Jesuit High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

Jesuit High School is a Catholic high school in Beaverton outside Portland, Oregon, United States, in the Archdiocese of Portland. It was founded by the Oregon Province, Society of Jesus, in 1956 and uses a Jesuit, college-preparatory curriculum. It is coeducational and enrolls approximately 1,300 students of all faiths.

Jesuit High School


United States
Coordinates45°29′8″N 122°46′11″W / 45.48556°N 122.76972°W / 45.48556; -122.76972Coordinates: 45°29′8″N 122°46′11″W / 45.48556°N 122.76972°W / 45.48556; -122.76972
TypePrivate, coeducational
MottoAge Quod Agis
(Do well whatever you do)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic, Jesuit
Established1956; 64 years ago (1956)
PresidentThomas D. Arndorfer
PrincipalPaul Hogan
Teaching staff90.3 (FTE)
Enrollment1280 (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio14.2
Color(s)Dark Green and Vegas Gold          
Athletics conferenceOSAA Metro League 6A-2
Team nameCrusaders
AccreditationNorthwest Accreditation Commission
NewspaperThe Jesuit Chronicle


The school was the 43rd Jesuit high school to be established in the United States. Though it was not finally established until 1956, the process of founding a Jesuit high school in Portland began in 1907, when property was purchased by the parish of St. Ignatius and set aside for a future high school. A lay appeal to the Jesuit Provincial for a high school in 1929 came to nothing. In 1954 the Holy Cross Fathers of Portland announced the closing of Columbia Prep and a plan for the Jesuits to take over the premises was discussed, but again dropped. Finally in 1955 the Jesuit Provincial Superior was asked by the Archbishop to set up a school. Hillsdale Dairy Farm, a 55-acre (220,000 m2) plot to the west, some 15 minutes drive from downtown Portland, was purchased for $165,000. Jesuit and Holy Cross priests raised pledges of $117,000 by Wednesday of the first week of a fund-raising campaign in churches, and hundreds of thousands more by door-to-door canvassing. Jesuit High School opened for freshmen boys on September 10, 1956 and girls have been admitted since 1993.[4]


The demographic breakdown of the 1,280 students enrolled in 2013-14 was:[3]

  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.2%
  • Black - 3.4%
  • Hispanic - 4.6%
  • Multiracial - 7.2%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 10.2%
  • White - 74.4%


Jesuit High School has been accredited through Northwest Accreditation Commission since 1961.[5]

In 1989 and 1998, Jesuit High School was honored in the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor a school can receive in the United States.[6]


Jesuit is one of the premier and elite Nike-sponsored high schools in the state of Oregon and the entire United States. The athletic department is sponsored by the athletic apparel giant, Nike, who outfits all of Jesuit’s varsity sports boy’s and girl’s teams at no expense for the school. The terms of the apparel contract is not released to the public, but is considered very lucrative especially for a high school athletic department, and draws similar comparisons to the same relationship that the University of Oregon has with Nike. On June 20, 2007, Sports Illustrated rated Jesuit the number one high school athletic program in the nation, citing success both on and off the field.[7]

In the 2005-2006 academic year, Jesuit won seven state championships in various sports and activities. Jesuit High School has won the Oregon 4A All Sports Award 13 years in a row, and has received the Oregonian Cup five times.[8]

Notable alumniEdit


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  2. ^ "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  3. ^ a b "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for Jesuit High School". Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Jesuit High School : A Catholic College Preparatory High School in the Jesuit Tradition: Member Login". Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  5. ^ "AdvancED - Institution Summary". Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  6. ^ Archived: Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF) Archived 2009-03-26 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ " - Nation's Top 10 athletic programs - Jun 19, 2007". CNN. June 19, 2007. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
  8. ^ Link Lookup
  9. ^ "Columbia:Officers and Directors". Columbia. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Former Portland State defensive back Xavier Coleman signs with New York Jets as undrafted free agent: Report". 1 May 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Linebacker Slade Norris, out of OSU, signed with the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday". The Oregonian. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  12. ^ "Panthers sign offensive tackle Mike Remmers". Cat Scratch Reader. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  13. ^ "After going undrafted, Kyle Wiltjer agrees to deal with Rockets". 24 June 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
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