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Chicago Jesuit Academy

  • Chicago Jesuit Academy
  • 5058 West Jackson Boulevard
  • Chicago, IL 60644
  • 773-638-6103
  • Jessie Walsh
  • College-Persistence Counselor
  • 773-783-0668

Program Description

Chicago Jesuit Academy offers children with educational and economic needs access to a Catholic, college preparatory middle school education in the Jesuit tradition. Additionally, CJA provides advocacy and the long-term resources to help students develop the moral and intellectual foundation to succeed in college prep high schools, universities and their adult roles as family, business and community leaders.

Chicago Jesuit Academy is a full-scholarship institution. The success of CJA's mission is made possible by the ongoing and disciplined sacrifices of the Academy's students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, volunteers and benefactors.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 12%
  • Other: 4%
  • African American: 84%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 0
  • Middle School: 144
  • Elementary School: 72
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Arrupe College
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
  • Denison University
  • DePaul University
  • Illinois State University
  • Knox College
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Marquette University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Pennsylvania

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 90%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 35%