An important message from the Board of Trustees of Saint Joseph Preparatory High School


To the Saint Joseph Prep Community: 

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that the Board of Trustees has voted to permanently close Saint Joseph Prep Boston at the completion of the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Over the last decade, SJP has quickly developed into a school known for its highly regarded and dedicated teachers, innovative curriculum, and diverse student body. Students graduate prepared for success in college and in life, empowered to become young people of character, integrity, and leaders in their community.

While the strength of our academic program, the caliber of our faculty and staff, and the vibrancy of our community life are beyond question, unfortunately, this does not make SJP immune from the financial challenges that come with a commitment to ensuring an exceptional and accessible education. While every member of the Board and the leadership of the school have worked tirelessly to find a way forward, we have not been successful in finding a strategic partner(s) who could support the long-term sustainability of the school. Additionally, our school continues to face the challenge of ongoing demographic shifts among middle and high-school-aged children. This combination of key factors has resulted in insurmountable financial pressures that have led to this decision. 

We understand that this is very difficult for everyone in our community, and the full Board, administration and Congregation are committed to supporting our community members through this transition. Please contact us at with any questions or comments.

As devastating as closing this 137-year-old institution is, we will work to ensure that this process is one that conveys the maximum possible respect and support for everyone whose lives and careers are impacted.

Saint Joseph Prep Boston Board of Trustees