Welcome, from the Director of Admissions

Dear Prospective Student,

Thank you for your interest in Brophy College Preparatory! I hope our website will give you a thorough picture of what we offer, from academics to the arts to athletics and much more.

Brophy was founded in 1928 and is the only Jesuit high school in Arizona, as well as one of the first private, Catholic schools established in the state. We have a rich tradition of student accomplishment in all areas of scholastic and athletic achievement. Most of all, as a Jesuit school, we seek to educate men for others; men who, upon graduation are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving and committed to doing justice.

I hope you will follow up your visit to our website, with a visit to campus and find out more about the transformative power of a Jesuit education.

Mike Ward
Director of Admissions

Answering Your Questions

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Q What are the elementary and middle "feeder schools" for Brophy?

    We accept students from elementary and middle schools all over the Valley. Our current freshman class is represented by approximately 100 different schools and zip codes. We have students from Catholic schools, private/non-denominational schools, public and charter schools, as well as home-schooled students.
  • Q Does Brophy accept students of different religious backgrounds?

    Yes. Jesuit schools are known for their religious diversity and Brophy's young men come from many religious traditions. Approximately 65 percent of our student body are Catholic, but we have students from many Protestant denominations, as well as students who are Jewish, Mormon, Sikh, Muslim and others. A common theme throughout our religious studies curriculum is exploring the historical relationships of world religions, finding common ground and learning from one another.

  • Q How diverse is Brophy's student body?

    For the 2024-25 school year, students of color comprised 47% of the student body.  
  • Q Does Brophy offer placement exams if students wish to accelerate their curriculum?

    Accepted freshman students are invited to take the math and/or world language proficiency exams if they wish to begin freshman year at a higher level than Algebra 1, or Spanish 1 or Latin 1.  Placement in an honors section of science and English also includes a comprehensive review of a student's academic file. Please sign in to your myBrophy account for more details on placement exam topics and dates. 
  • Q Does Brophy provide resources for students with diagnosed learning differences who may require additional academic support? 

    Brophy's Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides a variety of services available to all students. Please begin a conversation with the Admissions Office if you think your son will require and/or benefit from the resources offered by the ARC. Once a student is admitted, the Admissions Office will facilitate meetings with Brophy's Learning Resource Coordinator to determine if, in addition to the services available to all students, your son also qualifies for a Student Support Plan (SSP). For more information, please visit the ARC webpage.
  • Q When do applications open for the 2025-26 school year?

    Applications for the 2025-26 school year will open to current eighth-grade students on Oct. 2. 2024. Complete our inquiry form and we will notify you when our application portal opens, as well as the start of our Bronco-for-a-Day Shadow Program.

Jesuit Education — A Transformative Experience

Brophy College Preparatory is well-known in the Phoenix community as an incubator of National Merit honorees and AP Scholars with 99% of its students going on to college; however, the Jesuit hallmark of Intellectual Competence is only one part of the formation of a Brophy graduate. The true value lies in the overall approach to education dictated by Brophy’s Jesuit identity as articulated centuries ago by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. The Jesuit philosophy insists that educational and spiritual formation must go hand-in-hand to create a citizen of the world prepared to lead with competence, conscience and compassion.

To that end, a Brophy student is educated to be intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice, the Jesuit ideals of the Graduate at Graduation. From his first steps on campus, a Brophy student is challenged in the classroom and on the playing field, inspired through service opportunities, and supported and encouraged during chapel and retreats. These combined experiences contribute to great academic, personal and spiritual growth.

From its historical origins, Ignatian philosophy always has insisted that students educated within these Jesuit principles not only use this education to better their own lives, but should also strive to better the lives of others. Men of Brophy. Men for Others.