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
This KSDK Channel 5 news story showcases the vision behind De Smet Jesuit's new inclusive education program.
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