Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas (Jesuit Dallas) was founded in 1942 as a private Catholic institution for young men under the direction of the Society of Jesus. Located on a 34-acre campus in North Dallas, the school provides a rigorous student-centered Jesuit education to approximately 1,100 students in grades 9-12 with a 9:1 student-teacher ratio. The faculty, of which 64% holds an advanced degree, totals over 130 professionals. During the 2019-20 academic year, Jesuit Dallas granted more nearly $2.6 million in financial assistance to 275 students.
The School offers 147 academic courses, including global education programs in the subjects of government, marine biology, and Mandarin, while the average SAT score for the Jesuit Dallas student body exceeds the national average by more than 300 points. In the last five years, nearly 250 students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program with 72% of graduates earning college awards or scholarships.
In addition to a full academic curriculum, Jesuit's faculty and renowned counseling department guide students' social, spiritual, academic and personal growth through a variety of faith formation, athletic and extracurricular activities. Nearly 100% of the student body participates in at least one of the School's 100+ extracurricular offerings, which include nationally reputable programs in robotics, debate, classical studies, and athletics.
Community service is one of Jesuit Dallas' most distinguishing hallmarks and is the first of its kind in the State of Texas. Incorporated into the curriculum in 1973, it has expanded to become the largest independent high school community service department in the state, devoting over 100,000 hours of annual service to supply the needs of several hundred outreach organizations locally and abroad. In this regard, Jesuit Dallas is recognized as a leader among secondary schools nationally.
The School's focus on formation of the whole person results in men who exemplify the ideal described in The Profile of the Graduate. The more than 10,000 graduates — Men for Others — serve as leaders in communities throughout the globe. As described by Jesuit president Mike Earsing, "Our students are not just called to be the best in the world; they are called to be the best for the world."
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas is fully accredited by AdvancED (formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department, and recognized by the Texas Educational Agency. The School is also affiliated with the National Catholic Educational Association and the Jesuit Schools Network (JSN).
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas does not tolerate sexual abuse, sexual activity, hazing or bullying, whether perpetrated by adults or students. The School takes its role of partnering with parents very seriously, and as such, is vitally concerned about the safety and well-being of our students, as well as the protection of the faculty, staff and guests who participate in the many activities that we sponsor.
Jesuit Dallas is a member of the Jesuit Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus. If you believe that you, or someone you know has been abused by a Jesuit, you are urged to contact the Province.
All other concerns pertaining to the safety of our community should be directed to the Office of the President.