Witty, warm, passionate, and knowledgeable, the adult community at College Prep has been one of our strengths since our founding in 1960. We are an independent coeducational secondary school created for intellectual risk-takers who want to pursue a purposeful education with kindred peers. We prepare students for productive, ethical lives in college and beyond by fostering a stimulating education within an atmosphere of consideration, trust, and mutual responsibility.
Today, 360 students and 80 faculty and staff aspire to live by the motto our founder, Mary Harley Jenks, selected from Vergil: Mens Conscia Recti—a mind aware of what is right. We invite you to learn more about our mission and our commitment to an equitable community where everyone belongs. We look forward to meeting you.
College Prep is a community of lifelong learners. We encourage and support our faculty and staff in a variety of professional development endeavors, ranging from academic conferences, to collaborative curriculum innovation grants, to equity and inclusion workshops. To learn more, please visit our Teaching, Learning & Professional Development page.
At College Prep, we are eager to meet educators and other professionals who are interested in exploring teaching in independent high schools. If you would like to schedule a campus visit to meet with a senior administrator and observe a class, please tell us a bit more about yourself here. We look forward to introducing you to College Prep and talking about the rewards of a career in independent schools.
College Prep cultivates a school environment in which all members of the community feel valued, safe, part of something greater than themselves. Employees work to understand the developmental needs of adolescents, support their emerging identities, and promote their healthy growth. They embrace the responsibility to provide a clear and consistent structure for students and to engage them in conversation about our community standards.
Employees must be alert to the power imbalance in their relationships with students, and be especially attuned to ways in which others may perceive their words or actions given that imbalance. They must be mindful of the power they have in their various roles at school and comport themselves accordingly, always avoiding intimidation and abuse of authority.
Employees must refrain from establishing or continuing online friendships via social media with current students, parents of current students, and recent alumni. Similarly, employees should refrain from publishing to the social media of current students, parents of current students, and recent alumni. Emailing from their school account is the preferred method of communication when conversing with individual students. Employees should avoid private telephone calls or text conversations with students. If texting is necessary for student safety while off campus for a class or other school sponsored activity, employees should consider including another adult in the messaging.