The Spiritans founded Holy Ghost Preparatory School as a junior seminary in 1897. In 1959, the institution became a private Roman Catholic school dedicated to academic excellence and compassionate service for college-bound young men. Holy Ghost Preparatory School strives to educate students morally, intellectually, and spiritually in the Spiritan tradition.
The Holy Ghost Preparatory School motto is Cor Unum et Anima Una, which means, “One Heart and One Mind.” This theme is the cornerstone of the institution. Spiritan tradition calls for the synthesis of outstanding scholastic achievement with development of ethics and a genuine concern for the poor and oppressed. One Heart and One Mind signifies the total educational experience: diversity in thought, openness to new possibilities, impetus for change, and service to the poor in the spirit of the Gospel.