Welcome to the 2015-16 academic year at Jesuit High School! We, as the Jesuit High School community, are proud to be part of a 460-year Catholic and Ignatian tradition of educating young men and women to be in service for and with others.
The educational experience at Jesuit High School is a time of formation and transformation for our students. They experience this as a journey, a heroic journey. In the words of our former principal, Sandy Satterberg, “To reach the end of the journey, you need to know the terrain that lies ahead and have a plan for crossing it. Like any traveler, you want a map and a guide. For our students, the Profile of the Graduate at Graduation is that map. Our teachers are the guides.”
Our heroic journey has been successful because we have a clear mission and a purpose-driven narrative, or story, centered on our educational and spiritual goals. Our mission was born and has been nurtured from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and reinforced daily in collaboration and companionship with the Society of Jesus on a global scale. Our narrative, as noted by Fr. Adolfo Nicholas, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, is rooted in our essential goals. “Our educational mission calls us to a commitment to excellence, flowing from the magis; a clear articulation and enactment of the faith that does justice; inter religious dialogue; a profound sense of an underlying spiritual dynamism; and a careful process of discernment.”
As we move forward with best educational practices to inspire young women and men to understand and meet the new challenges of the 21st century, we focus on the communal nature of our journey. We strive to walk side by side with parents, alums, and fellow Jesuit companions throughout the world to form young men and women of competence, conscience, and compassion who will transform the world in the image and likeness of a loving God.
Christopher C. Smart
Academic Vice Principal
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