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Arrupe Jesuit makes a college preparatory education an attainable goal for families, who due to financial need, do not have the opportunity to receive a private, Catholic school education.

  • Arrupe Jesuit serves 438 students (93% of our student body is Hispanic, 2% African-American, 1% Asian, 3% Caucasian, and 1% other).
  • 79% of Arrupe students qualify for federal free and reduced lunch for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • As education costs continue to increase, Arrupe Jesuit maintains an affordable tuition and is the only school able to fund 100% of families’ assessed financial need.
  • Approximately 83% of Arrupe Jesuit families receive financial aid to offset tuition.
  • The average income for a family of four is $41,225

Preparing Students for Success in College and Beyond

  • 95% of the Class of 2019 are the first in their family to attend college and 62% were the first to graduate high school.
  • 100% of Arrupe Jesuit’s thirteen graduating classes were accepted into at least one college or university of their choice.
  • Members of the Class of 2019 are attending 22 different colleges and universities.
  • Our 875 alumni have earned over $71 million in scholarship dollars to date.
  • Our alumni maintain a 70% college persistence rate as of December 2016 (defined as either currently enrolled in college courses or have earned degree or certificate).

Response to a critical community need

  • Only 1 in 3 students who start Denver Public Schools in 9th grade will graduate on time and go on to enroll in college.
  • 64% of African American and Latino students graduated from high school compared to 78% of Caucasian students.
  • Arrupe Jesuit helps to reverse these patterns by providing an affordable college preparatory education to hundreds of students who would not have this opportunity otherwise.

Unique Corporate Work Study Program

  • Students work one day per week at over 125 area businesses, including law firms, health centers, banks, government offices, and nonprofits.
  • Students earn approximately 50% of the cost of their education through the CWSP.
  • Students gain valuable work experience and are able to contribute to the cost of their education.
  • 96% of students received a rating of good, very good or outstanding by their CWSP supervisors in the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Average daily CWSP work attendance is 98% (100% with make-ups).