Regis Jesuit High School

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Regis Jesuit High School
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Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam
For the Greater Glory of God
6300/6400 South Lewiston Way
Aurora, Colorado 80016
United States
Coordinates 39°36′0″N 104°47′58″W / 39.60000°N 104.79944°W / 39.60000; -104.79944Coordinates: 39°36′0″N 104°47′58″W / 39.60000°N 104.79944°W / 39.60000; -104.79944
Type Private, co-institutional
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Established 1877; 139 years ago (1877)
President Fr. Paul Sheridan, SJ
Principal Alan Carruthers (Boys)
Gretchen Kessler (Girls)
Grades 912
Gender Male/Female
Enrollment 1,700
(950 boys, 750 girls) (2016)
Average class size 20
Campus Suburban
Campus size 291 acres (1,180,000 m2)
Color(s) Red and White         
Athletics conference CHSAA, AAAAA, Continental
Mascot Raiders
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Budget $17.4 million
Tuition $15,475
Dean of Students Mike Doherty (Boys)
Kelli Lotito (Girls)
Director of Admissions Paul Muller (Boys)
Patricia Long (Girls)
Athletic Director Kelly Doherty (Boys)
John Koslosky (Girls)

Regis Jesuit High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college preparatory high school located in Aurora, Colorado. Founded in 1877, the high school shares much of its history with its counterpart Regis University in neighboring Denver, Colorado.

Regis Jesuit is the United States' only co-institutional Jesuit school (as opposed to a co-educational), meaning that the school is split into two single-gender divisions.[2] The school is a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association[3] and is operated by the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus, independent of and with the blessing of 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.

Introduction of the Girls Division[edit]

Originally a school for boys, in August 2003 the first class of girls was enrolled in what became known as the Girls Division, with the original boys school theretofore referred to as the Boys Division. In August 2004 the Boys Division moved into its new building on the Campbell Campus and the Girls Division moved into the refurbished boys building. Recently a Performing Arts Center was added in-between the two schools, creating a closer bridge between the divisions.[4]


It is possible for Regis Jesuit students to take college credit courses at the high school and earn up to 36 semester hours of college credit from Regis University or through the Advanced Placement Program. There are more than 15 AP classes offered each year.


CHSAA State Championships
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Cross Country, Boys 1 2009
Golf, Boys 5 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 4 2016, 2012, 2009, 2008
Swimming, Girls 2 2013, 2011
Spring Golf, Girls 4 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010
Lacrosse, Boys 11 2016, 2014, 2011, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1989, 1988, 1987
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 4 2011, 2010, 2000, 1991
Total 56

Former MLB Player Walt Weiss was the head coach for the baseball team before leaving to become the manager for the Colorado Rockies, one of his former teams.

Regis Jesuit Boys Hockey were USA Hockey High School National Champions in 2012 and 2015 and National Champion Runner-Up in 2013.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ What is co-institutional education?
  3. ^ Member schools of the JSEA
  4. ^ History
  5. ^ "Missy Franklin, 16, turns heads in the pool with success at Charlotte Ultraswim". The Washington Post. 2011-05-15. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 

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