"I'm a Brophy graduate and the suggestions that (a) the religion is overbearing and (b) the academics are anything but absolutely first-rate are simply uninformed. I would never disparage a good public high school, but Brophy is an example of a highly esteemed Jesuit institution and stands on its record of consistently sending graduates to the finest colleges/universities in the country and out into the world where many of them are important figures in their fields and professions."
"As a parent, it is disheartening to hear from business owners and staff ( that can recognize Brophy and Xavier students from their uniform) at Phoenix establishments that the teens are often rude, disrespectful and seem to have a sense of entitlement. I know this is not the majority of students, but those that act this way and are rude to service staff and not respectful to people they encounter in the community leave a bad impression."
"I posted a review here August 18, 2003 as my son was beginning his junior year at Brophy, he'll graduate in the top ten from JD program at James E. Rogers College of Law next month. over the years it has been interesting to follow the paths of other grads from Brophy."
"As a former student, I found my Brophy experience varied. The administration can be very helpful and insightful, and I really enjoyed some of my teachers over my time there. I matured, made my best friends, and was able to get a GREAT academic education. I did not really play sports on campus, but I found there was a little bit of a disparity between the mindsets of some of the students and myself, especially early on. Some of the students were a little lazy, slacked off, and focused more on partying than school, but that was their personal choice. I feel that if you want to excel as a student, Brophy offers all the resources one could ask for to create a successful student. It also gives you opportunities to go to schools like Stanford (go Cardinal!), Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc., but that is ALL contingent on the amount of work a given student is willing to put in. I felt that if someone really wanted to succeed at Brophy, they definitely could. However, some students do the work just to get by, which detracts a little bit from the opportunities available post-graduation. Overall, I would candidly recommend Brophy, especially if your son is a go-getter and desires to succeed."
"We researched Brophy heavily and personally know many former graduates and students. It's an excellent school but It was not a great fit for what we were seeking. We were seeking a very academic oriented school where the majority of students' ambition was to matriculate at Ivy League or top university. In our opinion, Brophy places too much emphasis upon athletics and the social element. Brophy is somewhat of a legacy school as well. Many students are children of former Brophy graduates. We didn't want our child to feel at a disadvantage because his parents didn't attend Brophy. We understand that religion is not overbearing here, but it's also not something one can dismiss either. We are not Christian, and did not want our child to feel like he couldn't fit in or that his faith was somehow inferior. Despite these challenges, I wanted to rate Brophy high. I have a very high opinion of the school. I do think that an academically inclined student can succeed here. I also think it is an excellent choice if your child wishes to play collegiate or professional sports. But for us, we desired a school whose primary focus was on academics."