At A Glance

  • Year Established: 1885
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Type of School: Private HS. CO-ED
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  • Grades: 9-12
  • Total Enrollment: 270
  • Average Class Size: 17
  • International Students: 40
  • Chinese Students: 24
  • ESL Program: Yes
  • AP Classes: 10
  • Honors Classes: Every Course has Honors Class
  • Accreditation: NEASC
  • College Matriculation: 99%
  • Admission: TOEFL iBT or IELTS+Interview


A sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Saint Joseph Boston, Saint Joseph Preparatory High School is a co-educational, college preparatory high school founded upon academic excellence, personal integrity, and Catholic tradition. The School seeks to educate the whole person—intellectually, morally, relationally, physically, and spiritually—with a commitment to scholarship at the highest level. A community of mutual respect and reconciliation, Saint Joseph Preparatory High School is a diverse, multi-cultural family centered on lived Christian gospel values. At Saint Joseph Preparatory High School, each student is known and loved, prepared for success in college, and called to make a positive difference in our world through compassionate leadership and selfless service.

Saint Joseph Preparatory High School maintains effective partnerships with institutions of higher education, including Boston College and Regis College; with other educational institutions locally; with community and business organizations including Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center and with the Archdiocese of Boston and its related entities. 


Course of Study

English, World Languages, Mathematics, Science, Theology, STEAM, Fine Arts

Honors Courses

Every Course has Honors Class

AP Courses

English Literature & Composition, AP English Language & Composition, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History, Government & Law, Latin, Studio Art (Virtual High School Optional Electives, including 17 AP courses) 


Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Swimming, Crew, Softball, Tennis, Track

Activities and Clubs

Admissions Ambassadors, Art & Drama Clubs, Athletics Association, Book Club, Campus Ministry Team, Choral Group, Dominican Republic Service Immersion Group, French Club, High School Quiz Show Team, Japanime, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Mediation Club, Mock Trial Competition, National Honor Society, Origami Club, Prom Committee, Robotics Team, S.A.D.D., Science Club, Social Justice Club, Spanish Club, Step Team, Student Newsletter, Yearbook (Clubs may be subject to change based on annual participation) 

Where Our Graduates Go

Harvard University, New York University, Berklee College, Boston College, Babson College, Bentley University, Brandies University, Brown University, Syracuse University, UCLA, Boston University, Clark University, Northeastern University, Pratt Instutute, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and more.