building community

At College Prep, building a community where everyone belongs is essential to a meaningful education. We prepare our students to make a positive difference, encouraging engagement in a full array of school activities, and in learning opportunities in service to others and the broader world.
We integrate work and play, helping students recognize the elements of a balanced life. School spirit, cross-cultural collaboration, and civic engagement are integral to the well-rounded development of our students. Through experiential programs and learning opportunities, we hope that all College Prep graduates leave with the self-awareness and confidence to actively pursue their passions. 

The same love of learning that all College Prep students share makes life outside the classroom especially vibrant. Whether you decide to join (or start) a club, captain a sports team, volunteer at a local elementary school, become a senior mentor, serve on the Spirit Committee, cook for the St. Vincent de Paul shelter, or organize College Prep’s annual equity conference, you will work in collaborative environments that allow for opportunities to take risks, express yourself, and appreciate the perspectives and gifts of others. The School encourages community members to act on their beliefs, collectively creating an inclusive environment that lives its commitment to equity, empathy, cultural competence, and respect.

spirit

College Prep is infused with school spirit through weekly student-led assemblies and more than 60 clubs on campus. Fun and play are a core part of College Prep’s culture, helping students embrace the elements of a balanced life. The Spirit Committee is a group of students elected by their peers to organize special theme days and spirit weeks during which students discover the joy and meaning that makes College Prep not just a school, but a community. Whether they’re representing our school on the field or cheering on our athletes from the stands, athletics are central to student life. We take pride in our athletic teams through assembly announcements, packing our gym with cheering supporters, and providing fan vans to away games. Go Cougars!   

equity, and belonging

College Prep commits energy and resources to creating a transformative learning environment where each student is cared for, supported, and prepared to participate in the creation of a more racially just world. The School’s Dean of Equity and Belonging mentors student leaders, spearheads the effort to infuse the curriculum with diverse perspectives, and creates opportunities for education and reflection within our community. Students engage in awareness raising, advocacy, and meaningful action for social justice and service leadership. Student equity leaders serve as guides and facilitators who design and plan a wide range of programs, including affinity groups, an annual equity conference, service days, and community-wide initiatives. Two students are elected to student council to represent the cohort of affinity and identity-based clubs.
I’ve been a part of GSA since my ninth grade year and it’s given me an opportunity to explore who I am, express myself, meet lots and lots of people, and discuss things that are interesting and important to me.”  

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mens conscia recti

a mind aware of what is right