Regis Jesuit High School
|Regis Jesuit High School|
|6300/6400 South Lewiston Way|
Aurora, Colorado 80016
|Motto||Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam|
(For the Greater Glory of God)
|Teaching staff||126.1 (on an FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||1,654  (2015-2016)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.1|
|Color(s)||Red and white|
|Athletics conference||CHSAA, AAAAA, Continental|
Regis Jesuit High School is a Catholic, college preparatory high school located in Aurora, Colorado, and administered by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Founded in 1877, the high school shares much of its history with its counterpart Regis University in neighboring Denver, Colorado. The school is a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association and is operated by the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver.
The school was founded by Italian Jesuits in 1877 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Another school was opened in Morrison, Colorado, seven years later. In 1888, the two schools were merged and renamed for St. John Francis Regis to become Regis College, located on 52nd and Lowell Streets in Denver, Colorado. In 1921, the school was formally split into Regis High School and Regis College (now Regis University). The high school and University co-existed on the campus in Denver and shared facilities until a separate building was built on campus for the high school in 1984. In 1989, a parcel of land near Parker and Arapahoe Roads in Aurora was donated to the school. That area is now called the Campbell Campus, and it houses both the Girls and Boys Divisions. In 2016 Regis appointed David Card as president, the first layperson to hold that position.
The demographic breakdown of the 1,654 students enrolled in 2015-2016 was:
- Native American/Alaskan - 0.2%
- Asian/Pacific islanders - 5.3
- Black - 3.9%
- Hispanic - 8.4%
- White - 81.9%
- Multiracial - 0.3%
As of 2016, Regis Jesuit had won 60 State Championships, with 48 for boys since 1988. The girls by their 13th year of existence had won 12 championships (including Spirit in 2010). This places Regis 6th in the state in number of State Championships. In 2013 Sports Illustrated selected Regis as having the best high school athletics program in Colorado.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Fall||Cross Country, Boys||1||2009|
|Golf, Boys||7||2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010|
|Soccer, Boys||4||1996, 1995, 1992, 1991|
|Winter||Basketball, Boys||3||2011, 2010, 2009|
|Basketball, Girls||3||2014, 2013, 2009|
|Hockey||5||2018, 2016, 2012, 2009, 2008|
|Swimming, Girls||4||2014, 2013, 2011|
|Spring||Golf, Girls||4||2015, 2014, 2012, 2010|
|Lacrosse, Boys||3||2016, 2014, 2011 |
|Swimming, Boys||21||2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1992|
|Tennis, Boys||3||2010, 2000, 1991|
- Missy Franklin (Class of 2013), Olympic gold medal swimmer and world record holder.
- Josh Perkins, college basketball player for the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
- Roger Espinoza (Class of 2005), Honduran national football team.
- John Matthews (Class of 2005), wide receiver, American professional football
- Jack Swigert, test pilot for NASA and astronaut with the Apollo 13 crew; elected to Congress for Colorado's 6th district, but died before being sworn in.
- Chris Hardwick, television host and comedian; previously the host of Singled Out and current host of The Nerdist Podcast, @midnight, The Talking Dead and The Wall on NBC.
- Zach Fenoglio (Class of 2007), hooker for the Glendale Raptors and USA Eagles and a starter in the 2015 Rugby World Cup; also a chemistry teacher at Regis Jesuit High School.
- Brian Mullan (Class of 1996), professional soccer player, one of four players to have won five or more MLS Cup titles.
- Neil Hopkins (Class of 1995), American television and film actor
- John Carroll Lynch (Class of 1981), actor on The Drew Carey Show and more.
- J.V. Cunningham, American poet
- Ty Blach, Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants
- David Peterson, first round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft by the New York Mets
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- Member schools of the JSEA
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