Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas is a private, college-preparatory school for young men under the direction of the Society of Jesus
Society of Jesus
The Society of Jesus is a Catholic male religious order that follows the teachings of the Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits, and are also known colloquially as "God's Army" and as "The Company," these being references to founder Ignatius of Loyola's military background and a...

 and home to the Jesuit Dallas Museum in Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Dallas is the third-largest city in Texas and the ninth-largest in the United States. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the largest metropolitan area in the South and fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States...

, Texas
Texas is the second largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state by area in the contiguous United States.The name, based on the Caddo word "Tejas" meaning "friends" or "allies", was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in...

. While Jesuit operates independently of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas is a Roman Catholic diocese in Texas. It was founded on July 15, 1890 by Pope Leo XIII. The diocese's cathedral is the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe....

, it exists and serves the Catholic
The word catholic comes from the Greek phrase , meaning "on the whole," "according to the whole" or "in general", and is a combination of the Greek words meaning "about" and meaning "whole"...

 community at the pleasure of the bishop
A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight. Within the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox Churches, in the Assyrian Church of the East, in the Independent Catholic Churches, and in the...


Mission statement

Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
offers young men an excellent, Catholic education in the classical
Jesuit tradition with the purpose of forming a community of
men of high moral principles and service to others.

Profile of the Graduate

The Profile of the Graduate describes the characteristics of a man who seeks the fullest development of his God-given talents and puts his faith in action. Adopted in 1987, The Profile of the Graduate touches every aspect of life at Jesuit Dallas, and establishes a framework of goals and qualities the Jesuit student has come to embody at graduation. Jesuit shares these principles with other members of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association
Jesuit Secondary Education Association
The Jesuit Secondary Education Association was founded in 1970 to address the unique needs of the Jesuit secondary school apostolate in the United States...

  • Open to Growth
  • Intellectually Competent
  • Physically Fit
  • Loving
  • Religious
  • Committed to Working for Social Justice

School Alma Mater and Fight Song

Alma Mater

Freedom and Brotherhood

Service and Friendship

Dear Mother, help us to cherish your dream.

Lead us to seek truth

And form us into your sons.

Jesuit, implant in us

All God's love.

Fight Song

We sing hurrah for the Blue and Gold,

A big hurrah for the Blue and Gold.

For the team we love, onto victory,

And down the field we'll go,

As we raise a mighty shout

And sing hurrah for the Blue and Gold;

For we're your sons and all are bold.

And with all our might,


For the grand old Blue and Gold!


  • 1942: Jesuit High School opened on September 14, 1942. Located on the former grounds of Holy Trinity College on 3812 Oak Lawn Avenue in Dallas, Texas, the school had 150 students. For US$
    United States dollar
    The United States dollar , also referred to as the American dollar, is the official currency of the United States of America. It is divided into 100 smaller units called cents or pennies....

    100 a year, students could receive a Catholic high school
    Catholic school
    Catholic schools are maintained parochial schools or education ministries of the Catholic Church. the Church operates the world's largest non-governmental school system...

     education from 12 Jesuit priests.
  • 1955: Jesuit High School was the first school in Dallas to integrate, when sophomore Charles Edmond and freshman Arthur Allen, both African-Americans
    African American
    African Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have at least partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa and are the direct descendants of enslaved Africans within the boundaries of the present United States...

    , enrolled in the fall of 1955.
  • 1961: In the fall of 1961, Jesuit High School mandated school blazers as part of the daily uniform. The blazers set Jesuit High School apart from other schools in Dallas.
  • 1963: In the autumn of 1963, Jesuit High School opened its current campus at 12345 Inwood Road. After spending three years at the Oak Lawn campus, the transition was described as difficult by many of the seniors who had an attachment to the old building. But the new school's drastically improved facilities, including closed circuit television, pristine laboratories, and a new gym
    The word γυμνάσιον was used in Ancient Greece, that mean a locality for both physical and intellectual education of young men...

    nasium, helped to ease that transition.
  • 1969: Jesuit High School became Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas in 1969 by order of school president
    School president
    School President is a common position in Student Governments in any schools, such as elementary schools, middle schools, high schools colleges, etc. Having school presidents is a systematic way in which leaders in the school receive ideas from fellow students and make decisions, often for the...

     Rev. Paul Schott, S.J.. The new name was meant to describe more accurately the school's character and curriculum.
  • 1970: Senior students went on the first Community Weekend, now known as Community Days. The idea came from the seniors themselves. Ever since that first year, the events of each Community Days are purported to have been kept secret.
  • 1983: The Jesuit Dallas Museum was established in 1983, and Jesuit Dallas became one of a few secondary schools in the country to house an art museum. The museum featured works from such artists as Salvador Dalí
    Salvador Dalí
    Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol , commonly known as Salvador Dalí , was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres,Spain....

    , Joan Miró
    Joan Miró
    Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona.Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride...

    , Braque, and Moore.
  • 1986: The "Leaders for Dallas" wing of the school opened in 1986 and added 25% more square footage to the school. It included a lecture hall
    An auditorium is a room built to enable an audience to hear and watch performances at venues such as theatres. For movie theaters, the number of auditoriums is expressed as the number of screens.- Etymology :...

    , computer labs, and departmental offices.
  • 1987: The "Profile of the Graduate at Graduation," establishing a framework of goals and qualities that should characterize a Jesuit Dallas graduate, was finalized in 1987. These qualities included being open to growth, intellectually competent, physically fit, loving, religious, and committed to working for social justice. Jesuit shares these principles with other members of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association
    Jesuit Secondary Education Association
    The Jesuit Secondary Education Association was founded in 1970 to address the unique needs of the Jesuit secondary school apostolate in the United States...

  • 1992: 1992 marked the 50th anniversary of Jesuit Dallas. The golden anniversary was celebrated with masses and dedications at the Inwood campus and at the site of the former Oak Lawn Avenue campus.
  • 2000: The Science and Counseling Wing was opened in 2000 and featured separate grade level common areas in addition to new science laboratories.
  • 2001: The Terry Center (originally called The Arts, Assembly, and Athletic Building, referred to as "The Triple A") was dedicated in 2001, offering a gathering place for the school community, band and choral halls, and art studios.
  • 2008: The school began the first of a series of major renovations called "The We Are Jesuit" campaign. Many rooms, including the old student commons, were converted into classrooms. The auditorium was also demolished and filled with concrete, amphitheater style seating. Upstairs, new student commons and counselors' offices were built. The Arts, Assembly, and Athletic Building (AAA) was renamed as The Terry Center (Fully: The Mike and Mary Terry Family Foundation Center). The Terry family donated a large amount of money to the school and the building was renamed in dedication to them. The school's baseball field was renovated, with new lighting, bleachers, and grass.
  • 2009: A brand new wing on the northern side of the school was added, giving the school a large expansion in classroom space.
  • 2010: The historic Haggar Stadium was demolished. A new, modern stadium with greatly expanded capacity was erected in its place. This included new "pavilion areas" for students to congregate, a renovated press box, brand new turf, new lighting systems, and new entrance. A concessions building and new bathrooms were constructed as well.


The school has a 27 acre (11 ha
The hectare is a metric unit of area defined as 10,000 square metres , and primarily used in the measurement of land. In 1795, when the metric system was introduced, the are was defined as being 100 square metres and the hectare was thus 100 ares or 1/100 km2...

, 109,000 m²) campus located on Inwood Road in north
North Dallas
North Dallas is an expensive area of numerous communities and neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas . The phrase "North Dallas" is also sometimes used to include any suburb or exurb north of Dallas proper within the metropolitan area. The majority of North Dallas is located in Dallas County while a small...

 Dallas, Texas
Texas is the second largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state by area in the contiguous United States.The name, based on the Caddo word "Tejas" meaning "friends" or "allies", was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in...

, adjacent to St. Rita Catholic Community, south-west of the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway
Dallas North Tollway
The Dallas North Tollway is a controlled-access toll road operated by the North Texas Tollway Authority , which runs from Interstate 35E near downtown Dallas, Texas , to U.S...

 and Interstate 635
Interstate 635 (Texas)
Interstate 635 or the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway is a partial loop around Dallas, Texas between Interstate 20 in Balch Springs, Texas and State Highway 121 at the north entrance of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. The route is long...

 (LBJ Freeway).


Jesuit provides a college preparatory environment. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is one of the six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation...

, the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department, and recognized by the Texas Education Agency
Texas Education Agency
The Texas Education Agency is a branch of the state government of Texas in the United States responsible for public education. The agency is headquartered in the William B...

. The school is also affiliated with the National Catholic Educational Association and the Jesuit Secondary Education Association
Jesuit Secondary Education Association
The Jesuit Secondary Education Association was founded in 1970 to address the unique needs of the Jesuit secondary school apostolate in the United States...

. Jesuit Dallas is a U.S. Department of Education
United States Department of Education
The United States Department of Education, also referred to as ED or the ED for Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government...

 Recognized School of Excellence.

Jesuit provides a college counseling department to its students that is very prestigious, well known, and respected nationwide. This world renowned college counseling department is one of the reasons that Jesuit, since it was founded in 1942, has had a 100% graduation rate as well as a 100% college attendance rate, with 90% of the graduates attending the college of their choice.


Students experience a minimum of 4 retreats, one during each year. These retreats are "intended to build community within a class," as well as to "foster the spiritual growth of the individual."
  • Freshman Retreat - the Jesuit student's first retreat experience; led by Juniors and Seniors, and aided by Sophomore grounds crew members; the class motto and song are introduced.
  • Midpoint Retreat - a retreat held at the end of the sophomore year, and thus the "midpoint" of the high school career.
  • Junior Retreat - similar in fashion to the Midpoint Retreat; focuses on the preparation for leadership as next year's Seniors; the Cross Mass follows when each student receives his Junior Cross; class rings are usually distributed soon after the retreat
  • Senior Retreats - seniors sign up for the retreat that they believe will best enable their spiritual growth
    • Jesuit Retreat Experience - largest and most popular session; a basic retreat
    • Kairos
      Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment . The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time in between, a moment of indeterminate time in which something special...

       - created in 2002, an entirely student-directed retreat adapted from the Kairos retreat program at Boston College High School
      Boston College High School
      Founded in 1863, Boston College High School is an all-male Jesuit Roman Catholic college preparatory secondary school with historical ties to Boston College. It has an enrollment in grades 7-12 of approximately 1,500 students and is located on a campus on Morrissey Boulevard in the Dorchester...

    • Silent Directed Retreat - requiring an application essay, a retreat where the silence of participants is only broken when conversing with spiritual directors

Campus ministry

Masses, retreats, and prayer services are student-led through Campus Ministry, a student organization.

Student body

As of the 2011-2012 school year
Academic term
An academic term is a division of an academic year, the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. These divisions may be called terms...

, Jesuit maintains 1074 students in grades 9-12. While Jesuit is a Catholic institution, nearly 20% of the student body is non-Catholic and come from a variety of religious traditions. 24% of students receive need-based financial assistance from the school, totaling more than $1 million. Jesuit also maintains a diverse student body with 28% minority enrollment.


Jesuit Dallas supports a wide range of athletic teams. Unlike most other private schools in Texas, Jesuit does not compete in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools
Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools
The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, or TAPPS, is an organization headquartered in Salado, Texas which creates rules for, and sometimes administers, almost all athletic and academic contests for non-public high schools in the American state of Texas...

 or the Southwest Preparatory Conference
Southwest Preparatory Conference
The Southwest Preparatory Conference is an athletic conference for certain private high schools in Texas and Oklahoma. It is composed of the following schools:*All Saints Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas*Casady School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma...

. Instead, Jesuit and its brother school Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory is an all-men's Jesuit, university-preparatory school for grades 9-12 in the Greater Sharpstown area of Houston, Texas. It is located in proximity to Alief....

 of Houston compete in the University Interscholastic League
University Interscholastic League
The University Interscholastic League is an organization that creates rules for and administers almost all athletic, music, and academic contests for public primary and secondary schools in the American state of Texas....

 (UIL), the athletic and extracurricular governing body for the state's public and charter schools. Jesuit currently competes in District 9 of Class AAAAA, the state's largest classification. Jesuit also participates in non-UIL sports such as lacrosse
Lacrosse is a team sport of Native American origin played using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick, mainly played in the United States and Canada. It is a contact sport which requires padding. The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh...

, crew
A crew is a body or a class of people who work at a common activity, generally in a structured or hierarchical organization. A location in which a crew works is called a crewyard or a workyard...

, and rugby union
Rugby union
Rugby union, often simply referred to as rugby, is a full contact team sport which originated in England in the early 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand...

. Following an undefeated season and a #1 ESPN RISE national ranking, Jesuit's varsity soccer team won the school's first team UIL state championship in 2010, defeating fellow private school Houston Strake Jesuit in the championship game. This made Dallas Jesuit the first private school to win a UIL team state championship in history. Jesuit has also won a handful of individual state championships in swimming, golf, and wrestling.

Dress code

Shirt: Long or short sleeve dress shirt
Dress shirt
A shirt, or dress shirt in American English, is a garment with a collar, a full-length opening at the front from the collar to the hem, and sleeves with cuffs. Shirts are predominantly used by men, since women usually wear blouses...

 in solid blue, yellow, pink, or white. Shirts must be made of broadcloth or an oxford material.
Tie: Student may chose any neck tie, but it must be worn properly in accordance with the handbook. Seniors are also permitted to wear bow ties, with permission from the Assistance Principal for Student Affairs.
Pants: Must be similar in style to Haggar Dockers
Haggar Clothing
Haggar Clothing Co. is a manufacturer of men's clothing based in Dallas, Texas.Haggar markets clothing in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.-History:...

 in navy, khaki
This article is about the fabric. For the color, see Khaki . Kaki, another name for the persimmon, is often misspelled "Khaki".Khaki is a type of fabric or the color of such fabric...

, grey, black, or olive. Freshmen must wear khaki colored pants.
Shoes: Cap toe, wing tip
Wing tip
A wing tip is the part of the wing that is most distant from the fuselage of a fixed-wing aircraft.Because the wing tip shape influences the size and drag of the wingtip vortices, tip design has produced a diversity of shapes, including:* Squared-off...

, or tassel loafer styles in solid black, brown, or cordovan. Must be worn with socks. Seniors may wear boots.
Blazers: During the school's second and third academic quarters, all students must wear navy blazers. Seniors are permitted to wear any sport coat
A sportcoat, sports coat or sports jacket, is a tailored jacket for men. Though it is of a similar cut and length to a suit jacket there are many differences. First, it is less formal. Also it is designed to be worn on its own and does not come as part of a suit...

 consistent with modern dress standards.
Students are free to purchase their uniform at the store of their choosing.


  • Freshmen must wear khaki slacks while other classes may wear slacks of any color
  • Freshmen must wear name tags during the first half of the first semester
  • Freshmen, during prayer services and liturgies, must sit in the uncomfortable bleachers of the Terry Center (formerly known as the AAA building for the Arts, Athletics, and Assembly) where such school functions are held. This is an obligation that arrived with the completion of the Terry Center. (Previously, when prayer services were held in the old auditorium, freshmen sat in similarly uncomfortable, folding chairs positioned behind the main lectern)
  • Freshmen are assigned the bug catching project for their biology course
  • Freshmen build a chariot in their homeroom for Ranger Day to race, in which the best runners pull their homeroom Big Brother to compete for homeroom bragging rights and the chariot trophy, a stack of several blocks of wood with plaques of previous champions
  • Sophomores join the upper classes in their use of colored pants, traditionally blue
  • Sophomores must stack chairs after prayer services and liturgies.
  • Sophomores usually win Ranger Day due to their involvement in score-keeping.
  • Juniors receive the Junior Cross during spring of their junior year, signifying their new leadership role in the Jesuit community
  • Seniors embark on Community Days in the fall
  • Seniors partake every Wednesday in community service
    Community service
    Community service is donated service or activity that is performed by someone or a group of people for the benefit of the public or its institutions....

    , aiding Dallas at their assigned service site
  • Seniors are allowed creative freedom with their uniform - this usually consists of varied blazers, suits, bow ties, and cowboy boots.
  • Seniors are allotted the Senior Lounge, Senior Courtyard, and senior parking lot
  • Seniors may qualify for off campus lunch, and towards the end of the year may qualify for open campus privileges
  • Seniors host the Jesuit Special Games, held every year in early May for children with disabilities
  • Underclassmen that enter the Senior Courtyard are apprehended by seniors and forced to ride a stone bison statue, referred to as "the bull," within the courtyard.

Ranger Day

Widely regarded as "the best day to be a Jesuit student," Ranger Day is always celebrated on the Friday of homecoming weekend on the day of the homecoming game, typically around the end of October. In essence, Ranger Day is Jesuit's spirit day where students are pitted against each other in interclass competitions. Ranger Day is characterized by:

Body painting
Body painting
Body painting, or sometimes bodypainting, is a form of body art. Unlike tattoo and other forms of body art, body painting is temporary, painted onto the human skin, and lasts for only several hours, or at most a couple of weeks. Body painting that is limited to the face is known as face painting...

 : Colors, often blue and gold, the school colors
School colors
School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. Most schools have two colors, which are usually chosen to avoid conflicts with other schools with which the school competes in sports and other activities...

, are applied in creative patterns and letters. Typically tempera paint is used.
Senior parade : Ranger Day begins in the gymnasium. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are seated in the bleachers of the gym. The senior class then processes into the gym. Though methods and themes vary from year to year, the seniors always process in a grandiose fashion, with themes ranging from Roman Times to Superheroes. They are often fraught with inside jokes.
Competitive games : Games are run for students, by students. Occurring throughout the day, they range from Trivial Pursuit
Trivial Pursuit
Trivial Pursuit is a board game in which progress is determined by a player's ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions. The game was created in 1979 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, by Canadian Chris Haney, a photo editor for Montreal's The Gazette and Scott Abbott, a sports...

 and checkers to hot dog eating
Competitive eating
Competitive eating, or speed eating, is a sport in which participants compete against each other to consume large quantities of food in a short time period. Contests are typically less than 15 minutes in length, with the person consuming the most food being declared the winner...

 and jousting
Jousting is a martial game or hastilude between two knights mounted on horses and using lances, often as part of a tournament.Jousting emerged in the High Middle Ages based on the military use of the lance by heavy cavalry. The first camels tournament was staged in 1066, but jousting itself did not...

 and can be very entertaining to watch.
Music : During the day, faculty and student bands play on the steps of the Terry Center.
Senior "advantages" : During the competitions, especially the basketball shooting and paper airplane
Paper plane
A paper plane, paper aeroplane , paper airplane , paper glider, paper dart or dart is a toy aircraft, usually a glider made out of paper or paperboard; the practice of constructing paper planes is sometimes referred to as aerogami , after origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.-History:The...

 contests, seniors are allowed to be "creative" in their quest to win.
Chariot races : The climax of Ranger Day. Each freshman homeroom, consisting of roughly twenty students, designs and builds a chariot. This chariot must be made entirely by the students, must be propelled by student runners, and must carry a senior student aboard. Many chariots crash or otherwise fall apart on the track over the 200 meter race.


Through the years, Jesuit has enjoyed lively and spirited rivalries with a number of other high schools in the area. The most long-lasting rivalry has been with cross-town Catholic school Bishop Lynch High School. There is a measure of irony in this rivalry, as it was the Most Reverend
The Reverend
The Reverend is a style most often used as a prefix to the names of Christian clergy and ministers. There are sometimes differences in the way the style is used in different countries and church traditions. The Reverend is correctly called a style but is often and in some dictionaries called a...

 Joseph P. Lynch – for whom Bishop Lynch High School is named – who commissioned the Society of Jesus to found Jesuit High School in Dallas in the 1940s.

Even before its involvement in the UIL
University Interscholastic League
The University Interscholastic League is an organization that creates rules for and administers almost all athletic, music, and academic contests for public primary and secondary schools in the American state of Texas....

, Jesuit enjoyed a healthy rivalry with area public schools such as Coppell
Coppell High School
Coppell High School is a 5A high school located in Coppell, Texas . It is part of the Coppell Independent School District located in extreme northwest Dallas County...

, Lake Highlands
Lake Highlands High School
Lake Highlands High School is a secondary school serving grades 10-12 located in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas, United States, primarily serving the Lake Highlands community. The school is part of the Richardson Independent School District and is located centrally within Lake Highlands...

, and some Plano schools. Jesuit also has a unique long-distance rivalry with brother school Houston Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory is an all-men's Jesuit, university-preparatory school for grades 9-12 in the Greater Sharpstown area of Houston, Texas. It is located in proximity to Alief....

. Jesuit and Houston Strake Jesuit have competed for a number of state titles over the years, most recently in the UIL 5A State Soccer Championship in 2010 – a match won by Jesuit Dallas in shootouts.


Jesuit has about 600 working computers for student use located throughout the school, including computer labs, language classrooms, and the information commons.

Every classroom on campus is equipped with SmartBoards – large projection, touch-responsive computer interfaces.

All buildings on campus are Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi or Wifi, is a mechanism for wirelessly connecting electronic devices. A device enabled with Wi-Fi, such as a personal computer, video game console, smartphone, or digital audio player, can connect to the Internet via a wireless network access point. An access point has a range of about 20...

 enabled for students, staff, or guests who choose to carry laptops or handheld devices.

Students use a number of technology-based learning environments through four years at Jesuit. The school uses Moodle
Moodle is a free source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment...

, software which extends the classroom to the Internet for home access. Students and parents use NetClassroom to view grades or announcements online. The college search process is aided by Naviance, a web-based college information program. Jesuit faculty and staff are constantly looking for ways to incorporate technology into the Jesuit education.

Before the 2011-2012 school year, Jesuit faculty were given an opportunity to request iPads
The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc., primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content. The iPad was introduced on January 27, 2010 by Apple's then-CEO Steve Jobs. Its size and...

 for classroom use. Jesuit continues to evaluate the value of a one-to-one educational program through the use of this kind of technology.

Ranger Connection

The Ranger Connection is the official school store of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. The store sells a limited selection of school supplies including combination locks for athletic lockers, graphing calculator
Graphing calculator
A graphing calculator typically refers to a class of handheld calculators that are capable of plotting graphs, solving simultaneous equations, and performing numerous other tasks with variables...

s, planners, selected books, pens, and pencils. In addition to these items, the store also features a variety of Jesuit Dallas branded apparel and spirit gear including hats, T-shirt
A T-shirt is a style of shirt. A T-shirt is buttonless and collarless, with short sleeves and frequently a round neck line....

s, polo shirts
Tennis shirt
A polo shirt, also known as a golf shirt and tennis shirt, is a T-shaped shirt with a collar, typically a two- or three-button placket, and an optional pocket...

, sweatshirts, jackets, and other merchandise. In the weeks nearing homecoming, the store sells tickets for the student homecoming dance. The store, located near the school cafeteria, is open while school is in session during student lunch periods and near the end of the school day. In recent years, the Ranger Connection added an online store with e-commerce
Electronic commerce
Electronic commerce, commonly known as e-commerce, eCommerce or e-comm, refers to the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. However, the term may refer to more than just buying and selling products online...


Jesuit Dallas Museum

The Jesuit Dallas Museum is a separately chartered, fully functional gallery and museum residing entirely within Jesuit Dallas. It is home to a 15 million dollar art collection. Its collections cover the visual arts
Visual arts
The visual arts are art forms that create works which are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, and often modern visual arts and architecture...

 including ceramics
Ceramics (art)
In art history, ceramics and ceramic art mean art objects such as figures, tiles, and tableware made from clay and other raw materials by the process of pottery. Some ceramic products are regarded as fine art, while others are regarded as decorative, industrial or applied art objects, or as...

, painting
Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface . The application of the medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other objects can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. However, painting is...

, prints
Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints with an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting. Except in the case of monotyping, the process is capable...

, kinetic and stationary sculpture
Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials—typically stone such as marble—or metal, glass, or wood. Softer materials can also be used, such as clay, textiles, plastics, polymers and softer metals...

 and feature, among others, such well-known artists as Salvador Dalí
Salvador Dalí
Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol , commonly known as Salvador Dalí , was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres,Spain....

 and Dale Chihuly
Dale Chihuly
Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur.-Biography:Chihuly graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington. He enrolled at the College of the Puget Sound in 1959...

, as well as some pieces that were created by the artists especially for Jesuit. Such as the famous "Window" into Jesuit. It has been said to be one of the finest collections ever assembled at a secondary school.The Jesuit Dallas Museum is distinguished by the wide range and depth of its art collection. Major gifts and purchases have brought over 400 pieces to the school's corridors and courtyards. Internationally celebrated artists share space with a rich trove of Southwestern works. This important concentration of ceramics, kinetics, painting, prints, and sculpture is placed throughout the school complex. Works by Dali
Salvador Dalí
Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol , commonly known as Salvador Dalí , was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres,Spain....

, Chihuly, and Pena
Pena may refer to:y* Danny Pena , American soccer player* Marius Pena , Romanian soccer player* Paul Pena , American singer* Pena National Palace* Pena , Brazilian soccer player...

 are as likely to fill an alcove as Texas State Flags are to hug the walls of an intimate hallway.

A Momentum magazine article states:

"The effect of the presence of the art on the students has been nothing short of remarkable. There is a unique sense of pride and respect instilled in each student for "their" paintings. The faculty has become aware of bold uses of color and increased imagination in class assignments. Students gather to discuss why an artist may have chosen a particular color or theme for a work."

The museum is open to the public for tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Volunteer docents guide visitors through the Jesuit Dallas Museum; admission is free. Tours are available between 09:00 and 14:00, when school is in session.


  • Rev. Nicolas J. Roth, S.J. 1939-1945
  • Rev. D. Ross Druhan, S.J. 1945-1951
  • Rev. J. A. Sweeney, S.J. 1952-1953
  • Rev. Thomas J. Shields, S.J. 1953-1959
  • Rev. Robert A. Tynan, S.J. 1959-1965
  • Rev. Paul W. Schott, S.J. 1965-1973
  • Rev. Thomas J. Naughton, S.J. 1973-1979
  • Rev. Patrick H. Koch, S.J. 1979-1980
  • Rev. Larion J. Elliot, S.J. 1980-1981
  • Rev. Clyde LeBlanc, S.J. 1982-1986
  • Rev. Michael Alchediak, S.J. 1987-1992
  • Rev. Philip S. Postell, S.J. 1992-2011
  • Mr. Michael A. Earsing 2011-


  • Rev. Joseph C. Mulhern, S.J. 1942-1945
  • Rev. D. Ross Druhan, S.J. 1945-1951
  • Rev. Edward P. Curry, S.J. 1951-1954
  • Rev. Michael P. Kammer, S.J. 1954-1959
  • Rev. Walter C. McCauley, S.J. 1959-1963
  • Rev. Albert C. Louapre, S.J. 1963-1970
  • Rev. Joseph. B. Leininger, S.J. 1970-1972
  • Rev. Patrick H. Koch, S.J. 1972-1979
  • Rev. Brian F. Zinnamon, S.J. 1979-1985
  • Rev. Geoffrey R. Dillon, S.J. 1985-1993
  • Rev. Paul Deutsch, S.J. 1993-1997
  • Mr. Michael A. Earsing 1997-2011
  • Mr. Thomas E. Garrison 2011-

Notable alumni

  • J.D. Roberts 1950 - Football Player at the University of Oklahoma
    University of Oklahoma
    The University of Oklahoma is a coeducational public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. Founded in 1890, it existed in Oklahoma Territory near Indian Territory for 17 years before the two became the state of Oklahoma. the university had 29,931 students enrolled, most located at its...

    , 1953 Outland Trophy
    Outland Trophy
    The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best United States college football interior lineman by the Football Writers Association of America. It is named after John H. Outland. One of only a few players ever to be named All-America at two positions, Outland garnered consensus All-America honors in...

     winner, Head Coach
    Head coach
    A head coach, senior coach or manager is a professional at training and developing athletes. They typically hold a more public profile and are paid more than other coaches...

     of the New Orleans Saints
    New Orleans Saints
    The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. They are members of the South Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League ....

    , 1970–1972
  • Rev. Msgr. Milam Joseph 1955 - President of The University of Dallas
    University of Dallas
    The University of Dallas is a private, independent Catholic regional university located in Irving, Texas, established in 1956, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. According to U.S...

  • Rev. Msgr. Glen "Duffy" Gardner 1962 - Vicar General
    Vicar general
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     of the Diocese of Dallas
    Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas is a Roman Catholic diocese in Texas. It was founded on July 15, 1890 by Pope Leo XIII. The diocese's cathedral is the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe....

  • Terry Golden 1962 - President/CEO of Host Hotels & Resorts
    Host Hotels & Resorts
    Host Hotels & Resorts is a real estate investment trust and the owner of lodging real estate based in Bethesda, Maryland.-History:Host Hotels & Resorts was formed in 1992 when the Marriott Corporation split into two separate entities, creating Marriott International and Host Marriott...

    ; former Administrator of the United States General Services Administration
    General Services Administration
    The General Services Administration is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. The GSA supplies products and communications for U.S...

  • Bill DeOre 1965 - Nationally syndicated staff political cartoonist for Dallas Morning News

  • Joseph Hughes 1971 - President/CEO of Dallas based Oil & Gas company, Spindletop Exploration Co.
  • ADM
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     Patrick M. Walsh
    Patrick M. Walsh
    Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, USN is the 59th Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. He served as the 35th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from April 2007 to August 13, 2009, and as Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet from October 2005 to February 27, 2007...

     1973 - U.S. Navy
    United States Navy
    The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The U.S. Navy is the largest in the world; its battle fleet tonnage is greater than that of the next 13 largest navies combined. The U.S...

    , Commander
    Commander is a naval rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service. Commander is also used as a rank or title in some organizations outside of the armed forces, particularly in police and law enforcement.-Commander as a naval...

     of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
    United States Pacific Fleet
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    , Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations
    Vice Chief of Naval Operations
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    , Blue Angels
    Blue Angels
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     pilot, and White House Fellow
  • Chris Donahue
    Chris Donahue
    Chris Donahue is an American film and television producer. He was born in Dallas, Texas, attended Jesuit College Preparatory, and currently resides in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America...

     1977 - Academy Award winning producer of the live action short film Visas and Virtue
    Visas and Virtue
    Visas and Virtue is a 1997 narrative short film inspired by the true story of Holocaust rescuer Chiune "Sempo" Sugihara, who is known as "The Japanese Schindler"...

  • Jerry Fowler 1979 - President and founder of The Save Darfur Coalition
    Save Darfur Coalition
    The Save Darfur Coalition is an advocacy group calling for international intervention in the Darfur genocide in the Eastern African state of Sudan...

     and founding director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's Committee on Conscience

  • Michael McCaul
    Michael McCaul
    Michael Thomas McCaul, Sr. is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district stretches from Austin to Houston.-Early life, education and career:...

     1980 - U.S. Representative from Texas's 10th congressional district
    Texas's 10th congressional district
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  • Wyatt Cenac
    Wyatt Cenac
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     1994 - Stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, and correspondent for The Daily Show
    The Daily Show
    The Daily Show , is an American late night satirical television program airing each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. The half-hour long show premiered on July 21, 1996, and was hosted by Craig Kilborn until December 1998...


  • Ryan Cabrera
    Ryan Cabrera
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     2000 - Pop Musician
    Pop music
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  • Kevin Hart
    Kevin Hart (baseball)
    Kevin Richard Hart is a professional baseball pitcher who is currently playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates.-Career:...

     2001 - Pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates
    Pittsburgh Pirates
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  • Mike Hollimon 2001 - Professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers
    Detroit Tigers
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    , in the MLB
  • Kenny Cooper
    Kenny Cooper
    Kenneth Scott Cooper, Jr. is an American soccer player who currently plays for Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer....

     2003 - Professional soccer player signed by Manchester United out of high school and currently playing for the Portland Timbers
    Portland Timbers
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     in Major League Soccer
    Major League Soccer
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  • Michael Gruber 2003 - Board operator at KTCK 1310 "The Ticket"
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  • Reggie Stephens
    Reggie Stephens
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     2005 - 2-time all-Big 12 selection for Iowa State University
    Iowa State University
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     and 7th-round draft choice in the 2010 NFL Draft
    2010 NFL Draft
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     for the Cincinnati Bengals
    Cincinnati Bengals
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  • Cole Reiser 2010 - Collegiate Rowing National Champion in 2011 for the University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Berkeley
    The University of California, Berkeley , is a teaching and research university established in 1868 and located in Berkeley, California, USA...

    's Freshman 8+ and Temple Challenge Cup
    Temple Challenge Cup
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     champion at the Henley Royal Regatta
    Henley Royal Regatta
    Henley Royal Regatta is a rowing event held every year on the River Thames by the town of Henley-on-Thames, England. The Royal Regatta is sometimes referred to as Henley Regatta, its original name pre-dating Royal patronage...

    , at which his boat set four course records.
  • Jordan Spieth
    Jordan Spieth
    Jordan Spieth is an American amateur golfer, and the only golfer other than Tiger Woods to have won the U.S. Junior Amateur multiple times. Before turning 18 in July 2011, Spieth was number one in the Polo Golf Rankings, which determines the best junior golfers in the United States. Spieth, the...

    2011- 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur champion and sixth-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA Tour event

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