International Candidates

The heart and soul of our international programs is our Jesuit, Catholic tradition of ensuring educational excellence, promoting knowledge and justice to serve others, and preparing each student to go forth and make a difference in the world.
St. Joseph’s Preparatory School is proud to welcome students from all over the world and to offer exchange and study abroad programs to Prep students in many different countries. Please contact the Office of Admission.
  • Short or Long-Term Study Programs at the Prep for International Students
  • 4-year-Academic programs for students
  • International Prep Exchange Group Programs for Prep students
  • Individual Study Programs Abroad for Prep students
  • International Student Connections Social Events
  • International Scholarship Programs for Prep students

Contact Information

International Recruiting Agents:
  • Apex International Education Partners, LLC
  • Ivy International Group
  • Asian American Cultural Exchange Association
  • Quest Exchange

Hu Jintao

Culture is a window reflecting the history, culture, and spiritual world of a nation. Cultural exchange is a bridge to enhance the mutual understanding and friendship between the people of different nations."
International students at St. Joseph’s Prep will be challenged and cared for by their teachers, counselors, and coaches in an environment that rewards hard work, embraces difference, and prepares you for whatever lies ahead.

Why Choose St. Joseph’s Prep for your son?

Because you want him to:
  • Gain a competitive edge by studying in one of the best countries in the world.
  • Stay with a family that you can trust and whose son is part of the Prep community.
  • Learn English at a school that has a strong reputation for its excellence and that will challenge him through a classical curriculum.
  • Learn from men and women dedicated to the Jesuit philosophy of education that includes “cura personalis” (or attention to the individual student and respect for his potential).
  • Receive an individualized curriculum and care that focuses on his home school requirements.
  • Learn more about the American culture by attending a school whose location attracts a diverse mix of students and gives him access to all of Philadelphia’s cultural and historical landmarks.
  • Join a brotherhood that permeates life at the Prep, a bond of friendship and family that is incomparable with a commitment to strong moral and ethical values.
At the Prep, young men become “men for and with others,” men who strive to understand not only themselves but also the global world in which they live—and to cultivate the best of both.
If you have questions about the application process at St. Joseph's Prep, please call 215.978.1958 or email