We strive to create an educated, compassionate, and just world, one student at a time.


rev. January 13, 2021

DePaul College Prep, in partnership with DePaul University, is a Vincentian, Catholic community that provides a rigorous college prep education. Guided by our core values of Faith, Respect, Excellence, Service and Health,  we educate young adults of Chicago to think independently, pursue intellectual excellence, practice compassion, and value all individuals as children of God.


Faith, Respect, Excellence, Service, Health


Our framework is the Catholic Tradition, with a special devotion to our founders and sponsors, the Congregation of the Mission, the Vincentians. In keeping with Saint Vincent’s great question, “What must be done?” students learn what it looks like to bring people on the margins into community through service. Prayer and Mass are a part of everyday life at the school, in addition to annual retreats through which students explore their God-given unique gifts and their identity as a beloved creation.


Ours is an urban school community that reflects and engages with the multicultural and socioeconomic diversity of our city. By extension, we cultivate a caring relationship toward our school environment, neighborhood, and planet.


We define excellence as challenging you to go beyond your own comfort level in the classroom, on the court, with friends, on the stage, or in our maker spaces. By fostering unique gifts and self-respect in each student, we develop a sense of confidence and integrity you express in every facet of life. 


When you come to DePaul Prep, you will join 100% of your classmates by engaging in community service projects that serve the diverse needs and populations in our city.


As a Catholic school, our holistic approach teaches students to honor their bodies and well-being as a gift from God, “fearfully and wonderfully made.”(psalm 139). This spirit is infused into all that we do at DePaul Prep from the athletics fields and dining hall, to the classroom and chapel. Through our Advisory Program, counseling department, and campus ministry, we equip students to nurture their hearts, minds, and bodies.

learn more: office of mission & ministry