Fényi Gyula Jesuit High School

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Fényi Gyula Jesuit High School
Fényi Gyula Jezsuita Gimnázium
Fényi square, Miskolc, Hungary
Coordinates 48°05′03″N 20°46′31″E / 48.084284°N 20.775288°E / 48.084284; 20.775288Coordinates: 48°05′03″N 20°46′31″E / 48.084284°N 20.775288°E / 48.084284; 20.775288
Type Jesuit, Roman Catholic
Motto Ad Majora Natus Sum
(Born for greater things)
Established 1994; 24 years ago (1994)
Authority Hungarian Government
CEEB code 038090
Rector Rev. Attila András, SJ
Director Rev. Ferenc Holczinger, SJ
Chaplain Rev. Zoltán Koronkai, SJ
Faculty 57
Grades 5–12
Age range 10-18
Enrolment 605, coeducational (2012)
Classes 20
Average class size 30
Campus size 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres)
Campus type urban
Colour(s) Blue and Gold
Slogan Men and women for others
Athletics Basketball, football, handball, track & field, swimming
Accreditation National Dept. of Education
Publication MAGIS
Endowment Jesuit Nevelésért Alapítvány
Budget 150,000,000 HUF
Tuition Free, government sponsored

Fényi Gyula Jesuit High School (Fényi Gyula Jezsuita Gimnázium és Kollégium) is a private, co-educational Catholic school located in Miskolc, Hungary, founded in 1994. This is the only Jesuit school in Hungary, founded and operated by the Hungarian Province of the Society of Jesus (SJ). The school’s motto is Ad maiora natus sum (Born for greater things), which refers to the Jesuit ideal of the magis.[1] The school was named after Gyula Fényi, a Jesuit priest and astronomer.

All students at Fényi Gyula Jesuit High School receive free tuition, and some are boarders. There are eight grades. The vision of the school is to form young men and women to become leaders in service of others.[2]

The school[edit]


The school welcomes students whose parents prefer a Christian upbringing. The Jesuit High School along with the Roman Catholic religion supports the Greek Catholic and Reformed theologies. Teaching is in Hungarian. Foreign languages taught are English, German, and French, with a Chinese option that begins with a seventh grade study group. The school considers it important for students to study languages at a young age. The diversity of foreign languages is welcoming of exchanges and native teachers. Students regularly score between 4.6 and 5.0 on the Matura graduation exam over all subjects.

Options for better students include more advanced subjects offered from the ninth grade and additional lessons in subjects in grade eleven, preparing them for an advanced level final exam. Electives include music, dance, and art appreciation. The school has modern sports facilities and a swimming pool. The school reaches out to students with special needs: disabilities, dyslexia, visual impairment.

On the school crest, the IHS is the first three letter of Jesus' name in Greek and the double oak branches are a Hungarian symbol for excellence.[3]

Student life[edit]

Dances are sponsored by the student council and students publish the newspaper Magis. The school choirs and folk song group showcase Hungarian classical music. The Magis Choir also produces musicals every two years, with religious as well as secular themes. Sports include basketball, handball, football, and gymnasts, with participation in national competitions. Sports teams go under the name Jezsuita; their colors are blue and gold.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Székely Mikó Kollégium története". Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Fényi Gyula Jesuit High School". Székely Mikó Kollégium. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  3. ^ Website index. Accessed 22 November 2016.

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