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The Advantages of Single-Gender Schools

Schools for boys understand boys and focus on building good men

There are many advantages of single-gender schools, both academically and spiritually. Schools for boys compose learning environments specifically for young men, and design classes structured for their unique learning style. Within the United States alone there are 31 single Jesuit high schools for boys with a goal to educate leaders who strive to build a better world.


Should Your Child Take Advanced Placement (AP) Classes?

Advanced Placement (or AP) classes are college level courses for high school students. The benefits of AP classes are integral to a student’s success in college. Students who take AP classes will be better prepared to tackle college-level curriculum and can earn credit for introductory college courses during high school. As a college preparatory institution, Jesuit High School of Sacramento encourages all students to take advanced placement courses.


KCRA 3 Jesuit High’s return to campus includes COVID-19 testing
Private school is part of a pilot project testing people onsite

Vicki Gonzalez, reporter


Jesuit High School reopened its campus this week. The Sacramento County private school is taking a new step to reduce the risk of the novel coronavirus—requiring onsite COVID-19 testing.

The school is part of a pilot project with local emergency physician Dr. Rusty Oshita and his Urgent Care Now clinic.

Re-opening of campus on track for third week of October
Leadership outlines the framework for trainings, bell schedule and additional virus mitigation practices to open school

Message from the Jesuit High School Leadership, 

From the start of the pandemic, Jesuit High School Sacramento has followed the guidance of experts in public health, coordinated with local and state authorities, and committed to a return to campus when it is deemed safe to do so. With the improvement in Sacramento County COVID status to the red tier, Jesuit Sacramento is preparing to begin our phased return to campus. While our remote-learning program has been successful, our students need and want to be on campus; all of us at Jesuit Sacramento have been preparing to reintegrate into in-person learning, but we will only do so in a manner that prioritizes safety, sanity, and sustainability.

Plank Article Jackson Sloat ’23

Jesuit Drama prepares for online fall play in remote settings

For the Jesuit High School Sacramento community, much has changed due to the pandemic. While academics and athletics look notably different, another part of Jesuit that has been forced to make adjustments has been Jesuit Drama. The program has gone from in-person shows and rehearsals in the Black Box theatre to Zoom meetings, and performances over live streams.


New Alumni Coaches for Mock Trial and Speech & Debate
Lending their expertise and supporting our clubs

Many thanks to Robert Fleming ’07 and Alex Bonilla ’19 for their commitment to our students at Jesuit Sacramento. Bonilla, a former JHS Speech & Debate Team Captain, is now a sophomore and member of the Speech and Debate Society at Cornell University and will be serving as Head Coach of Jesuit’s team this year. All current students will be receiving an email with more information on the team’s interest meeting. The first local competition is slated for September 21. 


Former Jesuit HS standout aims to become motivational speaker after catastrophic injury
KCRA Sacramento

Updated: 11:23 PM PDT Aug 6, 2020

Former Jesuit High School standout Robert Paylor was paralyzed in the national championship rugby game on May 6, 2017, when the Cal Bears took on Arkansas State.

During the game, Paylor was tackled and broke three vertebrae in his neck.

After years of recovery, Paylor said the accident was the greatest gift so far in his life. As he aims to walk again, Paylor is also taking steps to become a motivational speaker.


Staying Connected – July 31
The start of school

Dear Parents, Students and Friends,

Due to the current state of the coronavirus in Sacramento County and the requirements imposed by state officials, Jesuit cannot reasonably plan for in-person learning by the start of the school year. We are sure this comes as no surprise given the new school guidelines and 14-day COVID status timeframe we shared last week. 


Staying Connected – July 9
Safe Return Update & Survey
Welcome New Families
Participate in TeachAids Concussion Program

Parents, Students, and Friends, 

Today, we wanted to share an update on the ongoing work of the Safe Return Task Force and school leadership. Our draft of a comprehensive Safe Return Plan has been crafted based on the guidance and recommendations from dozens of agencies and organizations in the areas of public health, educational technology, and Catholic education. As we communicated in our previous message and webinar, this next step in outlining our Safe Return Plan will include Jesuit’s plan on protection and precautions (virus mitigation, face coverings, cleaning, COVID response, the science behind our framework, etc.).

News La Roddric Theodule

Dean’s response — a letter to our students
Reflections on Violence and Unrest

“Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”  Mark 12:31

To our Marauders – our students:

My heart is heavy. After speaking with several students, parents, and members of the faculty and staff over the last few days I wanted to reach out to you personally and directly. Let me start by saying that I unequivocally condemn the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others. This is not and should not be a political statement but rather a matter of basic human dignity.


Cap & Gown Pickup ‘Parade’ Brought Joy & Celebration to Jesuit Community
NBC, Fox 40 News, KCRA 3, CBS 13

Festive Cap and Gown Drive-Thru Pickup on Monday, May 4

Seniors and a car-full of their family were invited to drive through and pickup their caps and gowns. Faculty and staff lined up along the route, masked and respecting social distancing to wave homemade signs and cheer on cars. Relive the experience through the great coverage of some of our local stations.

Plank Article James Fahey ’20

A Home on the Stage

The transition to Jesuit High School Sacramento for many freshmen is a crossroads for self-discovery and change. For Kevin Sheahan ’20, the Black Box Theater is the place where he found his passion and voice.

Plank Article

The Plank to celebrate our seniors

Dear readers,

As a result of Jesuit High School Sacramento’s decision to close its campus for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Plank will be adapting its coverage to meet the needs of its readers during this unusual time. Our mission continues to be serving the Jesuit community with accurate and engaging news and feature stories. 

Plank Article Nick Venegas ’22

La Raza in Los Angeles

Serving others

Last February, the Jesuit High School Sacramento La Raza Club took their annual trip to Los Angeles and embraced their Hispanic and Latino heritage by serving impoverished groups who share the same ethnic background. 


Staying Connected – April 9

Updates from all departments to carry us through the end of the academic year.

Blessings to you and your families as we enter into the Easter Triduum. It will likely come as no surprise that Jesuit must formally announce that we will not be able to return to campus for the remainder of this academic year. This decision was made based on guidance from both state officials and local health officials, and in coordination with other local school districts, all of whom have also extended distance learning through the end of the school year.