Georgetown Preparatory School

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Georgetown Preparatory School
Schola Praeparatoria Georgiopolitana
Georgetown Preparatory School seal.jpg
Georgetown Preparatory School.jpg
10900 Rockville Pike

Montgomery County

United States
Coordinates39°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
TypePrivate school; day and boarding
MottoMen for Others
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic / Jesuit
Established1789 (234 years ago) (1789)
School districtArchdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools[1]
CEEB code210575
PresidentRev. James R. Van Dyke, S.J.
HeadmasterJohn Glennon
Teaching staff62
Enrollment498 (2022–23)
Student to teacher ratio8∶1 (2022–23)
Campus size93 acres (380,000 m2)[2]
Campus typeLarge suburban[3]
Color(s)   Blue and gray
Athletics16 varsity sports
Athletics conferenceInterstate Athletic Conference (IAC)
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
NewspaperLittle Hoya
Tuition$40,565 (day) $66,200 (boarding)
Last updated: November 28, 2022; 3 months ago (2022-11-28)

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.[4] It is the only Jesuit boarding school in the United States. It is in the district of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.


Boland Hall (built 1916–19), Georgetown Prep School

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,[5] under the direction of university president Alphonsus J. Donlon.[6] Georgetown Prep remained part of Georgetown University until its legal separation in 1927.[6]

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.[7] Joe Hills, son of golf course architect Arthur Hills, redesigned and severely shrank the school's golf course, which reopened in 2008.[8] The field house was converted into a learning center,[7] which was named after the immediate past president Fr. William L. George, S.J., opened for students on January 26, 2010.[9]

The Campus Center and Residence Building opened in October 2022, which incorporates a health center.[10]


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.[11]

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  3. ^ "Archbishop Carroll High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
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  5. ^ "Georgetown in 1916: An online exhibit from the University Archives". Georgetown University. June 15, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ a b Rasicot, Julie (April 19, 2007). "State-of-the-Art, All-in-One Athletics Center". Washington Post. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  8. ^ Bundy, Phil. "Course Review: Georgetown Prep Golf Course — Phil Bundy". Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  9. ^ 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
  10. ^ "Georgetown Prep dedicates new stadium named for late Arizona Cardinals owner and alumnus William V. Bidwill". Catholic Standard. Retrieved December 5, 2022.
  11. ^ "Interstate Athletic Conference". Interstate Athletic Conference. Retrieved December 5, 2022.
  12. ^ Granberry, Michael (April 27, 2016). "Lone Star Soviets: The FX super-hit 'The Americans' carries deep ties to Texas". The Dallas Morning News.
  13. ^ 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". ABC News. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  14. ^ "Arizona Cardinals chairman Bill Bidwill, 'a bruising runner,' inducted into high school's hall of fame". The Arizona Republic. June 5, 2017.
  15. ^ Armour, Nancy (July 10, 2018). "Stick to sports? Cardinals' support of Supreme Court nominee shows NFL's hypocrisy". USA Today. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  16. ^ Miller, Randy (February 2, 2017). "Yankees' Brian Cashman proud of prep school classmate and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch". NJ Advance Media.
  17. ^ Carman, Tim (March 10, 2009). "David Chang: "Trust Me, I'm No Genius."". Washington City Paper.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ Bumiller, Elisabeth (July 13, 1983). "Christopher Dodd, His Father's Son". The Washington Post.
  20. ^ Bravin, Jess (March 19, 2017). "Gorsuch, a Conservative Firebrand in College, Evolved Into a Conciliator". Wall Street Journal.
  21. ^ Stepp, Laura Sessions (April 12, 2004). "Men Without Clues". The Washington Post.
  22. ^ Hendrickson, John (May 20, 2014). "How It Feels to Watch Your High School Teammate Take on the Best Player in the World". Esquire.
  23. ^ Shefte, Whitney (July 27, 2008). "Memory Games: Charles Jenkins, 74". Washington Post Magazine.
  24. ^ 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.
  25. ^ Gamarekian, Barbara (October 10, 1984). "New Generation Takes Up the Kennedy Causes". The New York Times.
  26. ^ Leibovich, Mark (June 25, 2006). "Another Kennedy Living Dangerously". The New York Times.
  27. ^ "LoBiondo, Frank A. (1946-)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. U.S. House Historian. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  28. ^ Metcalf, Andrew (July 17, 2017). "Madaleno Formally Announces Run for Governor". Bethesda Magazine.
  29. ^ "Prep Athletes Earn Spring All-Met Honors".
  30. ^ 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.
  31. ^ Kazanjian, Glynis (November 10, 2017). "Georgetown Prep alum nominated to be next Fed Chairman". Montgomery Sentinel.
  32. ^ Benwick, Bonnie S. (January 15, 2013). "Mo Rocca cooks with the senior set". The Washington Post.
  33. ^ "Rooney, Francis (1953-)". Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. U.S. House Historian. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
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  35. ^ Winchell, Mark Royden (2000). Where No Flag Flies: Donald Davidson and the Southern Resistance. University of Missouri Press. pp. 56. ISBN 9780826262318.
  36. ^ "Vargas Lleras, el hombre de las paradojas". La Silla Vacía. May 4, 2018.

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