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About the Jesuit School of Theology  

Rooted in the Catholic and Ignatian tradition, we engage in ecumenical, interfaith, and intercultural dialogue.

Find Your Place

The Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University is an international center of scholarly and ministerial formation, with a faculty and student body consisting of lay men and women, Jesuits, clergy, and members of other religious orders. We invite you to make your distinctive contribution to our academic and faith community, as together we enliven faith, promote reconciliation, labor for justice, and participate in God’s mercy. Students come to JST from across the nation and around the world to prepare for a broad range of ministries and service to the Church and world. Our students are lay women and men, Jesuits in formation, and members of other religious orders of all ages.


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Mission and Vision

The Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University is an international center of scholarly and ministerial formation, with a faculty and student body consisting of lay men and women, Jesuits, clergy, and members of other religious orders.

Who We Are and What We Value


History of JST

The Jesuit School was established in 1934 as Alma College. Located in Los Gatos, California, it was founded to serve the needs of the California and Oregon Jesuit provinces.

Rooted in the Ignatian Tradition

JST History

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Visit Our Campus

The Jesuit School of Theology looks forward to your visit! Contact the admissions department at jstadmissions@scu.edu if you are a prospective student who would like to visit in order to learn more about JST's academic programs. For alumni and friends of the school who wish to visit, we would love for you to visit! Ou school community gathers for Mass and a simple supper on Tuesday evenings and all are welcome.

Life at JST

“Theology is an expression of a Church which is a ‘field hospital’, which lives her mission of salvation and healing in the world. Mercy is not just a pastoral attitude but it is the very substance of the Gospel of Jesus.”