Jesuit High School (Sacramento)

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Jesuit High School
Jesuit High School, Carmichael, California.JPG
For the greater glory of God
1200 Jacob Lane
Carmichael, California, 95608
United States
Coordinates 38°35′12″N 121°21′4″W / 38.58667°N 121.35111°W / 38.58667; -121.35111Coordinates: 38°35′12″N 121°21′4″W / 38.58667°N 121.35111°W / 38.58667; -121.35111
Type Private, All-Male
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1963
Founder Rev. Joseph Keane, S.J.
Authority The Society of Jesus
President Rev. David J. Suwalsky, S.J.
Principal Lorraine Paul
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,060 (2012)
Campus Urban (street life)
Campus size ~50 acres
Color(s) Red and Gold         
Slogan Men For Others
Athletics conference Delta River League
Sports Basketball, Football, Baseball, Water polo, Soccer, Wrestling, Cross Country, Track and Field, Rugby, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Golf
Mascot Marauder(pirate)
Nickname J-High
Team name Marauders
Rival Christian Brothers High School (Sacramento, California) , Rio Americano High School , Davis High School
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper The Plank
Yearbook The Cutlass
Tuition $12,010 USD

Jesuit High School of Sacramento is a Catholic high school founded and run by the Society of Jesus. The school enrolls about 1,000 young men from all over the greater Sacramento Valley in California. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento.


Jesuit High School is a four-year college preparatory conducted by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Admission is selective. The process consists of students applying during the 8th grade, having their application approved by the Office of Admissions, and then being interviewed by a faculty member of the school. Transfer applications are also accepted for the 10th and 11th grades.

Jesuit is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA). The current term of the school's WASC accreditation is six years, which is set to expire in 2014. Additionally, Jesuit is a member of the College Board, the Jesuit Secondary Education Association and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Campus Life[edit]

Each building on the campus has been named after one of the eight North American Martyrs. They are the school's patron saints. The largest building — the Jesuit Residence and Main Office — is named Brébeuf Hall. The goal at Jesuit High School is development of the total person and Student Activities help to address this goal. Every Jesuit student is encouraged to participate in a co-curricular activity requiring time and commitment on his part. Students should acquire knowledge about themselves through working with others and cooperating with students of different interests, backgrounds, and personalities toward the attainment of a common goal.


Jesuit offers a multitude co-curricular activities, including: The Plank (the Jesuit High School newspaper), The Cutlass (the school yearbook), Speech and Debate, Robotics, Drama (Theater), Future Business Leaders of America, Mock Trial, Moot Court, Drumline, Young Democrats and Republicans, and many more clubs and activities.

The Jesuit High School International Robotics Team competes at the collegiate level as one of two high school robotics teams to do so in underwater robotics. In June 2011 the team won the MATE International ROV (remote operated vehicle) competition, which was held at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, in Houston, Texas. The robotics team is structured as a company with each subgroup working together to design, build, test, and deliver one successful product. The team is composed of nearly 20 individuals from all year levels, each with specific tasks that helps streamline the design and construction of a collegiate, competition level robot. The team placed third at the 2012 competition. In 2013, the team took first place at the MATE competition held in Tacoma, WA. In 2014, the team took first place again in Alpena, MI.


Jesuit High School has a history of success in athletics. The school offers fifteen varsity sports; most of which also feature JV and Freshman squads. Jesuit has one of the nation's finest high school rugby union programs, with seven national championships, the most recent of which was in 2013. Additionally, the Jesuit High School Cross Country team has won nine state championships, and qualified for Nike Cross Nationals two years in a row in 2005 and 2006, placing 7th and 4th respectively. Jesuit also has collected state championships in baseball, water polo, swimming, and rugby.

Recently, the Jesuit Basketball team has emerged as one of the elite team in the state, ranking as high as first in the state in 2007. The team placed finished as the Northern California Division I Finalist in 2012. In addition, the Jesuit High School Water Polo team is a perennial state power, winning a section championship nearly every year.

In 2003, the Jesuit soccer team was ranked first nationally by the NSCAA/Adidas national ranking, which is the foremost soccer ranking authority. The Jesuit soccer team finished the 2001 season with a ranking of fourth in the nation posting a 27-1-1 record consisting of 19 shut-outs. The Marauders once again achieved the #1 national soccer ranking in 2008 with a record of 27-1-1 before falling to their arch-rival Davis High School in PK's in the CIF sac-joaquin section semi-finals. The Marauders outscored opponents 130-8, with a California record 21 shutouts. In 2009, Jesuit earned a #2 NSCAA national ranking with a record of 28-1-0. Jesuit started the 2011 season ranked #1.

Jesuit's newest athletic program is its Lacrosse team. The team achieved a program high ranking of 16th in the state of California and first in the Sacramento Valley League. The Marauder Lacrosse Team finished the season with a record of 12-2 and winning the its first Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference Championship (Sac-Joaquin Section) finishing 24th in the state of California. The 2009 golf team was runner up in the State Championship.

The Marauders official rival is Christian Brothers High School (Sacramento, California). This rivalry culminates in the Holy Bowl - an annual Jesuit-Christian Brothers football game generally held in Charles C. Hughes Stadium.

Notable alumni[edit]




  • Major Gen. Leo A. Brooks, Jr. (Ret.), U.S. Army, former Commandant, U.S. Military Academy, West Point
  • Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army, current commander U.S. Army Pacific, former commander U.S. Third Army, former Deputy Director of Operations during Iraq War


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External links[edit]


  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  2. ^ Davidson, Joe. "Prep Blog: Susac dazzles as Jesuit downs Fairfield in D-I baseball". Retrieved January 14, 2014.