Creating Great Men Since 1954

McQuaid Jesuit is Rochester’s only all-boys, Catholic, Jesuit college preparatory school for young men in grades 6-12. Built on the traditions of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, McQuaid inspires young men to realize their God-given gifts through their pursuit of excellence in academics, athletics, service to others, and a lifelong commitment to justice. The “Return on Investment” in a McQuaid education is priceless. Because while the school counts among its graduates Fortune 500 CEOs, Jesuit clergy, decorated Armed Forces veterans, and Athletic All-Americans, it is equally proud of those graduates who are exemplary sons, husbands, fathers, uncles, and neighbors. McQuaid Creates Great Men.


The Jesuit School’s Network (JSN) was founded in 1970 to address the unique needs of the Jesuit secondary school apostolate in the United States and Canada. From Canisius High School in Buffalo and St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, to Strake Jesuit in Houston and Jesuit High School in Sacramento, McQuaid is connected to more than 50 fellow Jesuit schools around the country and Canada through the JSN. This network initiates programs and provides services that enable its member schools to sustain their Ignatian vision and Jesuit mission of educational excellence in the formation of young men and women of competence, conscience, and compassion.

The New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) is a voluntary association of 192 independent nursery, elementary, and secondary schools enrolling more than 80,000 students. It is affiliated with the National Association of Independent Schools and the New York State Coalition for Independent and Religious schools. It is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and is a non-for-profit organization.