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About SJCP

Saint John's Catholic Prep -- Your premier private high school located in Frederick, Maryland!

Founded in 1829, Saint John’s Catholic Prep has the distinction of being Maryland's oldest Catholic high school. Located on 66 acres in Frederick County, Saint John’s Catholic Prep educates students in a joyful Catholic community and prepares them to be leaders with good hearts and discerning spirits.

SJCP offers a rigorous college preparatory program, dual enrollment with Mount St. Mary’s University, and guaranteed admission and scholarship programs with partner colleges/universities. 

SJCP has 20 athletic teams that compete in the IAAM and MIAA and more than 30 student run clubs and activities. We recently added The Warner Family Stadium with turf field and the 9,000-square-foot Delaplaine Fine Arts Wing. Whether on the field or in the classroom, our sense of community sets us apart. Once a Viking, always a Viking.

Saint John's at a Glance

SJCP by the Numbers 

15

Average Number of Students per Class  

12:1

Student to Faculty Ratio  

278

Students Enrolled  

20

Advanced Placement Courses Offered  

20

Teams - Championship Athletic Program Participating in MIAA & IAAM  

30+

Clubs and Organizations  

Class of 2022

$7

Millon in Academic and Athletic College Scholarships Awarded  

100%

College Applicant Acceptance  

9,150+

Hours of Collective Community Service  

75

Graduates Attended 48 Colleges & Universities in 18 States  

50%

Attended Private Colleges & Universities  

15%

of Graduates Participated in NCAA Athletics  

Graduate Profile

Transportation

Saint John's Catholic Prep School Bus

5-Year SAT Scores Comparison

2017 - 2021 SAT Scores 2017* 2018* 2019* 2020 2021
Saint John's Catholic Prep 1190 1180 1160 1164 1088
Frederick County 1126 1149 1058 ** **
Maryland 1046 1066 1041 1029 1073
National 1020 1049 1039 1051 1060

*2017-2019 SAT scores reflect a change in scoring from a 3-part test to a 2-part test

** NOT REPORTED

 

Current 2021-2022 Enrollment : 276

12th Grade: 68
11th Grade: 69
10th Grade: 64
9th Grade: 75

Financial Assistance & Scholarships:

$874,492 - Total need-based aid and merit scholarships

60% of students receive scholarships and need-based financial aid

Where Our Students are From:

The school draws from a wide geographic area encompassing Frederick, Maryland, its surrounding counties, and the states of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Currently, Saint John's is hosting international students from China, South Korea, and Vietnam.

 

Faculty & Staff:

34 responsible for teaching/learning process
62% with advanced degrees
62% Catholic / 38% Other Faiths

2021-2022 Charitable Income

Annual Fund: $115,460

Soiree: $40,844

Booster Club: $10,462

Funded approximately 15% of expenses not covered by tuition fees.