Seattleā€™s Jesuit College Prep School Since 1891

Athletes know it. Musicians know it. Artists know it. Students know it. Commitment is the key to reaching goals, accomplishing dreams. It is this discipline, vision and steadfast tenacity that turns commitment into success. At Seattle Prep our community members are each deeply invested in Jesuit education. Student, parent, alum, grandparent, staff, and faculty—each of you knows the value of making this educational commitment. And, you have seen the payoff.

In this Annual Report, we celebrate all of you who have provided your contributions of time, talents, and treasure to Seattle Prep. We couldn't do our best work without you! Prep is grateful for each one of our benefactors who stay the course, year after year, as we continue to educate men and women for others.

The Thread of Commitment

At Seattle Prep, we are fortunate to have a compelling mission that inspires full-hearted commitment.

Our mission “to form discerning, transformational leaders who are intellectually competent, spiritually alive, open to growth, loving and committed to justice” inspires a level of commitment that is enthusiastic, broadly-held, and integral to our identity. Commitment flows easily from these core values.

Read Principal Luby's letter about The Thread of Commitment
Board Chair Looks Forward

"Contemplatives in action are who the world needs. Seattle Prep forms them, lovingly. It is an honor to play a small part in the formation of these transformational leaders. The Board of Trustees makes each decision to ensure that the Jesuit mission of Seattle Prep lives on forever. And it will, because the Prep students will lead everyone to the experience that God may be found in all things. They will fill the world with peace and joy!"

-Parvez Anandam, Seattle Prep Board of Trustee Chair

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One of our Grad at Grad pillars at Seattle Prep, commitment to growth, is at the heart of everything we do. Alumni repeatedly say that Prep was a place where they could try things, make mistakes, and discover new interests. With over 115 academic classes offered, 90 co-curricular activities and 300 opportunities to lead, every student finds a voice. Our goal upon graduation is that every student has achieved significant growth as a person—emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, spiritually.

THE END OF A JOURNEY

student perspective

“I’ve seen feats of greatness and perseverance. Step by step, our classmates pushed through the hard times and became strong people. They followed the light of God.”

-John Slavin ’23, Prep graduation speaker

BIGGER THAN YOU

a coach perspective

“The boys understand there is a bigger picture. It’s more important than what team you are on. It’s bigger than them as an individual. In the end it’s about building relationships.” 


- Andrew Walker ’08 of his Prep two-time cross country championship team

LEAVING A MARK

alum perspective

"And, perhaps most importantly, at Prep I learned what it means to make a commitment to service and to the well-being of others as life’s most important value. Nothing is nobler, nor more satisfying, than that."

-David Kennedy ’59, Distinguished Alum of the Year

WORTH PROTECTING

board perspective

"Seattle Prep's mission is at the heart of every discussion we have and every decision we make. Guardians of the Galaxy have nothing on us, trustees, as Guardians of the Mission!"

-Jaylene Howard, Former Prep Board Chair

A MATTER OF JUSTICE

student perspective

“It was amazing to see Jesuit schools come together sharing their Ignatian traditions and common passion for social justice. I realized the strength of this network I am part of.”

-Kenny Ouedraogo ’25 on the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, hosted in Washington, D.C.

WE ARE ALL LEADERS

presidential perspective

"Everyone involved at Prep whether a trustee, teacher, student, staff member, alum or parent is called to lead in some way through the sharing of the gifts bestowed upon them by God who desires all of us to be instruments of peace. How fortunate we are to have a mission so needed in our world to motivate and inspire us."
 

-Robert T. Jordan, Prep President

FAITH FOCUS

student perspective

"Commitment means to accept a task, its conditions, and plan to uphold it to the best of my abilities. My favorite aspect of commitment, when it comes to Seattle Prep, is in my faith life. Not only has this allowed me to grow spiritually but my involvement in this area sheds a different perspective on commitment. I did not sign a contract saying I would try my best to be involved within Prep's faith life, yet I chose to. Seattle Prep has taught me to act, to be a woman for others, and by doing so show commitment."

-Sofia Griffin ’24

OPEN TO GROWTH

alum perspective

“During my time at Seattle Prep, I have learned the importance of an open heart and an open mind. What has made Seattle Prep so special to me is the warm and loving community that inspires me to show up as the best version of myself.”

- Tuition Assistance Recipient, Class of 2023

DON'T HIDE YOUR WORTH

ASB perspective

"Be more open. I feel like early on I tried to only give people a little sliver of me, but I think to build connections, you need to show people your soul."

-Matt Kennedy ’24, ASB President

GIVING OF ONESELF

Alum Perspective

"Commitment at Prep is giving your whole self to whatever is right in front of you, no matter how large or small the task. For me, that may be helping a colleague with a project, decorating the Academics Office, or as the JV girls soccer coach sharing my experience with my players to help them grow as young women both on and off the field. It’s going full force in everything I do because not only am I dedicated to the mission of Seattle Prep, but I believe in it whole heartedly and am grateful to give back to the Prep community after it has given so much to me."

-Olivia Ovenell ’15

WHOLE HUMANS

Alum Perspective

"To be committed to Prep is to be committed to the whole person. We aren’t just committed to transforming students in the classroom; we are committed to transforming whole humans so they can contribute to a world after Prep."

-Alex Campbell ’17, Former ASC Member 

WHEN WRONG IS RIGHT

ASC Perspective

“I slowly figured out what our most important team value had to be in order to achieve this kind of team culture; my kids had to know that it was okay to be wrong. I needed them to understand that failure was not something to be feared.”

-Hudson Patterson ’18, Former ASC member and Coach of Mock Trial’s Green Team

GUIDING POTENTIAL

Leadership Perspective

"Commitment at Seattle Prep means dedicating oneself fully to the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and personal growth of each student. It's about showing up each day ready to teach, mentor, guide, and walk alongside young people as they discover who they are and who they want to become. True commitment means believing in the inherent dignity and potential within each student entrusted to our care. This calling asks us to model what it means to be persons for others, guided by a faith that does justice.”

-William Liu, Assistant Principal for Student Life

 

Commitment to excellence and commitment to the magis go hand in hand at Seattle Prep. Translated, the magis means the more. Members of our community engage in the magis every day with their minds, their hearts, and their actions. But more sometimes means less. Because the magis is also about discernment — and ultimately choosing those actions that bring us closer to God and closer to others. The reach for the magis is about our choices. And ultimately, it reflects our Jesuit values in living out true excellence.

Jesuit education thrives because of our many supporters in the greater Prep community. We are grateful for your impact on our educational mission. 

Your impact in 2022-2023

$3.3M

Financial assistance distributed

200

Hours to complete a student AP Art Portfolio

22

Consecutive years Echo yearbook has won the National Gallery of Excellence Award

15%

Students served by Prep's Learning Resource Center

15

Math courses currently offered by Seattle Prep

90

Zip codes represented at Seattle Prep

31

Students inducted into National Thespian Society

6

Annual student retreats held

100

8th graders, from 12 schools, competed in Prep-hosted Math Games

Generations of Prep students have benefited from the generosity of those who came before them—people who believed in paying it forward. Prep would not be the school it is today without the ongoing support of all its constituencies—from parents and grandparents to teachers and alumni. It's this commitment to relationships that has created a 132-year legacy of Jesuit education in the Seattle area. Thank you to all of you who commit to the Jesuit values of Seattle Prep. It matters!

Annual Fund Impact

The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of Seattle Prep's fundraising efforts and vital to our mission as a Jesuit Catholic school. The Annual Fund directly supports:

• Accessible tuition
• Essential student programming
• Financial assistance to 26% of Prep students
• Faculty enrichment and professional development  
• Operating needs of the school

 

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Cumulative Giving 22-23

Prep says ‘thank you’ to the following people and community partners whose sustained giving over the years, at a total level of $100K and above, demonstrates their generosity and ongoing commitment to Jesuit Education.

see list of donors about Cumulative Giving 22-23
Annual Giving 22-23

We are grateful for the generosity of our donors. The donor lists in this Annual Report reflect cash contributions to Seattle Prep during the 2022-2023 fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. Included are gifts and sponsorships made through the following: The Annual Fund, Level-the-Field Campaign, SPREE Auction cash contributions, SPREE Fund-A-Need, Endowment giving, Kathy Krueger Student Support Fund, and alumni event donations. Event registrations are not included.

Giving Circles listed here include:
Ignatian, Kostka, Adelphia, and Xavier.

See list of donors about Annual Giving 22-23
SPREE Auction 2022

SPREE (Seattle Prep’s Reach for Enduring Excellence), Prep’s annual fundraising Auction celebrates 50+ years of tradition, generosity, and community. Funds raised at SPREE benefit every Seattle Prep student. Proceeds contribute to support programs such as academic programs, student life, financial assistance, and Prep’s operating budget.

see list of donors about SPREE Auction 2022
Annual Giving 22-23 (Continued)

We are grateful for the generosity of our donors. The donor lists in this Annual Report reflect cash contributions to Seattle Prep during the 2022-2023 fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. Included are gifts and sponsorships made through the following: The Annual Fund, Level-the-Field Campaign, SPREE Auction cash contributions, SPREE Fund-A-Need, Endowment giving, Kathy Krueger Student Support Fund, and alumni event donations. Event registrations are not included. 

Giving Circles listed here include:
Panther Club and Blue and White Club.

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Annual Giving 22-23 (continued)

We are grateful for the generosity of our donors. The donor lists in this Annual Report reflect cash contributions to Seattle Prep during the 2022-2023 fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. Included are gifts and sponsorships made through the following: The Annual Fund, Level-the-Field Campaign, SPREE Auction cash contributions, SPREE Fund-A-Need, Endowment giving, Kathy Krueger Student Support Fund, and alumni event donations. Event registrations are not included.

Giving Circles listed here include:
Regis, Peyton, and Garrigan.

see list of donors about Annual Giving 22-23 (continued)
Level the Field, Raise the Bar Campaign 22-23

With much gratitude we express our sincere thanks to all who have supported the Level the Field, Raise the Bar Campaign. If you were not able to join us at the Merlino Opening this past spring, please stop by to see the new addition. Thank you for making this campaign successful!

see list of donors about Level the Field, Raise the Bar Campaign 22-23
Alumni Giving 22-23

Alumni are our greatest example of the impact of a Jesuit education. An alum contribution to our programs not only makes an immediate impact but demonstrates a keen and compassionate understanding of the need for continued care of our school and future Panthers.

see list of donors about Alumni Giving 22-23
In-Kind Donors 22-23

Donations of goods and services help reduce our operating costs each year.Our programs and events are grateful for the support of the following individuals and organizations in the 2022-2023 school year.

see list of donors about In-Kind Donors 22-23
Matching Gifts 22-23

We are grateful for the generosity of local businesses providing matching gift opportunities for our network of family and friends.  Prep students benefit from the support of the following companies and organizations.

see list of supporters about Matching Gifts 22-23

Support Matters

75%

of students taking AP exams score 3 or higher

26

Student-athlete graduates, Class of 2023, currently competing in collegiate athletics (D1, D2 or D3)

25

Alumni on Prep's staff/faculty

300+

Student leadership opportunities

9,922

Number of living Panther alumni

6

Number of years Alumni Service Corps members have served Prep

502

Years of Jesuit education, 132 in Seattle

28

Number of states where graduates of the Class of 2023 attend college

718

Donors to the Annual Fund

Numbers reflected in the financial information section, below, are for the year ending 06/30/23 and are based on unaudited figures.

Revenues

  • Tuition & Fees $20,058,385
  • Annual Fund $1,641,304
  • Other $13,930,687
  • SPREE $312,671
  • Endowment Release $982,000
Total Revenue: $36,925,047
  • Salaries & Benefits $14,436,633
  • Tuition Assistance $2,853,934
  • Plant/Security/Maintenance $1,866,631
  • Academics/Student Life $2,124,716
  • Admin/Development $1,548,611
  • Capital Expenditures $14,094,521
Total Expenses: $36,925,047

Expenses

 

Nearly 500 years ago, St. Ignatius of Loyola took a bold risk in leaving his old life and choosing a new path — one which resulted in the formation of The Society of Jesus (the Jesuit order). It is through Ignatius' commitment, and all those who followed in his footsteps, that we now have a network of over 845 Jesuit schools stretching across 6 continents. Thank you for being a part of this history of transformational education that creates leaders who "go out and set the world on fire."
 
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