Founded in 1877 by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), U of D Jesuit High School and Academy remains the oldest continuously functioning secondary school in Detroit.
Originally located on Jefferson Avenue in downtown Detroit, the school moved to its current location on Seven Mile and Cherrylawn in 1931. U of D Jesuit is the oldest college-prep Catholic high school within the city. The school enrolls a diverse student body from Detroit and more than 50 surrounding municipalities. The high school has more than 750 students and the academy has more than 110 seventh and eighth graders.
The student body is a testament to the Jesuit ideal of forming “Men for Others.” Drawing on the more than 450 years that Jesuit schools have been in existence, U of D Jesuit remains committed to providing the education of a lifetime within the city of Detroit.
Some characteristics of a Jesuit education include:
• Educational excellence: U of D Jesuit focuses on a college preparatory curriculum. Students are challenged to develop their academic skills in order to be successful in college.
• Care for the individual: The school assists students in their individual needs, with an attention to the total growth of the person.
• Faith Development: The school supports the faith development of students in three ways: theological study and reflection through classes; spiritual growth through opportunities for prayer, retreat, and the sacramental life; and opportunities for service and active attention to issues of social justice.
• Social development: The school provides opportunities for students’ social development through co-curriculars and other activities.
Visit U of D Jesuit at its annual open house from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 7. Meet members of the administration, faculty, staff and students. Learn more about the more than 45 co-curricular clubs, 37 sports teams and why a Jesuit experience is truly more than an education.