory School Logo.png
Address
10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda
Montgomery County, Maryland
United States
Coordinates 39°01′57″N 77°06′34″W / 39.03250°N 77.10944°W / 39.03250; -77.10944Coordinates: 39°01′57″N 77°06′34″W / 39.03250°N 77.10944°W / 39.03250; -77.10944
Information
Type Private, day & boarding
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1789; 228 years ago (1789)
President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.
Headmaster John Glennon
Grades 912
Gender Boys
Enrollment 490, 1/4 boarding (2015)
Campus size 90 acres (36 ha)[1]
Color(s) Blue and Gray          
Athletics 15 varsity sports
Athletics conference Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC)
Nickname Hoyas
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Publication Blue & Gray (literary)
Newspaper Little Hoya[3]
Tuition $58,460 (resident, includes room & board)
$35,955 (day student)
$7,610 (additional for ESL Program)[4]
Affiliation Georgetown University
Society of Jesus

Georgetown Preparatory School is a Jesuit university-preparatory school in North Bethesda, Maryland for boys grades 9 through 12. It is among the most selective prep schools.[5] The only Jesuit boarding school in the United States, it is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington on 90 acres (360,000 m2).

History[edit]

Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory School is an independent, boarding and day school for boys in grades 9–12, located in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Both Georgetown Preparatory School and Georgetown University sprang from the vision of John Carroll, the first bishop of Baltimore. Carroll regarded the school as critical to the future of the Catholic Church in the United States. He viewed it as a potential source of priestly vocations and of well-educated Catholic citizens able to play a significant role in the affairs of the new republic.

The Georgetown College Preparatory School moved away from the University’s campus in the District of Columbia in 1919, to its current location on 90 acres in North Bethesda, Maryland.

In 2010, the school completed a reconstruction program to modernize its 90-acre (360,000 m2) campus. In January 2007, Georgetown Prep opened the Hanley Center for Athletic Excellence, an 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.[6] This learning center, named after the immediate past president Fr. William L. George, S.J., opened for students on Tuesday, January 26, 2010.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

Entertainment and art[edit]

  • Dylan Baker, ’76 – actor, best known for his role as Dr. Curt Connor in "Spider-Man 2" and "Spider-Man 3" and arcs on television series such as The Americans and Damages; also appeared in 2008's "Revolutionary Road"
  • John Barrymore* (d.) – Shakespearean actor and grandfather of Drew Barrymore
  • Ian Harding '05 – Actor, best known for his role as Ezra Fitz in "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa – Playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer. Also, Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics
  • 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!"

Sports[edit]

  • Markel Starks, ’10 – NBL guard, Cairns Taipans
  • Bill Bidwill, ’49 – owner, NFL’s Arizona Cardinals
  • Michael Bidwill, '83 – President, NFL's Arizona Cardinals
  • Brian Cashman, ’85 – General Manager, New York Yankees
  • Roy Hibbert, ’04 – NBA center, Charlotte Hornets
  • Chip Jenkins, '82 – Olympic Gold Medalist, 4 x 400 relay, Barcelona, Spain (1992)
  • Marcus Mason, '03 – running back, Washington Redskins
  • Thomas McHale* (d.) – former NFL player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Miami Dolphins
  • AJ Wood, '91 – former NCAA Soccer All-American and Soccer America Player of the Year; 1996 Olympian and player for MLS D.C. United and the New York/New Jersey Metrostars

Government and military[edit]

Business[edit]

Activism and community service[edit]

Literature and journalism[edit]

  • 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
  • Allen Tate, 1918 (d.) – poet and essayist; U. S. Poet Laureate and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, 1943–44[8]

Science and medicine[edit]

  • Charles Zubrod, ’32 (d.) – oncologist, widely regarded as the father of modern chemotherapy

*attended but did not complete graduation requirements

References[edit]

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