Magazine - Features
La Raza in Los Angeles
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.
Serving Others from Home
Christian Service still finds a way to connect to those in need
Ignatian Spirituality invites us to notice where God is at work in our daily lives.
Exactly What God Had in Mind
Service from Home— reflection from Christian Service faculty
Now more than ever, I find myself drawn to the book of Acts in my daily prayer. It has always been a favorite because of the glimpse it gives us into the lives of the early Christians: how they cared for each other, and how they gathered, prayed, and shared a meal together… in their homes.
Black Box Theater Goes Dark
What you would have seen in the Black Box Theater for our 2020 spring musical would have delighted you:
Art in Isolation
Dr. Madden’s Advanced Digital Media class writes visual essays sharing their experiences about this season of isolation. Each photo essay consisted of several panels. We pulled a few excerpts to share.
Shelter-in Spring Sees Music Blossom in New Ways
There’s something thoroughly Ignatian about finding God in music. St. Ignatius’s spiritual approach strives to touch the heart directly, and that is what music does, too. Music is literally beyond words. It is feeling and emotion that unifies the listener.
Celebrating Our Graduates!
A reflection from our senior class president
As freshmen, we began our journey on orientation day meeting our Big Brothers. They showed us the ropes here and helped us get comfortable in a new environment. As much as they helped, I attribute the sense of brotherhood to each of you. I remember that first day of freshman year having classes with complete strangers, but all you strangers welcomed me with open arms.
Taking Their Game to the Next Level
Colleges include NCAA Division I Schools Washington, Stanford, Cal, USC & Arizona
These Marauders joined an elite pool of high school athletes who signed their letters
For It Is In Giving That We Receive
Time, Talent, Treasure, Testimony
This shorthand expression is often used when talking about alums, students, parents and friends of Jesuit who give so much in support of our school.
J.J. Pfister Distilling
It really starts with the Keck family. Brian Keck, the Master Distiller at J.J. Pfister, opened up shop in 2015 with his family and his two best friends by his side.
We applaud you!
Because of you we had a successful Auction season
Instead of gathering in the gym with fellow Jesuit supporters, you gazed into a computer screen. We know it wasn’t easy,
Barry Gym Renovation Project Update
The Barry Gym project, which began in summer 2019, qualifies as an essential infrastructure project in California, and even under the stay-at-home orders, Phase Two
Former JHS Principal Fr. Fran Stiegeler, S.J. (1994-98), has a favorite saying: “A ship in the harbor is safe; but that’s not what ships are for!” I think an analogous saying would be: “Jesuit High School has a beautiful campus. But that beauty is lost if there are no students and faculty, players and coaches, parents and alumni to enjoy its benefits of providing an environment for the many aspects of a Jesuit Education.”
Funding the needs
Making the case for support — fundraising focus areas
Recently, a parent of one of our current students suggested to Fr. McGarry, S.J. that Jesuit High School explain to the broader constituency the many ways to “Support Jesuit” through financial contributions.
Time, Talent and Treasure
Commitment to Stewardship and Philanthropy
To those who have been around the Catholic Church and Catholic schools for a long time, the request for time, talent, and treasure is expected.
Peer Partners in Ministry
Jesuit’s unique approach to retreats has lasting impact on campus culture
The Jesuit High School Student-Parent Handbook states that the purpose of the school’s retreat program is “to cultivate both deeper self-affirmation and acceptance of God’s unconditional love.”
At the Border
Jesuit students learn about social justice through an immersive learning experience
People enter a white-washed adobe church; music floats through the air. From within the church, the priest says to the congregation, “Peace be with you.” Adjacent to the church is a metal and concrete fence that pierces the land and stretches into a rugged hill beyond.
Seniors help guide the newest Marauders on more than tours
Jesuit High School’s Big Brother Program, coordinated by Campus Ministry, matches rising Seniors and incoming Freshmen with the hope that Big Brothers will help Freshmen adjust to high school life
STEAM / STEM at Jesuit
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics
Biology to Science Olympiad
- Four full years of laboratory science (UC-approved) available for all students at all ability levels
- AP courses offered: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2
- Four science labs on campus
- Competitive club: Science Olympiad
- Interest clubs: Rocketry, Theoretical Astrophysics
Learn more about the Science Department