Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We, as the Jesuit High School community, are proud to continue the tradition of educating young men and women that began when St. Ignatius of Loyola opened the first Jesuit school in Messina, Italy in 1548—over 470 years ago! Like Ignatius, we seek to educate students who will become faith-filled leaders in service to God, standing with those on the margins as they seek a more humane world.
Jesuit schools have long sought to balance a pursuit of excellence with cura personalis—care for the individual as a whole person. Our schools have flourished for almost five centuries because we have a powerful mission and a clear philosophy of education rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, known as the “Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm.” The IPP informs how we teach; the Profile of the JHS Graduate reflects what we teach.
Our robust academic programs seek to meet students where they are, leading them as far as their intellects and imagination will allow. In each subject area, we offer a range of courses through which students will learn essential skills and explore their passions.
When students are accepted into Jesuit High School, that means we believe they can and will blossom as students and members of our community. We offer all students courses ranging from basic skill development to some of the most advanced academic programming available in the Pacific Northwest.
The goal of our educational system is to inspire young women and men to think critically in order to meet the challenges of our time, and so to make the world a better, more just place. We love our students, and expect them to love, as Jesus loves us—unconditionally and with great compassion. We thank you for your support and partnership, as we seek to form young men and women of competence, conscience, and compassion who will transform the world in the image and likeness of our loving God. Come along with us on this exciting journey!
Paul J. Hogan