Arrupe Jesuit High School is a college preparatory school that serves economically disadvantaged students from Denver's inner-city neighborhoods.
By enhancing the human, intellectual, and spiritual capacities of our students through a rigorous, innovative, and affordable college preparatory education, we offer hope for a brighter future to some of Denver's neediest youth. One of the most distinguishing features of our curriculum is our Corporate Work-Study Program. One day per week, our students work in entry-level jobs at 90 corporations and non-profits throughout Metro Denver, earning two-thirds of their school tuition. In May 2010, we graduated our fourth class. One-hundred percent of our seniors were accepted into at least one college or university of their choice, with 91% being the first in their family to attend college and 60% being the first to graduate high school.
Collectively, this class earned more than $3.8 million in merit-based scholarships, setting a school record.