A Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to Holy Spirit Prep. In the following pages, you will acquire a strong sense of our school’s unique mission and philosophy of education. You will glimpse our community of faith and learning in action, our friendly and welcoming campuses, and our outstanding facilities. You will discover that our purpose is rooted in a strong Catholic identity and that our nationally-recognized program offers a challenging, college-prep experience that produces students who exemplify the Portrait of the HSP Graduate. These pages will provide an overview of the many exciting opportunities that Holy Spirit Prep offers in the arts, athletics, extracurricular activities, and service outreach areas. Perhaps most importantly, you will feel the warm family atmosphere that springs from our faith-filled and committed faculty, our supportive and invested parents, and the talented students and alumni who have embraced our community.

At Holy Spirit Prep, inspired by the Portrait of the HSP Teacher, we strive to challenge and to inspire all the wonderfully diverse students entrusted to us as we partner with parents in our students' complete formation. As you browse through our academic pages, you will encounter more information about the team at Holy Spirit Prep responsible for overseeing the different areas of our school's program. After you have perused our website, I encourage you to visit our school and experience first-hand our inviting and welcoming environment, a place that fosters the building of character through a clear set of values based on the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Thank you for your interest in Holy Spirit Prep. I look forward to meeting you when you visit us!

Yours in service,

Kyle M. Pietrantonio
Head of School


About Mr. Pietrantonio
A product of Catholic education, Mr. Pietrantonio grew up in central Connecticut. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in the nation’s capital with a degree in classics, medieval studies, and theology. In Washington, DC, Mr. Pietrantonio began his career in education by teaching and tutoring elementary, middle, and high school students in some of our country’s most impoverished neighborhoods.  Realizing the transformative power of reaching and teaching young people, Mr. Pietrantonio wanted to further his own education and enrolled in the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. There, he received his Master’s in Secondary Education summa cum laude and then taught in a Catholic school in Mobile, Alabama. A desire to teach the classics in an unabashedly Catholic school led him to Holy Spirit Prep in 2005. Since then, he has assumed a variety of roles at the school including Director of Community Service, Principal of the Junior High School, Lower School Principal, and Associate Head of School. In February 2013, the Board of Trustees selected Mr. Pietrantonio as Head of School. During his tenure at the school, Mr. Pietrantonio has completed his doctoral coursework in educational leadership and policy studies at The Catholic University of America and has participated in various programs including the E.E. Ford Fellowship sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, Leadership Sandy Springs, and the Catholic Charities Atlanta Leadership program. In 2012, he was honored by the University of Notre Dame with The Michael Pressley Award for Excellence in Catholic Education. He and his wife, Meghan, have one daughter, Cora, and one son, Evan, and they are active parishioners at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Kyle M. Pietrantonio
Head of School
Biography