School Details

University Of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy

8400 South Cambridge Avenue, Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 862-5400
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades 7-12 887 students 18 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

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About this school

University Of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy is a private high school in Detroit. The principal of University Of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy is Mr. Anthony Trudel, whose e-mail is anthony.trudel@uofdjesuit.org. 887 students attend University Of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at University Of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy is 18:1. Ferndale High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% %
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 24% %
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Hispanic 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is preparing my son for college on so many levels. My son had always attended DPS however we wanted better for him. Putting him in UofD has allowed us to see how behind he had been from public schools. The school staff works with my son during lunch as well as after school and he is holding a 3.5 gpa. I must say that I am extremely proud to say that my son attends UofD and I definitely recommend other parents to send their sons as well.

  • (11 months ago)

    I traveled around the country with my son as he reviewed schools preparing to enter college. I heard first hand the opinions of counselors about the fact that he attended U of D Jesuit. One counselor from a large university told me "If he graduated from U of D High he was automatically admitted to their school" because their policy makers thought so highly of the institution. ( Note High schools are rated along with the student in the admissions process) This school was not a Catholic University nor was it located in Michigan. We were repeatedly told as we talked to other admissions personnel how highly regarded the school is in the academic world....what more could you want for your children? My son and his friends had a great social life and more importantly fantastic contacts that have repeatedly shared helpful networking information . I am proud to say that he developed integrity and a work ethic that I admire. I am positive a lot of that came from the time spent at this school. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND U OF D JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL TO ANY PARENT. It is an investment in time and money but your children are worth it!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    U of D Jesuit is the best school ever! A great curriculum good friends and more! You can't beat it!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am currently a student at University of Detroit Jesuit High School. My Dad Grandfather and Great-Uncle are all alumni from here. I come from far away just to come here because the school is so good. Everyone at our school comes from everywhere in Metro-Detroit and Detroit. They come from all over because the school is so good. It is very challenging. We always get more than 2 hours a night. If someone needs help with their homework then they can always ask a teacher for help and the teacher will help them. Once I was out sick for a whole week. I needed to catch up on everything quickly so I went to my teachers after school. I asked them for help catching up on my homework and they were more than willing to help me. It is a very challenging school. You will always find help there if you need it but if someone does not want to be there and is not willing to work then they are usually gone by then end of the year. The teachers explain the material in a way that is easy for us to understand. It is easy to understand but the teachers want us to know it. That is where it gets challenging in a good way. In short U of D has great teachers and is academically challenging.

  • (2 years ago)

    U of D Jesuit is an outstanding institution for young men. It is intellectually stimulating socially conducive with a diverse student body and staff. I enjoyed my time at U of D and it allowed me to be successfully prepared for collegiate work as well as medical school. For those who are contemplating sending your son to U of D do it do not hesitate it will be well worth your money and time.

  • (2 years ago)

    U of D is considered by many on of the best academic schools in the state of Michigan and the school does not disappoint. The teachers care about the students and want to see them succeed by meeting with them after school and even are in charge of many of the clubs. The environment at U of D is friendly and by the end of high school all students will feel a part of the high school. Don't expect to skate through school here or you will end up swallowed up from the difficulty of the courses. There is help given to students that want to improve their grades but for unmotivated students this school will prove a challenge.

  • (2 years ago)

    Did not prepare me for college. My math teachers all quit after i took their course. Translated to me relearning those concepts in college while public school kids excelled. My science courses were elementary at best. Is it a coincidence that i knew nothing about evolution after graduating u of d? (genetics is where biology is nowadays guys). And the atmosphere is competitive unfriendly and pompous. Could use a few girls don't you think? What an archaic tradition. And i wasted SO much time in those useless religion courses/ceremonies. Can i get my money back?

  • (2 years ago)

    Terrible. You can't have a social life here... its just work work work ... but it does prepare you for college

  • (3 years ago)

    U of D Jesuit High School is a fine institution and has been very challenging and rewarding for our Son who is beginning his Sophomore year. Our Son went to a Catholic School from pre-K to 8th Grade and the all boys environment at U of D has been a very good experience to this point. The teachers challenge these students everyday and the focus is on education and not athletics. This is a TRUE college prepatory environment and would encourage anyone with interest in sending their Son to U of D is to take a tour at the Open House which takes place in the Fall. U fo D is producing the next leaders for all walks of lfe.

  • (4 years ago)

    The quality of education my son receives from U or D is outstanding. The harder he works the more he is challenged.\ Excellent performance is rewarded; as it should be!

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent challenging academics that help students in their future careers. Teachers are always there to help and discipline is high. The athletic program is rebuilding and is becoming stronger than ever. I would choose this school over any other.

  • (5 years ago)

    No matter what anybody says U of D is an extremely difficult school that truly prepares their students to enter college and graduate programs. From the college center to the wonderful teachers and great technology centers U of D Jesuit is the place to be if you want to succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently a student at U of D Jesuit. This is honestly by far the best high school choice in my area. The school has a motto of 'Men for Others' that is accompanied into each class. Students are not only taught high level academics but also how to be a good person. I highly recommend this school to anyone. Students must be prepared for a difficult curriculum as it is a college prep school but it is all worth it when students get into some of the best colleges nationwide. The atmosphere at the school is very pleasant. The school is cleaned and well maintained. The students are also very friendly and accepting of different backgrounds. I promise these will be some of the best years of your students life.

  • (5 years ago)

    Best decision I ever could have made. My advanced Biology class a freshman was by my own sister's admission more difficult than her Senior AP Bio at Cranbrook which is always highly nationally ranked. Most importantly it taught me to think about my impact on the world;not just about what my education could get me.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently a student at U of D Jesuit the best school on the planet. Though some people mistake their own laziness for the poor teaching It is truly an amazing school. The students learn at an accelerated level. Some freshmen books seem as though they are at a college level. The teachers are very approachable and are truly wonderful. I also attended the academy. Though there are many children sent there because they screwed around at their own school are usually gone rather quickly. It is an amazing school that is not for the lazy kid.

  • (6 years ago)

    u of d is an amazing school with an amazing staff and students. Everything about this school stands out from every other school. For that dont want to pay the tuition trust me it will be worth it in the long run. It may not be the school it was 15 years ago but it is still at the top of the list for michigan highschools.

  • (6 years ago)

    I currently attend U of D Jesuit and I can say that it has been the best thing to happened to me in my life thus far. My peers are open and accepting and the teachers are really there to help you. I highly recommend this school

  • (7 years ago)

    Test scores and the scholarship dollars offered to each year's graduating class are clear evidence of one of the best academic programs in SE Michigan. Meanwhile the school lives its motto of building 'Men for Others for the Greater Glory of God.' U of D Jesuit was the best choice for my boys.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent school! My son had a 3.7 and was able to get into 4 jesuit schools and 1 ivy leauge school. I am happy I didn't send my child to a public school. Everyone is spirited and everyone is always involved. Including the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a third generation graduate of 'The High' I speak for my family and classmates who all believe that UofD High was one of the best things that has ever happend to us!

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