An Education Built for Middle School Boys 

Frequent movement. Hands-on learning. The Academy at St. John’s Jesuit is designed for the way boys learn. Founded in 2004, the Academy is the first of its kind in Northwest Ohio. Our faculty and staff uphold the foundations of educational excellence in the Jesuit tradition – a tradition that is more than 450 years old. Our young students are nurtured as part of the Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis, or care for the entire person, which inspires our teachers to listen to students and to build relationships with them. Our goal is to prepare our students in mind, body and spirit so that they grow strong as individuals and develop a foundation for success in high school, in college, and in life. At St. John’s Jesuit Academy, we believe that the middle school years for boys are important as they head toward adulthood leaving childhood behind.


A Gurian Model School

There are only sixteen Gurian Model Schools in the U.S. and St. John’s Jesuit Academy is one of them. Faculty frequently use gender-based instruction strategies to achieve effective learning in an all-boys setting.

Percent participate in a Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) sport

elementary schools are represented in the Academy

graduates have been honored as high school valedictorians and salutatorians

percent of 8th graders take a high school level class

Meeting Students
Where They Are

The middle school years are a critical time for boys to begin taking responsibility for their learning and develop self-discipline that will last a lifetime. Students come to the Academy from a variety of grade schools. We understand and anticipate that curriculum must meet our students where they are. From this starting point, we work closely with families to identify student needs, and to customize an academic plan that will allow each Titan to make the transition and thrive. The Academy at St. John’s Jesuit is exceptionally positioned to offer students in grades six through eight a multitude of resources, accommodating those who need a higher level of academic rigor and those who need a higher level of support.


edmentum Courses

Provides options to take accelerated, nontraditional classes under the oversight of a faculty member.

High School Elective Courses

7th and 8th grade students can take select freshman elective classes, opening his schedule up for added opportunities in high school.

Advanced Placements

Students are assigned to leveled math and english classes with the ability to be placed in high school classes in math, foreign language, and science.

8th Grade Capstone

The Academy experience culminates with the 8th Grade Capstone, a semester-long project which cultivates collaborative learning, research, and service.

Students needing academic and other support are provided with comprehensive resources. Through individualized care, we strive to assist every Titan in reaching his full potential.

Academy A+ Learning Center

Tutors and learning specialists in every subject are available to assist those who need academic support.

Foundations Classes

Teachers work with students to build strong study habits and classroom skills and to instill an understanding of Titan traditions.


Students new to SJJA need extra care in adjusting to a new school and new friends. We offer a formalized onboarding program with particular emphasis to new Titans.

An Education
in the Jesuit Tradition

Although the  Academy operates separately from the high schoolstudent life is rooted in the same Ignatian spirituality.  The Academy is firmly committed to the mission of forming Men for Others. Theology classes, all-school Masses, and retreats are balanced with Christian service and community outreach. An array of enrichment classes challenge Titans to be open to growth and try new things such as wood working, cooking, and archery. The bonds of friendship begin through mentor group competitions or shared experiences on overnight field trips such as Space Camp, Washington DC, and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.


“From day one, it was clear that the Academy is academically rigorous and well-rounded. But beyond the academics, the teachers and staff are creating an environment of thoughtful, caring and hard working young men. The Academy has proven to be flexible and nimble, not only with the issues brought on by the pandemic, but also in meeting the individual students’ needs. They saw where my son needed to be challenged and moved him to the appropriate class. They created an individual study program for him when a current class schedule did not work out. They provide after-school and weekend activities that are engaging and help further build friendships and community among the boys.”

– Eric and Renu Keilhorn P’27

St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy 

Educating young men in grades 6–12.

5901 Airport Highway
Toledo, OH 43615

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