Jesuit High School (Sacramento)

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Jesuit High School
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) Catholic
Established 1963; 53 years ago (1963)
President Rev. David J. Suwalsky, S.J.
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 $12,010 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. Students grow in self-knowledge 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 of co-curricular activities, including: The Plank newspaper, The Cutlass yearbook, Speech and Debate, Robotics, Drama (Theater), Future Business Leaders of America, Mock Trial, Moot Court, Mathletes, Drumline, Young Democrats and Republicans, and many more clubs and activities.

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 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 to help 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. In addition to the past winnings, the team held the title again in St. John, Newfoundland, Canada, by winning the international MATE ROV competition for the third year in a row. 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 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 being 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 teams in the state, ranking first in 2007. It was a Northern California Division I finalist in 2012. In addition, the water polo team is a perennial state power, winning its 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 team finished the 2001 season with a ranking of fourth in the nation, posting a 27-1-1 record including 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 which achieved a program high ranking of 16th in the state of California. The Marauder lacrosse team finished the season with a record of 12-2 and won 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' 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]


  • Nino Galluzzo, internationally exhibited artist and organizer based in New York.




  • 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, commander U.S. Army Pacific, former commander U.S. Third Army, former Deputy Director of Operations during Iraq War
  • Ensign Michael D. Gedestad, U.S. Navy, recipient of Naval HPSP Medical Scholarship


  • 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. His debut LP Hunter/Jumper was released by Gulcher Records in June 2015.


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

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