St. John’s Jesuit Open House is Nov. 22
What happens at a high school open house?
“We can write to you, run a TV commercial, and tell you all about the Jesuit difference, but there is nothing like walking our halls, meeting our students and parents, and getting your own sense of SJJ,” said Principal Brad Bonham.
Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., families will be escorted through the school and introduced to the experience that is St. John’s. It is an experience that 7,500 alumni and 950 students will tell you is unmatched.
One of the core characteristics of a Jesuit education is “magis”–Latin for “more.”
“The idea or the understanding of magis implies that a Jesuit school is in a constant state of growth and improvement. Growth is seen as fundamental, whether in academic, social, athletic, and spiritual excellence.
“St. John’s Jesuit operates on the understanding that God calls everyone¾administrators, faculty, students, and alumni to make the most out of every God-given talent to improve and become a better person to never to rest on past successes.”
Such a path has paid dividends. Over the past decade SJJ leads the area in National Merit Finalists, in college scholarships, in athletic championships, and in community service hours. “We lead because our programs have depth and we constantly are improving all the ways we develop our students,” Bonham explained.
School President Fr. Joaquin Martínez, S.J. said, “Jesuit education gives students an edge in life. They become part of an international network of schools which is 450- years old.” He added, “Our goal is to create men for others. Men who are able to take their places in society as educated, religious, loving people who bring values and leadership to the world.”
More than 70% of students receive some financial assistance with tuition. Admissions Director Rita Hayes explained that making a St. John’s education affordable is part of the SJJ mission.
“We are blessed with alumni and friends who support our tuition assistance program because they know there is nothing like a Jesuit education. We are happy to work personally with any family who wants to know more about our program.”
For more information go to www.sjjtitans.org or call 419.865.5743.