Spartans tour New York City to enjoy the sites, network with alumni, and explore the reality of future careers in business.
Courtroom drama and psych experiments encouraged here.
Budding entrepreneurs and war game enthusiasts are welcomed and challenged by the social studies department at De Smet Jesuit. Committed to college readiness and real-world application, our teachers focus on communication and collaboration skills both in the classroom, on trips to New York and civil war battlegrounds, and in clubs such as Mock Trial, History Club, and Ignatian Business Leaders.
taught to ensure success outside the classroom
Seniors love AP Psychology and sophomores can take AP World Studies.
We emphasize solid writing skills and notetaking to prepare students.
earned by students in Ignatian Business Leaders
We closely adhere to ACT reading and writing standards.
Business students help with dress code responsibilities.
New York and beyond for business and history field trips.
- AP Honors World Studies
- World Studies
- America Comes of Age
- AP/ACC Honors American History
- Foundations of American Society
- AP/ACC Honors Government Studies
- ACC Honors International Studies
- AP/ACC Honors Psychology
- Modern American Society
- Civil War
- Modern European History
- Vietnam War
Students and alumni make a case for collaboration in the courtroom.
Mock trial is a teacher’s dream, and it’s a really powerful experience for the boys. There’s a lot of critical thinking. They have to collaborate to create a strategy. They have to anticipate and create contingency plans, and in trial they have to think on their feet. It’s a wonderful alternative to the STEM focus because it provides a lot of great academic extracurricular balance. We have really bright kids and they have great enthusiasm. Tom Sothers, history teacher and Mock Trial Coach
BA, History, Truman State University
BA, Psychology, Rhodes College
BA, Finance, St. Louis University
BS, Secondary Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis
MA, Theology, University of Notre Dame
BA, Theology, St. Louis University
BA, History, St. Louis University
BA, Education, St. Louis University
JD, St. Louis University
BA, St. Louis University School of Law