Head of School's Welcome
Dear Prospective Student,
Thank you for your interest in Creighton Prep. You are standing at the threshold of one of the most important periods in your life—your high school career—and I hope that you are reading this letter because you are ready to make the most of an opportunity that will never come again.
Over the next four years, the coursework you pursue, the extracurricular activities you engage in, the friends you make and the teachers, coaches and mentors you find to counsel and guide you will all play important roles in determining not just where you go to college but the kind of man that you become.
Each year, over 250 eighth grade boys choose Prep. They do so because they are ready to challenge themselves. These students recognize the value of academic excellence, and they understand that scholarship is the foundation of lifelong success. They have diverse interests and abilities, and they look forward to building on their skills and discovering new talents. They value loyalty and kindness, especially in their friends. And, perhaps most importantly, they believe that God is calling them to something more, to a life of special significance not just for themselves but for a world that needs their leadership and service.
If you are the kind of person I just described, then know that we want you with us here at Prep. And trust that if you have the courage to commit yourself to the challenge, we will help you find ways to grow that you never imagined possible.
Our mission is to guide our students through a formation experience that reflects the highest ideals of a Jesuit tradition that has been a force for good in the world for over 450 years. I encourage you to consider taking part in this legacy, and I hope you will accept the invitation to take a closer look at the many resources we have to help you set the foundation for your future.
James L. Bopp
Head of School