The publication "What Makes a Jesuit School Jesuit," available below comes from the Jesuit Conference. JSEA has developed the other publications to assist its members in promoting the Ignatian vision of education within their institutions.

Our Way of Proceeding Cover

An instrument designed to help Jesuit schools and review teams focus their efforts to document the Jesuit Catholic identity and excellence of the schools.

2020 Vision: An Ignatian Examen of Jesuit Education for the 21st Century

A planning workbook inviting schools to reflect systematically on the challenges that Jesuit high schools should be prepared to face in the years ahead. The planning book is the result of the Board-initiated Think Tank on Jesuit High Schools for the 21st Century.

Companions in the Ministry of Teaching

A program of resources for faculty faith development within the context of a Jesuit school.


A compendium of major documents on the Ignatian vision for Jesuit schools during the first 25 years of the Jesuit Schools Network’s existence.

Ignatian Leadership in Jesuit Schools
A manual of resources for evaluating administrators within an Ignatian context.
Ignatius Knew
A book exploring the connections between Ignatian methodology in The Spiritual Exercises and current educational psychology and learning theory.
Perspectives on Collaboration: A Workbook
An examination of the theme of a 1988 Symposium from the viewpoint of faculty, administrators, trustees and others associated with Jesuit schools.
Presidential Transitions Cover

In 2014, the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (now the Jesuit Schools Network) commissioned a study of recent presidential transitions in Jesuit schools to identify trends and best practices.  The study resulted in a comprehensive Handbook on directions and approaches about searches and tra

The Relationship between Jesuit Schools and the Society of Jesus

Distinguishing Criteria for Verifying the Jesuit Nature of Contemporary Schools