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Published by damian.shiner, 2018-12-13 14:27:11

SJP Viewbook

SJP_Viewbook

SEE YOUR HERE
BE SELF HERE
YOUR
SELF



WELCOME

TO SAINT JOSEPH PREP!

WE ARE A CO-ED, CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED IN THE
ALLSTON-BRIGHTON NEIGHBORHOOD OF BOSTON.

Our students thrive in a challenging and supportive academic environment
that provides excellent post-secondary opportunities at elite colleges
and universities.

The experience at Saint Joseph Prep is defined by four key pillars: Academic
Excellence, Authentic Community, Meaningful Engagement, and Dynamic
Innovation. By focusing on these core areas, SJP forms young women and
men into courageous, compassionate leaders who are prepared to succeed
in an ever-evolving world.

Our scholars are surrounded by talented teachers who not only inspire
learning in the classroom as skilled instructors, but also engage students
as passionate mentors and coaches. Creativity and discovery are fostered
through technology, collaboration, and an enthusiastic commitment to
developing the whole person.

The culture of Saint Joseph Prep respects, affirms, and celebrates all
students and community members, building a richly diverse family of
authentic individuals.

As you explore these pages, we invite you to

SEE YOURSELF HERE AND BE YOURSELF HERE.

Head of School Thomas Nunan, Jr.

YOU BELONG!

HERE AT SAINT JOSEPH PREP, YOU BELONG.

As a motivated student, as an aspiring scholar, you belong. As a talented athlete,
as a promising artist, you belong. As a budding entrepreneur, as a blossoming
writer, as a creative designer, as a curious historian, you belong. As someone
who treats others with respect and dignity, as someone who serves others
with compassion and courage, you belong. As a natural leader, as a thoughtful
listener, as a perceptive problem-solver, as a positive risk-taker, you belong.
As an extrovert, as an introvert, as the person you are right now, you belong.

When you come to Saint Joseph Prep, you belong. In our richly diverse,
genuinely inclusive school family, you will be accepted and affirmed. As a result,
you will be empowered to achieve your goals and to pursue your dreams. You will
be ready to excel in college and prepared to succeed in your career.

Come, expand your horizon by meeting new friends from across the city and
across the world. Come, explore your future by engaging in a wide array of
courses, activities, and offerings that will develop the unique, tremendous
potential within you.

COME TO SAINT JOSEPH PREP.
BECOME THE PERSON YOU ARE CALLED TO BE.
AND BE A LIGHT OF HOPE FOR OUR WORLD.



STUDENTS

ACADEMIC

EXCELLENCE

STUDENT-CENTERED
AND COLLABORATIVE

Saint Joseph Prep’s vibrant academic program and
individualized approach deliver exceptional learning
opportunities. Students emerge as confident,
thoughtful leaders prepared to excel in college
and make a positive impact in their local
communities and beyond.

GOALORIENTED, CURIOUS, AND DRIVEN, SJP
STUDENTS ARE COMMITTED TO SCHOLARSHIP
AND MOTIVATED BY THE INTRINSIC REWARDS
OF SEEKING TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE.

Our scholars engage in a challenging academic program that
equips students for success at the finest four-year colleges and
universities. Small classes and advisories foster an environment
in which students receive personal attention, develop meaningful
relationships, and find their voices.

Balancing high standards and strong supports, our 9th and
10th grade curriculum provides a foundation for collaboration,
creativity, and critical-thinking skills, while a diverse range of AP
offerings and greater independence in the 11th and 12th grades
engage students in next-level demands. Motivated, adaptable, and
prepared, graduates leave SJP eager to make their mark on a broad
range of academic disciplines and professional endeavors.

AP

12 12+COURSES
ON CAMPUS VIRTUAL

9:1 50+%
STUDENT/ OF GRADUATES
FACULTY
RATIO SCORE IN THE

75TH
PERCENTILE
OR HIGHER

ON THE SAT



PHOENIXSNAPSHOT

SARAH

n Junior Year: 3 AP & 2 Honors

AP: Chemistry, English
Language, US History
Honors: Pre-Calculus
& Spanish 4

n Senior Year: 4 AP & 1 Honors

AP: English Literature,
Calculus AB,
Government, Spanish
Honors: Physics

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sports and four clubs,
NHS inductee

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My favorite class is AP Statistics
because it’s really applicable
to Mechanical Engineering,
which is the college field I want
to pursue. It’s challenging,
but also fun.

– Student Voice

Before coming to SJP, my
writing skills were not where
I wanted them to be. But the
English classes here have
helped me develop my
skills and my style. I now
take AP English, which I
really enjoy, and I’ve learned
to think critically and develop
my own ideas.

– Student Voice

FACULTY

ACADEMIC

EXCELLENCE

TALENTED EDUCATORS,
DEDICATED MENTORS

At the heart of our culture of scholarship, Saint
Joseph Prep teachers elevate the learning in our
classrooms and enrich the lives of our students.
Faculty members go beyond curricular instruction,
connecting authentically with students in support
of a thriving school life.

SJP PRIDES ITSELF ON ATTRACTING TALENTED,
EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS WHO ARE DEVOTED
TO MAXIMIZING STUDENT POTENTIAL AND
MASTERING THEIR CRAFT.

As enthusiastic lifelong learners, our faculty models a
commitment to scholarship, a respect for diverse perspectives,
and an appreciation for each student’s personal journey.
Dedicated to each student’s success, faculty members are
invested in the academic and intellectual growth of every
scholar and inspire a passion for learning through individual
attention and support.

Beyond the classroom, as coaches and mentors, faculty and staff
demonstrate leadership, inspire discovery and pursuit of student
interests, and foster a genuine sense of community. Whether
leading practices on the soccer field, directing rehearsals on stage,
or supporting student government initiatives, our teachers are
focused on developing the whole person.

OF FACULTY ARE
AVAILABLE

% FOR HELP
EVERY DAY

100 AFTERSCHOOL
89% 93%
OF FACULTY OF FACULTY
COACH HOLD
AND/OR
MODERATE ADVANCED
A CLUB OR DEGREES
ACTIVITY

–13–

PHOENIXSNAPSHOT

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY

n Ninth grade inter-departmental team building a foundation of skills
and tools for students to leverage throughout all four years

n Developing strategies in key
areas such as homework
planning, note-taking,
communication, and proper
use of technology

n Making connections across
areas of study to inspire
curiosity and encourage
thoughtful and purposeful

FA C learning

n Working to ensure success

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guidelines, as well as
enhancing supports

TWHREITCIUNRGRAICCURTALOUSLMSENTED EDUCATORS,
DEDICATED MENTORSn A collaborative program spanning all academic disciplines designed

to advance students’ writing skills

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for future success

I never thought that a teacher
could care so much about the
success of her students.
You believe in me even when
I don’t believe in myself.

– Student Voice

One of the factors that most
influenced my decision to
come teach at SJP was the
school’s commitment to
educating the whole child.
I’ve always wanted to be
part of a community where
the academics are important,
but we’re also invested in
the lives of our students.

– Faculty Voice

AUTHENTIC

COMMUNITY

WHERE ALL ARE ONE

Saint Joseph Prep students are welcomed into
a diverse and inclusive school culture where
relationships are built on respect and affirmation.
This foundation prepares students for personal
success and fosters a commitment to serving
and celebrating others.

ACROSS ALL GRADE LEVELS, OUR STUDENTS
SPEAK OF SAINT JOSEPH PREP AS THEIR
SECOND HOME, THEIR SECOND FAMILY.

The Advisory program at SJP nurtures a four-year relationship
that supports student development academically, socially, and
emotionally, so that each child is known and loved. Our young women
and men are encouraged to discover a true sense of self and to find
their voices on issues that resonate with them. Welcoming families of
all faith traditions, SJP seeks to enrich each individual’s spiritual life
through prayer, reflection, and shared values.

Our culture of service, inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of
Boston, instills the importance of making a positive impact and
engenders awareness, gratitude, and responsibility. Empowered
by volunteer opportunities such as the Alternative Spring Break,
Camden Service Trip, and Senior Service Project, our students learn
to be thankful. As a result, they appreciate their ability to make a
difference in the lives of others.

10,000+
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS COMPLETED ANNUALLY

12 99%
AVERAGE OF PARENTS
ADVISORY WOULD
SIZE
RECOMMEND
SJP

TO THEIR FRIENDS
AND FAMILY

– 1293 –
–19–

PHOENIXSNAPSHOT

MULTICULTURAL DAY

n A full school day devoted to a celebration
of diversity and inclusion, affirming each
individual’s heritage

n Student-led presentations introduce
traditional customs, cuisine,
and culture

n A unique opportunity
for nontraditional
learning that
develops global
perspective

n Encourages
connections between
students, faculty,
and staff through
the discovery of
common ground

ALL-SCHOOL
SERVICE DAY

n A full school day
devoted to giving back
to the local community

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becoming more aware of challenges
others face

n Underscores the reality that every person has
the ability to make a meaningful difference

I chose Saint Joseph Prep
because of the family-like
environment. Even though
we come from different
backgrounds, we are all
here for the same purpose.

– Student Voice

What a wonderful community
of dedicated teachers, friends,
and staff members you have.
I continue to be amazed each
day at the love, value, respect,
and bond that you continue
to show our student and the
entire school.

– Parent Voice

MEANINGFUL

ENGAGEMENT

PASSIONS EXPLORED,
TALENTS DISCOVERED

At Saint Joseph Prep, we are all athletes and
artists. Our students learn to commit, to persevere,
and to lead while pursuing a wide range of
extracurricular opportunities. Sparked by energy
and enthusiasm, the Phoenix perform at a high
level and thrive on school pride.

A GREAT EDUCATION EXTENDS BEYOND ACADEMIC
ACHIEVEMENT, INSPIRING STUDENTS TO DISCOVER
AND DEVELOP THEIR TALENTS AND PASSIONS.

From athletics to the arts and from robotics to student government,
SJP offers students abundant opportunities to connect with peers,
creating an energetic school spirit. Faculty members participate
as coaches and moderators, seeking to guide students outside the
classroom and foster relationships built on shared interests.

Incoming 9th grade students are empowered to get involved in
community life, establishing meaningful connections that last
throughout high school. In the athletic realm, coaches and
captains set high expectations, creating athletic success based
on winning values such as commitment, teamwork, and
leadership. SJP’s celebration of the visual and performing
arts and dedication to shaping civic-minded graduates provide
students with opportunities to perform with confidence and
develop leadership skills.

OF 9TH GRADE

STUDENTS

% PARTICIPATE

IN AT LEAST

92 ONE SPORT, CLUB,
OR ACTIVITY
34 Plus

STATE n Fall Play
TOURNAMENT n Spring Musical
n Annual STEAM Show
APPEARANCES n A capella group
IN THE PAST n The T.I.E. newspaper
SIX YEARS n Youth in Government
n Young Entrepreneurs

– 253 –

PHOENIXSNAPSHOT

BRENDAN

n Varsity Golf

n Varsity Hockey

n Varsity Baseball

n Student Council

n Campus
Ministry

n Big Brother/
Big Sister
Program

CAMILLE
n Varsity Soccer
Varsity Basketball
n Varsity Track & Field
n

n National Honor
Society

n AAdmmbiassssioandsor

n Step Team

One of my favorite things about
SJP is that through sports and
other activities, you meet everyone
in the school. I love having friends
across grade levels and feeling
connected to the community.

– Student Voice

I’ve been on Student Council since
freshman year and I enjoy being
able to represent my peers and
give them a voice in the school.
I was really proud to be able to
bring the Talent Show to life and
it was great to see people get
up on stage and show their
unique gifts.

– Student Voice

DYNAMIC

INNOVATION

EXPLORING CHALLENGES,
ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

At Saint Joseph Prep, our spirit of innovation
encompasses everything from classroom
technology to teaching practice. This philosophy
emboldens students to imagine and create,
shaping futures of their own design.

SJP’S COMMITMENT TO ENHANCING LEARNING
THROUGH TECHNOLOGY INCLUDES PERVASIVE
WIRELESS, AN ONLINE LEARNING MANAGEMENT
SYSTEM, APPLE TV, GOOGLE CLASSROOM, AND
1:1 DEVICE SUPPORT.

The state-of-the-art Learning Commons provide our students
with versatile environments to access academic resources
and pursue intellectual discovery. In recent years, the School
has invested more than $3 million in lab renovations and new
technologies.

Our robust STEAM curriculum, including a variety of engineering
and technology-based classes, builds a foundation for evolving
and in-demand careers, while SJP’s Robotics team, with a
dedicated focus on engaging young women, produces forward-
thinking problem-solvers and leaders in innovation.

Through professional development and cross-discipline
collaboration, faculty create a dynamic culture of expanding
horizons and global connections. Partnerships with local
organizations such as Boston College, New Balance,
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Raytheon, and Analog Devices
expose students to industry expertise, building meaningful
real-world connections.

MULTI-PURPOSE,
TECHNOLOGY-FORWARD

SPACES IN THE

8 LEARNING COMMONS
10 FEMALE
STEAM STUDENTS
ELECTIVES
OFFERED COMPRISE
EACH YEAR
45%

OF THE
ROBOTICS TEAM

– 3213 –
–31–

PHOENIXSNAPSHOT

STEAM CURRICULUM

SJP’s STEAM curriculum introduces
students to a wide range of science-
and technology-based learning
opportunities. As a function of
their exposure, many graduates

have the background and develop
the interest to pursue college
majors in related fields.

Examples include:
n Kelli – Harvard University – Computer Science
n Cali – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Aerospace Engineering
n Kaevon –University of Massachusetts Lowell – Civil Engineering
n Hayley – Boston University – Mechanical Engineering
n Jack – University of Loyola Chicago – Environmental Policy

MORE THAN JUST A NEIGHBOR

Saint Joseph Prep has built a strong relationship with Boston College,
taking advantage of our mutual connections and shared communities.
This collaboration extends across all aspects of the SJP experience,
from our classrooms to our Board of Trustees.

n Sponsored by the Lynch School of Education, 9th and
10th grade scholars visit BC for campus tours, Q&As
with BC students, and admission counseling

n Tuition remission available to SJP faculty to support
post-graduate education

n BC students complete pre-practicum training at SJP,
serving as teachers across our curriculum

n SJP’s Board of Trustees includes several educational
administrators from Boston College

Every single day I step into the
STEAM Lab, the challenges
we face inspire us to work
together as a unit to solve
problems and build the
best robots we can.

– Student Voice

Technology and the 1:1 device
program at SJP has really
enhanced my learning. The
interactive projectors and the
Apple TVs have increased my
ability to learn and retain material.

– Student Voice

JOIN THE PHOENIX FAMILY!

At Saint Joseph Prep, you will find a school that prepares its students for
academic success; that welcomes and affirms each individual, celebrating
our diverse backgrounds and experiences; that provides extracurricular
opportunities for all students to pursue their passions; and that fosters a
spirit of innovation in all aspects of an SJP education.

Our student-centered, individualized approach prepares all students to reach
their full potential. Discover your place here, a place to grow for the next four
years, to challenge yourself, to find your voice, and to achieve success.

The Phoenix is rising and we want to share our unique SJP culture with you!
Our doors are always open; come visit campus, take a tour, and meet our
exceptional students and faculty.

Come…

SEE YOURSELF HERE AND BE YOURSELF HERE.



SEE YOUR HERE
BE SELF HERE
YOUR
617 Cambridge Street SELF
Boston, MA 02134-2460
Tel: 617.254.8383

saintjosephprep.org

A Sponsored Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston


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