Brophy is a private, Jesuit, Catholic, college preparatory that is committed to the belief that all creation is a reflection of God’s love and presence which demands a passionate and generous response from the entire community. We are dedicated to students of all socio-economic backgrounds who have the potential and desire to maximize their God-given gifts. By creating an atmosphere for academic, emotional and spiritual growth, Brophy College Preparatory develops critically thinking, articulate, sensitive and aware students with a strong sense of self-worth. Through the process of nurturing the soul, Brophy offers these students an intimate relationship with God and inspires leaders who are devoted to the service of others in a global community.
Founded in 1928, Brophy College Preparatory is a Catholic, Jesuit, four-year private secondary school.
As a Catholic institution, Brophy is rooted in the teachings and person of Jesus Christ. The school affirms its commitment to the educational mission of the Roman Catholic Church. This mission is to lead women and men to a deeper appreciation of the presence of God in the world and the social responsibility which this awareness engenders. Brophy encourages dialogue between Christian faith and contemporary thought. It welcomes and respects people of all faiths as full partners who contribute their own values and beliefs to enrich the Brophy community.
As a Jesuit school, Brophy inherits the 450 year-old vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola, whose Spiritual Exercises affirm the ultimate goodness of the world as created, loved and redeemed by God. From the foundation of the first Jesuit school at Messina, Italy, the Society of Jesus has focused the goal of education on developing the whole person, traditionally known as educating “the Renaissance man.” The purpose of a Jesuit education, in contemporary language, is to develop leaders who are intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice. Religious is understood to mean that the student has a basic knowledge of the major doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church and has also systematically examined his or her own religious feelings and beliefs. The commitment to justice recognizes that we belong to a global community and bear personal responsibility in creating a world more peaceful and more merciful.
As a private school, all decisions are made in consultation with the various segments of the Brophy community. The Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility for major policy decisions. The Board of Regents is a consultative body for the President of the school. As a member of the California Province, Brophy belongs to a network of five secondary schools which is part of a larger system of 48 institutions. There is a solid relationship with the Phoenix community and a desire to serve the many diverse constituencies which the Valley includes.
As a college preparatory institution, Brophy goes beyond academic excellence to form well-rounded young adults who see themselves as agents of positive change. Relying on the liberal arts, with religious studies given a special place, the faculty teaches analysis, active listening and critical thinking both inside and outside the classroom. The goal of the school is to transform its community into “persons for and with others.” This hallmark of Jesuit schools, which was first articulated by Father Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the former Jesuit Superior General, in a speech in 1974, has become the living motto of Brophy students and alumni.