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Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
City: Houston, Texas
Country: United States
General Information
Type: Secondary school
Founded: 1961
Address & Contact Information
Address: 8900 Bellaire Boulevard
City: Houston
State/Province: Texas
Postal code: 77036-4699
Country: United States

Strake Jesuit College Preparatory is a Jesuit high school located in the United States in Houston, Texas. It is located in the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus and was founded in 1961. Strake Jesuit College Preparatory is known for the large collection of art pieces placed around the campus. The school is classified as an official art museum with a full-time curator. Strake Jesuit College Preparatory currently maintains approximately 900 students actively in session. Out of roughly 500 annual applicants, between 250-300 are accepted to form the freshman class of 225, out of which normally more than 200 graduate.

An interesting fact about Strake Jesuit College Preparatory is that it uses a closed-circuit television system known as Strake Jesuit Educational Television (SJET). SJET was established in 1970. Daily morning announcements are shown on SJET in a format similar to typical television news programs. They are presented and produced by students. The students participating in SJET can take Television Production for half a class credit.

Another interesting note is that since the school is not able to compete in the standard Texas Districts for sports, Strake Jesuit and Dallas Jesuit formed a pact to compete in what would be known as the "Jesuit Bowl", the football competition of two of the top Catholic high schools in Texas.

Contact Information

8900 Bellaire Boulevard; Houston, Texas 77036-4699.

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