Grad at Grad

Your son will be more than just a better student. He will be a better man.

These words from Kevin Poelker '98, Principal and Theology teacher, capture the impact De Smet Jesuit has on its students. Upon graduation, our students embody the characteristics defined in the long-standing Jesuit Schools Network Profile of the Graduate at Graduation. In 2018 our faculty and staff revisited the grad at grad profile and further defined the Portrait of a Spartan, conveying in greater depth the aspirations for our students that we believe make De Smet Jesuit distinct.

De Smet Jesuit Students

Jesuit Profile of the Graduate at Graduation

As a Jesuit high school, and a member of Jesuit Schools Network, we strive to graduate students who possess the desire and the personal resources to be men for and with others as detailed in the  Profile of the Graduate at Graduation.

This foundational document is used by Jesuit schools across the country to outline the five characteristics they hope their graduates will embody. At De Smet Jesuit, we use this roadmap to guide our work and have customized it along the way--adding a sixth characteristic, Developing as a Leader, to more accurately reflect the experience we provide.