Students enrolled 877
School leader Mr. Anthony Trudel
Type Religious

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8400 South Cambridge Avenue
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August 24, 2014
I traveled around the country with my son as he reviewed schools preparing to enter college. I heard first hand the opinions of counselors about the fact that he attended U of D Jesuit. One counselor from a large university told me "If he graduated from U of D High, he was automatically admitted to their school", because their policy makers thought so highly of the institution. ( Note: High schools are rated along with the student in the admissions process) This school was not a Catholic University nor was it located in Michigan. We were repeatedly told as we talked to other admissions personnel, how highly regarded the school is in the academic world....what more could you want for your children? My son and his friends had a great social life, and more importantly, fantastic contacts that have repeatedly shared helpful networking information . I am proud to say that he developed integrity and a work ethic that I admire. I am positive a lot of that came from the time spent at this school. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND U OF D JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL TO ANY PARENT. It is an investment in time and money, but your children are worth it!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
U of D Jesuit is the best school ever! A great curriculum, good friends, and more! You can't beat it!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2013
I am currently a student at University of Detroit Jesuit High School. My Dad, Grandfather, and Great-Uncle are all alumni from here. I come from far away just to come here because the school is so good. Everyone at our school comes from everywhere in Metro-Detroit and Detroit. They come from all over because the school is so good. It is very challenging. We always get more than 2 hours a night. If someone needs help with their homework, then they can always ask a teacher for help, and the teacher will help them. Once I was out sick for a whole week. I needed to catch up on everything quickly, so I went to my teachers after school. I asked them for help catching up on my homework, and they were more than willing to help me. It is a very challenging school. You will always find help there if you need it, but if someone does not want to be there and is not willing to work, then they are usually gone by then end of the year. The teachers explain the material in a way that is easy for us to understand. It is easy to understand, but the teachers want us to know it. That is where it gets challenging, in a good way. In short, U of D has great teachers and is academically challenging.

- submitted by a community member
May 09, 2013
U of D Jesuit is an outstanding institution for young men. It is intellectually stimulating, socially conducive with a diverse student body and staff. I enjoyed my time at U of D and it allowed me to be successfully prepared for collegiate work as well as medical school. For those who are contemplating sending your son to U of D, do it, do not hesitate, it will be well worth your money and time.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2013
U of D is considered by many on of the best academic schools in the state of Michigan and the school does not disappoint. The teachers care about the students and want to see them succeed by meeting with them after school and even are in charge of many of the clubs. The environment at U of D is friendly and by the end of high school all students will feel a part of the high school. Don't expect to skate through school here or you will end up swallowed up from the difficulty of the courses. There is help given to students that want to improve their grades but for unmotivated students this school will prove a challenge.

- submitted by a community member
March 03, 2013
Did not prepare me for college. My math teachers all quit after i took their course. Translated to me relearning those concepts in college while public school kids excelled. My science courses were elementary at best. Is it a coincidence that i knew nothing about evolution after graduating u of d? (genetics is where biology is nowadays, guys). And the atmosphere is competitive, unfriendly, and pompous. Could use a few girls, don't you think? What an archaic tradition. And i wasted SO much time in those useless religion courses/ceremonies. Can i get my money back?

- submitted by a community member
October 15, 2012
Terrible. You can't have a social life here... its just work work work ... but, it does prepare you for college

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2011
U of D Jesuit High School is a fine institution and has been very challenging and rewarding for our Son who is beginning his Sophomore year. Our Son went to a Catholic School from pre-K to 8th Grade and the all boys environment at U of D has been a very good experience to this point. The teachers challenge these students everyday and the focus is on education and not athletics. This is a TRUE college prepatory environment and would encourage anyone with interest in sending their Son to U of D is to take a tour at the Open House which takes place in the Fall. U fo D is producing the next leaders for all walks of lfe.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2011
The quality of education my son receives from U or D is outstanding. The harder he works, the more he is challenged.\ Excellent performance is rewarded; as it should be!

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May 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2010
Excellent, challenging academics that help students in their future careers. Teachers are always there to help, and discipline is high. The athletic program is rebuilding, and is becoming stronger than ever. I would choose this school over any other.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2010
No matter what anybody says, U of D is an extremely difficult school that truly prepares their students to enter college and graduate programs. From the college center to the wonderful teachers and great technology centers, U of D Jesuit is the place to be if you want to succeed.

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February 22, 2010
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November 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
I am currently a student at U of D Jesuit. This is honestly by far the best high school choice in my area. The school has a motto of 'Men for Others' that is accompanied into each class. Students are not only taught high level academics, but also how to be a good person. I highly recommend this school to anyone. Students must be prepared for a difficult curriculum, as it is a college prep school, but it is all worth it when students get into some of the best colleges nationwide. The atmosphere at the school is very pleasant. The school is cleaned and well maintained. The students are also very friendly and accepting of different backgrounds. I promise, these will be some of the best years of your students life.

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October 04, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
September 03, 2009
Best decision I ever could have made. My advanced Biology class a freshman was by my own sister's admission more difficult than her Senior AP Bio at Cranbrook which is always highly nationally ranked. Most importantly, it taught me to think about my impact on the world;not just about what my education could get me.

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August 26, 2009
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August 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 13, 2009
I am currently a student at U of D Jesuit, the best school on the planet. Though some people mistake their own laziness for the poor teaching, It is truly an amazing school. The students learn at an accelerated level. Some freshmen books seem as though they are at a college level. The teachers are very approachable and are truly wonderful. I also attended the academy. Though there are many children sent there because they screwed around at their own school are usually gone rather quickly. It is an amazing school that is not for the lazy kid.

- submitted by a student
May 01, 2009
u of d is an amazing school, with an amazing staff, and students. Everything about this school stands out from every other school. For that dont want to pay the tuition, trust me it will be worth it in the long run. It may not be the school it was 15 years ago but it is still at the top of the list for michigan highschools.

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November 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 11, 2008
I currently attend U of D Jesuit and I can say that it has been the best thing to happened to me in my life thus far. My peers are open and accepting and the teachers are really there to help you. I highly recommend this school

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September 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2008
Test scores and the scholarship dollars offered to each year's graduating class are clear evidence of one of the best academic programs in SE Michigan. Meanwhile, the school lives its motto of building 'Men for Others for the Greater Glory of God.' U of D Jesuit was the best choice for my boys.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2008
Excellent school! My son had a 3.7 and was able to get into 4 jesuit schools and 1 ivy leauge school. I am happy I didn't send my child to a public school. Everyone is spirited and everyone is always involved. Including the students.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2008
As a third generation graduate of 'The High' I speak for my family and classmates who all believe that UofD High was one of the best things that has ever happend to us!

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January 08, 2008
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December 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 11, 2007
UofdJesuit is everything and more than I expected. It has prepared my son in all categories of life. We are very proud that our son is a Jesuit.

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December 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2007
I am a recent Grad of the High and I had the most amazing experience at this school... I now am a junior at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and I would not be where I am today if it was not for that school. If you take advantage of all that the High has to offer you will have the best experience of your life. I loved it there and I would not trade my experience for the world

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June 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2007
My son is near the end of his junior year and we continue to be very highly pleased at the quality of the education he is receiving. The teachers are very committed and the principal has always been very responsive to my questions and concerns. U of D Jesuit takes its motto 'Men for Others' very seriously as it evidenced by the attitude and behavior of most of the students. The college counseling department is a unique and very valuable asset to the school as well. I would very highly recommend U of D Jesuit and am very grateful my son has the opportunity to attend this outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2007
The motto, 'Educating men for others' is what makes the difference at UDJ. The UDJ community of teachers, school spirit, brotherhood of peers, and academic rigor has changed my son's life. I was leary about sacrificing to pay the tuition, but the benefits of guidance, ethics, and high standards is invaluable. My son has gained friends for life, a deep sense of spirituality, compassionate mentors for life in his teachers, and critical thinking skills.

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March 28, 2007
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February 06, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 22, 2006
University of Jesuit High School has outstanding academics and many extracurricular activities.I would recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
October 21, 2006
U of D is an awesome school! I'm an eighth grader, and I couldn't love it more. The atmosphere is extremely clean, and the academics are outstanding. Thank you, U of D Academy.

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May 10, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 22, 2006
U of D is not what it used to be, that's for sure. I'm an alumni; I graduated in the class of 2004. U of D did prepare me for college - that is, they gave me the tools to succeed, and I put those tools to work. However, the times are changing, and U of D is not realizing this. While public schools get more high tech and advanced for the future, U of D sits on its reputation and slogans while lowering standards for the students they admit. U of D can embrace its tradition and propaganda, but it needs to move forward and into the future to survive.

- submitted by a former student
March 18, 2006
Terrific experience, academically and in extracurriculars. Complainers? Your sons got out of UDJ what they (and you) put in. I suspect you were AT the school, but never IN it. If not bending to every wacky trend in secondary education makes you 'stodgy,' we'll take it. My son was a National Merit scholar who played varsity sports and was accepted by several elite universities-- and he was typical, not exceptional, by UDJ standards. If brand new buildings in pastoral settings are what you value, and need to hide racial and socioeconomic attitudes behind code words like 'safety,' then send little Kyle somewhere else. If you prefer your son receive real education in the real world, be challenged academically and spiritually, and learn to work with and value people who are different from himself, then UDJ will meet and exceed your expectations. Non-alumnus, parent of '06 grad

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2006
Great school. Everyone is counted no one is left out.

- submitted by a student
January 23, 2006
The curriculum has not been changed for 50 years because it has worked over that time. U of D promotes Catholic and Christian values. Each and everyone of the staff is fully dedicated to help each young man enrolled in the school. U of D is one of the only Catholic Schools that have not left Detroit to follow the suburban expansion. Most of the negative comments left on this site are from competing private schools that relocated several times, further and further from the city of Detroit to maintain thier enrollment, while U of D has been at its same location for over 100 years and have maintained its enrollment by maintaining thier high moral standards. Thier technology and books may not be totallly up-to-date, however thier curriculum of promoting high moral standards, and Catholic Values will be as revelant today, as it was 100 years ago. GO CUBS!

- submitted by a former student
January 16, 2006
Just found this site and i see there are unhappy campers. I'm a firm believer that if parents and administrators work together and trust in each other, there are no obstacles that can't be overcome in an expedient manner. U of d captured my heart at the first all school mass. Oh...Those young men in their sportcoats! parents need to have courage to come forward with intelligent suggestions instead of anonymous complaints and the administrators need to have an open forum for those parents to come. Win/win is always the best scenario and goal. I think its getting time to choose high schools and parents are frustrated. I do have to agree with some of the previous comments. Working together with synergy is the best way to achieve excellence for our boys. Together, focus on the positives, work on the negatives. It's a different world now, some things may need changing.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
Poor leadership in pretty much every aspect of the school, from the top to the department heads to the bottom. The High School and Academy Principals are extremely ineffective. All they do is 'put out fires'. A true leader, one with the proper education to run a Jesuit school of this size, would be more on target. If you wait to 'put out fires', the problem has gone on way too long. I recommend you look elsewhere. Many other alumni feel the same way. Safety issues are still a concern. Curriculum seems old, textbooks are outdated in some cases. The school doesn't have the best technology either. Many of the teachers are just biding their time until retirement. Alums would be in tears to learn the 'real scoop' about the current U of D.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2006
We were baited and switched. We know many alumni parents with long legacies at U of D who are considering leaving U of D because of the poor leadership. Principal has bitten off more than she can chew, this goes for the Academy Principal even more. Extracurriculars are good but moderators are overworked and thus the programs suffer. They won't allow parents to help. Principal is so far removed from 'real world' thinking. Courses are weak, teachers can be lazy and complacent, students suffer because funds are budgeted for Jesuit scholarships instead of proper teachers, equipment and technology. Paying customers suffer. If you are looking for an old, stodgy school, you will certainly be happy at U of D. We were looking for more forward thinking. Disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2006
Boy, U of D certainly puts up a great facade. Class content and textbooks are outdated in many cases and teachers use very antiquated teaching styles. I really don't think the principal has a handle on exactly what even goes on in each department. She's not interested in working with parents. She's great at putting a 'spin' on problems instead of looking for solutions. Our son will complete this year and then transfer to Catholic Central in Novi.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2006
The curriculum is shockingly poor. We had 2 sons go through the Academy. They were not prepared for the high school which is a sin in our books. The entire English program in grades 7-12 is archaic, the Literature selections are awful. We don't see any leadership amongst the department heads of each subject. Many of the teachers and staff are very ineffective. It worries us that this mentality has rubbed off on our sons. They don't strive for excellence like they did in their grade school. Mediocrity is acceptable in many of the extracurriculars because they don't have the manpower to moderate them properly. Very liberal for a Catholic school. Teachers insert personal political views in the classroom. Poor Principals.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2006
I think the Principal is overwhelmed and not up to the job. Safety is still a concern. U of D 'talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk'. Some new leadership is sorely needed. You will see laziness and complacency everywhere you go at U of D. Not many creative thinkers. Leadership doesn't know how to effectively overcome obstacles or chooses not to. No one thinks 'out of the box'. In today's global economy, we don't think U of D is properly preparing the boys for the challenges they will encounter. You can't live in the past anymore. You can't rely on your 'Men for Others' motto to compensate for inadequacies. U of D graduates are going to get eaten alive in the real world. Only a handful of motivated teachers. New blood needed.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2006
U of D just isn't what it used to be. Poor leadership. Outdated curriculum. Mediocrity is acceptable in many cases. It didn't live up to our academic standards. The boys are certainly fine young men by the time they graduate but there are still the same old problems such as racism and bullying that are prevalent in the public schools. Don't think you will get away from those issues if you attend U of D. Most of the parents know that U of D has gone downhill but are saddened to admit it in public. Parents still continue to worry about safety issues.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2006
This is our first year at U of D and it will be our last. The 'Academic Excellence' that they advertised hasn't made an appearance yet. We learned a lesson early enough to be able to change schools without too much trauma to our son. We've got more sons at home so we feel fortunate that we learned about the politics of U of D with our first son. We won't have to go through it with the other boys. There is absolutely no spark or fire in anyone at U of D. A handful of good teachers and a couple of great ones. That's it. Most are simply there to pick up a paycheck and serve their time. Their reputation has gone donwhill big time. Disappointing.

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January 01, 2006
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- submitted by a student
December 30, 2005
I agree with the comment from 'Tom J' who entered his comments in April 2005. I urge the U of D parents to open their eyes and get out of denial. There are literally classes and teachers who are a waste of our tuition. Parents are not allowed to help with extracurriculars but they will surely take your money! Counselors take 3 weeks to respond to communications from parents. I believe it's a school philosphy to keep parents at bay. The curriculum is so old, outdated and stale. I don't think it's been changed in the past 50 years. This is our first and last year at UofD.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2005
I'm ashamed to admit that I've put boys through U of D and never approached the Administration about the mediocre academic program, especially the Academy. I was too proud, didn't want a reputation as a trouble maker. Many teachers shouldn't be teaching but have never been fired. Terrible music program. Leadership of the school is re-active rather than pro-active. Same old teaching styles and curriculum have been around since its 1800's. They spend thousands of hours on fundraising for scholarships but ignore paying customers. Check out your public school instead. Poor leadership.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2005
U of D relies on it's Jesuit 'Men for Others' motto. This just doesn't cut it in today's competitive world. Public schools are loaded with service opportunities. I agree with the person who said the best thing about U of D is the propaganda that it's a great school. Many of the parents who have given the school a fabulous rating are either alumni parents who are loyal no matter what or they haven't actually compared U of D with their public schools or other Catholic Schools. Catholic Central is taking many U of D students away. U of D is still in the dark ages in so many ways. Curriculum is extremely outdated. Check for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2005
The Academy curriculum is extremely weak and they have put the 'throw away' teachers from the High School into the Academy. The Academy has very few extracurriculars and all the attention is given to the High school (9th thru 12). I hear there are weakness issues in the High School as well nowadays. I agree with the person who said we are buying into their 'propaganda'. U of D is resting on their laurels and reputation and it's certainly not what it used to be when I attended years ago. Alumni who are now sending their sons are disappointed. Teachers do not return communications from parents. You sense frustration amongst the teachers and counselors. Problems are definitely not addressed and are swept under the rug. The boys are wonderful so its a tough call. I would look elsewhere.

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October 29, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 16, 2005
My son is finishing up his freshman year at U of D J and has had a great experience so far. The teachers are dedicated and truly promote 'men for others'. It is well worth the tuition and carpooling responsibilities.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2005
I have been a cub parent for 5 years now and wouldn't have it any other way. even when issues come up, they are dealt with immediately and the communication with parents is wonderful. Don't let the others fool you, while some catholic high schools in the area place the emphasis on the quality of their sports teams and actively recruit athletes, UofD is an academics first school and the sports are the icing on the cake. My sons love The High and we are all Cubs for life!

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April 25, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 08, 2005
The academic programs are fine, but the school's best asset is the propaganda surrounding it that it's a great place. We do a good job of promoting ourself, but there are some major problems in the school that are covered up. If I had it to do over, I might choose another school for my son. There are too many problems that are swept under the rug.

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February 15, 2005
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- submitted by a student
February 03, 2005
I am not a parent i am a student and i think that UofD Jesuit is a great school and a great environtment to get an education. Ive been there fo 6 years and im very lucky to call myself a 'CUB' you truly do become a 'man for others.'

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November 09, 2004
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September 24, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
August 24, 2004
I have had two sons graduate from this school within the past three years, and I couldn't be more proud or grateful. My sons entered a prestigious college well-rounded and well-prepared, with solid study skills, a variety of social experiences and mature attitudes that were learned or developed at UofD. They have remarked more than once about the advantage their UofD education is proving to be. UofD was well worth the obligations in terms of tuition, driving distance, standards, and participation.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
One of Detroit's finest schools! Parents you can't go wrong...strong academically with lots of opportunities for the young men to develop into 'men for others' and of course mingle with the girls, during school sponsored social events. What a blessing that a school pro-parent school exists! A rare find to have 100 percent of the young men go on to college!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2003
It is one of the most difficult and prestigious schools in michigan!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Excellent school, rigorous academics, students that are there to learn in a safe and clean environment. Somewhat expensive but worth it as the school is well recruited and rated by major colleges. You can't go wrong with a proper Jesuit education.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
The greatest high school in the country, with the statistics to prove it. The 'High,' as it's known amongst the student body, has a long list of successful alumni, exciting extracuriculars, and a diverse student body. Go to www.uofdhigh.k12.mi.us to learn more.

- submitted by a former student
no rating August 26, 2003
My son is currently a junior at u of d jesuit. they are a school were they truly live thir motto 'a men for others', from insisting that the young men treat each other as well as their teachers, parents, visitors to the school with the utmost respect. each time i go there, i have never had to open a door for myself or carry a box that i have brought in. there always seems to be a young man around who just does it. My son has many academic challenges and each teacher and member of the administration has continued to provide support, whether it be one on one tutoring, buddying him up with a better student or assisting him in the learning center each day. when an unforseen medical diagnosis was made late in his freshman year the outpouring of love, support and caring has been nothing short of phenomenal. I will always be incredibly grateful that we all shared the u of d experience. they have taken the time and shown that we can make a difference one child at a time.

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University Of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy
8400 South Cambridge Avenue, Detroit, MI  48221
(313) 862-5400
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