Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School prepares leaders with the intellectual competence, loving hearts, faith and social responsibility to bring about a more just and loving world. Students from all backgrounds and faiths are called to discover and cultivate the fullness of their God-given talents as a responsibility and as an act of worship.
Q&A with Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School:
What makes Brebeuf unique?
Brebeuf Jesuit strives to develop men and women for others. By means of the 450-year-old Jesuit tradition, our students continue to constantly strive for beyond what is expected. Brebeuf Jesuit Braves refer to this ultimate goal of their education using the Ignatian creed “AMDG” – Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – “for the Greater Glory of God.” Brebeuf’s caring faculty guide students to succeed by attaining the Grad at Grad goals of becoming Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Loving, Religious, and Committed to Promoting Justice.
What is Brebeuf’s age/grade range?
Brebeuf Jesuit is a college preparatory high school serving students in grades 9-12.
What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
Early Admission is offered by Brebeuf Jesuit to current 8th grade students who apply by Monday, October 5, 2020. Early Admission decisions will be sent out by the Thanksgiving holiday. Students interested in Early Admission should take the HSPT test at Brebeuf Jesuit on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
The Regular Admission deadline is Monday, December 7, 2020. Regular Admission decisions will be sent out by the end of January or beginning of February 2021. Regular Admission Applicants who take the HSPT early in December need to have all other their admissions materials submitted by the December 7, 2020 deadline, and they should have their HSPT scores sent to Brebeuf Jesuit Admissions as soon as they are available. Applicants who are taking the HSPT at Brebeuf Jesuit on Saturday, December 12, 2020, will meet the Regular Admissions Deadline.
If you have taken the HSPT at another institution, please request your scores to be sent to Brebeuf Jesuit at [email protected]
For more information, please visit brebeuf.org/admissions.
Does Brebeuf offer financial assistance?
Brebeuf Jesuit is committed to educating students based on their ability to learn rather than their ability to pay. We utilize the Facts Grant and Aid Assessment (FACTS) to manage the financial aid process. FACTS helps Brebeuf assess a family’s ability to pay school costs and make objective and fair financial aid decisions.
What are the standard school day hours?
The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:20 p.m.
Does Brebeuf offer before/after school care? Does Brebeuf offer afterschool activities?
Being a high school, we do not offer formal before/after care. However, students are welcome to arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. and students often stay after school to utilize various study spaces for homework, club meetings and socializing. Sports teams hold practices both prior to and following the school day (depending on the sport), and we have numerous student-led clubs and activities that meet during non-instruction hours, as well.
Is there a uniform or dress code?
There is no uniform. Regarding dress code, students are asked to wear whatever they are comfortable in, but sweatpants, leggings, or athletic bottoms are only allowed on defined days. Shoulders must be covered, and shorts and skirts must meet the knee.
How many children attend Brebeuf? How many students are in the average classroom?
In any given year, our enrollment is about 800 students. The average class size is 18.
Does Brebeuf have a homework policy?
Homework is dependent on individual classes. However, through our 8-day cycle schedule, students have two PRTs (or Personal Responsibility Time) each day, as well as the potential for break periods, which they use to complete homework during the school day. This helps Brebeuf students to manage their work load, as well as learn valuable time management skills.
Does Brebeuf offer support for students with special needs?
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, in its mission to educate and develop the whole person, provides academic support services through the Learning Center for students with a diagnosed learning difference.
Generally speaking, students who are admitted to the Learning Center have a language-based learning difference or ADHD and, as a result, struggle in the traditional classroom. The students in the Learning Center must have current psycho-educational testing completed by a licensed psychologist.
Students admitted to the Learning Center are expected to meet the curriculum standards required by Brebeuf Jesuit. However, students in the program may defer beginning classes for their World Language requirement until their sophomore year.
What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does Brebeuf offer?
Brebeuf students have a myriad of opportunities for out-of-class activities and unique class offerings that allow them to broaden their minds and world views.
We offer a variety of elective courses including visual and performing arts, speech, computer sciences, world languages, yearbook and newspaper, yoga and mindfulness, and much more. Extracurriculars include: 37 athletic team opportunities ranging from football to golf, and ultimate frisbee to dance; completely student-lead diversity dialogues; and over 50 clubs and co-curriculars including robotics, politics, environmental initiatives and more.
These activities help them find like-minded friends, participate in civil debate, develop artistic and athletic abilities, and share their hobbies thanks to the vast number of activities on campus. This, of course, leads to growth and a better understanding of one another.
What are Brebeuf’s safety policies?
Brebeuf students are required to wear a lanyard with their student ID card for safety access to the building. Additionally, we have a Student Resource Officer on campus at all times during the school day.
What extra safety measures is Brebeuf taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, Brebeuf Jesuit’s administration has worked diligently to develop a plan for what everyone knew would be a unique school year. This plan has been guided by resources from public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Marion County Public Health Department, from other public agencies such as the Indiana Department of Education and the Governor’s Office, and by our own internal planning groups which include a staff Campus Reopening Task Force and a Medical Task Force of health professionals.
To see the full scope of Brebeuf Jesuit’s COVID-19 Safety Plan, please visit brebeuf.org/covidsafety.
Who should parents contact for more information about Brebeuf?
Families interested in exploring everything Brebeuf Jesuit as to offer are encouraged to contact our Director of Admissions, Colleen Cannon, at [email protected].