Juan Diego Catholic High School

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
Tel: (801)984-7661
Juan Diego's 56 acre campus is 20 minutes from ski canyons and Salt Lake City.
Juan Diego's 56 acre campus is 20 minutes from ski canyons and Salt Lake City.
  • Since opening in 1999, Juan Diego has been accessible to families of diverse backgrounds, resulting in halls rich in culture, faith, tradition and experience.
  • Each student is challenged to expand the breadth of their knowledge and talents in addition to cultivating a reverence and respect for every human being.
  • Our mission is to serve God by providing a challenging academic education, rooted in Catholic values and morals in developing the whole person.
  • Our motto "Spiritus Donorum" - Spirit of Giving - pervades our campus culture of service, philanthropy and social justice.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedYes
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students763 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeJuan Diego Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Government & Politics, US Comparative, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2D Design, AP US History, Concurrent Economics, Concurrent Human Biology, Concurrent Intro to College Writing, Concurrent US Gov. & Politics
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Purchase uniform at school: khaki pants, oxford shirt (informal dress))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 30 / Aug. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesPlease contact Kirsten Jansen at kirstenjansen@jdchs.org for more information regarding tuition.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,458
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKirsten Jansen


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceDrill Team,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.32 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Academy of Sciences, Art, Band, Business Club, Chamber Choir, Concert, Dance, Debate, Digital Media/Game Development/Computer, Drama, Engineering/Science Olympiad, Environmental, Film Club, French, Human Rights International, International Student Club, Kairos Retreats, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Newspaper/Journalism, Peer Ministry, Percussion/Drumline, Photo Club, Pre-Med, Robotics, Sci-Fi Club, Ski & Snowboard, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Travel Groups, TV Production, Yearbook Art, Band, Business Club, Chamber Choir, Concert, Dance, Debate, Drama, Environmental, Film Club, French, Mock Trial, Peer Ministry, Photo Club, Pre-Med, Robotics, Sci-Fi Club, Travel Groups, TV Production, Yearbook, Academy of Sciences,
Digital Media/Game Development/Computer,
Engineering/Science Olympiad,
Human Rights International,
International Student Club,
Kairos Retreats,
National Honor Society,
Ski & Snowboard,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Government,

School Notes

  • 98% of graduates go on to college
  • Graduates earn an average $41,489 in renewable college scholarships.
  • Located on the 57 acre state-of-the-art, Skaggs Catholic Center campus, near Salt Lake City and Wasatch mountains.
  • 48 extra-curricular activities including 22 sports (boys, girls, co-ed)
  • Juan Diego students may obtain a special Academy of Sciences designation on their student transcripts. Students may enter the Academy of Sciences track in either their Freshman or Sophomore year, and complete requirements to receive the Academy of Sciences honor.  
  • Juan Diego students may obtain a special Academy of Fine Arts designation on their student transcripts. The Academy of Fine Arts provides four areas of focus: Music, Visual Art, Dance, and Theatre. Each student will be assigned a mentor based on their area of focus to guide them through the process of completion. Students may enter the Academy of Fine Arts in either their Freshman or Sophomore year, and complete the  requirements to receive the Academy of Fine Arts designation.
  • AP CapstoneTM is an innovative diploma program from the College Board that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two AP courses - AP Seminar and AP Research - and is designed to comple- ment and enhance the in-depth, discipline-speci c study experienced in other AP courses. In AP Seminar, students investigate real-world issues from multiple perspectives, gathering and analyzing information from various sources in order to develop credible and valid evidence-based arguments. In AP Research (JDCHS inaugural offering 2017-18, 12th grade), students cultivate the skills and discipline necessary to conduct independent research in order to produce and defend a scholarly academic thesis. AP Seminar is a prerequisite for AP Research. Students may not take AP Research without completing AP Seminar and all the required assessment components as they will not have developed the skill necessary to be successful in AP Research. 
  • Diverse student population: 34% minority includes Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Island, African and Native American
  • ALL FAITHS WELCOME: 70% Catholic
  • Open enrollment across the Wasatch Front primarily Salt Lake and Utah Counties
  • High-tech, blended-learning approach to curriculum, integrating digital devices with traditional pedagogy
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  6/12/2017
I am so grateful for the 4 years that I spent at JDCHS. After years of struggling both academically and socially in public school, Juan Diego was amazing for me. Like many of my classmate, I am not catholic, I never have been and I still loved attending Mass and morning prayer and all the other moments and the opportunities that came with attending a catholic high school. Juan Diego opened doors for me in life that would not have been possible without this incredible school and its curriculum and reputation. The faculty was all so caring and helpful. They cared about not only your grades, but you as a person, in and out of the class room.
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5  9/24/2016
Our son graduated from Juan Diego a few years ago. As he starts his senior year of college, we feel so pleased that we sent him to JD, tuition and all. It has paid off immensely in the number of college courses he tested out of, the more difficult classes he was well prepared for, and the incredible study habits he developed at Juan Diego. He Is ready for his year ahead and getting an early start on his Masters. A big thank you to the faculty and administrators at Juan Diego.
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5  9/1/2016
Wow! This is an amazing school our children are lucky to attend. The emphasis on academics and preparing them for college is surpassed by none. My oldest recently finished her first year at an out of state university. When she returned for the summer she commented that college was easy thanks to the preparation she received at Juan Diego. The faculty and staff truly care about each child. Not only do our children receive a top education, they also grow both emotionally and spiritually. We are forever grateful.
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5  9/1/2016
There is plenty of activities for all students, from sports to clubs. The administration is very involved with the students and works hard to build the community between the school, parents and students. My children graduated from Juan Diego and were able to get in to their college of choice, one with a full scholarship. Great school!
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5  9/1/2016
One of the greatest things about Juan Diego is that this community is a family. This campus truly feels like "home" to my children with the faculty, staff, and administration taking true individual care of their success as students. I have two JD Alums and one Sophomore. Our Children's counselor is THE. BEST. EVER!!! She was there every step of the way throughout the college process (could not have done it without her!!!!) "Above and Beyond" is how I would describe the attention to detail! I've seen the JD process from start to finish and there is NOTHING I would change about the experience...except for it to not go by as fast. Best 4 years before College!
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