CAMPION Jesuit High School
Nostalgia PagePrairie du Chien, Wisconsin, USA
This is the Nostalgia Page for Campion Jesuit High School (CJHS). Campion Jesuit College was founded in 1880, its namesake being the Jesuit Priest of the 16th century Edmund Campion (1540-1581).
From 1888-1898 the school was a private house of formation for Jesuit Novitiates and Philosophates. In 1898 the school re-allowed lay students but as a high school as well as a college. In 1925 the college program was discontinued. In 1919 Campion College was the first private college to adopt the ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corp). Before that there was the SATC (Student Army Training Corp). In the early-1970s Campion Jesuit High School was one of the first ROTC schools to drop the ROTC program from its curriculum.
In 1975 the school closed its doors and was later sold. It since has changed hands several times being operated as a Lutheran Seminary, Martin Luther Preparatory School (MLPS), and is currently being operated by 'The State' as a reformatory of varying degrees.
Generally, 'Campion' in this context will be referring to the Jesuit College or Jesuit High School operated by the Jesuits and which resided in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, USA.
If this is the not the school you went to then perhaps you would care looking for one of the "other" Campion Schools of which there are now several.
A Summer Sports Camp called Camp Campion was established in the mid 60s.
Ever wonder where all those Jesuits, lay teachers and staff are these days. Many of us do. With your help we can keep this list up to date.
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