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Scranton Preparatory School
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City: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Country: United States
General Information
Type: Private Co-Ed Secondary School
Founded: 1944
Grades: 9-12
President: Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J.
Principal: Patrick Marx
Students: 850
Motto: Ad Altiora Natus (Born for higher things)
Mascot: The Cavalier
Colors: Purple and Gold
Address & Contact Information
Address: 1000 Wyoming Avenue
City: Scranton
State/Province: Pennsylvania
Postal code: 18509-2993
Country: United States
Phone: 570.941.PREP (7737)

Scranton Preparatory School is a Catholic and Jesuit college preparatory day school for boys and girls. The current enrollment is 850 students. Prep is fully accredited by the Pennsylvania State Department of Public Instruction and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It is a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association, the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Catholic Educational Association. Tuition (fees included) is currently $8,700 per year. Scranton Prep offers only academic courses. Qualified students may do Advanced Placement work in individual subjects. A full program of athletics and extracurricular activities is offered to all students. Admission is by examination and interview by the Admissions Committee.


Scranton Prep first opened its doors in the year of 1944. Since that September day, the school has had a rather remarkable history. The original building was located on the corner of Wyoming Avenue and Mulberry Street. It had a peaceful existence there until 1961, when the construction of an expressway necessitated a move to a new location. After making the Old Main Building of the University of Scranton its temporary home for two years, Prep moved to its permanent location, the former Women’s Institute Building of the International Correspondence Schools, at 1000 Wyoming Avenue.

Founded as a boys' school, Scranton Prep became co-educational in 1971 when a disastrous fire destroyed Marywood Seminary, a local girls’ academy conducted by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters.

Scranton Prep was established as a division of the University of Scranton, but received its official charter of separate incorporation in 1977.

Scranton Preparatory School is one of 47 Jesuit secondary schools in the United States. In 1986, Prep was named a National Exemplary School by the United States Department of Education.

Mission statement

"The mission of Scranton Preparatory School, 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."

Noteable Alumni

  • P.J. Carlesimo Current Seattle Supersonics (NBA) head coach and former College Basketball Coach
  • Robert P. Casey (Class Valedictorian) former Governor of Pennsylvania
  • Robert P. Casey Jr. current U.S. Senator

Contact Information

1000 Wyoming Avenue; Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-2993.

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