Mission Statement of
, as a Catholic and Jesuit college
preparatory school, is to form a learning community
of men and women distinguished by its commitment
to competence, to conscience, and to compassion.
students of Scranton Prep experience a balanced
humanistic curriculum embracing classical and
modern languages, social studies and theology,
mathematics and science, art and music, literature
and speech, health and physical education and
Students, through this course of studies:
- Develop skills and habits of
personal inquiry and analysis.
- Become articulate persons through
practice in writing and oral expression (eloquentia perfecta).
- Appreciate cultural diversity
through their study of culture in classical
and modern foreign languages, world literature
and social studies.
- Realize a Christian version
of the human person through a four-year theology
- Cultivate their skills in elective
and advanced courses, some of which offer college
- Discover their individual talents
and capabilities through student activities
(athletics, newspaper, drama, forensics, etc.).
to the Ignatian tradition,
Prep offers its students opportunities to grow
socially and religiously.
As a result of these opportunities, Prep
- Assume leadership and share
responsibility in school, community, and church
- Understand the nature of responsible
- Reach out to local communities
as well as other areas of our country and the
Third World through a four-year community service
requirement which includes the opportunity to
participate in typically over a dozen service
sites (moderated by nearly two dozen members
of the faculty) offered in the summer prior
to a student’s senior year.
- Develop a sincere respect for
human life and the rights, property, and happiness
of all people of whatever nation, creed, or
- Serve one another through various
events conducted by the Chaplaincy and guidance
- Are concerned for the conservation
and equitable sharing of the resources of the
involved in the Prep community learn to share
the Ignatian ideal of
compassion which is essential to a just society. Through the efforts of teachers, parents, board
members, alumni, and the students themselves,
the young men and women entrusted to the care
of Scranton Prep:
- Experience cura personalis,
personal concern for the individual, in their
associations with faculty and administration.
- Benefit from the involvement
of parents in school life through Parents’ Club
events and community worship opportunities.
- Come to view the Chaplaincy
Office as an integral part of the school’s life
as it works toward the religious formation of
students and faculty.
- Experience opportunities for
prayer and reflection during school Masses,
Kairos retreats, days
of recollection, and other religious experiences.
Scranton Preparatory School is a Catholic and Jesuit college
preparatory school rooted in the four hundred
fifty year-old Ignatian tradition of academic excellence combined with dedication
to God, country, and humanity.
Scranton Prep fosters a learning community
of men and women distinguished by their commitment
to competence, to conscience and to compassion.
excellence and personal development of strong
and responsible character in the faithful and
generous service to the world are the touchstones
of this community.
fostering the life of the mind, Scranton Prep
cultivates in its students a desire to gain knowledge,
the capacity to reason and the ability to discern
right from wrong.
In the pursuit of such learning, Prep students
develop logical, critical thinking skills, which
through the rigors of academics, enhance their
appreciation of life.
the Ignatian vision
of education involves more than intellectual competence,
Prep students are committed to grow not only intellectually,
but also socially and religiously through participation
in athletics, extra-curricular activities, retreats,
public worship and service work.
through serving people in Scranton and in other communities, Prep
students come to realize the inequalities in the
world and begin to understand their Christian
faith implies a commitment to effect
a just society which gives priority to the needs
of the poor.
teachers, parents, alumni, and all involved in
sustaining this community of learners, inspired
by the Ignatian ideal
of cura personalis,
personal care for the individual, are invited
to be a loving community in service to each other,
ad maiorem Dei gloriam.