The goals of a Jesuit High School education are expressed in its “Profile of a Jesuit High School Graduate at Graduation,” which identifies five essential qualities—becoming Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Loving, and Committed to Doing Justice—in the formation of “leaders of competence, conscience, compassion, and commitment to God in service who will work for justice and quality of life for all.” The English Department addresses each of these qualities in its curriculum.
The philosophy of the World Languages Department at Jesuit High School reflects the general philosophy of our school. The Department has as its goal the development of “men for others” through a creative and vigorous world languages program that seeks to develop a better understanding of different languages, cultural backgrounds, and diverse value systems. It transposes the student into a global setting, thereby allowing the student to acquire a multi-cultural appreciation, communicate in another language, and develop intellectually.
The mathematics curriculum is based on the Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLR’s) for Jesuit High School. The five ESLR’s are the basic learning outcomes expected for each student upon graduation from Jesuit High School. These include being open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice. The development of each of these qualities is spread throughout the entire curriculum of Jesuit High School.
Physical Education at Jesuit High School requires Freshmen take one semester and Sophomores take one semester. Phys. Ed. is an elective for Juniors. In accordance with the policy of the school, the Physical Ed. Dept. Endeavors to contribute to the development, maturation, and fulfilment of its students, as characterized in the Profile of the Graduate at Graduation.
The Jesuit High School science department believes that to become informed citizens and leaders in the world everyone should have a basic understanding of science. The world is increasingly dependent on scientific knowledge and technology which makes an education in science essential. The science department hopes that all of our students will gain a better understanding of current events, new technology, and healthy decision making through our science curriculum.
The Social Science Department consists of ten instructors six of whom are interdepartmental. The department chairman is a member of the Academic Board, which meets monthly. The chairman is the formal liaison between the administration and the department faculty. The department functions as a unit in approximately three formal meetings per semester. Meeting agenda is determined by the chairman, with departmental input, in association with the Principal and the Academic Board.
In keeping with the goals of Jesuit High School, the Theology Department supports the development of the total person for each student: intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual. As a Jesuit and Catholic institution and a department formed in Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy, our mission is to inform and form young men of faith, a faith founded on our belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ.