Jesuit High Schools

Jesuit Secondary Education Association

    JSEA initiates programs and provides services that enable its member schools to sustain their Ignatian vision and Jesuit mission of educational excellence in the formation of young men and women of competence, conscience and compassion.

    Georgetown Preparatory School, connected with the University when it started, was the first Jesuit secondary school in the U.S.

Jesuit high schools in the United States

Brophy College Preparatory (Phoenix) 1928

Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose) 1851
Cristo Rey High School (Jesuits one of three sponsoring religious congregations)
Loyola High School (Los Angeles) 1865
Jesuit High School (Sacramento) 1963
St. Ignatius College Preparatory (San Francisco) 1855
Verbum Dei High School (Los Angeles) 1962
Xavier College Preparatory (Palm Desert) 2006

Arrupe Jesuit High School (Denver) 2003
Regis Jesuit High School (Aurora) 1877

Fairfield College Preparatory School (Fairfield) 1942

District of Columbia
Gonzaga College High School (Washington, DC) 1821

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School (Miami) 1854
Jesuit High School of Tampa 1899

Loyola Academy (Wilmette) 1909
St. Ignatius College Preparatory School (Chicago) 1870
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Chicago) 1996


Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (Indianapolis) 1962

Jesuit High School (New Orleans) 1847

Cheverus High School (Portland) 1917

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Baltimore) 2007
Georgetown Preparatory School (North Bethesda) 1789
Loyola Blakefield (Towson) 1852

Boston College High School (Boston) 1863

Loyola High School (Detroit) 1993
University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy (Detroit) 1877

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Minneapolis) 2007

De Smet Jesuit High School (Creve Coeur) 1967
Rockhurst High School (Kansas City) 1914
St. Louis University High School (St. Louis) 1818

Creighton Preparatory School (Omaha) 1878

New Jersey
St. Peter’s Preparatory School (Jersey City) 1872

New York
Canisius High School (Buffalo) 1870
Cristo Rey New York High School (New York City) 2004
Fordham Preparatory School (New York City) 1841
Loyola School (New York City) 1900
McQuaid Jesuit High School (Rochester) 1954
Regis High School (New York City) 1914
Xavier High School (New York City) 1847

St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland (Cleveland) 1886
St. John’s Jesuit High School and Academy (Toledo) 1965
St. Martin de Porres High School (Cleveland) 2004
St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati) 1831
Walsh Jesuit High School (Cuyahoga Falls) 1965

Jesuit High School (Portland) 1956

Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School (Philadelphia) 1851
Scranton Preparatory School (Scranton) 1944

Puerto Rico
Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola (San Juan)1952

South Dakota
Red Cloud High School (Pine Ridge) 1937

Strake Jesuit College Preparatory (Houston)1960
Jesuit College Preparatory School a.k.a. Jesuit Dallas (Dallas) 1942

Bellarmine Preparatory School (Tacoma, Washington) 1928
Gonzaga Preparatory School (Spokane, Washington) 1887
Seattle Preparatory School 1891

Marquette University High School (Milwaukee) 1857

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Some People who attended a Jesuit High School

    Jerry Brown
    Two-term Governor of California and Mayor of Oakland,
    St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, 1955.

    William Bennett
    Former U.S. Secretary of Education,
    Gonzaga College High, Washington D.C., 1961

    Pat Buchanan
    Former Senior White House Advisor who served Nixon, Ford, and Reagan,
    Gonzaga College High, Washington, DC 1956.

    Will Clark
    Baseball player with the San Franciso Giants and Texas Rangers,
    Jesuit High School in New Orleans.

    Christopher Connor
    CEO of Sherwin Williams, Walsh Jesuit High, 1974.

    Bing Crosby
    Singer and actor, Gonzaga High School.

    John, James, and Leon Gorman
    Owners of L.L. Bean, Ceverus High School, 1949,’50,’52.

    Robert Kennedy
    Attorney General and Senator, Georgetown Prep (DC).

    Bill Murray
    TV, movie actor and comedian of Saturday Night Live,
    Loyola Academy, Wilmette.

    Chris O’Donnell
    Actor: Batman Forever, Fried Green Tomatoes, Circle of Friends, and Scent of a Woman, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, 1988.

    Joe Paterno
    Head coach of Penn State University, Brooklyn Prep (recently closed).

    Tim Russert
    NBC News Senior VP and moderator of “Meet the Press”,
    Canisius High, Buffalo, 1968.

    Antonin Scalia
    Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Xavier High School New York, 1953.

    Rusty Staub
    Former major league baseball player for the Houston Astros and radio announcer for the New York Mets, Jesuit High School, New Orleans.

    Spencer Tracy
    Movie Actor, Marquette High School, Milwaukee.

    George Wendt
    TV and movie actor, starred as Norm in Cheers,
    Campion Jesuit High, 1966.


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