9612 St. Thomas Drive
Pasco, WA 99301

(509) 546-2465

About Prep & Mission

Upcoming Events
  1. Thanksgiving Break

    November 25
  2. Thanksgiving Break – No school

    November 26 @ 8:00 am - November 27 @ 5:00 pm
  3. 2nd Quarter Mid-Term

    December 1
  4. Semester Finals/Alternate Schedule

    December 16 - December 18
  5. Board meeting – Virtual meeting

    December 16 @ 5:00 pm

Our History

Tri-Cities Prep is the only Catholic high school in the Tri-Cities area. Prep was incorporated in 1994 as “A Catholic High School Under the Patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas” and received the approval of the bishops of both the Spokane and Yakima Diocese. With the guidance of Jesuits throughout Washington State, along with the tireless efforts of many in our community, Tri-Cities Prep was able to welcome its first class of twenty students in August of 1998.  The Ignatian roots of our school are reflected in our mission and guiding documents, and in the leadership of our first President/Principal, Fr. Tom Bunnell, SJ.  Tri-Cities Prep is an independent school owned and governed by a board of directors and is fully approved by the State of Washington and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Prep is located centrally in the Tri-Cities area off of Road 100 in west Pasco, just south of Interstate 182. The buildings and playing fields of the campus occupy 11-acres of a 23-acre site. The remainder of the property is reserved as a natural habitat and will serve as a future athletic/activity fields.

For nearly twenty years, Tri-Cities Prep has offered challenging academics within an environment that provides care for the whole student.  Our aim is to form women and men of character, competence, and compassion who are prepared to lead humbly and to serve generously.

Tri-Cities Prep Mission Statement

Tri-Cities Prep, a Catholic High School, is dedicated to providing the highest quality academic instruction in a faith-centered environment. While preparing students for higher education, we strive to form Christian leaders spiritually, intellectually, physically and culturally.

A high moral standard within the Judeo-Christian tradition provides the cornerstone for assisting our students in making sound decisions for a full and successful life.

Guided by the Gospel values of peace, love, and justice, students are challenged to critically seek the truth and dedicate themselves to improve the community and serve others.

In keeping with our Mission Statement, Tri-Cities Prep seeks to graduate students prepared for leadership and service.

A Faith-Centered Community

Tri-Cities Prep is a faith-centered community that nurtures a life-long hunger for God. Students, faculty, and staff join together to live out the Gospel values of peace, justice and love.

Character Development of the Whole Person

Tri-Cities Prep educates the whole student, fostering personal responsibility and dedication to growth. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for growth as persons and to embrace the values of integrity and excellence in all dimensions of their lives.

Commitment to Academic Excellence

Tri-Cities Prep is committed to instilling in its students a deep respect for intellectual values. Students are challenged by the highest standards of academic performance in a college preparatory curriculum.

Social Justice and Service

Tri-Cities Prep educates students to a social awareness that impels them to action. Students are guided to look beyond themselves and to reach out in compassion to those wronged by injustice.

Cultural Diversity

Tri-Cities Prep actively seeks to include and serve all cultural communities in the Tri-Cities. Prep strives to be accessible to all who want to benefit from a Catholic, college preparatory education.