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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 25 student run clubs and activities. Our newest facilities are The Warner Stadium with a 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 


Average Number of Students per Class  


Student to Teacher Ratio  


Students Enrolled  


Advanced Placement Courses Offered  


Teams - Championship Athletic Program Participating in MIAA & IAAM  


Clubs and Organizations  

Class of 2024


Millon in Academic and Athletic College Scholarships Awarded  


College Applicant Acceptance  


Hours of Collective Community Service  


Graduates Attended 53 Colleges & Universities in 20 States  


Attended Private Colleges & Universities  


of Graduates  will Participate in NCAA Athletics  

Graduate Profile


Current 2023-2024 Enrollment : 287

12th Grade: 75
11th Grade: 60
10th Grade: 86
9th Grade: 66

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 Responsible for Teaching: 29

62% with postgraduate degrees
10% with doctorate degrees
76% Catholic / 24% Other Faiths


2022-2023 Charitable Income

Annual Fund: $211,488

Soiree/Net Operating: $70,807

Athletic/Net Operating: $49,644

Clubs and Sports: $14,491

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