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9-12
Private
Carmichael, CA
Students enrolled: 1,079

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1200 Jacob Lane
Carmichael, CA 95608

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April 17, 2014
Excellent school! The best of the best! They are beyond generous, loving, kind and supportive. Jesuit WILL prepare your sons for college as well as transformation into adulthood. They are top notch and there is NO other school I would have my teenage son attend. Of course there are drugs in every school; however, it starts at home. I'm sorry but you cannot blame the school for bad parenting. You have to do your job at home and not expect ANY school to raise your child. What Jesuit offers is far beyond normal academics and delves deep into moral values, character building and love for mankind. JESUIT YOU ARE THE BEST!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2014
My eldest son graduated from Jesuit in '02. My middle child in '05. We thought it was ok. Neither of them had a great experience. There was a whole lot of pressure for them to fit into a mold. They were not allowed to be themselves and flourish into the best version of them that they could be. Our youngest son is at Jesuit now. I will be transferring him as soon as the year is up. My gut feeling with my first two kids was right. This year alone, there were nearly two dozen kids caught with street drugs during class. The pressure this school puts kids under is absurd. Do yourselves a favor and get out!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
Worth every penny! My son is a senior this year. I've watched him grow from a boy into a man under the guidance of the folks at Jesuit High School. The entire staff is amazing. The education is outstanding. My son is getting offers for full rides at college because of the education he's received at Jesuit. It's a multi ethnic faith based community focusing on developing Men for Others. Even the other parents are great.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2012
Amazing school, our son is truly cared for in both mind and spirit. The faculty and staff work along side each student and family a true partnership. I have seen amazing growth in my son over the last three years in his academics and personal life. I hope too see my next two boys attend there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Proud parent of 2 graduates '07 & '09! Fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2010
What an outstanding school. I have sent my three sons to Jesuit and never regretted spending the money for their education. Each of my sons have grown to be wonderful men strongly influenced by their experience at Jesuit coupled with our family support and values. We are not a religious family but did not find Jesuit's Roman Catholic foundation to be a disraction. The results...one aeronautical engineer, one electrical engineer/computer scientist at NASA, one computer scientist/programer. More importantly, wonderful men with strong values. Men for Others. Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2010
We aren't Catholic and I had some concerns about whether our son would thrive. He came in as an average student and really benefited from the curriculum. His GPA not only rose over the four years he was there, but he became comfortable with testing, a big advantage when it came to applying for colleges. He received merit scholarship offers from three of the four schools to which he applied. It doesn't hurt to have received about 75% of the cost of his JHS education back in the form of college scholarships. Beyond the support he received for academics, he really felt cared for as a person by students and teachers. Jesuit has a philosophy of "cura personalis" -- care for the person -- and they have certainly lived up to it in our case. Having had a daughter at Davis High and son at JHS, I really recommend Jesuit.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2010
Jesuit High School has been my home and safe haven for the past four years. Looking back, i would not be where I am today without the guidance, love, and spiritual support of the faculty, administration, and students of Jesuit High School. I will be attending UC San Diego on a merit scholarship. If you want the perfect balance of academics, spiritual development, and the development of lifelong friendships, send your son to Jesuit. I guarantee you no other public school or catholic school can compare.

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2010
Jesuit High School is currently benefitting me very well in this day and age. So far, the connection between the students as a whole (often referred to as brotherhood), is really something that I felt very much from my beginning freshman year until later on too. It is here at Jesuit that I am taking advanced classes and have fit in perfectly. While there are no girls around, which is a real downer sometimes, it also is good because there is nobody to impress and one is able to concentrate more on school work. Most of the teachers want one to succeed and are willing enough to help students achieve their desired goals. The school also greatly revolves around prayer and the religious life. My faith increases by both participating in the religious life and also by explaining my faith to non-Christians too. Jesuit really is a great well-rounded school

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2009
Jesuit High School is a very overrated school with teachers who are jokes, students who definitely aren't 'Men for Others' and an administration more focused on uniform than the actual person. My student transferred from Jesuit to public, and loves public. Not that he hated Jesuit, its just that all boys with poor teaching (not even that challenging) and odd values isn't exactly a great high school. I suggest more AP/Honors classes and less focus on sports and uniform checks. Also JUG is a joke that is given out far too often.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2008
I have noticed in alot of the other reviews of Jesuit, that parents seem disapointed with the lack of AP/honors classes. I will admit that this is true, but at the same time, there is suposed to be more to high shcool than just trying to get that elusive 5.2 GPA. What i believe to be the greatest aspect of being a Jesuit student, is the comrodery, friendships, and life lessions that can not be taught, even at the most elete public schools. The coaches, teachers, counclers, administratesrs, and other staff are some of the greatest people you will ever meen, but at the same time, will go to no end to help you suceed in not only school, but in life. i believe that Jesuit is one of, in not the, best school in northern California.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 09, 2008
Having two sons graduate and a third currently attending, I must say that Jesuit has benefited them more than I could have expected. The education provided, while excellent, went well beyond the books and sports by emphasizing character values, accountability and community service. Jesuit stresses growth of the whole person, not just getting into the best colleges. My sons are better people for having attended.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 04, 2008
I graduated 2005 from this school. I loved it. At first it was an adjustment period, but you soon to just mesh with all all the students and you develop a brotherhood. I believe that this school contributed at least 40% of my personality. I'm stronger, more determined, and just straight up confident.

- submitted by a student
August 23, 2008
Jesuit is a great school academically and athletically. They strive for you to work for o others and not always think about your self. The teachers are great and they make the classes excellent and provide help for any student at any given time. The coaches are great and teach you things that most public school coaches do not show you. At my second year at Jesuit, I have played football and rugby and have encountered life- long friends. Jesuit is the best school in the Sacramento area. No doubt about it.

- submitted by a student
August 08, 2008
After doing my research, I have to say I was not impressed by Jesuit HS. I know that the Jesuit order has been very successful in the education arena but this school was a disappointment. I feel that the school has lost its way and is more focused on sports than it is on education. I do not think that these kids are leaps and bounds beyond any of the 'good' public schools. I know many parents think that the school has developed their sons to be good christians, good people, and good students. Excuse me for thinking that all these virtues should be an extension of the home and the main responsibility of the parents more so than school. Graduates are not making the cut into the top notch colleges and old-fashion traditions - one gender, latin, mandatory religion classes, lake of computer classes, and AP classes is not good.

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August 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 02, 2008
Jesuit High School knows how to teach boys to become young men. I have three sons, one graduated, one still there and one coming in the fall. I have watched my boys grow and become confident men. Jesuit teaches things that cannot be taught through books. It will teach you to think of others and not yourself. I don't know of any AP or hnors courses that teach those things. From the 'jock' to the 'nerd' everyone finds there spot at their own pace. If you have a child that needs extra help they will provide the help that he needs. Public schools just want to see their 'scores' go up and the average kid just gets pushed through. Not a Jesuit the 'average' kid is celebrated.

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July 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 01, 2008
The school's curriculum fits 6 classes each semester. Other public schools such as Rocklin High and Roseville High ofer 8 classes each semester. Plus, Jesuit requires Theology 9 and Theology 10 which does not count for a real class for colleges. Also, Social Justice, a class that counts for real credit brings down g.p.a. The school says it offers AP Statistics, AP Computer Science and AP Studio Art yet these classes are not extant. The school is wonderful in religion but short in academics. Only 4 students since 2000 attended Princeton University. Look into the IB program for what is best for your son. Mira Loma is ranked 236th in the nation, Jesuit did not even make the list.

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February 11, 2008
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January 27, 2008
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September 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2007
Jesuit has been an excellent experience for my son. The academic challenge combined with the very energetic school spirit has exceeded my expectations. My son takes great pride in his work and athletics and also his repsonsibilty to others. No disrespect intended to nearby public schools but Jesuit delivers with excellence in all categories. I believe that the single sex invironment is especially positive in the classroom and eliminates the daily competition for attention from the girls. There is however no lack of socializing with the young ladies as they regularly attend Jesuit sports and other functions. It is simply the best!

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December 12, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
October 17, 2006
As a student of Jesuit High School I feel I am receiving the highest education I can ask for. I have never had one regret of not going to a public school. Sure it's an all boys school but I see St. Francis and Loretto girls everyday and I feel I can concentrate without feeling nervous about embarrassing myself. My teachers are very nice and care for me 24/7. The environment is nice and the strong spirit of the high school is just undescribable. I know almost every single freshman in the freshman class and we never get in fights or argue I meet new people everyday. I am proud to be a marauder!

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October 12, 2006
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September 20, 2006
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September 09, 2006
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March 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2006
Jesuit is the way to go. It's an excellent school all the way around. Public schools are the pits.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2005
Jesuit is one the finest high schools I have ever known. The education of the whole person: academics, sports, clubs, spiritual growth, and leadership are all components of what Jesuit offers its students, parents, alumni and friends in the greater Sacramento area. As an alum, former administrator of the school and friend of Jesuit institutions world-wide, I'm in awe of the power that Jesuit has in the lives and development of young men since 1963! I'm happy to talk with you about this institution, or any Jesuit affiliated high schools/universitys. The Ignatius charism has deeply influenced thousands of people all over the world for hundreds of years - bound to continue for many years to come!

- submitted by a administrator
October 08, 2005
Jesuit High School in Sacramento provides a quality education. The Jesuits have a clear vision and are intent on guiding the young (and energetic)men to become men for others. Our son attended all four years. We hope he will someday give back what he received. Jesuit is a fine tuned machine.It was a priviledge to be a part of the Jesuit community.

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September 27, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 18, 2005
My son is a freshman at Jesuit HS. Jesuit is a great school for a variety of reasons; quality of instruction, diversity of educational/developmental opportunities, and low instructor-to-student ratio. The academic program is excellent. Additionally, there are two 'slogans' that the school lives by that I believe set the school apart from others: 'Men for Others' and 'Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard.' Each student is expected to fully apply himself at any and all activities that he signs up for. The prayer and men for others parts set a tone that says there is more to hard work than just achieving monetary gain. An individual must play an active role in building and maintaining a humane society. The spritual emphasis provides a foundation upon which to define that humane society. Lastly, the level of parent, alumni, and student participation is outstanding!

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January 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2004
I agree that Jesuit is an excellent school with strong academic and athletic standards, however, after doing research, I do not feel that it is leaps and bounds above some of the areas top performing public schools. In addition, Jesuit's pool of elective classes, particularly in computer science, is very limited. School facility is old and in dire need of updaating. Also, I am not a strong supporter of one gender schools. After all, that is not the real world. I think young men and women should learn to relate to each other as they will have to in college, the workplace, and in every day life situations.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2004
As parents of a 4.0 student at middle school, our first thought was, 'why do we want to pay for high school'. Our son felt strongly about going to Jesuit. Now, after 2 years, I can honestly say we made the right choice. Jesuit develops the whole person. We see our son developing into the man we always hoped he would. The sports program is awesome and plentifull. Our son will be well prepared for a 4 year college and well on his way for life in general.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2004
My son's experience at Jesuit High School has been wonderful. The school has high academic standards, great teachers, and a demanding curriculum. The best thing about the school though is the sense of real belonging, pride, and spirit it evokes in the students. The entire student body takes pride in the schools outstanding athletic teams. There are many clubs and activities including an outstanding music program. The faculty and staff are caring and professional. My son is a senior and applied to 15 colleges. 5 of his applications went to colleges that were extremely selective such as Berkeley, UCLA, and Georgetown. He was accepted to all of them and received scholarship offers from all but a few. The school has prepared my son for life. He will graduate strong in mind and spirit. He was able to live his faith daily at Jesuit. It has been the best experience possible.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2004
Jesuit High School is providing my son with an excellent education, not just academically, but spiritually as well. They do indeed develope the whole person rather than just pieces of themselves. The leadership that they are shown is top notch and the environment is by far one of the best in the area.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2004
Jesuit has helped my son become a young man! He has developed study habits and a genuine interest in learning that will help him go far in life. He feels that he is ready to take on a 4 year college and will be able to handle anything they put in front of him. The spiritual growth I have seen is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2003
As the parent of 2 sons that graduated from Jesuit, I have to say it is an excellent program. The sports programs get most of the attention at Jesuit. But, their academic program is easily one of the best in the country. Both my sons went on to 4-year universities after Jesuit. Jesuit had them well prepared for the change from high school to college. There is as much competition in the classroom as there is on the athletic fields at Jesuit.

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September 11, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
This school has prepared me for many things in life.

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
Jesuit High School develops young men to be highly intellectual men for others. it is the best school one can send their son to with their great academics, extra-curriculars, great teachers, and camaraderie that can be achieved nowhere else.

- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
This school has shaped and modeled me to become the active sucessful college student that I am. Jesuit prepared me for the load college brings and readied me for the leadership opportunities that came my way as I am currently the Vice President of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) at my University.

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August 10, 2003
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August 02, 2003
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Jesuit High School
1200 Jacob Lane, Carmichael, CA  95608
(916) 482-6060
Last modified Jesuit High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Jesuit High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top