Jesuit emphasizes academic excellence and intellectual challenge. It also recognizes the importance of educating the whole person, and thus every aspect of the school seeks the fullest possible development of every dimension of its students. Such a liberal education frees the student to develop fully the human potential God has given him. Jesuit’s education seeks to inspire a joy in learning and a thirst for greater and deeper knowledge.
Both academic education and religious formation in Jesuit schools draw their vision from St. Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises. This vision sees our human goal as the praise, reverence, and service of God and seeks to free us for the proper use of all other created good as means to this end. Inspired by the vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Jesuit assists its students to appreciate the richness of God’s creation, to wrestle with the basic questions of human existence, to listen for God’s personal call, and to respond with a generosity beyond the ordinary and commonplace.
Jesuit has 8 different academic departments that make up the full curriculum of a Jesuit education. Just as classes are always changing and improving to better the education and experience of our students, our academic departments are always looking for new ways of structuring our curriculum. Each department is made up of a department chairperson, in some cases 2 department cochairs. Our department chairs meet monthly to discuss the academic environment of the school and to share ideas. Please click through to each department of interest to learn their department philosophy and who is a member of their faculty.