The education ministry encompasses Jesuit owned and operated schools as well as affiliated Jesuit Companion Schools.

Jesuit education seeks to affirm a world seen as ‘charged with the grandeur of God’. ‘To find God in all things’ was the aim of St Ignatius Loyola and his Jesuit companions, who first formed a community at the University of Paris early in the 16th century. Jesuit education has always been world-affirming, encouraging a study of all reality and seeking to produce wisdom.

The education ministry includes Jesuit involvement in tertiary education, academic research, public policy, university colleges and university chaplaincies. There are also Jesuit owned and operated schools and affiliated Ignatian schools.

Jesuit Education Australia

Jesuit Education Australia provides oversight and strategic direction to the Society of Jesus’ educational ministry in Australia.

Jesuit schools

St Ignatius’ College, Riverview, NSW

St Aloysius’ College, Milsons Point, NSW

St Ignatius’ College, Adelaide, SA

Xavier College, Melbourne, Vic

Redfern Jarjum College, NSW

St Patrick’s College, East Melbourne, Vic
(Operated from 1854-1968)

Jesuit Companion Schools

John XXIII College, Mt Claremont, WA

Loyola College, Watsonia, Vic

St Ignatius College, Geelong, Vic

Xavier Catholic College, Hervey Bay, Qld

Xavier Catholic College, Ballina, NSW

Tertiary and intellectual apostolate

Newman College, Vic