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Our Mission

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School is a Catholic, Jesuit, Cristo Rey high school that offers young men from supportive families of limited resources a college prep curriculum, corporate work experience, and faith formation that prepares them to graduate from college as men-with-and-for-others who serve their communities and pursue a more just and humane world for all.

Our Vision

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School will be the Catholic, Jesuit college and career preparatory school that is most successful at preparing young men of Los Angeles to graduate from college and lead Spirit-filled lives of purpose and meaning.

Our Motto

Work Hard. Play Hard. Pray Hard.

Our Values

Grounded in the teachings of the Gospel and inspired by the compassionate example set by Jesus to promote the full, integral development of students - intellectual, physical, moral, and spiritual - so they are open to growth, intellectually motivated, religious, loving, committed to justice, and work experienced.

  1. Cooperation is the cornerstone of our community, where every member receives the necessary attention, encouragement, and support to thrive academically, professionally, and personally. Here, the pursuit of the common good prevails over individual or group interests.
  2. Excellence in all endeavors, ad majorem Dei gloriam 
  3. Generosity characterize our ethos, echoing Jesus’ teachings to serve others with humility and compassion.
  4. Inclusive of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, our community embraces individuals while honoring the inherent dignity of every human being.
  5. Integrity in all things, evidenced by our unwavering dedication to truthfulness, decency, and respect for others.
  6. Resilience in the face of adversity and challenges.


Jesuit schools are never content with the status quo, the known, the tried, the already existing. We are constantly driven to discover, redefine, and reach out for the magis. For us, frontiers and boundaries are not obstacles or ends, but new challenges to be faced, new opportunities to be welcomed. Indeed, ours is a holy boldness, “a certain apostolic aggressivity,” typical of our way of proceeding. Our way of proceeding is a way of challenge... Mediocrity has no place in Ignatius’s worldview.General Congregation 34, Decree 2