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.
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
Jesuit College of Spirituality, Vic