Upper School News and Events

SJC Builds Homes in Kentucky

St. Joseph’s Cohort 2017: What a Wonderful World “Load ‘em up!” The shouts rang out through the Holy Spirit Prep parking lot on Saturday morning, June 17th. The big vans were loaded with tools and luggage, and the little Cougar vans were loaded with more tools and luggage. The parents exchanged their last hugs, “be ...


Final Honor Roll

Jump to Upper School 2nd semester Honor Roll Lower School 4th Quarter Honor Roll Principal's Honor Roll is awarded at the end of each quarter to any student earning a grade of A- or above for every subject taken that quarter including enrichment areas. 3rd Grade Giulia Bryant Alexis Coury Elizabeth del Mazo Madeleine Hathorn Solya...


Our 2017-18 House Leaders


Soccer Advances to State Final Four


Seniors Travel to Rome


Our 2017 Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Guest Speaker

Holy Spirit Prep is proud to announce the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2017, and the guest speaker for this year's commencement exercises. Natalie Casal is the valedictorian of the Class of 2017. A student at Holy Spirit Prep since 1st grade, Natalie is a member of the National Honor Society, National Latin Honor S...


Summer Reading


The 2017 Ingenium Released


HSPers Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs


Neighbor News: Athlete of the Week


Our 2017-18 Head Boy and Girl


Seniors Named Georgia Scholars


Families Go on Easter Mission


Junior Wins State Tennis Title


US Has Blast with Joseph


Track Wins at Region


Art Team Takes 2nd at Dogwood


HSP Wins State Chess Championship

Holy Spirit Preparatory School has won the inaugural State Chess Championship sponsored by the Georgia Independent School Association. The tournament, hosted on Thursday, March 23, at Marist School in Atlanta, pitted six varsity chess teams against each other in six rounds of individual chess matches: including 1st-place Holy Spirit Prep, runner-up...


Hundreds Show for Catholic College Fair


Our Cura Personalis Honorees


Varsity Soccer Wins Crusader Classic


Ten Boys Go on Silent Retreat


Head Girl Named STAR Student


Teachers Recognized During CSW


Basketball Closes Season on Top


Students Win Theology Competitions


"As Colorful As Mine:" An Alumna Looks Back at HSP


Girls Go on Silent Retreat


Students March for Life in DC


Mrs. Valek Recognized by Archdiocese


Senior Named to 20 Under 20


Key Dates for 2017-18


Clothing Drive Collects $3,500+ Articles


HSP Wins 1st High Q Round


Seniors Retreat to Restoration ATL


Students Win SIP Grants


Students Help Archbishop Observe Nostra Aetate


Faculty Present at GISA Conference


HSP Hosts Nat'l Formation Summt


HSP Supports Pope Francis Build


House System Inducts New Members


Inspiratio Presents Kevin Wack


Faculty Break Annual Fund Giving Record


HSP Competes on High Q


Alumni Adventures: Eve Fickett, Archaeologist


HSP Sponsors 2016 Pope Francis Build


Welcome, Fr. Brian Hoelzen


11th Grade Goes on Retreat


Football Opens Season with Father-Son Ceremony


Neighbor News: Cougars’ football team begins summer workouts


Get Oliver's Labels, Supporting PVA


Summer Letter from the Head of School

July 15, 2016 Feast of St. Bonaventure Dear Holy Spirit Prep family, Our students make me very proud each summer when they take the lessons of formation they learn at HSP and put them into action. In June, Fr. Juan led a team primarily of HSP boys on a mission trip to the outskirts of Cancun, Mexico. They spent their time at an assisted l...


Summer Office Hours

During the summer, Holy Spirit Prep's offices are open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm. Offices will be closed July 4-8, reopening on Monday, July 11.


4th Quarter Honor Roll

Jump to Upper School Lower School 4th Quarter Honor Roll Principal's Honor Roll is awarded at the end of each quarter to any student earning a grade of A- or above for every subject taken that quarter including enrichment areas. 3rd Grade Alexander Carreras Alexander Guido Anthony Lombardi Bridget Durham Chelsea Taylor ...


Latin Students Exceed National Averages on Exam


Summer Reading


Congratulations, Class of 2016

    Lauren Bohling is the valedictorian of the Class of 2016. Lauren has attended Holy Spirit Prep since ninth grade. She served as Holy Spirit Prep's Head Girl, and is a member of Alpha Phi, HSP's service sorority; a student ambassador; a member of the Latin, Math, and National Honor Societies; and is involved...


Read the 2016 Ingenium


Senior Cassie Releases 1st Album


Upper School Triumphs with Cinderella


Olivia, 7th Grade, Wins Oratorical Contest


Girls Soccer Wins 2nd Tournament in 2 Weeks


Tennis Wins Over Dominion


Baseball Picks up 3rd, 4th Wins


Reporter News Honors Jill Stedman


HSP Alum Aids Mission to Madagascar


Catholic College Fair Brings Archdiocese to Campus


Support Operation Rice Bowl During Lent


Seniors Raise Over $6,000 for Rome


Mrs. Askins Selected for Study Abroad Program


Faculty, Students Get Snowed In Marching for Life


FOX5: Hawks' Forward Trains with HSP Basketball


HSP Supports Coca-Cola Scholars Program


Two HSP Students Named Finalists in National Design Contest


SJC Provides Christmas for 75 Families


Robotics Club Competes at FIRST Tech Challenge


Faculty Present at Catholic Ed Conference


Physics Teacher Ms. Hall Earns PhD


Alumni Come Home for Pigskin Classic


Alumni Wins 2015 Volunteer of the Year


US Performs "Midsummer Night's Dream"


Alums Creating Legacy at Georgia Tech


Students Reflect on Where God is Calling Them


Six Faculty Present to GISA Conference


Cross Country Finishes 4th at State | All-State Players Named


Reporter News' Standout Student: John Arnold


Durham Closes Season #2 in Nation


Varsity Football Earns Playoff Spot


Students Accepted to WADE Exhibit


Cross Country Wins HSP Invitational


Volleyball Caps Regular Season with Win


Volleyball Earns Two Wins, On to State


Cross Country Takes First Place - Twice


Football Shuts Out Griffin Christian


Head Girl Named National Merit Semi-Finalist


Naval Academy Magazine Features Three HSP Alums


2015 Alum Wins Soccer Scholarship


Live Stream HSP Football Games


Ms. Rombalski Wins at Nat'l Archery Shoot


Cougar Football vs. North Georgia


Volleyball Opens Season Against Cornerstone


Dr. Deen Publishes First Book


11Alive: HSP, area Catholic high schools, pray rosary ahead of football season


Dean of Faculty Named Finalist for Presidential Award


Reporter News: Holy Spirit Prep appoints new Upper School principal


Jocelyn Sotomayor, New Upper School Principal


Meet our 2015-16 Student Leadership

Andrew Vickery Lauren Bohling Lizzie Markham Stephanie Perez Andrew O'Hare Lauren Krupczak Congratulations to Holy Spirit Prep's 2015-16 Head Boy, Andrew Vickery, and Head Girl, Lauren Bohling! The two rising seniors will act as the head of the stu...


4th Quarter Honor Roll

Lower School Jump to Upper School Principal's Honor Roll is awarded at the end of each quarter to any student earning a grade of A- or above for every subject taken that quarter including enrichment areas. 3rd grade Vincent Casal Thomas Godfrey Nicholas Guido Ella Johnston Stella Lampert Ian O'Shields Alexia Riley ...


Congratulations to the Class of 2015

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The Class of 2015's College Acceptances

Another college admissions season is winding down and excitement abounds at HSP. We are delighted with the opportunities ahead of our 10th graduating class. The Class of 2015 is considering their offers and getting prepared for life as alumni. Our seniors have received 187 acceptances from 97 different colleges and universities. We continue to h...


HSP Wins 1st at Dogwood Artist Throwdown


Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Hanna Pham ('08)


Announcing our New Director of Athletics

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our own Kevin Evans as our new Director of Athletics. When Holy Spirit Prep began the national search for a Director of Athletics, our Head of School, Mr. Pietrantonio, charged the search committee with finding a game-changing candidate to enhance the competitive level of our programs a...


Yearbook Order Form


Seniors Earn Highest Scout Honors


Cougar Baseball Defeats Whitefield, Johnson Ferry


Head Girl Becomes National Merit Finalist


Students Win at Classics Competition


Reporter News: Ean Huan, February's Standout Student


Alumni News: Police Explorer returns ‘home’ to Sandy Springs


Seniors Raise Over $7,000 at Roma

Jump down to see clips from the student entertainment lineup.  HSP's Class of 2015 raised over $7,000 the evening of Wednesday, February 4, when they hosted Roma!, a night of food, entertainment, and auctions to support the annual class trip to Rome.  This class of seniors will be the 10th graduating class from Holy S...


Atlanta InTown: Alexis Wilkinson Named to 20 Under 20


Mike Verlander Honored at Archbishop's Banquet


Huge Early College Acceptance Season for HSP Seniors


2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Lower School Jump to Upper School Principal's Honor Roll is awarded at the end of each quarter to any student earning a grade of A- or above for every subject taken that quarter including enrichment areas. 3rd grade  Timi Browne  Vincent Casal  Abigail Crupi  Thomas Godfrey  Nicholas Guido  ...


Summer Camps


Varsity Football Wins 27-26 in One of the Biggest Comebacks in HSP History

Down 7-20 against Young American at the half this past Friday, October 24, Cougar varsity football stormed the field the second half, winning the game 27-26 and making for one of the greatest comebacks in school history! The Cougars came out determined to make a statement the second half...and they did. Touchdown credit goes to Conner ...


Volleyball Closes Regular Season with Win and Senior Night


Fun Run Race Results

Fun Run Results   5K Race Winners 1-Mile Race Winners 5K Overall Results 1-Mile Overall Results Stroller Stride Overall Results Overall &n...


Varsity Football Takes Home Big Win on Homecoming Night

Holy Spirit Prep's varsity Cougar football team demonstrated some of its finest performances this season as it rocked Griffin Christian High 52-20 during HSP's Homecoming celebration. Capping a week of school spirit, the team took to its home field turf in front of a neon crowd of supporters and, by half time, had firmly established th...


President of Belmont Abbey College to Speak at HSP on Athletics


Neighbor News: With new coach Holy Spirit Prep seeks return to winning ways


Georgia Bulletin: ‘Second and 6’ with HSP’s new head football coach


Head Girl Meredith Jones Earns Top Scores on SAT, ACT

News WSB: Atlanta teen earns perfect scores on SAT, ACT exams Georgia Bulletin: Perfect score on SAT and ACT by Holy Spirit Prep student Neighbor News: Holy Spirit student earns perfect scores on SAT, ACT tests Reporter News: Standout Student: Meredith Jones scores perfect SAT, ACT ​Buckhead Patch: Holy Spirit Prep Stu...


Greenberg Traurig Sponsors High School Student for Law Day 2014


Announcing the 2014 Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Guest Speaker

Holy Spirit Prep is proud to announce the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2014, and the guest speaker for this year’s graduation exercises. Carson Hooper has been named this year’s valedictorian. Having attended HSP since preschool, Carson has experienced the entire runway of academic and spiritu...


Georgia Bulletin: Holy Spirit alumnus led protests against ‘Black Mass’ at Harvard


Georgia Bulletin: Holy Spirit junior wins pro-life speech contest


Georgia Bulletin: Holy Spirit Prep senior Sarah Martin ‘finds her voice’ to inspire others to success


Georgia Bulletin: HSP faculty awarded professional development grants


Varsity Soccer Players Named to State and Region All-Star Teams


Georgia Bulletin: High school senior finds ‘a sense of confidence’ as equestrian


College Update: Seniors Announce Their College Choices


Students Travel to Rome for Papal Canonization


Georgia Bulletin: Top Scouts at Holy Spirit Prep


Senior Alexandra Cook Picked for State Art Show


7 Seniors Receive Highest Awards in Scouting


HSP Alumnae Reunite for Retreat


Senior Carson Hooper Named STAR Student


Alumni Profile: Blair Brown and Max Jones, Head Girl and Head Boy, Class of '08


Luke Whelan Signs Letter of Intent for Belmont Abbey

On Wednesday, February 5th, senior Luke Whelan signed a letter of intent committing himself to play soccer for Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina. The long-time goalkeeper formally began his soccer career in 5th grade, when he joined his friends on Holy Spirit Preparatory School’s Little Cougar soccer team. Luke volunteered to b...


Students, Faculty Participate in March for Life in DC, Atlanta


New Football Program Up and Running


Northside Neighbor: Selina Kelete is Player of the Week


54% of Senior Class Start Admissions Season with College Acceptances


Alumni Profile: Jack Shaw, Mike Shaw, and Jacob Morrell ('10) On the Verge of Rock Stardom


Missed Curriculum Night? Listen to Mr. Pietrantonio's and Mr. Curtin's Addresses

On the evening of Wednesday, November 20th, Holy Spirit Prep hosted a curriculum night, offering HSP parents a unique opportunity to meet the high school leadership team - our Head of School, Upper School principal, department chairs, et al - and learn about high school classes and programs at HSP. Before parents split off to meet with department c...


CNN Interviews Mrs. Dean, Seniors about the Common App


Four HSP Students Train as Leaders with Youth Leadership Sandy Springs

Eleventh-graders Ciara Doyle, Meredith Jones, Drew Vincent, and Kyle Winkler have been accepted into the 2013-14 class of Youth Leadership Sandy Springs. The students join 31 others from 8 area schools who will spend this school year learning leadership skills while studying the Sandy Springs community. The students started their year of explora...


2013 AP Scores Overwhelm State, National, and Global Averages

The 84 Upper School students who took Advanced Placement exams this past school year rocketed past the performance of their peers in Georgia, the United States, and around the world, proving, through their education at Holy Spirit Prep, they are becoming prepared to take a place as leaders in the world. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are c...


HSP Hosts Alumni Barbecue

Alumni from the eight graduating classes of Holy Spirit Prep, along with parents, faculty, and staff, gathered together on on the Upper School Quad on the afternoon of Sunday, July 28. Under an overcast but warm sky, our alumni reconnected with the school, with classmates, and welcomed the newest alumni from the Class of 2013 as they prep...


Saint Joseph’s Cohort Helps the “Hills and Hollers” of Kentucky

A team of thirty students, faculty, and alumni from Saint Joseph’s Cohort, an Upper School apostolate, recently spent eight days on mission in the remotest parts of Appalachia. Twenty-four students, five faculty members, and one alumnus (Ryan Casey, ’12) made up the team, traveling to Whitley City, Kentucky, to volunteer with Hills and ...


HSP Cheer Team Wins Big at UCA Cheer Camp

Thirteen of Holy Spirit Prep’s varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders made their parents, teachers, coaches, and the HSP community proud when they attended a Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) Cheer Camp at Lake Lanier June 11-14. Led by coaches and HSP moms Hilary MacIsaac and Denise Gunderson, the girls trained for a week with UCA pr...


HSP Girls Serve “The Most Vulnerable” in Jamaica

On Saturday, June 1, just one day after the hectic last week of school at Holy Spirit Prep came to a close, a team of 11 Upper School girls departed Atlanta for the sandy shores of Kingston, Jamaica. Their destination wasn’t the beach, and they didn’t have relaxing in mind; these 11 girls and their chaperones – HSP parent Liz Merr...


HSP Seniors Return from Rome

In happy spirits from their trip and exhausted from their travels, the senior class of Holy Spirit Prep recently returned from a long-anticipated sojourn to Rome. About 30 of the 45 graduating seniors attended, along with their three faculty chaperones, Michael Verlander, Jane Sloan, and Rochelle Rombalski. Michael Verlander has organized the senio...


Holy Spirit Prep Celebrates Daiyann Cook, Gates Scholar

Holy Spirit is proud to announce that Daiyaan Cook, graduating HSP student, has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar. Each year, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS) selects one thousand talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Gates Millennium Scholars also rece...


Class of 2013 Observes Commencement

Holy Spirit Preparatory School celebrated the commencement exercises of its eighth graduating class on Tuesday, May 28. The day-long celebration officially commenced at 10:30am with a baccalaureate Mass at Holy Spirit Church celebrated by Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory, and concelebrated by Monsignor Edward Dillon, rector of Holy Spirit Church; ...