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Letter from the President

 Congratulations to the class of 2016!

You have demonstrated your leadership this last year academically, spiritually, socially, and athletically.

 What makes St. John’s Jesuit so special is our spirituality. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to experience it first-hand on numerous occasions.

As a parent of a son benefiting from a Jesuit education I was moved when he described to my wife Sheila and me the value of his senior-year Kairos retreat. In fact, he regretted that his extra-curricular activities prevented him from experiencing Kairos as a junior thereby allowing him the opportunity to step up as a student leader for a senior Kairos retreat.

As a member of the administrative team and an adult leader on two different Kairos retreats, I have been blessed and spiritually moved with this part of our Jesuit education. Our seniors are remarkable young men who truly represent the Jesuit Graduate at Graduation by being open to growth, loving, committed to doing justice, religious, and intellectually competent.

In just a few short months, they will take the next step of their life journey as they go  off to college.  
Like our seniors, I am moving on in my life’s journey, as I become the first lay President of Holy Cross High School in New York.

Thank you for your support and prayers these last three years.  Please know my thoughts and prayers are for all members of the St. John’s Jesuit family.

Please continue to keep Sheila and me in yours.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of St. John’s Jesuit!

 In Deep Gratitude,


Michael R. "Mike" Truesdell, President
St. John's Jesuit High School & Academy
May 2016