Inclusive Education Program

Bringing Our Mission to Life

In August 2023, De Smet Jesuit became the first Catholic high school in St. Louis to launch an inclusive education program for young men with intellectual disabilities within a typical setting. De Smet Jesuit students play a significant role in achieving this mission as peer mentors for inclusion program students.

If you are interested in enrolling your son, please note that all applications received will be considered for the 2024-2025 school year. 

I have always enjoyed helping others, especially those with special needs, and always wanted to put them in an environment in which they feel just as special as everyone else. Jaren Jackson '24

Answering the Call

student smiles near Men for and With Others sign in inclusive education room at Catholic high school


Peer Mentorship & Brotherhood

Selected juniors and seniors serve as peer mentors to students in the inclusive education program to:

  • provide academic guidance and support
  • encourage positive social interactions with their De Smet brothers 

For More Information

Sarah Patton

Sarah Patton

Learning Consultant