About

Leadership

Del Smith '01, Head of School

Welcome to Benedictine College Preparatory! Since 1911, Benedictine has been living out its mission of educating young men of conscience, discipline, and achievement. We are proud to offer a truly unique educational experience as one of the only all-male, Catholic, military day schools in the country. 

Benedictine recognizes that boys learn differently. Our academic programs are structured to meet the specific needs of young men both in and out of the classroom. Our program of study is infused with our Catholic faith which teaches our young men the virtues of discipline, servant-leadership, hard work, and community service. Our students are provided with opportunities to live out these virtues daily through extracurricular achievements in the areas of fine arts, interscholastic athletics, community service, theater, and military drill.

I invite you to learn more about our mission and vision, academic programs, and life at Benedictine. It is my sincere hope that you will take the time to get to know us and our school to determine if Benedictine is the right place for your family, as it has been for so many generations of young men. As a proud alumnus of Benedictine, I am thrilled to lead my alma mater into the future. 

Go Cadets! 

Del Smith ‘01 

Benedictine Leadership

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jesse Grapes

    Jesse Grapes 

    President
  • Photo of Drew Mugford

    Drew Mugford 86

    Principal
  • Photo of Del Smith

    Del Smith , IV 01

    Benedictine Head of School
  • Photo of Amanda Esparza

    Amanda Esparza 

    Academic Dean