Open House

St. Joseph's Prep Open House
Sunday, October 15, 2023
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1733 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Each fall, prospective students--currently in grades 5-8--and families are invited to our annual Open House. Here you will be led on tour by our best advocates: our students! With newly renovated spaces including the Howley Learning Commons, a Media Lab, a Virtual Reality Lab, Robotics Center, Fitness & Weight Room, Kelly Fieldhouse (Basketball Court, upgraded training track and volleyball court), Wrestling Gym, and indoor turf facility, there is something for everyone at the Prep.
Registration is now closed. However, you can still join us on Sunday. When you arrive at the Prep, go to the Sauter Dining Hall to register. Check out the schedule below.
Open House Schedule
9 a.m. Mass in the Church of the Gesu (optional)
● Families registered for Open House can officially Check-In before Mass.
● Walk-Ins can register after Mass in the Sauter Dining Hall.

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
● Registration/Check-In Opens on the first level of the Sauter Dining Hall. Walk-Ins are welcome!
● The Sauter Dining Hall is located next to the Main Entrance/McKernan Family Lobby.

● Campus tours begin on the 2nd floor of the Sauter Dining Hall and are available at any time between 10 a.m. and noon.
● You can get to the 2nd floor using the main staircase in the Dining Hall.
● You do not need to schedule a specific time for a tour.
● Tours will be led by a current Prep student and include stops at all major academic departments, Mission & Ministry, the Church of the Gesu, and the brand-new Howley Learning Commons.
● Tours end with the the Athletics & Clubs/Activities Fair in the Kelly Fieldhouse (i.e. the Prep’s gymnasium)

● For a conversation about the admissions process, academic counseling/support, scholarships/financial aid, and transportation, please be sure to visit the hallway outside of the Kelly Fieldhouse.
● The Office of Admission will host two panels in the Cape & Sword Theatre. The first panel will start at 10:30 a.m. and will focus on the Prep student experience. The second panel will start at 11:15 a.m. and will give an overview of academics at the Prep including support offered by our Learning Services Department as well as the College Counseling process.

● Interact with coaches and moderators from every sport, club, and activity offered at the Prep in the Kelly Fieldhouse (i.e. the Prep’s gymnasium).
● Meet with Prep Parents, our Alumni Associations, and DEI personnel. You can even get your picture taken with the Hawk!
● The Kelly Fieldhouse is the final stop on the tour but you can visit this area at any time during the Prep’s Open House.

NOTE: Light refreshments are available in the Sauter Dining Hall throughout the day.

Contact Information

St. Joseph's Preparatory School
Office of Admission
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