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 110 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,506 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,360
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 20

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1886
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$375
Summer Program Cost Notes
Program fee includes two t-shirts and daily breakfast & lunch.
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students
1,506 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Saint Ignatius High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
23 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Shirt and tie)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 20
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$9,150
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Patrick O'Rourke '90
Admissions Associate
Anne Brennan

Sports

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 2021 qualified 12 students as National Merit Semifinalists, 1 student as a College Board National Recognition Program Scholar, and an additional 16 students as Commended Students. We also had 283 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.
Profile last updated: 07/26/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,506 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,360
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 20

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