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

Ryan Hodge

Ryan Hodge

Class of 2002
Director of Admissions and Strategic Marketing
BS, Biological Science, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Lisa Mosquera

Lisa Mosquera

Assistant Director of Admissions
BS, Paralegal, Minnesota State University
Joey Hormberg

Joey Hormberg

Class of 2018
Admissions Counselor
BSBA, Business Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia
Nicole Talley

Nicole Talley

Financial Services Coordinator
MBA, Business, Missouri Baptist University
BA, Biology, Missouri Baptist University