Regis Jesuit High School

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Regis Jesuit High School
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6300/6400 South Lewiston Way


United States
Coordinates 39°36′0″N104°47′58″W / 39.60000°N 104.79944°W / 39.60000; -104.79944 Coordinates: 39°36′0″N104°47′58″W / 39.60000°N 104.79944°W / 39.60000; -104.79944
Type Private Coed
MottoAd Maiorem Dei Gloriam
(For the Greater Glory of God)
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Established1877;143 years ago (1877)
PresidentDavid Card [1]
PrincipalJimmy Tricco
Teaching staff126.1 (on a FTE basis) [2]
Grades 912
Enrollment1,654 [2]  (2015-2016)
Student to teacher ratio13.1 [2]
Color(s)Red and white         
Athletics conference CHSAA, AAAAA, Continental
Nickname Raiders
Accreditation AdvancED [3]
Affiliation Jesuit

Regis Jesuit High School is a Catholic, college preparatory high school located in Aurora, Colorado, and administered by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Founded in 1877, the high school shares much of its history with its counterpart Regis University in neighboring Denver, Colorado. The school is a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association [4] and is operated by the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver.



The school was founded by Italian Jesuits in 1877 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Another school was opened in Morrison, Colorado, seven years later. [5] In 1888, the two schools were merged and renamed for St. John Francis Regis to become Regis College, located on 52nd and Lowell Streets in Denver, Colorado. In 1921, the school was formally split into Regis High School and Regis College (now Regis University). The high school and University co-existed on the campus in Denver and shared facilities until a separate building was built on campus for the high school in 1984. In 1989, a parcel of land near Parker and Arapahoe Roads in Aurora was donated to the school. That area is now called the Campbell Campus, and it houses both the Girls and Boys Divisions. In 2016 Regis appointed David Card as president, the first layperson to hold that position. [6] [7]


The demographic breakdown of the 1,654 students enrolled in 2015-2016 was: [2]


As of 2018, Regis Jesuit had won 67 State Championships, with 54 for boys since 1988. The girls by their 13th year of existence had won 12 championships (including Spirit in 2010). This places Regis 6th in the state in number of State Championships. [8] In 2013 Sports Illustrated selected Regis as having the best high school athletics program in Colorado. [9]

SeasonSportNumber of ChampionshipsYear
Fall Cross Country, Boys 12009 [8]
Golf, Boys 82017, 2016, [8] 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
Field Hockey, Girls12018
Tennis, Boys 42018, 2010, [8] 2000, 1991
Soccer, Boys 41996, [8] 1995, 1992, 1991
Winter Basketball, Boys 32011, [8] 2010, 2009 [10]
Basketball, Girls 32014, [11] 2013, 2009 [8]
Hockey 62019, [12] 2018, [13] 2016, [14] 2012, 2009, [15] 2008 [8]
Swimming, Girls 42014, [8] 2013, [16] 2011 [17]
Spring Golf, Girls 42015, [8] 2014, 2012, 2010
Baseball 22011,2019 [8] 1988 [18]
Lacrosse, Boys 42018, 2016, 2014, 2011 [19] [20]
Swimming, Boys 222018, 2014, [8] 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, [21] 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1992

Notable alumni

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