President’s Welcome

“The task of our Jesuit educational institutions is to help younger generations find their place in the world and before God, so they can project their personal and social development, helping to build a better world.”

Arturo Sosa, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Welcome to McQuaid Jesuit!  The pages of this website offer a view of the mission of our school from academics to student life and faith formation. At McQuaid, we seek to change the world, for good, one heart, one mind, one student at a time.

McQuaid is a Jesuit school focused not only on academic excellence but also on care for the whole person – mind, body, spirit, and soul. As a Jesuit school, McQuaid forms students into intellectually competent, loving, well-rounded, mature, and faithful young men. Inspired by the vision of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, McQuaid is guided by the core values of Jesuit education – faith empowering us to find God in all people and things, the pursuit of excellence, service to others, a commitment to justice and a call to leadership.

Drawn to this vision and values, young men of all faiths and backgrounds come to McQuaid from nearly forty school districts to be academically challenged in a nurturing and rigorous environment and to grow in the vibrant student life of McQuaid offering athletic, artistic, and scientific, and service opportunities.

As a college preparatory school, McQuaid graduates attend some of the premier colleges and universities in the nation and go forth as leaders in government, law, education, health care, business, church, and countless other fields.

With a commitment to making a Jesuit education in Rochester available to all qualified students, McQuaid offers substantial financial aid.

Once again, welcome to the McQuaid Jesuit website.  I hope that it gives you a glimpse of what McQuaid Jesuit has to offer to you and your family. –Peter Rodgers P ’98, ’03

About Peter Rodgers

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Mr. Peter Rodgers will assume the role of interim President at McQuaid Jesuit, beginning July 1, 2023.

Many may be familiar with Peter given his leadership positions in the Rochester, NY community, and at McQuaid Jesuit, over many years. Peter is a person of integrity steeped in Jesuit tradition, having graduated from Canisius High School, and Fordham University, before earning his law degree at The State University of New York at Buffalo.  Peter and his wife, Pam, are the parents of two McQuaid Jesuit graduates as well.

Peter has committed to serving as interim President until at least January 2024.

Peter has served as a Trustee since 2003. He chaired the McQuaid Jesuit Board from 2009-2016. Under Peter’s leadership as Board Chair, McQuaid Jesuit added a 6th grade to the middle school, constructed a new classroom wing, renovated the cafeteria, purchased the Jesuit residence, and began construction of the Wegman Family STEM Center. Peter has continued as an active participant on the McQuaid Jesuit Board. He maintains strong relationships across the McQuaid Jesuit community and has an excellent understanding of our past and future strategic priorities. We are confident that Peter will continue McQuaid Jesuit’s strong forward momentum.