With more than 40 years in Ignatian education — dating back to
his time in college, Mr. Michael Cheney has experienced the
impact of Jesuit schools as a student, teacher, department chair,
Whether it’s students winning awards at art shows or a
performance in the Black Box Theater sparking a new discussion,
Jesuit High School Sacramento’s art program is one reason many
feel the institution is a life-building experience.
After getting their first win of the season in an overtime
thriller last week, the Jesuit High School Marauders will face
their toughest test of the season when they face the De La Salle
High School Spartans on Thursday, April 1.
While Jesuit High School Sacramento and Christian Brothers High
School decided not to call this year’s matchup the annual “Holy
Bowl,” last Friday’s game will still go down as one of the better
battles between the two longtime rivals.
Each year, Jesuit High School Sacramento takes a week to look at
and explore a current social justice issue. Past topics have
included mental health and economic injustice while this year’s
event is entitled, “The Road to Brotherhood: Striving to Grow as
a Diverse Community.”
Back at Jesuit High School Sacramento for the first time in 50
years after becoming the pastor at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish,
Father Tom Lucas S.J. ’70 will be the guest speaker at the
school’s 2nd Annual President’s Ignatian Lecture on Feb. 11
at 7:00 p.m.
After concluding the first semester, which saw many students
safely return to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Jesuit High
School Sacramento is looking to build on this success in the
Each year, a new group of Jesuit High School Sacramento graduates
head off to college. While Jesuit alumni attend a diverse set of
colleges, located all across the country, a small school in
Moraga, California has long been a popular choice.
Update: The “Swing into Senior Year” event has been
postponed. The decision was made after Sacramento County, along
with eleven other counties, reverted back to California’s most
restrictive purple tier as case rates have recently seen an
increase across the state.
When discussing issues brought about by COVID-19, many have
focused solely on the educational impact, forgetting the
pandemic’s influence on athletics. While it seems right to
prioritize learning, those involved in sports have also seen a
number of changes.
Seven months after in-person classes were suddenly interrupted by
the COVID-19 pandemic, Jesuit High School Sacramento is prepared
to make its return to campus with a hybrid class schedule and
heightened safety protocols beginning Oct. 20.
As one of the more notable events Jesuit High School Sacramento
hosts each year, Open House is an opportunity for the school to
showcase what makes attending the institution “a life-building
experience.” But, due the pandemic, the annual gathering of
potential students will have a much different look.
A graduate of Bellarmine Preparatory High School in Tacoma,
Washington, Father Perry Petrich S.J. is no stranger to Ignatian
education — studying at four Jesuit universities, and gaining
work experience at 10 Jesuit schools.
Since being constructed in the ’60s, Jesuit High School
Sacramento’s Father Barry Gymnasium has hosted countless school
masses, fundraisers, athletic competitions, and a number of
different gatherings throughout the years.
In an effort to bring the community together while still
observing COVID-19 guidelines, Jesuit High School Sacramento
invited students, parents, faculty, and staff to watch “Men in
Black” at West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In Theater on Wednesday,
Having a strong and supportive community is at the heart of
Jesuit education. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has made
in-person community building difficult, requiring Jesuit
High School Sacramento to be creative.
With a large number of colleges opting to go online for the first
semester amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Jesuit
High School Sacramento’s most recent graduates will begin college
the same way they ended high school, digitally.
But while learning online seems to be the main feat most newly
graduated students will be forced to conquer, the challenges of
some Marauders go beyond the classroom. One of those students is
“You are never going to walk again; you are never going to move
On May 6, 2017, a doctor from the Santa Clara Valley Medical
Center uttered these words to Robert Paylor ’15, then a sophomore
on the UC Berkeley rugby team. Paylor had sustained a spinal cord
injury in the Varsity Cup Championship match against Arkansas
With advice from state and local health officials, President Rev.
John P. McGarry, S.J. and Principal Mr. Michael Wood ’99
announced Jesuit High School Sacramento would extend online
learning through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year due to
the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Students and parents received
the news in an email on April 9.
Holding the titles of prefect coordinator, VIP student
coordinator, director of Academics Plus, and coach on the
football and soccer teams at Jesuit High School Sacramento, there
isn’t much Jonathan Isaac doesn’t do.
With six graduates currently in professional baseball, Jesuit
High School Sacramento has a reputation for producing some of the
area’s best baseball talent. That number could grow even larger
this summer when Major League Baseball holds its annual
First-Year Player Draft.
ELK GROVE — When a member of the Sheldon High School basketball
team steals the ball from an opponent, it usually results in one
outcome: a highlight-reel dunk on the other end, sometimes over a
With a chance to compete against basketball programs from
multiple states and countries, the Jesuit High School Marauders
will host the 46th annual Fr. Barry Christmas
Classic Thursday, Dec. 12 through Saturday, Dec.
In the final game of the regular season, the Jesuit High School
Marauders won the Delta League Championship with a 5-4 win over
the Davis Senior High School Blue Devils at American River
College on Tuesday.