Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

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Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Logo.png
"Men and Women for Others"
Address
2801 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana, Marion County, 46268-1925
United States
Coordinates 39°54′37″N 86°12′35″W / 39.91028°N 86.20972°W / 39.91028; -86.20972Coordinates: 39°54′37″N 86°12′35″W / 39.91028°N 86.20972°W / 39.91028; -86.20972
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholicism
Jesuit Midwest Province
Patron saint(s) St. Jean de Brébeuf
Established 1962; 54 years ago (1962)
President Fr. Jack Dennis, S.J.
Chaplain Michael Christiana
Vice President for Jesuit Mission
George Menke
Paul Peterson
Grades 912
Enrollment 775 (2015)
Student to teacher ratio 12 to 1
Campus size 65 acres
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Team name The Braves
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Publication Manitou (Literary Magazine)
Bylines (School Magazine)
Newspaper The Arrow
Yearbook Totem
Dean of Students Brenda Adams
Admissions Director Liz Otteson
Athletic Director Ted Hampton
Website

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (BJPS) is a private college preparatory school founded by the Jesuits and located on the northwest side of Indianapolis. It is a part of the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus and geographically located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Brebeuf was opened in 1962 and named in honor of St. Jean de Brébeuf, a 17th-century North American Jesuit martyr. The school was initially limited to male students but in 1976 became coeducational.

Students[edit]

Each year 200 students are enrolled, just under 800 in the four years, drawn from over 50 private and public schools in the greater Indianapolis area. To be eligible for application to Brebeuf, students must place above the 60th percentile on the HSPT (High School Placement Test).[citation needed]

Approximately half of all students are Roman Catholic (53.4%) while many others are Protestant (38%), Jewish (5.3%), Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, or non-religious (3.3%).[2]

Educational statistics[edit]

The school maintains a 100% graduation rate.[3] This graduation rate is explained, in part, by the school's policy of Academic Contract, which can force students to leave Brebeuf Jesuit if they receive a GPA lower than 2.0 for three semesters.[4] In addition, if a student is receiving an F in any class, he or she is required to take study hall to improve the grade.

Athletics[edit]

The school has 29 athletic teams, ranging from cross country to the newest addition, men's volleyball. In 2009 Brebeuf Jesuit completed construction of the $7 million Mark G. Kite Wellness Center.[5] The 42,000-square-foot (3,900 m2) facility houses 2 weight rooms, 3 locker rooms, team meeting rooms, training room, gym, and athletic offices.[6]

  • 2000 Men's Basketball State Champs (3A).[7]
  • 2004, 2007 Women's Basketball State Champs (3A).[8]
  • 2010 and 2011 Men's Golf State Champs.[9]
  • 2006 Women's Golf State Champs.[10]
  • 1991, 2001, 2006 and 2013 Hockey State Champs.[citation needed]
  • 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984 Women's Tennis Team State Champs.[11]
  • 2003, 2005, 2009, and 2013 Women's Volleyball State Champs.[12]
  • 2010 and 2012 Dance Team State Champ in Hip Hop; 2010 and 2015 Dance Team State Champ in Jazz [13]
  • 2015 Girl's Soccer State Champions (2A)

Athletic rivals include: Bishop Chatard High School, St. Theodore Guerin High School, and Cathedral High School

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ Brebeuf Jesuit Quick Facts 2010-2011 Archived July 18, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Benchmarks for Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, C360
  4. ^ [1] Brebeuf Jesuit 2011-2012 Handbook
  5. ^ "Capital Projects - Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School". Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. p. 1. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Athletics - Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School". Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. p. 1. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ "IHSAA Boys Basketball State Champions through 2006-07". Indiana State High School Athletic Association. p. 1. Retrieved October 15, 2007. 
  8. ^ "IHSAA State Championships by School". Indiana State High School Athletic Association. p. 1. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ "IHSAA Boys Golf Team State Champions". Indiana State High School Athletic Association. p. 1. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  10. ^ "IHSAA Girls Golf Team State Champions". Indiana State High School Athletic Association. p. 1. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  11. ^ "IHSAA Girls Tennis Team State Champions through 2011-2012". Indiana State High School Athletic Association. p. 1. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  12. ^ "IHSAA Volleyball State Champions". Indiana State High School Athletic Association. p. 1. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  13. ^ Hampton, Ted. "Braves Compete in the 2012 IHSDTA State Championship". Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  14. ^ Purdue school bio
  15. ^ "Texas A&M 2012 Football" (PDF). Retrieved November 15, 2012. 

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