McQuaid Jesuit

When Jesuits began their schools, two models were available. One was the medieval university, where students prepared for professions such as law, the clergy, and teaching by studying the sciences, mathematics, logic, philosophy, and theology. The other model was the Renaissance humanistic academy, which had a curriculum based on Greek and Latin poetry, drama, oratory, and history. The goal of the university was the training of the mind through the pursuit of speculative truth; the goal of the humanists was character formation, making students better human beings and civic leaders. Jesuit schools were unique in combining these two educational ideals.

--Excerpt from Boston College's "A Pocket Guide to Jesuit Education" 

 

Jesuit Residence Demolition
Summer 2016

Groundbreaking Ceremony
October 2016

Danny Wegman, '65
Dedication Speech
November 2017

Phil Pecora, '88
 Dedication Speech
November 2017

Bob Reiser, S.J.
Dedication Speech
November 2017

Bishop Salvatore Matano
William Muller, S.J.

Building Blessing
November 2017

 

 IgKNIGHT-ing the Future of STEM Education

Phase I of McQuaid's IgKnight the Future (ITF) Campaign included the construction of the 36,000-square-foot Wegman Family Science and Technology Center built where the school's Jesuit residence once stood. McQuaid is the only middle school and high school in the area to have a building completely dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The state-of-the-art building houses classrooms, laboratories, and space for STEM disciplines leveraging the school's partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW). With the growth of engineering in the curricular and co-curricular life of the school, dedicated space was built for our students involved in both FIRST Lego League Robotics and FIRST Robotics.

Additional features of the buidling include computer labs, common work areas, student life and campus ministry facilities.