McQuaid Jesuit is a Catholic, Jesuit college-preparatory school that inspires young men in grades 6-12 to realize their God-given gifts through the pursuit of excellence in all things, service to others, and a lifelong commitment to justice. Our goal is to form, and transform, young men academically, spiritually, physically, and socially to build the competence and character they need to help them not just succeed, but exceed, in college and in life.

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Academic Excellence

With strong academics, coupled with dozens of co-curricular offerings that are both interactive and experiential, McQuaid Jesuit inspires students to work hard and play hard. Every step of the way supported by a safe, attentive, caring faculty and staff.

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94% of McQuaid graduates attend college. We embrace the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, seeking to find the right destination for each student after his graduation with an appreciation for his gifts, circumstances, and potential to ensure an enriching college experience that ultimately leads to living a life of consequence. Here are just a few of the colleges and universities our Class of ’21 are attending:

Service For and With Others

At the heart of its mission, and at the foundation of Jesuit principles, McQuaid seeks to create great men committed to service for and with others. All students are invited to participate in retreats, liturgies, service trips, social justice initiatives, and community events.

Athletics and Arts Complement Academics

Athletics and the fine arts are an integral part of the McQuaid student experience. From theatrical productions and choral ensembles to participating on one or more of our 19 highly competitive athletic teams, our students learn cooperation, camaraderie, hard work, leadership, and teamwork. Every step of the way learning to manage the rigors of academics with the commitment of extra-curricular activities.

McQuaid Jesuit has been recognized as a “School of Distinction” by the NYSPHSAA by having 100% of its varsity teams receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports seasons.

McQuaid Featured Alum

McQuaid Jesuit alumni have gone on in their careers and their communities to do great things.

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Rochester’s only male Catholic college prep school educating grades 6 to 12. Rooted in the Jesuit tradition since 1954. www.mcquaid.org

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Congratulations to Xavier Joseph who won the Eighth Grade Poetry Competition for his recitation of "Fortuna" by Thomas Carlyle. For his efforts, Xavier received a $100 Amazon gift card. youtu.be/C9XFqY8muPMFrom left: Ian Davey, Xavier, Sam Kakarantzas, Anthony Breedlove, Ethan Navarrete, and Dean Giess See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to Kendal Burno who won the 2022 Pamela Stoffel Senior Speech Competition Tuesday afternoon and earned a $1,000 college scholarship. Sean Rox placed second and Connor Dougherty third. youtu.be/rJ1k8-lKkqMFrom left: Kendal, Sean, Gavin Patel, Matt Newcomb, Andrew O’Hern, Connor See MoreSee Less
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A Priceless Investment

A McQuaid Jesuit education is a priceless investment in your son’s future. We are committed to making a Jesuit education accessible and affordable to qualified students who demonstrate financial need. While we expect all families to pay some portion of the annual tuition,

34% of McQuaid students receive financial aid.
The average award is 50% of a student’s annual tuition.

Seeing Is Believing!

We offer private tours for prospective students and their families so you can explore everything that McQuaid has to offer. A current student and/or member of the admissions office will guide you through our newly renovated campus and all it has to offer.

For immediate assistance, call the Admissions Office at 585-256-6112