Non-Discrimination Policy

Chicago Jesuit Academy, in accordance with our Jesuit tradition, is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the CJA community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected identity.

Frequently Asked Questions

At CJA, we believe every person is made in the image and likeness of God.  We take education seriously because we believe school is one of the essential places where we learn to develop and refine our God-given gifts.  We believe we are called to use our unique gifts in the service of others as a community that is committed to being men and women for others in the Jesuit tradition.  

CJA is sponsored by the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus and works in close collaboration with other Jesuit schools, including Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Loyola Academy and St. Ignatius College Prep.  While we are not an Archdiocesan-run elementary school, we do work closely with the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Officer of Catholic Schools.  

CJA welcomes applicants of all faith traditions and there is no religious requirement to apply or work at CJA. Please refer to our non-discrimination policy for more details. In addition, students are admitted to CJA regardless of religion, ethnicity or race. 

We have a fairly traditional school year calendar that begins in late August and runs until the end of May. In addition, we require summer learning for all of our students.  First- and second-year teachers are required to participate in on-campus summer programming. Ten-month employees who participate in the summer term receive additional compensation.

Non-student facing staff who, for example, work on the College and Career Persistence Team, Development or Operations teams work year round due to the nature of their jobs. 

There is no standard path for an alum, rather it is based on what is best for their unique skills and interest. Our high school age alumni go to neighborhood public, selective enrollment public, private, Catholic and boarding schools. Our high school graduates enroll in certificate programs, 2- and 4- year colleges or go straight to the start of their employment. Our alumni find positions in a variety of fields including education, finance, construction, and social work.

Ravae Duhaney

Director of Talent​