Living Cura Personalis

Photo credit: QTG Photography

An education at St, Joseph’s Preparatory School is based on Cura Personalis, the Latin meaning being “care for the (individual) person.” Our educators establish a personal relationship with students and adapt their teaching to each individual while encouraging them toward personal growth and challenging them to find excellence in all areas while finding God in all things.

The development of the whole person requires engaging and activating the mind and body outside of the classroom. The mission of Co-Curriculars is to develop student participants who value and promote teamwork and community pride within the framework of the Grad-at-Grad. Bryan Ghee, Director of Student Activities, works with each club to ask how they will take their personal passions and use it to serve others.

Below are some examples of excellence achieved by this year’s students sharing the gifts God has given them:


Advanced to the PIAA State Championship game for the sixth consecutive year and eighth time in nine years.

Cape and Sword

Was back live on stage with three productions: Double Trouble, Night of Scenes, and Something Rotten! This year, nearly 200 students participated in Cape and Sword, making it the most popular activity in the school.

Mock Trial

Won the City Championship and advanced to the state finals.

Strategy Gaming Club​

Held its seventh annual “Extra Life Marathon” to benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, raising nearly $4,000.


Won its second straight Philadelphia Catholic League Championship and PIAA District 12 Championship.


Won another PCL Championship and had several boats excel at the Stotesbury Regatta.


Advanced to the PIAA State Final Four

WSJP Student Broadcasting

Expanded its offerings, adding podcasts and other radio shows to its lineup of game broadcasts and social media updates.


Won the Philadelphia City Championship.

Outdoor Track

Had several students compete in state championships with one state champion (Brendan Leneghan winning the long jump) and two others medaling (Brock Harris high jump and Quinn Worrell 800 meters).

Mountain Biking and Ultimate Frisbee

Competed as varsity sports for the first time!

Black and Latino Culture Club

Held several successful activities for Black History Month and Women’s History Month.

Breaking Barriers Club

Hosted LGBTQ+ Awareness Week.

TMF Hawks

Hosted dozens of speakers, service projects, and leadership seminars. They also hosted a regional summit and engaged numerous Prep alumni as guest speakers in their wildly successful leadership week.

The Gardening Club

Broke ground on a new community garden project on the SJP campus.

Supporting Healthy Minds

Was established by students this spring and hosted speakers in May in honor Mental Health Awareness Month. The club also raised money toward the Kyle Ambrogi Foundation to fund suicide prevention.