Academics at Brophy

The almost 500-year-old Jesuit legacy of academic excellence is alive and well at Brophy. Brophy’s academic program supports the school's mission to educate the whole person and to form young men who are intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice — the five hallmarks of the Jesuit Graduate at Graduation. The curriculum leads students toward intimate investigation and experience within all courses of study: the English humanities, religious and ethical studies, social studies, science and technology, mathematics, fine arts, health and physical education, and world languages. The focus is not on rote memorization but rather inquiry and exploration that prepares students not only to succeed in the university arena and the world beyond its walls, but also to affirm where the world is working for the greater glory of God, to question where it is not, and to work as agents of change wherever positive change is needed.

34 Seniors Named 2021 National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students

Eight seniors have been named 2021 National Merit Semifinalists and 26 seniors have been named National Merit Commended students. Congratulations go to (left to right/top to bottom in photo): Semifinalists Justin An, Walker Bagley, Charles Fallon, Carl Justice, John Lomax, Nolan Lopez, Mateo Morris and Henry Palmer. Semifinalists can go on to compete for Finalist standing and ultimately, for a National Merit Scholarship.

Congratulations also go to Brophy's 26 Commended students: Benjamin Aguilar, George Anton, Ethan Ballecer, Jackson Bernreuter, Andrew Chong, Nicholas Cicora, Amit Das, Joseph Ditullio, Finn Dowdall, William Hays, Kellan House, Andrew Kort, Ryan Loo, Luke Maledon, Ian Martinez, Davis McHenry, Connor Pitts, Luis Reyes, Connor Roland, Joseph Schillinger, Pablo Torres-Lopez, Benjamin Travis, Rajveer Walia, Steven Watson, Daniel White and Nathan Zonn. 
Students entered the 2021 competition their junior year when they took the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) which serves as an initial screen of program entrants. Nationally, over 1.5 million juniors from approximately 21,000 high schools took the test with about 16,000 students qualifying as Semifinalists and about 34,000 qualifying as Commended students.