Arrupe Jesuit High School is a Roman Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school sponsored by the Jesuits of the Missouri Province. Arrupe Jesuit serves economically disadvantaged students from Denver’s inner-city neighborhoods. By enhancing the human, intellectual, and spiritual capacities of our students through a rigorous, innovative, and affordable college preparatory education, we offer hope for a brighter future to some of Denver’s neediest youth. Our goal is to empower graduates who will continue their education and return as leaders in their communities.
About Arrupe Jesuit High School
Arrupe Jesuit High School is located in northwest
Denver at 4343 Utica Street.
Arrupe Jesuit High School is the 47th college
preparatory Jesuit High School in the United States and was
designed primarily to serve the economically disadvantaged
in the city of Denver.
Arrupe was founded by the Jesuits of the Missouri
Province and is part of a larger Jesuit educational tradition
in the Denver area along with Regis University and Regis High
School, both founded in 1877.
Arrupe is modeled after the extremely successful
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School located in Chicago. Arrupe is
also part of the Cristo Rey Network (www.cristoreynetwork.org)
which is a national association of high schools that provides
quality, catholic, college prep education to low-income families
who otherwise could not afford such an opportunity.
Cristo Rey-model high schools currently enroll
6,500 students in 24 schools in 17 states and the District of Columbia. Each school has its own identity and
curriculum but is characterized by the Corporate
Work Study Program.
Arrupe Jesuit High School and Arrupe Corporate Work Study Program do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national or ethnic origin in its student admissions process, faculty and staff hiring practices, educational policies, scholarships, athletics or other school-administered programs.