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Occupying fifty-two acres, the Strake Jesuit main campus is laid out much like that of a small college. Classroom and other buildings are separated by beautiful, large live oaks and green spaces, which serve to bring the campus to life.

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. For more information, visit our Art Museum page.
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  • 1. Cameron Hall

    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.
  • 2. Strake Hall

    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.
  • 3. Hamilton Building

    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
    The Hamilton Building is located on the south side of campus.
  • 4. Jesuit Community Housing

    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.
  • 5. Lowman Theater

    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. During the school year, these students produce several plays with performances held in the Theater. The Theater is also the location for guest speakers and other presentations.
  • 6. Moran Hall

    Moran Hall houses the school’s Academic Administration. This includes offices on the first floor for the Assistant Principals for Academics, Formation and Student Affairs and the Dean of Students. On the second floor are offices for Counseling and Admissions, as well as a number of faculty offices.
  • 7. 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 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.
     
    Our library facilities contain large study tables, group study rooms equipped with iPad mirroring monitors, a silent study room, comfortable seating, printers, and a copy machine. The library building also houses the IT Department, the Archives Room, the Faculty and Staff Innovation Center, the Learning Resource Center, and the Academic Resource Center.
  • 8. Parsley Center

    Finishing touches and landscaping completed, The Parsley Center was officially dedicated on March 24, 1998. The Parsley Center, the home of the school’s auditorium, is named in honor of Bob and Gana Parsley, longtime Strake Jesuit 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.
  • 9. Chapel of St. Ignatius

    The Chapel of St. Ignatius was formerly dedicated at a Mass in January 31, 2009. Connected to the Clay Student Activity Center, the Chapel is the place where daily Mass is celebrated in addition to other special Masses. 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, 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 barn in Pennsylvania.
  • 10. Clay Student Activity Center

    The Clay Student Center is a hub of student life. The Clay Center features a beautiful and bright three-story atrium where students can relax, study, play chess, or just be with friends. 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 studio for Strake Jesuit Educational Television and Ceramics.
  • 11. 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 rallies, Spring Fling, and countless other events.

    As reincarnated, the Moran Dining Hall provides a much needed space that can easily handle the school's lunch period needs. 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.

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  • 12. Zinnamon Hall

    Zinnamon Hall opened in the fall of 2001 and, at the time, was the most modern high school classroom building in the state when it introduced the first Smart Board system on campus. It includes 11 classrooms, fully digital language labs, a computer lab, and a modular classroom.
  • 13. Agee Hall

    Agee Hall, the home of Jesuit's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math classes, is a state-of -the-art facility unmatched in the area and is the largest academic building on campus. Totaling 70,200 square feet, its design features three labs each for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and a lab prep room for each; two Computer Science labs; an Engineering lab; and an Engineering Computer lab. In addition there are 21 traditional classrooms as well as an 81-seat Lecture Hall, Greenhouse and 25 double faculty offices.
  • 14. Tennis Courts

    Adjacent to the pool are four lighted tennis courts for use by the tennis team and PE classes. The courts feature an advanced polymer Laykold surface and U.S. Open color scheme of blue and green for high visibility. The courts also feature covered canopied seating areas for fan comfort.
  • 15. Competition Pool

    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.
  • 16. Br. Casey Ferlita, SJ Fieldhouse Gym

    The Br. Casey Ferlita, SJ Fieldhouse 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.
  • 17. Competition Gym

    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.
  • 18. Clay Stadium

    Clay Stadium is home to the Crusader football, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and track & field teams. The Fr. Alchediak, S.J. Field, dedicated to the school’s second President, is FieldTurf, the latest technology in athletic playing surfaces which allows year-round use for competitions and practices. The stadium seats just over 5,000 fans and features a large, state-of-the-art video scoreboard.
  • 19. Markle Steel Baseball Field

    Markle Steel Baseball Field opened in 2003. The lighted stadium features seating for 600 and a large, state-of-the-art video scoreboard. The grass that originally covered the field was converted to an all-weather FieldTurf surface in 2019 to increase the usability of the space.
  • 20. Lilly Auxiliary Fieldhouse

    The Athletic Annex opened in the fall of 2014 on 7.5 acres of adjacent property acquired by the school in the summer of 2012.  This is now home to the Lilly Fieldhouse with lockers and offices for soccer, rugby, lacrosse and golf; two full-sized practice fields; and the Golf Learning Center, which features a 3,500 square foot artificial putting and chipping green and a 40-yard deep, fully-netted hitting range with indoor hitting bays. The Annex also features over 200 additional parking spaces.
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  • 21. Golf Learning Center

    The Golf Learning Center, located within the Auxiliary Athletic Complex, is a unique facility for any high school. It provides an on-campus practice area for the Jesuit Golf Team. The Center includes a 1800 square foot artificial putting green as well as several artificial practice chipping areas and a fully-netted hitting, 40-yard long hitting area with eight hitting stations. This area also includes on fully enclosed hitting bay that contain swing analysis equipment.

The Retreat & Leadership Center Campus

  • Eight individual cabins that can each sleep 10
  • Dining Hall with a full kitchen
  • Fleming Conference Center with breakout rooms
  • Chapel of the North American Martyrs
  • Nevle Reading Room
  • Bunkhouse to provide housing for larger groups
  • Ammons Outdoor Pavilion with basketball court
  • Fr. Joe Doyle, SJ playing field
The heart of Strake Jesuit’s spiritual development is the school’s extensive retreat program.

Thanks to the generous donation of a magnificent tract of land less than 2 hours from campus, Strake Jesuit now has its own Retreat and Leadership Center, a facility that few private schools in the country could imagine. The Retreat and Leadership Center serves Strake Jesuit students by assisting in their growth and development into Men for Others.

The impact of this facility on our program has been transformational. The secluded nature of the center is ideal for important team and leadership building as well as emphasizing that God is in our life and in all things. The RLC allows the entire retreat program to grow significantly.

While the Pastoral Ministry Office continues to offer their core retreats, clubs and sports teams will also hold their own retreats. These expanded retreat offerings have been extended to non-student groups such as the faculty and staff, the Dads’ Club, the Mothers’ Club, and Alumni groups.

The property is located is Leon County, just west I-45 near Leona, Texas, and south of Centerville. The beautiful site features rolling hills, large trees, and access to a small lake. It is an ideal setting for students and faculty to encounter God in nature and to enhance their spiritual reflection and growth.