"Teach us to give, and not count the cost." - St. Ignatius of Loyola
Strake Jesuit was one of the first schools in Texas to make community service a requirement for graduation.
Each senior is required to complete 100 hours of community service before earning his diploma. The senior projects have taken our students to soup kitchens, Native-American missions, summer camps for special-needs children, and many places abroad. Our junior class projects allow for the students to work as a community in service of the poor and needy of our city. The sophomores collect Christmas gifts for the less privileged children of Houston. Freshman, as part of their retreat, visit the elderly in nursing homes. Summer community service trips are available for students of every grade level.
Our goal is for each person in our school family to understand the responsibility of putting faith into action, to experience the joy of serving Christ in the needy and poor among us, and to follow Christ's call to build a world grounded in faith and justice.