Seattle Preparatory School Programs
Prep's commitment to academic excellence, spirituality, diversity, community and leadership must be constantly examined in light of how those values can be achieved in a changing world. Cura personalis, "care and concern for the individual" is the foundation of our interaction with students and is at the heart of all that we do. Our hope is that students always feel stretched, always challenged, but also always cared for.
Seattle Prep's unique Collegio model synthesizes the core humanities – English, history and theology – into one class taught by two instructors.
To borrow a phrase from the early Jesuits, our “way of proceeding” is not like other ways. We eschew, for example, curricula focused on rote memorization and standardized tests. Rather, our way challenges students to extend their reach beyond information toward formation and, at special moments, transformation, thus creating a learning environment that is fully responsive to the expectations of an active, responsible global citizen in the 21st century.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
In the 2012-2013 school year, more than $1 million was awarded in tuition assistance to over 20% of our student population. Accessibility to families of varied financial means goes to the heart of our mission and Jesuit identity.
One of our primary goals in the coming years is to continue to grow our Endowment so that a Seattle Prep education remains as accessible to all qualified students desiring a Prep education.