Creighton Preparatory School

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Creighton Preparatory School
Creighton Preparatory School crest.jpg
Address
7400 Western Avenue


Nebraska, 68114-1878
United States
Coordinates41°16′16″N 96°1′37″W / 41.27111°N 96.02694°W / 41.27111; -96.02694Coordinates: 41°16′16″N 96°1′37″W / 41.27111°N 96.02694°W / 41.27111; -96.02694
Information
TypePrivate, all-male
MottoAd Majorem Dei Gloriam
(For the Greater Glory of God)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic,
Jesuit
Established1878; 140 years ago (1878)
PresidentFr. Tom Nietzke, S.J.[1]
PrincipalJim Bopp[2]
Grades912
Enrollment1,029[3] (2014)
Average class size22.3
Student to teacher ratio13:1
Color(s)Blue      and      white
MascotBluejay
Team nameJunior Jays
AccreditationAdvancED commission
Website
Creighton Preparatory School logo.jpg

Creighton Preparatory School ("Creighton Prep" or "Prep") is a private, Jesuit high school founded in 1878 for young men. The school is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha at 7400 Western Avenue in central Omaha, Nebraska, United States. It has an enrollment of 1,029 students.[3]

History[edit]

Creighton was founded in 1878, later separating into Creighton Preparatory School and Creighton University. The school was named after Edward Creighton, an Omaha businessman whose wife, Mary Lucretia, left their fortune to the Roman Catholic bishop to build a school for boys. At that time, the school was given to the Society of Jesus, known more commonly as the Jesuits. The initial enrollment was 120 students.[5]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Creighton Preparatory School's athletic teams are known as the Junior Jays. They compete in NSAA District A-1 for football, District A-4 for wrestling and cross country, and District A-2 for track & field. The Junior Jays have won over 130 state championships in various sports. The school offers ten sports throughout the school year, along with four club sports and a comprehensive intramural program.

|- | rowspan="3"|Fall || Football || align="center"|27 || [6][7] |- | Cross country || align="center"|3 || |- | Tennis || align="center"|34 || [8] |- | rowspan="2"|Winter || Swimming || align="center"|22 || [9] |- | Basketball || align="center"|13 || |- | rowspan="4"|Spring || Golf || align="center" |11 |||- | Track and field || align="center"|5 || |- | Baseball || align="center"|15 || [10] |- | Soccer || align="center"|9 || |-

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Governing Board 2014-2015". Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  2. ^ "Faculty and Staff Directory". Creighton Prep. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  3. ^ a b Prep
  4. ^ a b "Academic Excellence". Creighton Prep website. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  5. ^ History
  6. ^ Football
  7. ^ 5 consecutive
  8. ^ Tennis
  9. ^ Swimming
  10. ^ Baseball

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