Arrupe Jesuit High School

School Profile

Arrupe Jesuit makes a college preparatory education an attainable goal for a diverse group of students who would otherwise never have access to that opportunity.
  • Arrupe Jesuit serves an ethnically diverse group of over 393 adolescent boys and girls. 93% of our student body is Hispanic, 1% African-American, 1% Asian, 3% Caucasian, and 2% of other nationalities.
  • 81% of Arrupe students qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program.
  • Arrupe Jesuit charges the lowest tuition of any private high school in Denver and is the only school able to fund 100% of families’ assessed financial need.
  • 93% of Arrupe Jesuit students receive financial aid to offset tuition.
Arrupe Jesuit is preparing students for success in college and beyond.
  • All 72 members of the Class of 2017 were accepted to at least one college or university of their choice, with 97% being accepted to a four-year institution.
  • 86% of the Class of 2016 are the first in their family to attend college; 50% are the first to graduate high school.
  • Members of the Class of 2017 were accepted to 32 colleges and universities across the country, and are attending 18 different schools this fall.
  • The Class of 2017 has earned over $5.3 million in scholarships to date.
Arrupe Jesuit High School is a response to a critical community need.
  • Fewer than half of Colorado’s African-American, Latino, and American Indian students graduate from high school, versus 75% of white students.
  • In 2004, 78% of Colorado’s white students scored proficient or advanced on CSAP reading tests, compared to only 40% of Latino and 47% of African-American students.
  • In 2002 only 22% of Colorado’s low-income students went on to college, ranking the state 35th in the nation; only 11% of 18-24 year-old Latinos were enrolled in college at the time.
The Corporate Work Study Program provides a financial backbone that makes Arrupe’s education possible.
  • Students work at over 130 area businesses, including law firms, health centers, banks, government offices, and nonprofits.
  • Students earn approximately 65% of their tuition by working five days per month in an area business and a modest tuition contribution from their families. 
Corporate sponsors have responded enthusiastically to Arrupe Jesuit’s program.
  • Hiring students makes economic sense. Businesses save approximately 30% from the cost of hiring a full-time entry-level worker to do a comparable job while giving high school students the chance to prepare for a future of success.
  • 90% of corporate employers choose to continue hiring Arrupe students the following year.
  • Evaluations from employers have been overwhelmingly positive, with over 98% of students rated as Outstanding, Very Good, or Good for 2015-2016.
  • 95% of employers report that Arrupe students provide good value for their investment.
Arrupe has been recognized for its success both locally and nationally.