Communications Office

This spring, the De Smet Jesuit Advancement Team announced the rebranding of the Annual Fund as The Spartan Fund to illustrate better its impact as one of our school’s most significant philanthropic initiatives.

Annual contributions to The Spartan Fund enable us to cover the full cost of a De Smet Jesuit education beyond what tuition revenues solely support. All gifts immediately impact the school’s most pressing needs and primarily benefit our current students in all aspects of their educational experience. In addition to supporting our academic, spiritual, technological, athletic, and extracurricular programs, gifts to The Spartan Fund also help ensure that the necessary funds are available to provide tuition assistance for our students from families with demonstrated need.

We are all Spartans — students, alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of De Smet Jesuit. Together, we cultivate our school’s mission to educate “Men for and With Others.” Your gifts demonstrate your belief in the value of a Jesuit, Catholic education, and affirm the good work we do every day in and out of the classroom to help young men develop not only their minds but also a personal relationship with God, an understanding of the world around them, and their responsibility to serve.

Many of our programs would not be possible without the contributions of donors like you. Thank you for showing your Spartan pride and support through gifts to The Spartan Fund.

Your Gifts at Work

student holding trumpet, other playing guitar in band room

Guitarist Aidan Bartholet ’21 and trumpeter Ryan Jones ’20 share  thoughts on their passion for music and being selected for the Metro 8 District Band.

Football players celebrate in the end zone.

Ryan Moore '20, Editor-in-Chief of the De Smet Mirror, recaps the  football team's unforgettable undefeated season and state championship game.

Honoring Our Veterans

Students honor fallen Spartans on Veterans Day, and Mrs. Wirtz shares her gratitude.

Spartanfest Success!

Pancakes, spikeball, dress down days, and live TV. What's not to love about Spartanfest?  

four boys in white hazmat suits lean over recycling bin

Students conduct a waste audit to learn more about our recycling efforts. This article earned The Mirror its first Best of SNO recognition for the 2019-2020 school year. Story by Ryan Moore '20, Editor-in-Chief.