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Jesuit College Prep School

Private | 9-12 | 1100 students

Our school is best known for focusing on the formation of the "whole person".
 
 

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $275,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,050.

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Posted December 3, 2013

I went to Jesuit and it was awesome. The academics are what you make of it and the student life is great. I absolutely loved it. I went to Fordham in New York City and I can say that none of my professors in college could hold a candle to the instructors I had at Jesuit. Nothing prepared me more for my professional life than the time commitment of Jesuit. Side note: that first teacher has to be Mr. Rumenapp. Sorry it didn't work out but look at our standardized test scores in comparison to the public schools and even at Ursuline. Jesuit was great. Go Rangers.


Posted September 16, 2013

The level of rigor at this school was below what I had seen in public schools in the area and surprisingly, there did not seem to be much college prep in the courses I observed my students taking. Teachers that taught similar courses had different goals in mind and a lot of lessons seemed to be created on the spot (perhaps to keep the school catered towards individual students/parents where special favors were also given). I didn't see a lot of consequences or penalties for students that submitted late work, which lowered my desire to send my own son here (not a real-world kind of place). Due to the pressure to be well-rounded and involved in extracurricular activities, many students quickly became exhausted and resorted to cheating (which was not what I would expect in a Catholic environment of this kind). A lot of emphasis has been placed on creating rich language to describe the environment of the school, but I encourage parents to question everything from who is in charge of campus ministry to the experience of the administrators to what is actually taught in the classroom. I've known many orthodox Catholic teachers leave for other Catholic institutions in the area.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 13, 2011

Jesuit is a great place for your son to become a "Man For Others". Each boy is challenged to learn the Catholic faith. Also, each boy is free to be himself, and there are numerous extracurricular activities available. The education is excellent and very challenging. My son has told me that these have been the best school years of his life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

Jesuit truly honors it's mission of building "Men For Others". If you want to put your son in an environment where he has the opportunity to learn responsibility for his actions, Jesuit is the place. The faculty focuses on developing the complete person. Academics are important here, but Jesuit also expects and encourages students to be involved in the community, with required service hours at each grade level and weekly community service for Seniors. Our son leaves Jesuit well prepared for next steps. He is the profile of a Jesuit graduate: Open to Growth, Physically Fit, Loving, Religious, Committed To Working for Justice, and Intellectually Competent. Well rounded to varying degrees and ready for greater challenges in life. Jesuit was a great choice for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

Our 2 sons went to Jesuit Dallas and I cannot stress how absolutely incredible the school is. Everyone from the counselors, teachers, principal, vice prinicpal, to those in the finance office are amazing, I can't say enough. Anytime there was an issue (conduct, grades, paying tuition), we were consistently made to feel we were the only family in need of attention-everyone was available at a moment's notice. The boys that go here are groomed for college from the get-go. The Catholic faith is on display everywhere, and unlike some parochial high schools it is not forgotten that this is a Christ-centered community. Our sons were so well-prepared for college and life that it was worth every penny. If you want your son to become a well-rounded, well-educated young man with high morals and a focus on all that his life has to offer, send him to Jesuit Dallas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

Jesuit College Prep is by far the best Catholic education you can receive in the state of Texas, rivaled only by that of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston. The alumni giving rate is very high, with a very substantial endowment fund. The campus, facilities, and faculty are all top notch with beautiful surroundings and a faculty that is among the best in the nation. The Jesuit athletic program is also very prestigious, the second private school in the state of Texas to be in the UIL division 5A,(the first was Strake Jesuit in Houston) this allows the sports program to grow beyond that of all other private schools by placing Jesuit against public schools for a greater challenge. Jesuit College Prep is simply the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2006

Jesuit is truly a community in which all are welcome. There are kids from all social, economic and financial backgrounds but you'll hardly notice. The school is run with an efficiency that is comforting to us as parents; they know boys. It has it's problems. Afterall, it is a school full of teenage boys but the school deals with incidents quickly and fairly. The level of parental involvement is unbelieveable and a great way for new families to become connected. Students are well prepared for college and many attend elite schools. The school hovers 99-100% college attendance. There are many extracurricular activities and the school does a good job encouraging boys to be involved. My son has said he would not trade his high school experience for any other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

This school was an excellent choice. Coming from a public school system this private institution gave our family the structure and security of a great education overall and the building of a quality young man within me.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 16, 2005

The best deal for the gifted/hard working student.The school boasts many sports, clubs, and a world class art program. Many honors/AP classes and a staff of dedicated professionals. This school nurtures a young mans mind, body and spirit. However, its an all male student body and made for the 'serious student'. One who can survive and atrive a regorious educational challenge. Parent envolvement is fostered and evolves as an extensioned family. Diversity and service to the indigent needy is a mission statement/motto. This school changes lives and is an asset to Dallas, as a whole, and the student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

I thought that this school was a waste of money for my child. I seems that some of the teachers were no better then the ones he had when he went to public school. I thought my child would receive a better education at this institution then at private schools but I was very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

Jesuit prepares men for the world, teaching them to think for themselves, take care of those less fortunate than themselves, and to be active in the greater community they live in. The young men graduating from Jesuit find themselves much better prepared for college and life than those from most public schools. My experience includes one Jesuit graduate exceling in Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University, one current senior at Jesuit and one freshman at Jesuit. Everyone of them consider Jesuit their home away from home and the Jesuit community remains there for them on into adulthood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

My son is at Jesuit and is doping very well. Jesuit is helping to develope my son into a fine young man. He is involved at the school and debate. Jesuit is a great school and I recomend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

Jesuit College Preparatory School is by far the best education of it's kind that is available in the United States. Not only is the academic program incredibly rigorous and disciplined, but Jesuit is also highly ranked in all extracurricular activities. This school is run by a dedicated, caring faculty and staff that is determined to create complete and disciplined men that excel academically, athletically, and socially. Recently, Jesuit athletics, having dominated private schools, has joined 5A public schools in district, regional, and state competition. This has been an incredible experience that culminated in the admission of my son to one of the best colleges in the nation. Above all, my son has been given a priceless Catholic education centered upon morality and determination
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

I would not have the marvelous son I have today were it not for the caring teachers and counselors at Jesuit. They truly turn boys into men ~ the type of men which this world sorely needs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

My three sons graduated from Jesuit. They are now a doctor,lawyer and director of marketing. Jesuit has taught my boys the value that discipline and hard work will make a valuable person in our society. 'A Man For All Seasons.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 31%
Hispanic 13% 51%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school St. Rita Catholic School
St. Thomas Aquinas School Dallas
St. Monica School Dallas
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Spanish
latin
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club: Various
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • latin
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
School Leader's name
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • All boys
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • JSEA
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (972) 661-9349

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College preparatory
  • Jesuit / Ignatian Education
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Humanities
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Social justice
  • Technology
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • latin
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Amnesty international
  • Community service
  • Dance club: Various
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Forensics club
  • Latin Honor Society
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Math club
  • Medical Society
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
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What are your chances?


5 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
270
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
500
Students typically come from these schools
St. Rita Catholic School
St. Thomas Aquinas School Dallas
St. Monica School Dallas

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Summer college prep programs
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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12345 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75244
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Phone: (972) 387-8700

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