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Encyclopedia > Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Motto "Men for Others", Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, Sic Deus Vult
Established June 21, 1960
Type Jesuit Private school
President Fr. Daniel K. Lahart, S.J.
Principal Mr. Richard Nevle
Dean Mr. Kelly Clemons
Faculty 112
Students 864
Grades 9–12
Location Houston, Texas, USA
Campus Urban, 44 acres
Colors Green and White
Mascot The Fighting Crusaders
Yearbook The Crusader
Newspaper Magis
Website www.strakejesuit.org

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The school is also known for over 100 pieces of art placed around campus. The school is classified as an official art museum with a full-time curator.


The school is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. It is one of only two private schools in Texas that are members of the University Interscholastic League. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Latin: Archidioecesis Galvestoniensis Houstoniensis) encompasses 8,880 square miles of ten counties in the southeastern area of Texas: Galveston; Harris; Austin; Brazoria; Fort Bend; Grimes; Montgomery; San Jacinto; Walker; and Waller. ... The University Interscholastic League or UIL is an organization which creates rules for and sometimes administers almost all athletic, music, and academic contests for public elementary and secondary schools in the American state of Texas. ...

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Location and history

The land for Strake Jesuit was donated by Frank Sharp, the developer of Sharpstown, when an order of Jesuit priests made their way down to Houston to start the high school. It has operated in the same location for the entirety of its existence. It is still run by the Jesuit Order of priests, with seven or more Jesuit priests living on-site at any given time. It also serves as a training ground for Jesuit novices in different parts of formation. Frank Sharp was a land developer in Houston, United States who was responsible for creating several large post-World War II housing developments. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The campus is located at 8900 Bellaire Boulevard, where it intersects Gessner Drive in the Sharpstown neighborhood. The campus is no longer the size it originally started out as, as between the sale of approximately 1/3 of the property to the Dominican Sisters (for the new and permanent location of Saint Agnes Academy) and a stock market falling-out that involved Jesuit property as collateral, it currently only retains approximately 60% of the land it originally began with. The Sharpstown scandal was a stock fraud scandal in the state of Texas in 1971 and 1972 involving the highest levels of the state government. ... Saint Agnes Academy is a Dominican preparatory school for young women in southwest Houston, Texas. ...

Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

Saint Agnes Academy, the adjacent Catholic high school for girls founded by the Dominican Sisters, is adjacent to Strake Jesuit, separated by nothing more than the Jesuit parking lot. There are some collaborative activities between the two schools. For example, young women from Saint Agnes are recruited to serve as cheerleaders for Strake Jesuit sports teams. Additionally, there are a handful of classes arranged to include students from both Strake and St. Agnes. These tend to be popular with students from both sides of the parking lot. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 842 KB) Taken by WhisperToMe I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 842 KB) Taken by WhisperToMe I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Saint Agnes Academy is a Dominican preparatory school for young women in southwest Houston, Texas. ...


Mottos and principles

The school mottos are: A motto is a phrase or collection of words intended to describe the motivation or intention of a sociological grouping or organization. ...

  • "Men for Others,"
  • Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, translating to For the Greater Glory of God.
  • Sic Deus Vult, translating to God Wills It So
  • Vir puer diligo, translating to Man's love for his brother

In keeping with these mottos, students are required before graduation to complete Junior and Senior service projects, the Senior service project requiring 100 hours of community service. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (Latin: For the greater glory of God), often abbreviated AMDG, is the motto of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). ...


The "Grad at Grad", an essay written regarding the status of what a Strake Jesuit Graduate should be at graduation, also defines the Seniors of the school at the Graduation. This is used to show an outline of what is expected from each student, namely that he is intellectually competent, open to growth, physically fit, committed to doing justice, religious, and loving.


The patron saints of the school are St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Order, and St. Stanislaus Kostka, the patron saint of youth. Saint Ignatius of Loyola, also known as Ignacio (Iñigo) López de Loyola (December 24, 1491 – July 31, 1556), was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, a religious order of the Catholic Church professing direct service to the Pope in terms of mission. ... Stanisław Kostka, S.J. (28 October 1550–15 August 1568), was a Polish novice of the Society of Jesus. ...


Students and alumni

Strake Jesuit currently maintains approximately 900 students actively in session. Out of roughly 500 annual applicants, between 250-300 are accepted to form the freshman class of 225, out of which normally more than 200 graduate. [citation needed]


The school currently has thousands of graduates, with an average graduating class of 180 in the past 5 years. The 2004-2005 graduating class consisting of 215 students is the largest graduating class Strake Jesuit has ever had. [citation needed]


Strake Jesuit Educational Television

The school uses a closed-circuit television system known as Strake Jesuit Educational Television (SJET). SJET was established in 1970 when an Audio Visual system of that magnitude was unique for an institution like high school; and even yet today still remains a system rare for most high schools. However, like any television studio, a few technical problems due to the problematic machines and software occur on occasion.


Daily morning announcements are shown in a format similar to a typical television news program. The morning announcements are presented and produced by students under the guidance of a moderator who provides help and knowledge. The Students participating in SJET can take Television Production for class credit.


Around 1999, Strake Jesuit updated its SJET system with the addition of a Smart board in some classrooms. Smart Boards were finally added to all classrooms after the summer of 2006. Smart Boards use projectors and touch sensitive technology to produce an interactive way of teaching. The Smart Boards are also used for the display of the SJET morning announcements. An Interactive Whiteboard is a dry-erase whiteboard writing surface which can capture writing electronically. ...


Throughout the course of the year, the student body may view new installments of the school's own game show, "Scribbage Match" during the morning announcements. SJET is also commonly used to announce items of interest to the student body, including the student council candidate speeches and messages from the faculty. In addition, "news strips", "interviews", and other programs that are intended to be comical (such as teacher impersonations) are shown on SJET. Special guests are also sometimes featured on SJET.


Hurricane Katrina and Second Session

In light of the damage and evacuation of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina, hundreds of students from Jesuit High School in New Orleans flocked to Houston. In response, Strake Jesuit lived up to its "Men for Others" motto as it took in over 400 students that had previously attended Jesuit New Orleans. Jesuit High School is an all-male Catholic high school in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


Since it was impossible for a school with 900 students to successfully incorporate 400 more students into its present classes, Strake Jesuit opened up a "Second Session" that ran from Sunday through Thursday evenings. During this "Second Session", teachers from Jesuit New Orleans (approximately 30) used Strake's campus to run the school for the 400+ students using Strake's resources.


Upon the conclusion of the 2005 Fall semester, the majority of the New Orleans Students left, closing the Second Session. The students that stayed (due to various circumstances) were incorporated into the normal class schedules.


See also

The Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA) was founded in 1970 to address the unique needs of the Jesuit secondary school apostolate in the United States. ...

External links

  • Official website


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Strake Jesuit College Preparatory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1168 words)
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory is a Jesuit preparatory school for young men in southwest Houston, Texas, founded on June 21, 1960.
The land for Strake Jesuit was donated by Frank Sharp, the developer of Sharpstown, when an order of Jesuit priests made their way down to Houston to start the high school.
Around 2000, Strake Jesuit updated its SJET system with the addition of a Smart Board in every classroom (excluding a rare few in which the teacher did not wish to have a Smart Board in their classrooms).
Tampabay: Jesuit High teacher fired amid misconduct claim (825 words)
Naughton, Jesuit's principal from 1969 to 1972, has been accused of sexual misconduct with a youth at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas in 1978.
Orlando, 60, began teaching at all-male Jesuit High two years ago and was known around the school as a competent and demanding teacher who helped with the cross-country track team and the yearbook staff.
He was principal of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School in Houston from 1979 to 1984 and continued as a teacher there until 2000.
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