Young men who wish to apply for admission to Chicago Jesuit Academy must be willing to work hard and grow as “gentlemen 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 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 now accepting applications for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade on a first-come, first-served basis as well as transfers to the 6th, 7th and 8th grade. If you are interested in attending school at CJA, the 2016 application is available now.  

Young men 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 visit our Admissions FAQs page, or contact us at (773) 638-6103 or We look forward to receiving your application soon!