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The curriculum at the all-boys 8th-through-12th-grade Jesuit High School in New Orleans is designed to prepare students for the future with strong academics and diverse electives. Upon enrollment at Jesuit, students follow one of three academic pathways — a traditional accelerated, alternate accelerated, or college-preparatory track — with each one presenting challenging coursework. The core curriculum is composed of:

  • Arts
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Math
  • Latin
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Spanish
  • Technology
  • Theology

Jesuit students may complement these areas of study with Advanced Placement courses, as well as Greek history and mythology through the school’s classics program. Students may choose from electives such as Irish literature, Latin, jazz band, creative writing, photojournalism, radio broadcasting and public speaking.

Extracurricular clubs at Jesuit are focused on students’ interests, which include guitar, Japanese animation and beach volleyball. Students can also participate in competitive clubs such as debate, MathCounts, mock trial, robotics and quiz bowl. Columbian Squires and the Jesuit Community Action Project (J-Cap) offer opportunities for students to express religious faith through community service.

The Jesuit Blue Jays excel in a number of sports. In 2013, the cross-country team finished third at Louisiana’s state championship in Natchitoches, and the wrestling team won second place in the state in 2014. 

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