MEN FOR OTHERS
A FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE
Within an education, there are lessons retained for a day, a week, a school year. And then there are discoveries and bonds
that last a lifetime. At Creighton Prep, we’re focused on preparing our students for what they need to know right now while
providing a comprehensive educational experience that helps to shape who they become and how they change the world
Guided by the vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola, our mission is to form men of faith, scholarship, leadership and service in the
Catholic and Jesuit tradition. We develop our students by focusing on spirituality, academics, the arts, athletics and service.
They become leaders in their respective fields in all areas of life, not only here in Omaha but throughout our country and
across the globe.
Within our hallways and classrooms, our students forge friendships that last far beyond graduation. This is where they
develop their talents, discover new interests and determine who they are spiritually, intellectually and socially. It’s a
foundation for the years ahead. We educate our young men to care about the world and people around them, and to care for
others before themselves. At Creighton Prep we form Men for Others and we’ve been doing it for 140 years.
CURA PERSONALIS AND THE FIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GRADUATE AT GRADUATION
A PLAN FOR
THE WHOLE PERSON
Creighton Prep is one of over 60 Jesuit high schools across the
United States where the expectation is to graduate students
who meet the five characteristics of the Profile of the Graduate
Jesuit education is focused on the whole person: mind, body and
spirit. This is accomplished through cura personalis – care for the
whole person – and a holistic curriculum.
A key goal is to form lifelong learners imbued with an Ignatian
approach to living, shaped by knowledge, understanding and use of
experience along with reflection and action. In short, Prep strives to
graduate students who possess the desire and personal resources to
be men for and with others.
OPEN TO GROWTH
A Creighton Prep student at the time of graduation is
beginning to take responsibility for his growth as a
person, desiring integrity and excellence in multiple
facets of his life.
By graduation, the Creighton Prep student will exhibit
a mastery of those academic requirements for advanced
forms of education. He will be developing logical skills and
critical thinking, a greater precision in written and oral
expression, a general knowledge of a variety of disciplines
and a growth in awareness of global social problems.
The Creighton Prep graduate is moving beyond selfinterest
or self-centeredness in close relationships. He is
learning to trust the fidelity of friends, family and adults.
He has personally experienced God’s love and is growing
in self-acceptance that he is loved by God and others.
By graduation, the Creighton Prep student will have a
basic knowledge of the major doctrines and practices
of the Catholic Church. Having been introduced to
Ignatian spirituality, the graduate will also examine
his own feelings and beliefs with a view to choosing a
fundamental orientation toward God and establishing a
relationship with a religious tradition and/or community.
COMMITTED TO DOING JUSTICE
The Creighton Prep student at graduation has acquired
considerable knowledge of the many needs of local,
national and global communities and is preparing for the
day when he will take a place in these communities as a
competent, concerned and responsible member.
AN EDUCATION FOR
TODAY AND TOMORROW
Our goal is to present a well-rounded vision of what it means to
be a disciple of Christ—spiritually, liturgically and morally. By
integrating the study of theology with an actively-lived Christian
faith, we challenge students to be men of character and faith.
We want students to use their gifts for the good of the world in light
of the Gospel. We host annual retreats and other Campus Ministry
activities throughout the school year that involve students in
Catholic liturgies, ecumenical prayer services and service events.
We aim to help every student discover his deepest identity as a son of
God and understand how Prep can be instrumental in facilitating a
rich, fulfilling faith life.
Backed by more than 450 years of Jesuit tradition, we consider
ourselves experts in forming young men and giving them the tools they
need to succeed here at Prep and beyond. Faculty and administration
work together to meet each student’s unique learning needs. And our
course of study provides a balanced, college preparatory curriculum.
Ultimately, our goal is to challenge every student, helping him
advance from good to great and from great to outstanding. We are
the home of AP Scholars, National Merit Semifinalists, perfect ACT
scores, and over $25.9 million in college scholarships. Creighton
Prep graduates, regardless of where they begin, can count on being
fully prepared to enter, compete and succeed in college.
At Prep, we prepare our students to be leaders in the service of
others, encouraging them to make a difference through their actions,
choices, examples and influence.
We believe leadership should promote justice and exist as a
fundamental aspect of the Prep experience from day one. Freshmen
witness leadership firsthand before the school year even starts as
their Big Brothers guide them through registration and orientation.
Students also have the opportunity to learn more from Prep
alumni who are serving as leaders in a variety of ways within
the Omaha community.
We offer service opportunities that provide a clear, hands-on
interpretation of what it means to be Men for Others. Our goal is to
help students utilize their talents and gifts for the good of the local
and global community.
During any given year, Prep students can be found at more than 35
service sites across Omaha and at locations around the world tutoring
students, building houses, visiting assisted living homes, working
in after-school programs and recreational programs for people with
disabilities, and feeding the homeless.
& FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Academic scholarships are based solely on the January entrance exam
scores. Students must test at Prep on the day of the exam in order to qualify.
We currently award scholarships on many levels, with the amounts and
number of scholarships determined each year based on the quality of the
Creighton Prep wants to provide financial aid to any young man who
is academically qualified and demonstrates need. Whether a student is
receiving academic scholarships, need-based assistance or a unique payment
plan, we will work with families to create the best situation financially that is
Many families are able to attend Creighton Prep because they were willing
to work with us to establish a partnership with us. Forty-five percent of our
students receive some form of financial assistance.
Don’t rule out an education at Creighton Prep before you go through the
entire process to see what the actual investment is.
OVER 60 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
TO FRESHMEN LAST YEAR SOLELY BASED ON
ENTRANCE EXAM TEST SCORE
Our tuition, endowment and annual giving programs must work together
to fulfill our Jesuit mission of keeping Prep accessible and affordable for
all who want to share in the tradition of Jesuit education. Crieghton Prep’s
AMDG Annual Fund (parents, alumni, past parents and friends), BASH
(dinner auction), and Men for Others Golf Classic are the major sources of
revenue that support financial assistance and help close the gap between the
cost of education and the cost of tuition. Financial assistance is available in
the form of work grants, financial aid grants and academic scholarships.
Prep provides work opportunities in the form of work grants to offset the
cost of tuition. Students who qualify for financial aid are given $1,000 in a
work grant as a credit to their tuition. The student must complete 100 hours
of work study ($10.00/hour).
FINANCIAL AID GRANTS
Financial assistance beyond work grants is available to families that need
additional support. It is based on the family’s ability to pay as determined
by our individual evaluation of each family’s situation.
Financial information must be submitted to FACTS Grant & Aid
Assessment online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/43KLY prior
to January 12, 2019. A copy of the prior year’s IRS (federal) tax return
is required at the time of application. Once reviewed, students who are
eligible and accepted will receive financial aid information in February. The
financial aid award is directly applied to the student’s tuition costs.
THE ROAD MAP FOR A
WE OFFER AN ADVANCED CURRICULUM WITH MANY AP AND HONORS COURSES.
INTEGRATED ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
Advanced Art & Storytelling
Advanced Art Traditional Mediums
Advanced Graphics & Photography
AP Computer Science A
AP Music Theory I, II
AP Studio Art
Architecture I, II
Basic Art Foundations
Coding Circuitry Cad (CCC)
Digital Media Productions
Ind. Study: Art
Ind. Study: Media Productions
Introduction to Coding
Introduction to Digital Photography
Introduction to Information Security
Introduction to Media Production
Multimedia Storytelling II
Magis Scholars Program
AP Language & Composition
AP Literature & Composition
English I, II, III
Honors English I, II
Advanced Algebra I, II
Advanced Applied Mathematics
Advanced Topics In Mathematics
Algebra I, II
AP Calculus A/B
AP Calculus B/C
Calculus I, III
Differential Equations & Linear Algebra
Honors Calculus II, III
Honors College Algebra
Honors Geometry / Introduction to Precalculus
Intermediate Algebra II / Trigonometry
Intermediate Trigonometry / Algebra II
Fitness For Life I, II, III
Physical Education 9
Principles Of Athletic Training
Honors Physical Science
AP American Government
AP Human Geography
AP United States History
AP World History
Intro to Law
Native American History
United States History
Contemplatives In Action
Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Social Teaching Plus
First Principles of Philosophy
Freshman Theology I
Freshman Theology II
French I, II, III, IV, V
Honors French II, III, IV
Honors Italian II, III, IV
Honors Latin II, III
Honors Spanish II, III, IV
Italian I, II, III, IV
Latin I, II, III, IV
Spanish I, II, III, IV, V
OPPORTUNITIES FOR A
Creighton Prep offers 10 NSAA sports during
the school year, including cross country, football,
tennis, basketball, swimming, wrestling,
baseball, golf, soccer and track. We also offer
four club sports and a comprehensive intramural
program as well as dozens of clubs and student
organizations. A state-of-the-art weight room is
available to any student after school.
Many of our sports offer freshman teams while
others have a no-cut policy. This inclusive
approach, combined with an extensive list
of co-curricular offerings, gives students the
opportunity to participate in every aspect of
our school’s culture, while allowing them to
personalize their Prep experience.
Asian Student Outreach Program
Black Student Alliance
Campus Ministry Advisory Board
Christian Life Communities
Classic Rock Club
CP 2 (Cyber Patriots)
Econ. Challenge Club
French Honor Society
Habitat for Humanity
Harvard Model Congress
Ignatian Leadership Institute
Ink, Inc. (literary magazine)
IT Innovation Club
Jay Journal (newspaper)
Jay Junior (yearbook)
Latino Student Association
Liturgical and Eucharistic Ministers
Louder than a Bomb
National Art Honor Society
National Honor Society
Operation Others Club
Ping Pong Club
Retro Gamers Club
Science Competitions Club
Service Immersion Trips
Settlers of Catan Club
Spanish Honor Society
Speech and Debate (Forensics)
Stanford Model United Nations
Made possible by a gift from the family of Thomas J. Morrow ’65 (dec.),
Creighton Prep’s ToMorrow Labs offer a space for self-directed learning where
Prep students and members of the larger Omaha community can develop their
talents for collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and innovation. Users have
access to laser cutters, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) routers and mills,
3D printers, microprocessors and other tools.
WAYS TO VISIT
Any current 7th or 8th grade student is invited to spend the day shadowing a current
Creighton Prep student. See what a day in the life of a Junior Jay entails, from start to finish –
and lunch is on us! Call us to set up a date and time that works for your son.
The first Sunday in November Creighton Prep hosts the annual Open House, from
11:30 am - 2 pm We invite all the young men in Omaha, in all grades and their families, to our
Open House to meet our students, faculty, Jesuits and alumni. Your visit will include a clubs
and activities preview, Q&A with faculty and administration, Science Club demonstrations,
and student-guided tours.
8TH GRADE FUN NIGHT
Prep hosts an annual Fun Night and Lock-in for 8th graders from 6-11 pm every November.
Games, trivia, and brotherhood from start to finish. Check out the website for specific dates.
Call us to schedule anytime during the school day for a personal tour and conversation
regarding the opportunities at Creighton Prep.
FUTURE FAMILY NIGHTS
We’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at our new ToMorrow Labs, Flik dining area and the
Heider Center. Learn about the admissions process and scholarship opportunities. Listen to
current students’ perspective of Prep.
Creighton Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic
origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made
available to students at Creighton Preparatory School.
Omaha’s Jesuit College Preparatory School Since 1878 | 7400 Western Ave. Omaha, NE 68114-1878 | 402.393.1190 | www.CreightonPrep.org
For more information, contact Mr. Josh Luedtke, Director of Admissions, at 402-548-3872 or JLuedtke@CreightonPrep.org/Admissions