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Welcome to Academics at Gonzaga Prep!
Jesuit education will always be synonymous with excellence. In the United States, Jesuit high schools, colleges and universities have flourished, producing many of the country's leaders. Gonzaga Prep has played a major role in a four-hundred-year tradition of excellence.
The tradition was born in sixteenth century Europe by a man and his vision: St. Ignatius Loyola. As founder of the Society of Jesus, Ignatius used the best schools of his day as models to develop a course of studies which combined a liberal arts curriculum with Christian teachings. This course of study has expanded greatly over the past four hundred years.
The primary purpose of education according to Ignatius was to lead students to the knowledge, love and service of God. This remains our primary educational goal.
Over 97% of all Gonzaga Prep graduates go on to further their education at colleges and universities throughout the country. During their years at Prep, students are guided by a highly experienced faculty and staff who assist them in their educational journey that continues beyond high school.
Our ultimate goal is that students will live out the Profile of the Graduate as women and men in service to others.
If I can be of any assistance in your student’s preparation for college and life, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Derek Duchesne
Academic Vice Principal
(509) 483-8512