Education in the New York Province
...for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.
--from "As Kingfishers Catch Fire"
by Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.
Since the earliest days of the Society of Jesus over 400 years ago, Jesuits have been involved in the education of young people. Today, over one million students are enrolled in some 900 Jesuit schools and universities the world over. As customs and cultures have changed through the years, Jesuits and their lay colleagues have remained committed to the vision of St. Ignatius Loyola of imbuing their students with a desire to seek God in all things.
In the New York Province, from the western shores of the Hudson River to the east side of Buffalo, from the South Bronx to the northern reaches of Syracuse and Rochester, Jesuit education strives to form women and men of competence, conscience and compassion both inside and outside of the classroom. The middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities of the New York Province serve diverse populations from first-generation immigrants to the children of families with long-standing generational ties to particular institutions.
The principle of cura personalis, or personal care for the individual, that each student experiences fosters the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical growth integral to leading a life of of faith, scholarship and service.
Please click on the adjoining tabs on the left side of this page to learn of the good things happening in the middle schools, secondary schools and institutions of higher education in the New York Province. For more information on the worldwide perspective of Jesuit education, visit the education homepage of the Jesuit Curia in Rome.