Jesuit High School began the 2021-22 school year the week of August 9, with Freshman Orientation on Monday, Schola Brevis on Tuesday, and then the first three full days of school.
During Jesuit's 123rd school year, it will celebrate The Ignatian Year, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the conversion of Saint Ignatius (the founder of the Jesuit Order) and the fourth centenary of his Canonization.
The Ignatian Year opened on May 20, the 500th anniversary of when Ignatius the soldier was injured by a cannonball in the Battle of Pamplona. The Year will conclude on July 31, 2022, the feast day of St. Ignatius. The peak of the celebration will fall on March 12, 2022, the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier, S.J.
During the first week of school at Jesuit, Building 1, which had been closed during the summer for renovations, was re-opened after a complete refurbishment of the building's interior. The hallway and classroom design now mirrors Gonzmart Hall, Jesuit's 32,000-square-foot administration and student services building, which opened in 2018 and is the face of the school along Himes Ave.
The week of Aug. 16 is Welcome Week at Jesuit, filled with fun, daily, themed activities and competitions produced by Student Council during the lunch periods, beginning with Mario Kart Monday on Aug. 16.
One of the biggest during-school events of the school year, Clubs Open House, is Thursday (Aug. 19). Jesuit's more-than 40 clubs set up displays throughout campus, and students can sign up for the clubs of their choice.
Below is a photo slideshow from Freshman Orientation, below that is a slideshow from Schola Brevis, and below that are images from the first week of the 2021-22 school year.