We at Strake Jesuit belong to a community consisting of students, parents and teachers who come together for the purpose of a meaningful education and personal growth. We realize that education is both a transmission of ideas and a sharing of experiences among members. Since the teachings of Jesus Christ are at the core of the Catholic education received at Strake Jesuit, we believe that one experience should be at the center of our education: the realization that Jesus Christ is our Savior and is our friend and thus asks all of us to be a friend to our fellow human beings. Using the inspiration of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, the school attempts to enable each one of its students to realize:
- that he is a unique and special act of Divine Creation and that God not only created him, but that God created him with a purpose;
- that the world is “charged with the grandeur of God” and that every element of creation is worthy of study and contemplation;
- that he is a free person who has genuine choices to make, not only about his life, but about the world;
- that he must develop an ability to discern what is right and wrong and act on that discernment;
- that the Christian faith is a faith that does justice and that he is called to be a participant in the re-creation of a just world;
- that he is called to be a Man for Others.
To implement this philosophy Strake Jesuit relies on a challenging academic curriculum and myriad opportunities ranging from liturgical celebrations to athletic, forensic, and dramatic activities to service projects.