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Shadow Day Program
Prospective students walk in the shoes of a Marauder

Jesuit’s Shadow Day Program is a terrific way for 8th, 9th or 10th-grade students to experience what it is like to be a Jesuit student. While shadowing is not a mandatory part of the application process, applicants continually report that the shadow visit provides the best opportunity for them to experience life at Jesuit High School

Schedule a shadow day by clicking the link below:

Schedule a shadow day

*** If your son attends a Catholic elementary school, or a private school that receives an admissions visit, his Shadow Day has already been scheduled. Please check with your son’s teacher.


Weekly Update – September 30

October means that we are in the midst of admissions season where we spend countless hours preaching about the mission of Jesuit High School and the incredible opportunities that it affords our students. Our Admissions Team is doing excellent work as they attend school visits, organize shadow days, and prepare for our Future Marauder Open Campus event on Sunday, October 17. I am especially excited about the new innovations we have built into this year’s open house. We have activated more areas of the campus, offering greater opportunities for personal interaction and a hands-on feel of what it is like to be a Marauder. 

Our current parents and students are our greatest ambassadors, so I ask that you spread the word and invite prospective families to attend! This annual event is one of the most important for spreading the word about Jesuit High School and getting people on campus to hear our story and see what it means to form Men for Others.

Plank Article Harley Sherman ’22 Nick Ferguson ’22

Jesuit football shutout Inderkum in Homecoming game

On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Jesuit High School Sacramento Marauders had a tremendous 45-0 victory over Inderkum High School in their Homecoming football game.

The Marauders started off hot with a 12 yard TD pass just five minutes into the first quarter by quarterback Trenton Dewar ’23 to running back Kai Santos ’22, to go up 7-0. With five minutes to go in the second quarter, cornerback Jackson Hagopian ’22 made the game 14-0, with a massive 62-yard pick six. 

Plank Article Klarenz Basco ’22

Four Jesuit students are announced as semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship is awarded to students who scored the highest in the nation and the state on their PSAT and have a history of academic excellence. 

On Sept. 15, the program announced approximately 16 thousand semifinalists across the nation, and Jesuit High School Sacramento is lucky enough to count four seniors among that group: Charlie Diaz ’22, James Irwin ’22, Mathew Mellas ’22, and Robert Lee ’22.

To become a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship is a remarkable accomplishment.


School Spirit Event – September 10
Early evening outdoor rally

Dear Neighbors,

We want to make you aware that Jesuit High School will be conducting an outdoor rally event on Friday, September 10 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. This event will occur at the lower part of campus. We anticipate minimal, if any, impact to you, our neighbors in regard to parking and traffic. We are appreciative of you and your support of Jesuit High School.


Campus Wide Safety Drill on Tuesday, September 7
Students and staff will practice evacuating campus

Jesuit High School will conduct its annual campus-wide safety drill on Tuesday, September 7, between 10:50 – 11:55 a.m. 

Neighbors may hear sirens and announcements or observe students and staff practicing evacuating campus and staging on sidewalks and common areas adjacent to campus.

Again, this is only a practice drill, and there is no need for worry.

NOTE -  The safety drill will include a test of the parent/guardian emergency contact call system which may use one or all methods by emails, calls, and text..


Weekly Update – August 26

This is a good time to remind families of some basic expectations as they relate to our COVID mitigation. Please keep students home from school when sick and notify our school nurse of any positive cases or exposures in your family. This has been working well so far and we appreciate the support and communication from our families. We have seen relatively few cases in our school community since the start of the school year.

If we do start to see cases rise in our school community, Jesuit may ask that all students show proof of vaccine or provide a recent negative COVID test as an added layer of safety. Families will be notified in advance, will be given plenty of time to provide proof of vaccine or negative test. Using this tool as an occasional layer of mitigation will help us to be safe, minimize exposures and quarantines, and ensure that the campus can remain open for all students, faculty, and staff. Again, we share this as a possible option should the school feel it is a necessary step. 


M  1-2-3-4-5 | 
T  6-7-1-2-Comm | Community Period Time 
W C-3-4-5-6 | 
TH  7-1-2-3-Comm | Community Period Time 
F Mtg-4-5-6-7 | Faculty/Staff Faith Formation (school offices closed til 9:15), Last chance to request a schedule change 


Weekly Update – August 19

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Below is your ‘Weekly Update.’ 


M  1-2-3-4-5
T  6-7-1-2-Comm | Community Period Time 
W C-3-4-5-6 | Juniors: Ground Crew | Seniors: Counseling B | Big Brother Training 
TH Liturgy*- 7-1-2-3  | Mass of the Holy Spirit Frosh/Senior NEW (*Soph/Jr late start)
F Liturgy*-4-5-6-7 | Mass of the Holy Spirit Soph/Junior NEW  (*Frosh/Sr late start)


Modified Campus Activity Due to ‘Unhealthy Air Quality’

AQI form Purple Air regional look at 2 p.m. August 18, 2021

The Sacramento Air Quality Management District and Air Now has listed the current air quality in Sacramento County as Unhealthy.

“Air quality ratings are for the entire county, however, there are denser pockets of air shown on the AQI that may be higher depending on the prevailing winds. Air sensors near the Jesuit High School Sacramento campus are currently reading above 150. 


Dance on Saturday, August 21
Minimal impact on parking, noise expected

Jesuit’s annual back-to-school dance, that was originally to be held in the Barry Gym, has been shifted outdoors because of the recently published public health COVID safety guidelines provided to all schools by the county and state.

Dear Neighbors,

We want to make you aware that there will be a Freshman/Sophomore Dance Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.


Weekly Family Update – Aug 6
COVID policy reminders, orientations

Parents and Friends,

In this week’s update, we have some additional details and changes regarding our COVID-19 mitigation plans to start the school year, all informed by the Sacramento County Department of Public Health, California Department of Public Health, and CDC, and the state of the virus in the greater Sacramento community. We also share some important reminders for next week’s events and other information for the start of school.

We look forward to a good school year together at Jesuit!

Michael Wood ’99


Campus COVID Policy & Vaccine FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions About Virus Mitigation: proposed state mandate, masks, vaccine, quarantine, etc.

What are the current quarantine guidelines? Does it change if I’m vaccinated?

The updated CDPH guidelines articulate different protocols for vaccinated and unvaccinated people regarding quarantine. For example, unvaccinated students will likely need to quarantine following a positive exposure, while vaccinated students will not. Jesuit sincerely respects that families have the freedom to make this choice, and we feel it is important that we are honest and transparent regarding the implications of that choice as it pertains to a return to school. Jesuit High School Sacramento follows these guidelines as well as the local Sacramento County Department of Public Health school guidance


Face Coverings
Masks and Face Shields


Face coverings policy

Jesuit High School Sacramento continues to follow CDC, CDPH, and Sacramento County public health guidelines. As of July 30, 2021 masks must be worn when indoors by county mandate.

Jesuit also received an update on face coverings in the school setting from Sacramento County and the California Department of Public Health.

To summarize, the following is in effect:

  • INDOORS, all attending, working, or visiting a school campus must wear a mask when inside.
  • OUTDOORS, masks are optional. Individuals may choose to wear their masks if they wish.

The latest guidance from the CDC and CDPH indicate that, after vaccination, universal masking and ventilation are the most important layers of mitigation to stop the spread of COVID-19 in a school setting. The implementation of universal masking in classrooms has been shown to provide the same or better level of protection as physical distancing.


Staying Connected – July 15
A back-to-school update and "tool kit"

Parents and Friends,

The excitement for the start of the 2021-22 school year is growing, and our planning for the opening of school is nearly finalized. I am pleased to report that our staffing is fully complete. With several new faculty and support staff joining us next month, the physical campus is getting its final touches for our full return. The enhancements to our many programs are being finalized. As we have stated before, we are confident that Jesuit High School will emerge from the experience of the last 17 months stronger than before. 


Staying Connected – June 15

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, and Staff:

We hope this finds all of you enjoying your summer! As today has been highly anticipated to hear details on how our state reopening will proceed, we want to provide you with a quick look at how this will affect schools. Here is a brief overview from our Safe Return Task Force:

News Gregory Harcos ’89

Meet the New Summer Program Director
Summer at Jesuit gets ready for a program rich in academics, athletics and fun for all ages and a new director

SACRAMENTO, CA:  Summer programming at Jesuit Sacramento is getting underway—registration is now open for high school classes – youth sports, special interest camps, and Academics Plus, the long-standing “Marauder experience” program for boys, opens later in February. While there are plenty of programs and camps that always makes Summer at Jesuit a great thing to add to your calendar, this year will bring some fresh, new camps both in-person on the 56-acre campus and also online. 

It isn’t just these class offerings that are new; Summer at Jesuit also has a new director, Greg Harcos. Harcos is a Jesuit Sacramento alumnus, class of 1989, and brings an abundant, diverse experience in many areas from athletics to academics, leadership to motivation.

Learn more about the new Summer Director in this preview of an upcoming article from our winter edition of Jesuit Magazine…