Occupying forty-four acres, the Strake Jesuit campus is laid out much like that of a small college. As students and faculty move from building to building between classes, they get to enjoy a bit of fresh air and the natural beauty of outdoor spaces. Designated officially as a museum of art by the City of Houston, Strake Jesuit displays various pieces of sculpture, paintings, pottery, and other types of art around the campus.
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Clay Student Activity Center
|The Clay Student Activity Center opened in the fall of 2008 and quickly became the hub of student life. Attached and situated between the Moran Dining Hall and Lahart Chapel, the Clay Center features a 3-story atrium. Its first floor is home to the Pastoral Ministry Office and Spirit Store. On the second floor is a conference room, classroom, and offices for Debate, Yearbook, and for Magis, the student newspaper. The third floor is home to the SJET studios and two classrooms.
Erected in 1964 in the same construction phase as the Strake Classroom Building and the cafeteria, the Hamilton Business Administration Building was dedicated to the memory of Houston pioneer Hugh Hamilton (1853-1922). It was renovated in 2001 and houses the following areas:
- President's Office
- Development Office
- Alumni Office
- Treasurer's Office
- Financial Aid Office
The Hamilton Building is located on the south side of campus.
Built in 1963 and the third of the classroom facilities to be added to the campus, Susan Kehoe Strake Hall was named to honor the wife of George W. Strake, Sr. Seven of their grandsons graduated from Strake Jesuit: Trey '78, Steve '79 and Greg '85 Strake and Bob '72, Brian '74, David '78, and Dan '81 Parsley. The building contains:
- classrooms 201-207
- 208 Conference Room
- Lockers for the Junior & Senior classes
Strake Hall is located on the south side of campus.
The Isabell Cameron Hall honors Isabell Cameron and is dedicated to her memory by the Harry S. and Isabell C. Cameron Foundation. Harry Cameron was a leading Houston business man. It was the first building to be erected on the campus when the school opened its doors for the first time in 1961. At that time it housed the Administrative Offices, two classrooms, a chapel, bookstore, assembly hall, and a room that served as a library.
Presently it is the location of one set of student lockers and contains classrooms 301-308.
Cameron Hall is located on the south side of campus.
Lahart Chapel of St. Ignatius
|The Lahart Chapel of St. Ignatius was formerly dedicated at a Mass in January 31, 2009. Connected to the Clay Student Activity Center, the completion of this project concluded construction under The Greater Glory Capital Campaign. Features of the Chapel include statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola which stands outside at the base of the bell tower, a bell tower and electronic bell system, Stations of the Cross by noted religious artist Gib Singleton, three stained glass windows that were created in 2002, and a Crucifix composed of a bronze Corpus created by Mexican artist Rafael Ortizgris Meixueiro and a cross made from timbers of a 100 year old bard in Pennsylvania.
Hampil Hall honors Dr. Bettylee Hampil, a dedicated virology research scientist who devoted her life to improving the health as well as the minds and souls of others. It include classrooms are numbered 401-410. The science building was completed in 1962 together with the gymnasium in the second phase of the early construction.
Today it contains:
- Biology Classrooms & Laboratory
- Chemistry Classrooms & Lab
- Computer Classrooms & Labs
- Physical Science Classrooms
- Physics Classrooms & Lab
- Science Departmental Offices
Hampil Hall is located on the north side of campus.
|Completed in 1984, this building features four classrooms (501-504) accessible from an outside covered portico. Since it is adjacent to the Lowman Theater and physically connected to it, the 500 Building is often used as an extra offstage/backstage area during dramatic and musical performances.
The 500 Building is located on the west side of campus.
|The Lowman Theater was built in 1984 and seats approximately two-hundred and thirty people. Recently dedicated in honor of Mrs. Stelle Marie Lowman, the theater is home to the Southwell Players, Strake Jesuit's drama club.
The Lowman Theater is located on the west side of campus.
Moran Hall is named for William T. and Louise J. Moran, the grandparents of Strake Jesuit graduate, Pat Moran ('66). It was renovated in 2001 to house the Academic Administration of Strake Jesuit, Moran Hall houses:
- Admissions Office
- Dean of Students Office
- Faculty Lounge/Dining Room
- Faculty Offices
- Guidance Offices and Conference Room
- Mail Room and Faculty Work Room
- Principal's Office and Principal's Conference Room
- Registrar and Assistant Principal's Office
Moran Hall is located on the west side of campus.
Moran Dining Hall
|The Moran Dining Hall represents a conversion of one of the oldest buildings on campus - the Smith Gymnasium. In its previous life, the structure served many needs aside from home basketball games. It was the home for school Masses, graduation, pep rallys, Spring Fling, and countless other events.
As reincarnated, the Moran Dining Hall provides a much needed space that can easily handle the school's single lunch period. In addition, it hosts three small break rooms ideal for lunchtime tutoring as well as a small conference room perfect for mealtime meetings. The facility is also now home to sports banquets, the annual President's Dinner, and many more such special events.
Alumni and past parents will recognized the wooden beams and the rows of bleachers which provide a sense of the building's origins.
Moody Memorial Library
|Central to any high school education is teaching today's students how to gather and discern information for tomorrow's issues. The Moody Memorial Library, dedicated in 1970 and named in honor of Texas businessman and philanthropist William Lewis Moody, Jr., offers students a place to retrieve both print and electronic information for the challenging academic program at Strake Jesuit. Jesuit students may also use the library for individual study, leisure reading, or group study.
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The library is located in the center of campus.
Finishing touches and landscaping completed, this latest addition to Strake Jesuit's campus was officially dedicated on March 24, 1998. The Parsley Center, the home of the school’s auditorium, is named jn honor of Bob and Gana Parsley, longtime Strake Jesujit benefactors who had four sons attend Jesuit, Bob '72, Brian '74, David '78, and Dan '81.
The building has two major areas and functions: an auditorium where the school community can gather and which can be used for performances, presentations, and for worship; and the Albert & Ethel Herzstein Music Facility providing a functional environment specifically designed for the school's music program. The ParsleyCenter houses:
- An auditorium seating nearly a thousand
- Band/orchestra rehearsal areas and classroom
- MIDI laboratory and recording studio
- Music departmental offices
- Foyers and a spacious lobby
The Parsley Center is also home to The Albert & Ethel Herzstein Music Facility provides a functional environment specifically designed for the school's music program. A music laboratory is equipped with keyboards and computer workstations encourage students to compose and arrange music using the latest in technology and state-of-the-art software.
||Zinnamon Hall was completed in the fall of 2001. The building includes 11 classrooms, the 2nd fully digital language lab in the state (at the time), and two computer labs. In addition, the building's completion introduced the first Smart Board system on campus.
|The members of the Jesuit Community live on the school campus in houses such as the one shown here. In addition to their work in the school as teachers, administrators, or staff members, the Jesuits also minister to several Catholic parishes and perform other forms of service to the Galveston-Houston Diocese.
The Jesuit Residence is located on the southeast corner of campus.
|The new Crusader Stadium opened in 2004. With a seating capacity of just over 5,000, the stadium is home to the Crusaders football, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and track & field teams. The playing surface, Fr. Alchediak, SJ Field, is FieldTurf, the latest technology in athletic playing surfaces.
| The Competition Gym, which replaced the school's original Smith Gym, opened in 2006. The facility has a seating capacity of almost 2,500 for games and over 3,000 for graduation. In addition to the game court, the gym features full length cross courts with the stands closed. In addition, the building has a foyer with over 6,000 square feet of space, home & visitor ticket booths, basketball offices, two classrooms with Smart boards and Athletic Department offices.
Br. Casey Ferlita, SJ Fieldhouse Gym
|The Br. Casey Ferlita, SJ Fieldhouse Gym opened in 2006. The Gym features three full basketball courts with scoreboards and fold-up curtain dividers. The Gym also features two retractable Multi-Purpose Batting/Golf cages above the middle court with the last court dedicated to wrestling. The Fieldhouse Gym complex also features coaches offices and lockers rooms as well as the Crusader Stadium concession stand.
Capt. Andrew Houghton Weight Room
|The Capt. Andrew Houghton Weight Room is located in the Fieldhouse Gym complex. It measures over 1,000 square feet and features state of the art exercise equipment.
Markle Steel Baseball Field
|Markle Steel Baseball Field opened in 2003. The lighted stadium features seating for 600 and has a natural grass surface.
|The Competition Pool opened in 2006. The 25m x 25yard lighted pool is home to the Crusaders Water Pool and Swimming & Diving teams. It features 8 lanes with touch pads and warm-up lanes, a deep well and two diving boards.
|The four, lighted tennis courts opened in 2006.