U of D Jesuit Academy

Founded in 1973, the mission of the Jesuit Academy is to prepare young men for high school by providing a rigorous and academically challenging environment. Through a series of academic courses and extensive cross curricular programs the students of the Jesuit Academy are prepared to enter a preparatory environment and excel mentally, spiritually, and physically.

Jesuit Academy Fast Facts

  • All boys grades 7-8
  • 150 students attend the Academy annually
  • Certificates of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in the Catholic Math League are issued to high performing students
  • Students receive the U.S. Presidential Award for Educational Excellence
  • Since 2006 our students have been recognized for exemplary writing in the "America and Me" writing competition
  • 2012 Basketball CYO Champions
  • 2012 and 2016 Lacrosse CYO Champions
  • Jesuit Academy Baseball participated in a 3 inning exhibition game at Comerica Park in 2016

Jesuit Academy Offers:

  • A dedicated lecture laboratory for the 7th and 8th grade; the only school in southeast Michigan to have this feature
  • Opportunity to take high school classes
  • Latin for 8th graders
  • Intro to World Languages, an 8th grade class that introduces Latin, Spanish, and Chinese throughout the year
  • 7th grade electives: Computers, Art, Study Skills, and the Grad at Graduation
  • Technology based classrooms
  • 7th grade Home Economics workshops
  • Social Media responsibility workshops
  • Unlimited service opportunities
  • Two Spiritual Reflections Retreats per year
  • Diversity - Project Based Learning Opportunities
  • 8 Jesuit Academy sports teams: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, & Track