Students who wish to apply for admission to Chicago Jesuit Academy must be willing to work hard and grow as “people for others” in the Jesuit tradition.  Applicants should be mindful that the hard work required of students during their time at CJA is only the first critical step toward earning a four-year college degree.

Admission for grades 3-5 is determined on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to students who have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program at their prior school or are experiencing an extraordinary financial hardship. CJA is only academically selective for students applying for grades 6-8, not for grades 3-5.


CJA is now accepting applications for students who will be in grades 3-8 for the 2022-23 school year. If you are interested in attending school at CJA, the application is available now. Please apply as soon as possible.

Students who attend Chicago Jesuit Academy will be the next generation of leaders in the City of Chicago.  We expect all of our students to do great things with the gifts God has entrusted to them.

Please Note: If you have any questions about admissions policies or procedures, please contact us at (773) 638-6103 or We look forward to receiving your application soon!