Award Year: 2020

Creighton Preparatory School

7400 Western Avenue
Omaha, NE, 68114-1878

(402) 393-1190

Mr. James Bopp, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Omaha School District

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Creighton Preparatory School forms men of faith, scholarship, leadership, and service in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 78%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Creighton Prep Learning Commons

Creighton Prep Learning Commons

Creighton Prep is a Jesuit, Catholic college prep school of 1,000 students from across the Omaha area with a mission to educate future leaders in an intellectually rigorous and values-based environment. One that is holistic, steeped in Catholic values and Jesuit principles, and focused on service to others for the greater glory of God.

At Creighton Prep, "preparatory" also means constantly examining what more can be done to care for the whole person and then executing in ways that are exceptional, inspirational, and sustainable. Some examples include: A focus on a Renaissance education that fosters knowledge and skills in English, world languages, art, music, history, and theology, while also providing strong foundations in mathematics and science. A new center for innovation and creativity called the ToMorrow Labs to better prepare students for both college and the entrepreneurial work settings of tomorrow that lie beyond it. A comprehensive student support services program that includes five guidance counselors, a director of college counseling, a mental health practitioner, a learning specialist, an academic coach, and a director of student outreach and advocacy working together in a new, privately-funded facility. Classes with off-campus service work in many places of great need remain key parts of the curriculum and opportunities abound in servant leadership through tutoring peers, organizing retreats, being "big brothers" to freshmen and planning school activities.

When Prep sees a challenge, it sees an opportunity to lead. Then it does so boldly to help form great young men.