Non-Catholic Families

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Welcoming to students on different faith journeys

Jesuit schools are known for welcoming individuals from a variety of faith backgrounds.

There are a number of students currently at De Smet Jesuit, plus many graduates, who are not Catholic. Some students and families choose De Smet Jesuit for something other than faith formation:

All students take theology classes at De Smet Jesuit, and all students participate in service projects. While the theology classes and retreats are rooted in De Smet’s Catholic, Jesuit tradition, one does not need to be Catholic to benefit from participating. Our school traditions such as class retreats (from El Camino to Kairos) and senior year capstone projects (called Insignis) give students a deeper understanding of themselves, their classmates, and the world for which they are being prepared.

If you have any questions about life as a Spartan who is not Catholic, please contact our Admissions Team.

Some families appreciate De Smet Jesuit because it allows students to pray at school.

Meet Our Admissions Team

Timothy Sullivan

Timothy Sullivan

Admissions Director
B.S., Business Administration, Maryville University
Maria Lang

Maria Lang

Assistant Director of Admissions
BA, Education, University of Missouri - St. Louis
BA, Spanish, University of Missouri - St. Louis
Becky Lane

Becky Lane

Admissions Counselor
BSN, Occupational Therapy, University of Kansas
CPR/AED Certified, Mercy Hospital
Lisa Mosquera

Lisa Mosquera

Admissions Counselor
BS-Paralegal, Paralegal, Minnesota State University
Brenda Reinsfelder

Brenda Reinsfelder

Financial Services Coordinator
BA, Accounting, Lindenwood University