The De Smet Jesuit High School English Department provides a college preparatory curriculum that creates an understanding of the human condition by fostering Ignatian values and ideals through the study of various literary genres. By a close reading of culturally sensitive and humanizing literature, the student will develop tolerance and compassion for others. De Smet graduates will be able to think, speak, and write clearly, cogently, and effectively as they enter the world as mature and responsible young men for others.