The success of the Academy's unique program featuring an extended day eleven-month school year combined with a rigorous curriculum, small class sizes and mentoring support after graduating leads to achievement in high school and college and lives as productive men for others. Since its founding, 98% of Academy graduates have received a high school diploma and 88% have matriculated in college.
Educating Boys - Transforming Lives
Our program is specifically tailored to the intellectual, physical and spiritual development of middle school aged boys, building character and creating opportunities for our students to change the direction of their lives through education.
An Extended Day & Year
Our 9 1/2 hour school day and 11 month school year provides the time for our boys to bring their academic skills to grade level and often well beyond, preparing them for success in the most rigorous of college-preparatory high schools in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Caring Teachers & Mentors
The Academy's approach flows from the centuries-old tradition of Jesuit education centering on the care of the unique and entire person of each student - Cura Personalis. The Academy's size enables each teacher to know their students individually, creating a safe and nurturing place of learning and lifelong friendships.
Our Program Gets Results
Many students arrive at the Academy with academic skills one to two years below grade level, as measured by the Iowa Test of Basic Skills administered as part of their admissions process. When they graduate three years later, our students place at grade level or often significantly higher on the same test.
Ensuring Our Boys' Continued Success
Our signature Graduate Support Program mentors and supports our students beginning with high school admissions and follows them with twice a year visits at theirschool and monitoring of their grades and performance. Graduate Support services continue into college with resources to guide continued success including free SAT Prep classes, college tours, and annual seminars including support with college financial aid applications.
Our Graduates' Alma Maters Include:
From the first Jesuit school opened in Messina, Sicily in 1548 to the 3,750 schools worldwide caring for 2.5 million students, Jesuit education has focused on caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. The hallmark of Jesuit education is an equal concern for developing the intellect along with spiritual growth and a commitment to social justice. Through Ignatian traditions like ending the school day with the Examen, a guided reflection on the day, our students learn to be aware of God's presence in their lives.