Georgetown Preparatory School
|Georgetown Preparatory School|
Schola Praeparatoria Georgiopolitana
10900 Rockville Pike
|Coordinates||39°01′57″N 77°06′34″W / 39.03250°N 77.10944°WCoordinates: 39°01′57″N 77°06′34″W / 39.03250°N 77.10944°W|
|Type||Private school; day and boarding|
|Motto||Men for Others|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic / Jesuit|
|School district||Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools|
|President||Rev. James R. Van Dyke, S.J.|
|Student to teacher ratio||8∶1 (2022–23)|
|Campus size||93 acres (380,000 m2)|
|Campus type||Large suburban|
|Color(s)||Blue and gray|
|Athletics||16 varsity sports|
|Athletics conference||Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC)|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Tuition||$40,565 (day) $66,200 (boarding)|
|Last updated: November 28, 2022|
Georgetown Preparatory School (also known as Georgetown Prep) is a Jesuit college-preparatory school in North Bethesda, Maryland for boys in ninth through twelfth grade. It has a 93-acre (380,000 square meters) campus. It is the only Jesuit boarding school in the United States. It is in the district of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.
Georgetown Preparatory School was founded in 1789 by John Carroll, the first bishop of Baltimore. In 1919, the school moved from Georgetown University's campus in the District of Columbia to its current location, under the direction of university president Alphonsus J. Donlon. Georgetown Prep remained part of Georgetown University until its legal separation in 1927.
There are approximately 500 students at Prep, with the boarding students comprising 20% of the school’s population (2022–23).
In January 2007, the school opened the Hanley Center for Athletic Excellence. Joe Hills, son of golf course architect Arthur Hills, redesigned and severely shrank the school's golf course, which reopened in 2008. The field house was converted into a learning center, which was named after the immediate past president Fr. William L. George, S.J., opened for students on January 26, 2010.
The Campus Center and Residence Building opened in October 2022, which incorporates a health center.
Georgetown Prep teams are known as the Hoyas and offer 28 team sports. The Hoyas have won 53 Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) Championships from 2012 to 2022.
- Dylan Baker, Class of 1976 – 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
- Bill Bidwill, Class of 1949 – the owner of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team
- Michael Bidwill, Class of 1983 – President, NFL's Arizona Cardinals
- Brian Cashman, Class of 1985 – General Manager, New York Yankees
- David Chang, Class of 1995 – entrepreneur and restaurateur. Founder of Momofuku.
- Michael J. Daly, Class of 1941 – Medal of Honor recipient, attended the United States Military Academy (1942–43), served in the United States Army (1942–46)
- John Dingell, Class of 1943 – former Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Chris Dodd, Class of 1962 – lobbyist, lawyer, and Democratic Party politician who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut
- William J. Gaston (1778–1844) – a member of Congress and later of the North Carolina Supreme Court, the first student in the Preparatory School's predecessor, Georgetown Academy.
- Neil Gorsuch, Class of 1985 – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- Ian Harding, Class of 2005 – actor, best known for his role as Ezra Fitz in Pretty Little Liars
- Roy Hibbert, Class of 2004 – former NBA player for the Indiana Pacers, Lakers, Hornets, and Nuggets
- Chip Jenkins, Class of 1982 – Olympic gold medalist (Athletics, 1992)
- Mark Judge, Class of 1983 – writer, author of Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk.
- Brett Kavanaugh, Class of 1983 – Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
- Douglas Kennedy, Class of 1985 – journalist, son of senator Robert Kennedy
- Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Class of 1972 – attorney, son of senator Robert Kennedy
- Frank LoBiondo, Class of 1964 – Congressman
- Rich Madaleno, Class of 1983 – Maryland state senator
- Matt Mervis, Class of 2016 (born 1998) – baseball player
- William Jones Nicholson, Class of 1876 – Brigadier general in the United States Army
- Jerome Powell, Class of 1971 – Federal Reserve Board of Governors (May 2012 – February 2018); Chair of the Federal Reserve (February 2018 – Present)
- Mo Rocca, Class of 1987 – comedian
- Scott Rolle, Class of 1980 – Judge of the Circuit Court for Frederick County, Maryland, Former State's Attorney for Frederick County, 1993–2007, LTC US Army Reserve, 2001–22, Co-Star, Brad Meltzer's DECODED on the History Channel, 2011–12
- Francis Rooney, Class of 1971 – Congressman
- F. Joseph Sensenbrenner Jr., Class of 1966 – 53rd mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, former Deputy Attorney General of Wisconsin
- Anthony Shriver, Class of 1984 – activist, founder of Best Buddies International
- Mark Kennedy Shriver, Class of 1982 – former politician; CEO of Save the Children Action Network
- Arthur Smith, Class of 2001 – Head coach of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League
- Allen Tate, Class of 1918 (d.) – poet and essayist; U. S. Poet Laureate and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, 1943–44
- Germán Vargas Lleras – Former Colombian Vice President.
- ^ "Find a School - Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools".
- ^ a b "Fast Facts". Georgetown Preparatory School. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
- ^ "Archbishop Carroll High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
- ^ a b c McFadden, David; Khalil, Ashraf (September 20, 2018). "Will What Happened at Georgetown Prep Stay There?". Associated Press. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
- ^ "Georgetown in 1916: An online exhibit from the University Archives". Georgetown University. June 15, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
- ^ a b Ochs, Stephen J. (Summer 2016). "The Land Before Prep Arrived". Alumnews. pp. 30–31. Archived from the original on December 8, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
- ^ a b Rasicot, Julie (April 19, 2007). "State-of-the-Art, All-in-One Athletics Center". Washington Post. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
- ^ Bundy, Phil. "Course Review: Georgetown Prep Golf Course — Phil Bundy". philbundy.com. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- ^ Georgetown Prep Dedicates the Father William L. George Center. Georgetown Preparatory School Admissions. January 26, 2010. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved April 29, 2019 – via www.youtube.com.
- ^ "Georgetown Prep dedicates new stadium named for late Arizona Cardinals owner and alumnus William V. Bidwill". Catholic Standard. Retrieved December 5, 2022.
- ^ "Interstate Athletic Conference". Interstate Athletic Conference. Retrieved December 5, 2022.
- ^ Granberry, Michael (April 27, 2016). "Lone Star Soviets: The FX super-hit 'The Americans' carries deep ties to Texas". The Dallas Morning News.
- ^ a b c d e f g h Keneally, Meghan (September 26, 2018). "Inside the high school that produced Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Justice Neil Gorsuch and other famous alums". abcnews.go.com. ABC News. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
- ^ "Arizona Cardinals chairman Bill Bidwill, 'a bruising runner,' inducted into high school's hall of fame". azcentral.com. The Arizona Republic. June 5, 2017.
- ^ Armour, Nancy (July 10, 2018). "Stick to sports? Cardinals' support of Supreme Court nominee shows NFL's hypocrisy". USA Today. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
- ^ Miller, Randy (February 2, 2017). "Yankees' Brian Cashman proud of prep school classmate and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch". NJ.com. NJ Advance Media.
- ^ Carman, Tim (March 10, 2009). "David Chang: "Trust Me, I'm No Genius."". Washington City Paper.
- ^ Brown, Emma (February 7, 2019). "John Dingell, longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, dies at 92". Washington Post. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
He was a congressional page throughout his teenage years, and graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School in 1944.
- ^ Bumiller, Elisabeth (July 13, 1983). "Christopher Dodd, His Father's Son". The Washington Post.
- ^ Bravin, Jess (March 19, 2017). "Gorsuch, a Conservative Firebrand in College, Evolved Into a Conciliator". Wall Street Journal.
- ^ Stepp, Laura Sessions (April 12, 2004). "Men Without Clues". The Washington Post.
- ^ Hendrickson, John (May 20, 2014). "How It Feels to Watch Your High School Teammate Take on the Best Player in the World". Esquire.
- ^ Shefte, Whitney (July 27, 2008). "Memory Games: Charles Jenkins, 74". Washington Post Magazine.
- ^ Albrecht, Leslie (October 2, 2018). "Mark Judge's memoir now selling for up to $1,999 on Amazon". MarketWatch. Dow Jones & Company. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
- ^ Gamarekian, Barbara (October 10, 1984). "New Generation Takes Up the Kennedy Causes". The New York Times.
- ^ Leibovich, Mark (June 25, 2006). "Another Kennedy Living Dangerously". The New York Times.
- ^ "LoBiondo, Frank A. (1946-)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. U.S. House Historian. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
- ^ Metcalf, Andrew (July 17, 2017). "Madaleno Formally Announces Run for Governor". Bethesda Magazine.
- ^ "Prep Athletes Earn Spring All-Met Honors". www.gprep.org.
- ^ Staff, State Historical Society of North Dakota (1949). North Dakota History. Vol. 16–17. Bismarck, ND: State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation. p. 82 – via Google Books.
- ^ Kazanjian, Glynis (November 10, 2017). "Georgetown Prep alum nominated to be next Fed Chairman". Montgomery Sentinel.
- ^ Benwick, Bonnie S. (January 15, 2013). "Mo Rocca cooks with the senior set". The Washington Post.
- ^ "Rooney, Francis (1953-)". Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. U.S. House Historian. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
- ^ a b Tsironas, Alex (March 29, 2018). "Eunice Kennedy Shriver". The MoCo Show.
- ^ Winchell, Mark Royden (2000). Where No Flag Flies: Donald Davidson and the Southern Resistance. University of Missouri Press. pp. 56. ISBN 9780826262318.
- ^ "Vargas Lleras, el hombre de las paradojas". La Silla Vacía. May 4, 2018.
- Gallagher, Vincent E. (2010). Prep: Georgetown Preparatory School: A Boarder's Memories from 1956-1961. Thoroughbred Partners. ISBN 978-0615418636.
- Judge, Mark Gauvreau (2005). God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite 20 Years of Catholic Schooling. Crossroad Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0824523138.
- Ochs, Stephen J. (1989). Academy on the Patowmack: Georgetown Preparatory School, 1789-1927. Georgetown Preparatory School. OCLC 20110518.
- Catholic secondary schools in Maryland
- Catholic boarding schools in the United States
- Jesuit high schools in the United States
- Educational institutions established in 1789
- Boarding schools in Maryland
- Boys' schools in Maryland
- Former Georgetown University schools
- 1789 establishments in Maryland
- Private high schools in Montgomery County, Maryland
- North Bethesda, Maryland