Chuck Lockyer ’62

Since 1963, he has been a mostly annual contributor (“I may have missed a year or two,” he laughs) and has a great lifetime history of giving. However, recently he has even increased from that, responding to the evolving needs of the institution and answering the call. In the past decade, Lockyer has raised his […]

Tom Cretella ’93

“Jesuit education was in my family and my dad was an educator who understood the power of learning,” Cretella says. “He always said that the Jesuits will make you learn how to think. Thirty years later, it is still the truth and I tell that to any prospective student or family.” Cretella’s physical journey to […]

Revitalizing the A4

Several men who were the beneficiaries of that program have spent the last year working to reinstate it and the impact is starting to take effect. “When I was a student at the Prep, the A4 was at its peak and things were on full-throttle,” says Sherman Washington ’05, one of the leaders of the […]

Vince Tague ’10

Tague knew from his first shadow day that the Prep was the right place for him. “There was something unique about it,” he remembers. “Everyone comes from all over: South Jersey, Northeast Philly, as far as Doylestown and Wilmington. There is an eclectic mix of people. That was awesome for me.” That unique Prep experience […]

Andrew Flanagan ’22

“I was sitting with my shadow host in the back of his class and he was cracking jokes with his friends while working on a collective project, and including me in every second of it,” says Flanagan, a native of Drexel Hill and a graduate of St. Bernadette’s School. “I was treated like another student […]

Todd and Abby Peterson P ’21, ’23, ’25

“We were intrigued by the Prep because of its Jesuit values, academic reputation, and city location, but we didn’t know much more about the school,” the Petersons said. “What sparked our interest most, though, was the enthusiasm of our son’s club lacrosse coach, a recent Prep graduate and avid supporter. He organized a shadow day […]

Antoine Robinson ’24

Antoine Robinson

“The people I have met here and the activities that I have joined have made it such a great experience,” says Robinson, a native of West Philadelphia who has been involved in many activities in his short time at the Prep: Forensics Speech and Debate, the Cooking Club, the Aerospace Club, the German-American Exchange Program, […]