Every step of the admissions process gives the Admissions Committee the opportunity to learn more about you and your family. The process includes a formal application that requires teacher and personal recommendations, student interviews, and successful completion of the ISEE test.
Jesuit is open to qualified young men of all faiths and denominations, without regard to race or national origin.
Candidates must have successfully completed the grade previous to that for which they are applying. To ensure that students will benefit from a college preparatory curriculum, students are admitted on the basis of strong past school performance, positive teacher and personal recommendations, solid results from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), demonstrated promise of future development, and a personal interview.
The Admissions Committee typically admits students with a solid A/B average in their academic courses who score in the 60th percentile or above in each of the four areas of the ISEE (Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Reasoning, Mathematics Achievement). In addition, candidates should have positive recommendations that show diligence, responsibility, curiosity, attendance, and respect in and out of the classroom.
Consideration is given to members of the Catholic Church, sons and brothers of Jesuit Dallas alumni, brothers of current Jesuit Dallas students, and students of ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic diversity. However, none of these factors guarantees acceptance.
Jesuit provides numerous ways to learn more about the programs and opportunities we offer. In addition to our Open House in the fall, we offer campus tours 2-3 times a week, monthly information sessions called "Parent Coffee", half-day student visits, and on-campus social events. Many families also attend activities on campus including athletic events, theater performances, academic competitions, and summer programs.
Yes! Jesuit does accept students who are seeking to transfer to the sophomore and junior classes. We are not able to consider senior transfers unless they are coming from another Jesuit high school. Because very few students leave Jesuit before graduation, the number of openings for sophomore and junior years is very limited.
Instead of a specific uniform, students must follow a dress code that includes slacks, dress shirt, tie, belt, and dress shoes; however, there is flexibility in the color and style of clothing. The specific requirements are provided to parents and students in the Parent and Student Handbook.
Jesuit offers a wide variety of fresh-made and nutritious menu items for breakfast and lunch each day school is in session and the quality of the food is consistently excellent. With a focus on allergy awareness, menus can be custom-tailored to fit each student’s needs, while all foods are prepared from scratch by a dedicated team of chefs using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Students are also encouraged to provide feedback to the dining services team.
Jesuit students have numerous of opportunities to meet girls through organized social events, including the Freshman Mixer and Homecoming with Ursuline Academy, community events, service experiences, and coed activities such as band, stage & film, and cheer.
The counseling staff meets individually with each new student to determine how best to make their transition to Jesuit as easy as possible. Weekly guidance classes help orient new students with the traditions and events at Jesuit, and with over 100 extracurricular clubs, teams, and programs, there is something for everyone and plenty of opportunities to meet new friends.
Jesuit leverages an expansive network of volunteers to support students, faculty, and staff, and there are numerous ways for parents to become quickly connected. Among the most notable organizational opportunities are Jesuit Parents Appreciate Administration, Teachers, and Staff (JPATS), Jesuit Women’s Auxiliary (JWA), Mentor Parents, and Moms in Prayer, as well as many program-specific opportunities.
Every day at Jesuit Dallas begins with an alpha and omega period, which is reserved for athletics, music, and extracurricular activities. Students have five 55-minute classes per day with 10-minute passing periods (and each class meets five times in a seven-day rotating cycle). Every day includes dedicated Personal Responsibility Time (PRT) for students to study and meet with teachers, while the schedule also includes blocks for Community Time, which is used for club meetings and for teachers and staff to socially interact with students.
Senior grade-level students attend community service sites throughout the DFW metroplex every Wednesday morning and have senior guidance and a Social Justice and Public Policy course in the afternoons.
Jesuit also celebrates School-wide Mass each month as well as a weekly prayer service.
Although roughly 70% of students identify as Catholic, Jesuit Dallas embraces students of all religious backgrounds, and all members of our Jesuit family, regardless of their beliefs, are invited and welcomed to participate in the spiritual offerings of the school as they develop their own individual relationship with God.
Jesuit Dallas offers several opportunities for students to earn college credit as part of progressing through the School’s college-preparatory curriculum. The School maintains a prestigious dual-credit partnership with St. Louis University, and each year students enroll in advanced online courses at universities throughout the country where they earn credit at Jesuit and through each college’s individual program. Additionally, students have the ability to attend classes on site at local colleges and can have their Jesuit class schedules arranged to accommodate those opportunities.
Jesuit offers learning services, including accommodations and support, for students with documented learning differences which affect their classroom performance. These accommodations allow all students to have the same opportunities to learn. The learning specialists meet with all parents of students with accommodations to outline a plan to meet their individual needs.
The academic experience at Jesuit Dallas is enriched through research projects, field trips, lab tours, participation in competitions, special projects, extracurricular opportunities, and cultural and service trips. Additionally, academic, social justice, cultural immersion, and exchange programs take our students all over the globe.
Jesuit students should expect to have homework each night in order to adequately prepare for subsequent lessons. The amount of homework each day and week will vary based on the student’s enrollments (e.g., number of classes and honors/AP classes) and effective use of free time during the school day, but it should not exceed an average of 30 minutes per class each day. Homework is only collected on days a student has each respective class; only 5 of the 7 periods meet each day. If students ever need assistance with homework, they are provided space and support through the various academic support services.