University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy

University Of Detroit Jesuit High School And Academy

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The University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, (commonly referred to as U of D Jesuit, The High or U of D) founded in 1877, is one of two Jesuit high schools in the city of Detroit, Michigan (Loyola High School being the other). Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, the school is rooted in the Ignatian tradition of intellectually and spiritually developing men who use their acquired and natural talents to serve God's will. With the exception of female staff members, U of D Jesuit is an all boys school, and in addition to the high school, operates an academy for young men in grades seven and eight. The school's mascot is the Cub; similarly, its athletic teams are the Cubs. The school colors are Maroon and White. Black is sometimes used as an alternate color for athletic uniforms.

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The school bases its academics on the teachings of the Society of Jesus, better known as the Jesuits. Students are taught to be "Men for Others", and by the time of graduation, the school aims to instill in its seniors five key values. Ideally, a student should be open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious, and committed to doing justice. Approximately 500 Jesuits have taught at U of D Jesuit since the school's founding in 1877, though today there are fewer Jesuits] than lay faculty, all the faculty works to teach these values to every student. As related in The Second Hundred Years, by Fr. P Joseph Keller, S.J., et al., a...
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