“Your Home in the Barrio”: How this Parish and School Live the Jesuit Tradition in San Diego
There’s something unique and exciting about the work being done at Our Lady’s School and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. As Pope Francis has called on the church to make her home at the peripheries, it makes perfect sense for the Jesuits to be here in San Diego, a literal periphery at the edge of the country, accompanying this historically underserved community.
Gesu Catholic School
Gesu School began as a ministry of Gesu Catholic parish in 1925, under Jesuit pastorship. IHM sisters staffed the school at its founding and for many years thereafter. Gesu graduates have moved forward in successful careers, and the Jesuit and IHM heritage of excellence remains strong to the present.
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Since 1996, Cristo Rey Jesuit has served Chicago’s southwest side by providing students with a safe and academically rigorous college-prep secondary education through a thriving and economically sustainable educational model — The Corporate Work Study Program. Over 200 socially-engaged businesses of all sizes in greater Chicago hire talented students, who serve as reliable, productive and cost-effective employees in their full-time positions.
Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School
Founded in 2008, Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School is a Catholic Jesuit secondary school (grades 9-12) using the Cristo Rey model to serve young men and women from the Austin neighborhood and surrounding communities of Chicago’s west side.
Chicago Jesuit Academy
Founded in the fall of 2005, Chicago Jesuit Academy operates as a full-scholarship Jesuit middle school for boys from modest economic backgrounds who live on the West Side of Chicago. Additionally, CJA provides advocacy and the long-term resources to help students develop the moral and intellectual foundation to succeed in college prep high schools, universities and their adult roles as family, business and community leaders.
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
Brebeuf Jesuit, a Catholic and Jesuit school, provides an excellent college preparatory education for a lifetime of service by forming leaders who are intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious and committed to promoting justice.