Saint Ignatius High School

  • Located in close proximity to downtown Cleveland in the vibrant and energetic Ohio City neighborhood, the school occupies 23 acres and includes 19 buildings and three athletic fields.
  • The school has 120 faculty members, 90 percent of whom hold advanced degrees. Academically, Saint Ignatius is a regional and state leader in National Merit finalists and Advanced Placement scholars. Nearly 100 percent of Saint Ignatius students go on to four-year college programs at universities across the United States and beyond.
  • The U.S. Department of Education has designated Saint Ignatius a Blue Ribbon school.
  • Thanks to generous alumni and benefactors, nearly 50 percent of Saint Ignatius students receive some form of tuition assistance.
  • With 20 programs composing the Christian Action Team, students perform, on average, more than 15,000 hours of non-required service annually.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1886
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$300
Summer Program Cost NotesProgram fee includes two t-shirts and daily breakfast & lunch.
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students1,506 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Saint Ignatius High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers105 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size23 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus: AB, AP Calculus: BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(shirt and tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 20
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,000
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant$9,150
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPatrick O'Rourke
Admissions AssociateAnne Brennan

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCrew,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseRugby,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.37 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Challenge, Archery Club, Billiards, Broadcast Journalism, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Circus Company, Culinary Club, DJ Club, French Club, Greek Student Union, Latin Club, Math Club, Model UN, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, NERF Club, Ploughmen, Pre-Health Society, Pre-Law Club, Robotics Club, SADD, School Newspaper, Science Olympiad, Ski Club, Speech and Debate, Stage and Tech Crew, Student Senate, Student Sports Information Department, Yearbook, Young Authors Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Artists in Residence, Band, Chorus, Harlequins

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Golfers for Others, Intramural Sports

School Notes

  • Saint Ignatius High School, which opened its doors September 6, 1886, is a Jesuit college-preparatory school. The school enrolls over 1,500 young men who hail from 96 cities in a nine-county region. Located in close proximity to downtown Cleveland in the vibrant and energetic Ohio City neighborhood, the school occupies 21 acres and includes 19 buildings and three athletic fields. The school has 120 faculty members, 70 percent of whom have spent 10 years or more teaching at Saint Ignatius.
  • Academically, Saint Ignatius is a regional and state leader in National Merit finalists and Advanced Placement scholars. The Class of 2019 qualified 14 students as National Merit Semifinalists, 4 students as National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars, and an additional 15 students as Commended Students. We also had 246 students receive Advanced Placement scholar honors this year. Nearly 100 percent of Saint Ignatius students go on to four-year college programs at universities across the United States.
  • In September 2009, the school was designated a Blue Ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Education. In 2016, the school was designated an AP Capstone Diploma school by the College Board. The Class of 2019 was the first group of students who were eligible to participate in this program as sophomores (AP Capstone Seminar) and juniors (AP Capstone Research).
  • As important as academics are, the spiritual program of the school is an essential component that sets Saint Ignatius apart from any other school in Northeast Ohio. While respecting all faith traditions, Saint Ignatius is a Catholic high school rooted in Jesuit spirituality. A four-year theology program, annual spiritual retreats, frequent liturgies, and opportunities for service to those in need are mainstays.

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