Georgetown Preparatory School
Georgetown Preparatory School is a Jesuit university-preparatory school in North Bethesda, Maryland for boys grades 9 through 12. It is among the most selective prep schools. The only Jesuit boarding school in the United States, it is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington on 90 acres (360,000 m2).
Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory School is an independent, boarding and day school for boys in grades 9–12, located in North Bethesda, Maryland.
Both Georgetown Preparatory School and Georgetown University sprang from the vision of John Carroll, the first bishop of Baltimore. Carroll regarded the school as critical to the future of the Catholic Church in the United States. He viewed it as a potential source of priestly vocations and of well-educated Catholic citizens able to play a significant role in the affairs of the new republic.
The Georgetown College Preparatory School moved away from the University’s campus in the District of Columbia in 1919, to its current location in North Bethesda, Maryland.
In 2010, the school completed a reconstruction program to modernize its 90-acre (360,000 m2) campus. In January 2007, Georgetown Prep opened the Hanley Center for Athletic Excellence, an athletic center that features a 200-meter indoor track, 11-lane swimming pool with diving area, competition basketball arena, wrestling room, 6000 s.f. weight training/cardiovascular room, and a team film room. Joe Hills, son of golf course architect Arthur Hills, redesigned and severely shrank the school's golf course, which reopened in 2008. The next phase of construction converted the existing field house into a learning center featuring expanded and modern library facilities, classrooms, meeting rooms, and a recording studio. This learning center, named after the immediate past president Fr. William L. George, S.J., opened for students on Tuesday, January 26, 2010.
Literature, journalism and the arts
- John Barrymore* (d.) – Shakespearean actor and grandfather of Drew Barrymore
- Dylan Baker, ’76 – actor, best known for his role as Dr. Curt Connor in "Spider-Man 2" and "Spider-Man 3" and arcs on television series such as The Americans and Damages
- Ian Harding '05 – Actor, best known for his role as Ezra Fitz in "Pretty Little Liars"
- Dennis Murphy, ’65 – Dateline NBC correspondent; winner of four Emmy Awards for excellence in news reporting
- Christopher Rose, ’78 – noted columnist for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and Pulitzer Prize winner for his post-Katrina columns, later compiled into the national bestseller, "1 Dead in Attic"; frequent commentator for NPR's Morning Edition
- Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa – Playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer. Also, Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics
- Mo Rocca, '87 – comedian, writer, political satirist, and a contributor for CBS's "Sunday Morning," the host of "The Tomorrow Show" on CBSNews.com, and a panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"
- Allen Tate, 1918 (d.) – poet and essayist; U. S. Poet Laureate and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, 1943–44
- Bill Bidwill, ’49 – owner, NFL’s Arizona Cardinals
- Michael Bidwill, '83 – President, NFL's Arizona Cardinals
- Brian Cashman, ’85 – General Manager, New York Yankees
- Roy Hibbert, ’04 – NBA center, Charlotte Hornets
- Chip Jenkins, '82 – Olympic Gold Medalist, 4 x 400 relay, Barcelona, Spain (1992)
- Marcus Mason, '03 – running back, Washington Redskins
- Thomas McHale* (d.) – former NFL player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Miami Dolphins
- Markel Starks, ’10 – NBL guard, Cairns Taipans
- AJ Wood, '91 – former NCAA Soccer All-American and Soccer America Player of the Year; 1996 Olympian and player for MLS D.C. United and the New York/New Jersey Metrostars
- C. J. Kemp, '99, former professional lacrosse players
Government and military
- Francisco Aguirre-Sacasa, '62 - Nicaraguan Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the U.S. and Canada. Member of Nicaragua's National Assembly
- Michael J. Daly, ’41 (d.) – recipient of Congressional Medal of Honor for his military valor during World War II
- Carl DeMaio, '93 – former member of the San Diego city council and candidate for the House of Representatives
- John Dingell, Jr., ’44 – U.S. Congressman, Democrat – Michigan; dean of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Christopher Dodd, ’62 – U.S. Senator, Democrat – Connecticut
- Neil Gorsuch, ’85 – Federal Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- Thomas F. Hogan, ’56 – Chief Judge, U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
- Gilmary M. Hostage, III, '73 – general, United States Air Force, Commanding Officer of the Air Combat Command (September 2011 – Present)
- Brett Kavanaugh, ’83 – Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C Circuit
- Douglas Kennedy, ’86 – Fox News Channel correspondent and son of Robert F. Kennedy
- Frank LoBiondo, ’64 – U.S. Congressman, Republican – New Jersey
- Jerome Powell, '71 – Federal Reserve Board of Governors (May 2012 – Present)
- Grover Rees, III, '68 – U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of East Timor (2002–2009)
- Francis Rooney, ’71 – U.S. Congressman, Republican — Florida (2017 — Present) ; U.S. ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican) (2005-2008)
- Joseph E. Schmitz, ’74 – former Inspector General of the Department of Defense under President George W. Bush
- Mark Shriver, ’82 – former representative to the Maryland House of Delegates; vice president and managing director of U.S. programs, Save the Children
- Harry D. Train II, ’45 – retired Admiral in the United States Navy who served as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (now the Allied Command Transformation), as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command (now the Joint Forces Command), and as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
- Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., ’58 (d.) – founder and partner, Patton Boggs LLP
- David Chang, ’95 – chef/owner, Momofuku restaurants in New York City
- Paul G. Haaga, Jr., ’66 – financier, philanthropist and CEO of NPR
- Christopher Kennedy, ’82 – President, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. and son of Robert F. Kennedy
- Chet Thompson, ‘86 — President and CEO, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
Activism and community service
Science and medicine
- Charles Zubrod, ’32 (d.) – oncologist, widely regarded as the father of modern chemotherapy
*attended but did not complete graduation requirements
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