A state-approved Driver Education course will be offered in two sessions this Summer at McQuaid Jesuit. The cost for the program is $520. The 1st session will run from Monday, June 12, 2017 through Friday, July 7, 2017. The 2nd session will run from Monday, July 10, 2017 through Friday, August 4, 2017.

Online Registration and Class Schedule can be found on the website. Registration forms must be submitted online by 8 a.m. on Friday, May 26th. Payment is due by Friday, June 2nd. Please review the car schedule very carefully.

If you have any questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For many hard-to-house homeless, including many suffering from mental illness and/or addiction, sleeping on the ground, in a tent, under a bridge or in a warehouse in the winter was the only option available—that is, until a grassroots organization, REACH (Rochester Emergency Action Committee for the Homeless), formed in 2015. REACH’s goal was to establish a temporary winter shelter, with real bedrooms, living room and kitchen, until the House of Mercy’s permanent shelter at 285 Ormond Street in Rochester could open.

McQuaid Jesuit was there at the formation of REACH, was there in the fall of 2016 getting Bridge Home (a temporary shelter at 59 Ontario Street) ready and was there at the beginning of spring 2017, decommissioning the shelter when the Ormond Street permanent shelter opened.

The McQuaid Jesuit effort was led by the Arrupe Society—the student group devoted to social justice activities—but also included efforts by Mothers for Others and, recently, by individual students who learned of the need to work at Bridge Home and simply showed up to help.  Activities included the heavy duty cleaning and disinfecting of Bridge Home from top to bottom, dismantling, moving and reassembling dozens of beds, and whatever else was needed.  Countless on Saturdays, holidays and over school breaks were given up for the effort.  McQuaid Jesuit was instrumental in delivering Bridge Home back to the building’s owner, the Church of the Redeeming Word, by the deadline—April 1—in better condition than when offered up as a shelter.

John Curran ‘67, who masterminded both the set-up of Bridge Home and its decommissioning, said: “REACH owes a great debt of gratitude to the McQuaid Jesuit High School community.  The rapid response set-up met the homeless sheltering need related to the delayed opening of the new House of Mercy on Ormond Street.”  And, regarding the final clean-up, Curran added:  “The shelter closed March 21 and we needed to complete our clean-up by April 1. With the help of McQuaid members and other volunteers, we succeeded just-in-time!”

Thank you to Senior Paul Conley, Juniors Dustin Coha, Brandon Nguyen, Matt Noel, Andrew Palermo, Alex Reale, and Aidan Ruppert; Sophomores Brendan Byrne, Alex Gioia, Bikash Koirala, Josiah Redman, and Orion St. Martin; and Freshmen Max Chew, Alex Pettis, and Henry Trost.  These students embody what it means to be a man for and with others on the margins – well done, Knights!

2017 mom prom 97

Nearly 300 moms and their sons attending the third annual Mom Prom Saturday, April 1, 2017. In its short time, the event has become one of the most popular for current moms so much so that the event was moved to a bigger venue this year to accommodate the crowd. Click here to see photos from the event.

The IgKnighters FRC team invites you to an open house in the McQuaid Jesuit cafeteria Saturday, April 8 from 1-4 p.m. Experience hands-on demonstrations of this year's robot, and learn how the team built it. This year's goal was to build a robot that involved picking up large gears, delivering them to an 'airship,' and shooting large whiffle balls into a goal. The team was given six weeks to design, build, and program the robot. Refreshments will be available.

A state-approved Driver Education course will be offered in two sessions this Summer at McQuaid Jesuit. The cost for the program is $520. The 1st session will run from Monday, June 12, 2017 through Friday, July 7, 2017. The 2nd session will run from Monday, July 10, 2017 through Friday, August 4, 2017.

Online Registration and Class Schedule can be found on the website. Registration forms must be submitted online by 8 a.m. on Friday, May 26th. Payment is due by Friday, June 2nd. Please review the car schedule very carefully.

If you have any questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.