Mission, Vision and Means

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Mission:  Chicago Jesuit Academy offers children with educational and economic needs access to a Catholic, college preparatory middle school education in the Jesuit tradition.  Additionally, CJA provides advocacy and the long-term resources to help students develop the moral and intellectual foundation to succeed in college prep high schools, universities and their adult roles as family, business and community leaders. 

Vision:  Chicago Jesuit Academy offers a rigorous academic environment that develops the whole student academically and socially in accord with the Jesuit mission and tradition.  CJA invites students to become persons for others who aspire to be loving, intellectually competent, open to growth, religious and committed to doing justice in the service of others.  Chicago Jesuit Academy actively shares best practices with other institutions.  CJA partners with the broader community to promote transformative educational resources, greater social justice and a deeper understanding of the obstacles to equality.

Means:  Chicago Jesuit Academy is a full-scholarship institution.  The success of CJA’s mission is made possible by the ongoing and disciplined sacrifices of the Academy’s students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, volunteers and benefactors.