Jesuit High School (Sacramento)

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Jesuit High School
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
Motto Ad maiorem Dei gloriam
(For the greater glory of God )
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Established 1963; 54 years ago (1963)
President Mrs. Lorraine Paul
Principal Michael Wood
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,060 (2012)
Campus Suburban
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 $14,700 USD
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Front on Jacob Lane

Jesuit High School of Sacramento is a Catholic high school which enrolls about 1,000 young men from throughout greater Sacramento Valley in California.


Jesuit is a four-year, college preparatory high school conducted by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Admission is selective, through application in the 8th grade, approval by the admissions office, and an interview by a faculty member of the school. Transfer applications are 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). Additionally, Jesuit is a member of the College Board, the Jesuit Secondary Education Association, and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

In 2016, the Washington Post named Jesuit one of America's most challenging private schools.[2]

Campus Life[edit]

Each building on campus is named after one of the eight North American Martyrs, who 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 student is encouraged to participate in a co-curricular activity requiring time and commitment on his part.


The many clubs and co-curricular activities offered by Jesuit include: The Plank newspaper, The Cutlass yearbook, Speech and Debate, Robotics, Drama (Theater), Future Business Leaders of America, Mock trial, Moot court, Mathletes, Drumline, and Young Democrats and Republicans.

The Jesuit High School International Robotics Team competes at the collegiate level, and is one of only two high school robotics teams entered in underwater robotics. In June 2011 the team won the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) ROV competition which was held at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, Texas. The team of about 20 students from all four years in the school is structured as a company with subgroups working together to design, build, test, and deliver one successful product. In 2012 the team placed third and in 2013 first at the MATE competition in Tacoma, WA, repeating again in 2014 with a first place in Alpena, MI. In 2014 the team captured its third international MATE ROV competition in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. In addition to being the overall champions, the team won awards in Design Excellence, Best Technical Documentation, Best Sales Presentation, and Best Product Demonstration.


Jesuit High School offers fifteen varsity sports, most of which also feature JV and freshman squads.

Jesuit's rugby program has won eight national championships through 2017, along with state championships. In the 2016-17 season, the team was domestically undefeated with their only loss to a team from New Zealand. They then went on to win the Boys High School National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri beating rival Gonzaga College High School, in the championship match.

The cross country team has won nine state championships and qualified for Nike Cross Nationals in 2005 and 2006, placing 7th and 4th respectively. Jesuit also has won state championships in baseball, water polo, and swimming.

The Jesuit basketball team reached a number one ranking in California in 2007 and was a Northern California Division I finalist in 2012.

In 2003, the Jesuit soccer team was ranked first nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The team had finished the 2001 season with a ranking of fourth in the nation, posting a 27-1-1 record including 19 shut-outs. In 2008 the Marauders outscored opponents 130-8 and set a California record of 21 shutouts.They were ranked #1 nationally, with a record of 27-1-1 before falling to their arch-rival Davis High School in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section semi-finals. In 2009, Jesuit earned a #2 NSCAA national ranking with a record of 28-1-0, and started the 2011 season ranked #1.

Jesuit's newest athletic program is its lacrosse team which has ranked as high as 6th in the state of California. The Marauders also finished had a season record of 12-2, winning the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference Championship (Sac-Joaquin Section) and finishing 24th in the state. The 2009 golf team was runner-up in the state championship.

The Marauders' chief 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 Commandant, U.S. Military Academy, West Point
  • Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army, commander U.S. Army Pacific, commander U.S. Third Army, Deputy Director of Operations during Iraq War


  • Kevin Keller, contemporary classical composer and pianist
  • DJ Mitchell Forrer, 30 Decades of Ranch Headliner, DJ Mitchy Slick, DJ Slowpitch
  • Sam Setzer, lead vocalist and guitarist based in Los Angeles; debut LP Hunter/Jumper released by Gulcher Records in June 2015


  • Zach Harper, NBA writer,, @talkhoops on Twitter[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Private Schools - The Washington Post". Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  3. ^ Davidson, Joe. "Prep Blog: Susac dazzles as Jesuit downs Fairfield in D-I baseball". Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Zach Harper on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-03-10. 

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