De Smet Jesuit specializes in the formation of well-rounded young men.
What's it like wearing a mask to school? Hear how one senior answers this question and more as he and our principal talk about what a school day looks like in fall 2020 with social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 restrictions. Video excerpt is six minutes.
The fall play runs October 15-18 with limited seating and creative solutions to pandemic challenges. Article by Sebastian Kelly '21.
He grew up learning to fill his life with activity, whether productive or entertaining. Now he recognizes the critical importance of sitting still. Fr. Schroeder sets the context for Formation Fridays and helping our students develop the habit of reflection.
Entrepreneurial senior Nick Hale explores independent study with business teacher Mr. Lange...leading to the launch of his online sticker shop.
Guided by our Jesuit tradition, our program balances action and reflection, faith and reason, the worldly and the divine.
Rich with opportunity, our program inspires multi-dimensional leaders eager to get involved and serve others.
average response time from teachers
students volunteer for an organization on a weekly basis
in 7 out of 8 departments. View our Curriculum Guide
of students participate in at least 1 sport
go on to college or military academies
serve as coaches, club moderators, trip coordinators
In and beyond the classroom, our program cultivates intellectual curiosity and experiential grit.
- Science Teacher
Our school is not cookie-cutter. What works for one does not work for all, and each student comes with his unique gifts. In order to effectively reach them, we need to know our students in our classroom and meet them where they are. This speaks to our flexible academic placement as we get to know our students, we place them in courses that meet them where they are and help them reach where they need to be.
- Mom to 2018 Graduate
De Smet Jesuit prepared our son for the independence and responsibility of going away to college. He needed an all-male setting. In the four years our son spent at De Smet Jesuit, we watched him grow into a very respectful, well-rounded young man. The relationships and bonds our son formed in high school truly are for life—a brotherhood he will have wherever he may be.
- Class of 2019
If you have a passion for business, De Smet is a great place to be. I was given the opportunity to manage the concessions stand and literature retail projects where I learned a lot about the concessions business such as setting margins and keeping an inventory. Personal finance taught me the fundamentals of how to properly manage my finances and the economics course was challenging and gave me enough knowledge to easily get an A in my first college economics course.
- Class of 1976
Aside from family, I feel that my four-year experience at De Smet Jesuit served to solidify my value system and my relationship with God and others in my life. Any chance I have to talk about my Jesuit education and how it has helped form who I am is a chance I cannot turn down. To talk about it with fellow future alumni - priceless. Giving back is part of “Men for Others” and the chance to give back to my high school, even in this small way, was very enriching for me. I welcome the opportunity to help the seniors I met in the future in any way I can. Hopefully, the NYC trip will happen again next year and I will be part of it. Thanks again!
- Class of 2020
- Italy 2019
The trip to Italy had a great impact on me. I was able to appreciate the world we live in better, and it was cool to see some of the stuff I read in my history classes. I learned that I like to visit history sites, and I learned a lot about the Italian culture, what they did, and what they ate.