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Welcome to Jesuit High School of Tampa
Dear Students, Parents, Alumni, and Friends,
As you enjoy the Jesuit High School website, with its many pages of news, photos, schedules, and information, it is likely that an overall portrait will emerge in your mind. I hope it is a portrait of happy young men (led by a dedicated and talented faculty) striving in all the activities of their daily lives to become men of faith and "men for others."
Since 1899, Jesuit High School has aimed to foster the development of our students to their full potential, to bring them closer to God, and to help them become leaders in the world they will inhabit as adults. In short, Jesuit offers a total formation of mind and heart. Our mission as a Catholic, Jesuit, college preparatory school, is to labor to form men engaged in the world who are dedicated to serving God by being open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving and just.
Here at Jesuit High School, following the 460-year-old tradition of Jesuit education and guided by the spiritual teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola, we encourage excellence in all areas of school life -- academic, spiritual, and extra-curricular. To achieve and maintain this excellence, an excellence referred to by St. Ignatius as the "magis," Jesuit High School is committed to four strategic priorities:
• Striving to become a national leader among Jesuit schools in providing a dynamic and robust Catholic formation in the Jesuit tradition;
• Achieving the highest standards of excellence in academics, making Jesuit the premier college preparatory school in the region;
• Fostering a vibrant student life that continues to develop student leaders engaged in the world around them;
• Ensuring that Jesuit's enrollment serves the mission of the school, both in quality and size; in particular, providing the opportunity for a Jesuit education to all qualified students regardless of their families' financial capability.
These priorities will guide us in the coming years as we develop our programs, facilities, staff, and student body. They will help Jesuit High School continue to be a leader in Catholic education throughout the 21st century, our second century of existence.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Richard C. Hermes, S.J.
Jesuit High School
"Forming Intellect, Mind and Heart " interview by The Tampa Tribune