Saint Joseph Prep has an exciting history built on the foundation of a 140-year legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston educating young people in the city of Boston and beyond. The School opened in September of 2012 as the coming together of Mount Saint Joseph Academy (Brighton, all girls, founded in 1885) and Trinity Catholic High School (Newton, co-ed, founded in 1893). Each of the schools had over a century of leadership in Catholic secondary education: MSJA as one entity with the Sisters of St. Joseph and TCHS under a few iterations at Our Lady’s Parish. Together, these institutions served students and families in the Greater Boston area for nearly 250 years.
Saint Joseph Prep honors this inspiring legacy by advancing the mission of Catholic education. SJP provides a rigorous academic program, marked by scholarly excellence; offers a broad range of extra-curricular activities, marked by enthusiastic participation; creates a close-knit school family, marked by rich diversity and genuine respect; and invites young people into a deeper spiritual life, marked by authentic prayer and selfless service. Our promise to deliver an extraordinary intellectual education—focused on both content mastery and skill development—as well as an exemplary personal formation—grounded in Christian morals and human values—represents a continuation of the proud tradition we have inherited.
Saint Joseph Prep, now in its fifth year, is rooted in the core values of scholarship, leadership, character, community, diversity, and service. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph, and working collaboratively with a host of influential strategic partners (i.e., Boston College, Regis College, the Lynch Foundation, the Yawkey Foundations, the Catholic Schools Foundation, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, and St. Columbkille Partnership School), the School is intensely focused on creating a model for Catholic education that is sustainable. Taking full advantage of its central location in Boston, a location soon to be enhanced by a new commuter rail station (part of the Boston Landing expansion), the School draws students from all of the Boston neighborhoods as well as from the surrounding suburbs.