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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Welcome to FortKnight, McQuaid Jesuit’s new biweekly blog. We want to tell the day-to-day stories that you might not otherwise hear. Every 2 weeks, a different individual will write a post. We hope you enjoy, and encourage you to share your favorite columns.

Recent News

Two Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

September 15, 2023

  Congratulations are in order for Alexander Steele, ’24(L), and Alex Carpentier, ’24(R), who have been named Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. The announcement was made on September 14 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, based in…

2023-2024 School Year is Underway

September 7, 2023

It was a wet, but upbeat start to the school year this morning as McQuaid Jesuit welcomed students back for opening day on September 7.  More than 740 young men are enrolled, including the sixth grade, the Class of 2030.  As…

Director of Mission and Ministry Keynotes in Baltimore

August 28, 2023

On August 24, Dr. Damian Zynda McQuaid’s Director of Mission and Ministry was the keynote speaker for the annual Baltimore Jesuit’s Schools’ Shared Day of Reflection.  Dr. Zynda presented to the faculty and staff from The Loyola School, Cristo Rey…

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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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96% 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 ’22 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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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