William Schmitt | Dec. 5, 2012 | Alliance for Catholic Education
Chicago Jesuit Academy (CJA) is a full-scholarship Jesuit school that serves young men from modest economic backgrounds in grades 5-8. Following the Nativity model, the west-side school begins its day at 7:30 am and ends at 6:00 pm.
The school year lasts nearly 11 months, and students learn in small class sizes to prepare for success in college prep high schools, universities, and positions of community leadership.
The school opened in 2005, and thanks to the unwavering dedication of its staff and teachers—four of whom are graduates of ACE Service through Teaching—student success rates have been staggering.