Welcome to Jesuit High School!
During my high school years at Jesuit High School in Sacramento in the 1970s, I realized that I aspired to one day fully devote myself to the cause of Jesuit education in gratitude of all of the blessings that I received. That day arrived when I assumed the role of President of Jesuit High School on July 1, 2016.
My Jesuit education left a profound impression on me. I was introduced to the concepts of Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, Jesuit charism, Christian service, a deep sense of community and camaraderie, a strong Jesuit pride and Catholic identity, a concern for the poor and marginalized, and a belief that there was something bigger than ourselves that we should all be pursuing as Men and Women for Others. Perhaps the biggest lesson that I learned is that a Jesuit education, one founded in the comprehensive formation of the mind, body, heart and soul, changes lives. It is the opportunity of a lifetime.
Jesuit High School is the only Jesuit secondary school in the state of Oregon and was established in 1956 by the Society of Jesus. We are a Catholic, college-preparatory, coeducational school for students grade 9 through 12 that provides a comprehensive, transformative education.
Our goal is to produce graduates who exemplify The Profile of the Jesuit High School Graduate at Graduation: young men and women who are open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious, and committed to doing justice. Our goal is to form our students into leaders who are “Men and Women for Others” in their communities and in the world.
I am deeply grateful to partner with our community to advance the mission of Jesuit High School and to be part of the remarkable educational legacy that began with St. Ignatius almost 500 years ago and has grown today to nearly 800 Jesuit schools serving approximately 800,000 fortunate students across the globe.
Again, welcome to Jesuit.
Thomas D. Arndorfer