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Prep by the Numbers

3.3M

In financial assistance awarded for 2023-2024 school year. We are committed to making an education at Seattle Prep accessible to our students, regardless of financial background.

785

Students make up our vibrant community at Seattle Prep. At Prep, we work hard to build strong and meaningful connections that become memories to last a lifetime.

39%

 Students of color at Seattle Prep. With nearly 100 feeder schools, our community reflects the diversity of the Seattle area.

10:1

Student to Teacher ratio. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, our dedicated faculty have the opportunity to engage with students on a personal level, tailoring their guidance and support to each student's unique needs.

Empowering Minds, Inspiring Hearts

On our 5-acre property, tucked away on the North-end of Capitol Hill, Seattle Preparatory School strives to not only provide our students with a transformative education, but also do the necessary work to form compassionate, resilient, and service-driven men and women for others. As a Catholic, Jesuit institution we embody the Ignatian ideals that God may be found in all things, that each person is sacred and that we are created to serve others in our community. Established in 1891, our goal is to continue our mission for generations to come.

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Our Mission Statement

Seattle Prep is a Catholic, Jesuit college preparatory school. We embrace the Ignatian ideals that God may be found in all things, that each person is sacred and that we are created to serve others in community. Our mission is to form discerning, transformational leaders who are intellectually competent, spiritually alive, open to growth, loving and committed to justice.

Innovation in Action

 

Our Collegio program takes a holistic approach to educating our students through the interdisciplinary study of history and literature concurrently, while also introducing and familiarizing students with Jesuit traditions and values. Through this approach, we equip our students with the tools necessary to understand and investigate real-world issues. Collegio spans from freshman to junior year and works to support the formation of men and women for others and to inspire them to go forth and Set The World on Fire.

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Jesuit Education

 

Jesuit education, also known as Ignatian education, is an approach to education inspired by the teachings and principles of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), a Catholic religious order. Jesuit education is known for its emphasis on intellectual rigor, moral and ethical development, and the holistic formation of individuals. Jesuit education is not limited to Catholic students, and our own and many more Jesuit institutions welcome students of various religious backgrounds. The principles of Jesuit education have been influential in the development of a well-rounded, values-based approach to education that extends beyond the classroom and into the broader community. .

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Community

 

Seattle Prep is more than just a school; it's a network of support and friendship. Our students forge lifelong connections with their peers and mentors, creating a sense of belonging that lasts well beyond graduation. Our community is a mosaic of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We celebrate this diversity, knowing that it enriches the educational experience and prepares our students to thrive in an interconnected world.

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Our Place in Seattle

 

Our campus is located on the north end of Capitol Hill in the heart of Seattle. With 132 years of instruction under our belt, we've seen it all. In fact, our institution was in place more than 40 years before the I5 and 520 began construction. Although our campus has seen many changes throughout it's lifetime, our values and traditions remain strong. 

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500 years of educational excellence and spiritual tradition.
Prep prepares students for college and life.

Our Ignatian mission is expressed in the Grad at Grad, an educational cornerstone of all 62 Jesuit high schools in the United States. Aspirational, these five characteristics—Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Loving, Spiritually Alive and Committed to Justice—serve as a goal for all graduates. 

Nearly 132 years after the founding of Seattle Prep, the school’s mission remains as vibrant as it has been since 1891. True to our Jesuit, Catholic foundation, we cultivate a faith-centered community where students grow as “Men and Women for Others,” committed to “Finding God in All Things.”

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Crafting Excellence

 

At Seattle Preparatory School, we embrace a legacy of excellence that spans 475 years of Jesuit education. For the past 132 years, right here in Seattle, we've been shaping minds, nurturing hearts, and building a vibrant community that lasts a lifetime.With our 5 buildings on our 5 acres, we aim to cultivate an environment where learning knows no bounds. Generations of students have graced the halls of Seattle Prep and made their impact on not only Seattle, but the world as well. At Prep, our education is informed by  key Jesuit values: Cura Pesonalis and Magis.

Cura Personalis

At Seattle Prep, we believe in cura personalis, or care for the whole person. It's a commitment to nurturing the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of every student. Here, you're not just a name on a roster; you're a valued member of our community. You are known by name.

Magis

Magis is a fundamental Jesuit principle. Roughly translated it means "the more." Not more in the conventional sense—for the purpose of acquisition or accolades—but more for the sake of others. How much more can we share of our God-given gifts and talents with others? What other gifts and talents can students discover during their time at Prep? What more is needed from us to make the world better? We encourage our students to make a difference by living out the magis

Everything that we do at Seattle Prep culminates to one goal, to form young men and women that are dedicated to the service of others.