Handbooks and FAQs


Dress Code FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about the school dress code

Do I need a blazer on “Dress Attire” days and does it need to be branded for Jesuit?

No, on Dress Attire days, which are usually for Mass, students do not need to wear a blazer. If you would like to wear a blazer, sport coat, or suit they do not need to be Jesuit branded. (We do not sell any branded sport coats in any of our stores.)

Can students wear shorts for Standard Dress?

Yes. Like the pants, they must be khaki-style or chino-style shorts. No athletic shorts are permitted outside of PE/Athletics. Pants and shorts must be a solid color.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Admissions
Check-out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions!

After completing the application online, what are the next steps in the admissions process?

Remember, your application is not complete until all items are checked on your Admission portal’s online checklist (such as recommendations, grades, or video.) Your next steps will include a letter to let you know if you have been accepted, financial aid award (if you applied for Financial Aid) and registration. Please visit the admissions timeline for more information.


Graduation FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Baccalaureate Mass and are the seniors required to attend it?

Baccalaureate Mass is the closing liturgy for the class, sending graduates forth in gratitude and prayer. Graduation is a ceremony sending forth graduates into the world.  Attendance at Baccalaureate Mass is required for all graduates.


Math Challenge Exam FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

Can my son take Geometry as a freshman?

Yes. If he takes and passes a Challenge Exam in Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1 he will be placed in Geometry or Geometry XL as a freshman.

What course will my son be placed into if he does not take any Math Challenge exams?

Algebra 1

Can my eighth-grade son take summer school to advance in math?



Drama FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions


  • Any Jesuit High School student (9-12)
  • Any high school-age woman from either a private or public school
  • All under the guidance of a Professional Staff of theater teaching-artists


Jesuit Drama is an after-school and weekend co-curricular activity


Summer School FAQs – High School Academic Courses
Frequently Asked Questions

My son is an incoming freshman and I was looking for the Marauder Seminar class but I didn’t see it online. Is there still a class that prepares students to start at Jesuit as a freshman student?

Incoming freshman students are encouraged to consider the Jesuit Prep class – formerly known as The Marauder Seminar. This class is a great fit for any student who will start at Jesuit in the fall of 2024.


Immersions FAQs
How to apply and other common questions

When does the process begin and how do I apply?

The process begins in November with an evening information session. Please see the school calendar for exact dates. If you are not interested in the immersion program, you need not attend.

The online application closes in mid November. 

The application link is available to students in their Service and Justice Google Classroom page and the school website. The application is submitted online through Webconnex. Paper applications are not accepted. 


Letters of Recommendation FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about letters of recommendation that we get from students during the college application cycle. This same information is communicated to students and parents in our college information nights, college advising meetings, and during collaboration periods. We thought it may be useful to have this information in a cohesive and easily accessible document for your reference.


Why Jesuit? FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about attending Jesuit

What does Jesuit offer that other schools don’t?

Jesuit is unique as we are a Catholic/Christian school and we teach these values across the broad spectrum of academic, athletic and other curricular programs. Our Christian Service program helps to develop “Men for Others.” In addition, by attending Jesuit High School you become part of a world wide network of “Jesuit” education! In the U.S.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Bring Your Own Device program

So, how does this work?

All students are required to have a portable computer device. Families will be able to purchase a device of their own choosing. The links below provide specification requirements and offer examples of approved devices to help families make informed decisions. Please consider the following steps before purchasing a device for your family:


School Schedule FAQ
Frequently asked questions about the schedule, Collaboration, Community and Flex periods

About the Schedule

What are the benefits of this schedule?

The schedule maintains classroom instructional time and frequency of class meetings while also providing more structured opportunities for students to feel like they are part of the campus community by improving access to teachers, re-emphasizing clubs and other co-curricular programs, and giving space and time for new programs for student support to take shape and help our students flourish.


Website & Email Communication FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about syncing the calendar and subscribe/unsubscribe

How do I sync the school calendar into a Google or Apple Calendar?

The preferred method for linking the school calendar to your personal calendar is to subscribe. Subscribing to the calendar allows you to refresh and see changes. You may also use the “iCal Feed” button but that will only download a snapshot of the calendar. The static “iCal Feed” download will not reflect updates that occur after your download.


Student Social Media Best Practices

These guidelines suggest best practices regarding the publication of commentary on social media by students.

For the purposes of these guidelines, social media means any facility for online publication and commentary, including but not limited to: websites, blogs, wikis, social networking sites such as Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube.


Dress Code & Personal Appearance Policy
Includes examples and dress policies for standard, casual and dress attire

Jesuit High School believes that student appearance has an impact on attitude and behavior. It is the responsibility of parents to see that their student is properly dressed and groomed for school. Students are expected to adhere to the dress code throughout the school day and they are to be properly groomed at school-sponsored events. Violations will result in detention (JUG). Students found to be in flagrant or repeated violation may be denied entrance into class and/or sent home from school.


Digital Citizenship
Online presence requiring a partnership between students, parents, and school

The process of teaching young men about the importance of their online presence requires a strong partnership between students, parents, and Jesuit High School. As a representative of Jesuit High School, all students must be diligent in maintaining a positive online identity. We would like to take a moment to share some resources with you that have been shared with your son to help you in guiding him to maintain a positive online identity.  


7 Principles of Constructive Dialogue
Framework for respectful conversations for our community

Taken from the updated Faculty Handbook (Appendix E-7 Principles of Constructive Dialogue)

To guide our conversations, all members of our community will commit to following the 7 Principles of Constructive Dialogue. These Principles will provide the framework for respectful conversations so we may all learn and grow from each other’s insights and perspectives.

  1. Presume good intentions
    If someone says something you disagree with or which you don’t understand, assume that the person has good intent. Ask questions and seek first to clarify, not to disregard the comment. St. Ignatius of Loyola reminds us that we should be “more ready to put a good interpretation on another’s statement than to condemn it as false.”
  2. Use “I” statements
    Your experience is true for you, but it may not be universal. Speak about your experiences and things that are true for you. Use statements that begin with “I think that…,” “I feel….,” or “It seems to me….” Avoid statements that begin with “You know how you…..,” “We all believe….,” or “Everyone knows…..” 
  3. Understand that the speaker’s experience is valid for him/her
    Although an individual’s experience may be different than yours, that doesn’t make it any less