Jesuit Welcomes Hundreds of Prospective Families at Open House

Posted November 9, 2017 / Last updated November 14, 2017

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Jack Baudouin chats with a visiting family before the program begins in the auditorium.

Jack Baudouin chats with a visiting family before the Open House program begins in the auditorium.

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, families throughout the metro area were greeted by Jesuit students, faculty, and staff at Open House. The annual event allows the families of prospective students to see all that Jesuit has to offer as they prepare to make the big decision about where to apply for high school.

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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. Christopher Fronk, S.J., and principal Peter Kernion ’90 offered words of welcome and informed Jesuit’s guests of the high points in campus life. Seniors Jake Theriot and Michael Hull then shared their Jesuit stories with the crowd, highlighting the many ways that they have been 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.

Physics teacher Kyle White explains what the new makerspace is capable of...

Physics teacher Kyle White shows prospective students a 3-D printed Jayson, made in the new Robotics and Engineering makerspace.

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 newly-renovated gymnasium and the Louis J. Roussel Building, including a visit the professional-grade weight room. 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 2018-2019 school year must turn in all records and application forms by Friday, Nov. 17. To apply online to Jesuit or to view the list of important admissions deadlines, visit the Admissions section.