For Non-Catholic Families

There are a number of students currently at De Smet Jesuit, plus many graduates, who are not Catholic. Jesuit schools are known for welcoming individuals from a variety of faith backgrounds.

Some students and families choose De Smet Jesuit for something other than faith formation:

  • - our service program,
  • - top-tier academics,
  • - athletics and sportsmanship,
  • - brotherhood among students,
  • - overall culture, or
  • - genuine relationships formed with teachers who care for the individual students.
  • - Some appreciate De Smet Jesuit because it allows students to pray at school.

All students take theology classes at De Smet Jesuit, and all students participate in service projects. 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.