A.M.D.G. – Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (For the Greater Glory of God)
Men of Faith, Men for Others
Virtually unchanged for more than 50 years, the Jesuit uniform consists of khaki pants and shirt with a Jesuit patch on the left sleeve. Students are also required to wear black shoes and black socks, a khaki web belt, and a name tag. Further dress code details are listed in the Bulletin and through the Book Day mailing.
Blue and White
Blue Jays, Jayson
Our students live in more than 50 zip codes from Abita Springs to Westwego. They come from a wide range of economic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. This diversity is part of what gives Jesuit its strength and prepares its students to live in the world around them.
Enrollment for the 2014 – 2015 school year is 1,422 students.
Since the founding of Jesuit High School in 1847, no qualified young man has been refused admission because his family could not afford to pay all or part of the tuition. Jesuit’s tuition is one of the least expensive tuitions among Catholic and private high schools in the New Orleans area.
In the 2014 – 2015 school year, Jesuit provided approximately $700,000 in tuition assistance.
Class of 2015 Profile
- Nearly 90 percent of the Class of 2015 received academic or talent-based college scholarships.
- In the past 10 years, a total of more than $200 million worth of scholarships and financial aid have been offered to Jesuit graduates by colleges and universities throughout the United States. More than 98 percent of Jesuit graduates continue on to four-year colleges.
- The Class of 2015 included 34 National Merit Semifinalists, one National Achievement Scholar, one National Achievement Outstanding Participant, three National Hispanic Scholars, one National Hispanic Honorable Mention, and 18 Commended Merit Scholars.
- Jesuit employs 124 faculty members, 65 of which have earned advanced degrees (of those, five hold doctorate degrees in their prospective fields).
- Our faculty includes ten Jesuit priests, brothers, and scholastics. Of our eight guidance counselors, two full-time counselors and one part-time counselor focuses exclusively on college placement.
- Jesuit’s teachers have an average teaching experience of 18 years.
- The teacher-student ratio is 1:12; the average class size is 24 students.
- Forty-two faculty members are alumni of Jesuit schools throughout the country. (Forty-one are Jesuit High School of New Orleans alumni.)
Academic and Co-Curriculars
Everything at Jesuit is geared to prepare students for a successful college experience. But a day at Jesuit entails more than just the classroom. Formation – spiritual, academic, and social – is the focus of a young man’s stay at Jesuit. Whether it is monthly Mass, Morning Assembly, pep rallies, or daily lunch, students at Jesuit participate together.
- Jesuit has 26 Honors and 11 Advanced Placement courses
- Blue Jays can choose to participate in more than 60 co-curriculars.
Student Ministry and Service
- The school community gathers for Mass once a month in the school’s Chapel of the North American Martyrs. In addition, daily Masses and weekly Adorations are offered on campus. Grade level retreats, days of reflection, liturgies and other forms of personal religious formation are all offered as part of Blue Jay student life.
- In the 2014 – 2015 school year, nearly 50 Blue Jays served as either Student Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion or ushers at school community Masses.
- The Class of 2015 volunteered more than 28,000 hours, an average of 105 hours per student, to 50 different programs and agencies, including local and international service projects.
- In the 2014 – 2015 school year, nearly 20 upperclassmen volunteered more than 140 hours in Jesuit’s after-school homework assistance program. In this program, Blue Jays assist fellow students with organizing and prioritizing homework assignments and studying for quizzes and tests.
- In the summer of 2015, 26 Jesuit students volunteered to work with future Blue Jays through Operation Upgrade, an academic program for economically disadvantaged male 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Twenty-two rising seniors, four underclassmen and one Jesuit alumni volunteered to assisted with the program. These volunteers served more than 3,000 contact hours.
- More than 125 Blue Jays volunteer each school year as Peer Support counselors.
- Blue Jays provided food for more than 450 families as part of the annual Thanksgiving Drive in 2014.
- Athletics at Jesuit High School is considered a co-curricular to the school’s program of education. The athletic program provides an abundant opportunity for social, spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth for student-athletes.
- Seven of Jesuit’s head varsity coaches are faculty at the school.
- During the 2013 – 2014 school year, Blue Jays won three state championships (one LHSAA, one American Legion Baseball, and one competitive club sport) and four district championships.
- Jesuit offers 11 LHSAA-sanctioned sports, four competitive club sports and has 36 teams overall (including junior varsity, junior high, freshman, and pre-freshman teams)