WHO we are and WHO we are called to be.
Integral to our mission statement is this idea that each person is sacred and has their own gifts and talents. Our academic program aims to educate students with the guidance of our Graduate at Graduation (Grad @ Grad), a set of values and expectations that is shared by all Jesuit secondary schools. Throughout their four years at Prep, our students are supported and challenged to graduate as young women and men who embody the following:
How We Teach?
Our alumni say it best, “Seattle Prep taught me HOW to think not WHAT to think.
At Seattle Prep students do not follow a track. You are not pigeonholed. Every student takes college prep courses.
In Mr. Meza's Freshman Biology class students explore DNA Modeling to understand the basic structure of DNA and look for patterns in bonding. As students investigate genetics and inheritance patterns, from heart disease risk to a widow’s peak, the lab is a reminder that our DNA code comes down to a specific arrangement of base pairs in a helical structure.
In sophomore Collegio, students complete their year with a United Nations simulation as they accomplish extensive research, master public speaking skills and exercise their debating abilities. Students form committees that tackle key issues across the world, in areas such as poverty and wealth, war and peace, and economic and cultural imperialism.
How easily are people influenced? Two AP Statistic students set out to determine whether the likeness of Harry Styles could influence respondent's answers to the question, "Who is your favorite member of One Direction?" Observational skills, data analysis and evaluative abilities are put to the test to arrive at their conclusion.
Students discuss "alternate histories" with guest speaker, appellate attorney, historian and writer Mike King in an animated conversation about decision making and ultimately their outcomes.
AP Environmental Science students witness, firsthand, the preliminary, primary, and secondary levels of wastewater treatment which all Seattle water goes through before being returned to Puget Sound. Students learn about various processes—from the trash that is screened out and ground up to the biosolids that are created and moved out to Eastern Washington—to help grow our food, closing nutrient loops.