Large Crowds Discover Jesuit at Open House

Posted November 4, 2016 / Last updated November 16, 2016

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Spanish teacher Nilda Rivera welcomes potential Blue Jays, both big and small.

Spanish teacher Nilda Rivera welcomes potential Blue Jays, both big and small.

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Jesuit students, faculty, and staff welcomed families throughout the metro area at its annual Open House.

Prospective students and their families began the tour in the auditorium where they heard about different aspects of the school and the admissions process. School officials, including president Fr. Anthony McGinn, S.J., and principal Peter Kernion ’90 offered words of welcome and informed Jesuit’s guests of the high points in campus life. Senior Jacob Acosta then shared his Jesuit story with the crowd, speaking movingly about his background and experiences of being formed by the faculty and programs at Jesuit. Bret Hanemann ’85, Jesuit’s admissions director, closed the program with a summary of the admissions process and words of encouragement to Blue Jay hopefuls.

After the presentation, Blue Jay student ambassadors guided families through Jesuit’s halls and in and out of newly-renovated classrooms, where guests interacted with alumni, faculty, and staff who spoke to them about Jesuit’s strong academic program, numerous co-curricular activities, spiritual and Christian formation, vibrant student life, strong guidance and college counseling departments, and much more. After touring the main campus building, attendees crossed Banks Street and entered the gymnasium and Louis J. Roussel Building, where they were able to visit the newly-renovated weight room and wrestling complex. The tour ended on the third floor of the Roussel Building with the co-curricular fair, giving prospective Blue Jays the chance to see some of the more than 60 clubs and organizations Jesuit offers.


Students applying for admission to Jesuit High School for the 2017-2018 school year must turn in all records and application forms by Friday, Nov. 18. To apply online to Jesuit or to view the list of important admissions deadlines, visit the Admissions section.