Why Jesuit

Are you wondering what the Jesuit Dallas Experience is like? Let our students tell you in their own words:

We provide our students with the tools to succeed...

  • 9:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Student-centered counseling program
  • Nearly 150 courses and over 80 extracurricular activities
  • 24 AP course offerings
  • One-of-a-kind medical society and marine biology programs
  • Housing hundreds of works by internationally-celebrated artists, the School has its own art museum

and become leaders in the classroom...

  • Average SAT scores exceed the national average by more than 300 points
  • 226 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program in the last five years
  • 57 National Merit Hispanic Scholars in the last five years
  • In the last five years, students have received college scholarship offers totaling over $147 million

driven by the pursuit of excellence...

  • Nationally-competitive debate program, highlighted by four state titles and nine top-10 finishes since 2000
  • Highly decorated robotics team that has won every award offered by FIRST, and captured the 2014 world championship
  • Robust stage & film program that features major productions, student-directed one acts, and a School-sponsored film festival
  • Award-winning student newspaper, The Roundup

focused on competing at the highest level...

  • 113 team state titles in athletics since 1954
  • Texas-best 21 UIL 6A boys district titles in the last three years
  • First Texas high school to ever be invited to the USA Hockey National Championships (2013); earn a spot in the lacrosse national rankings (2013); and qualify for the Henley Royal Regatta (2016)
  • Strength of America award recipient four straight years by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, and the first school in Texas to ever receive the honor (2013-16)

spiritually strong...

  • Celebration of School-wide Mass, and weekly prayer service
  • Daily reflection through the Examen, and morning prayer
  • Off-campus class retreats
  • Campus ministry program, including student-driven Christian Life Community

Men for Others.

  • Working through non-profit organizations to minister to people in need (i.e., the poor, hungry, or homeless; the sick or injured; the handicapped; the elderly or infirmed; the intellectually/academically challenged), students must complete a minimum number of yearly service hours to graduate
  • Partnering with over 100 organizations, Jesuit Dallas is the largest high school community service department in Texas with over 100,000 hours of annual service
  • Social justice and cultural immersion trips to Alaska, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, British Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Guatemala, Spain, and China within the last five years
  • The first high school in the United States to sponsor an on-campus chapter of Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS), whose mission is focused on reaching out to Africans arriving in the U.S. and to those living in refugee camps in Kenya