Why a Jesuit Education?

Founded in 1877, Regis Jesuit is rooted in the Jesuit tradition of education established nearly 500 years ago by St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Part of a network of nearly 60 Jesuit high schools and 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, our goal is to educate leaders of competence, conscience and compassion who strive to build a better world.

Regis Jesuit provides a Catholic, college preparatory education and fosters a Christ-centered community for formation and growth. The Regis Jesuit experience develops the spiritual, intellectual, social, aesthetic and physical abilities of students so they can become mature adults who will contribute their talents and skills to the welfare of their fellow human beings in the spirit of being Men and Women with and for Others.

A Jesuit education is a well-rounded education. Growth in faith and an understanding of God's purpose in our life go hand-in-hand with our personal development in other areas. At Regis Jesuit we believe an education is more than "book learning." We follow the Jesuit ideal of forming the whole person: the mind, the heart, the body and the spirit.

The element that makes Regis Jesuit different from many other good schools is not just its fine teachers or academic program, but its religious spirit. Spiritual development is at the heart of Regis Jesuit’s mission, and our Pastoral Offices offer many opportunities for students to grow in and celebrate their faith. The Jesuits and lay teachers view the formation of moral and religious values as critical to education. While Regis Jesuit is a Catholic school, it encourages students of other religious backgrounds to grow deeply in their own beliefs.

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