Saint Ignatius School grew out of the grassroots efforts of Jesuits and their lay supporters to provide social services and act as advocates for immigrant youth.
In an area long known for failing public schools, the rare opportunities that a Nativity-model middle school could provide were clear, and Saint Ignatius School formally opened in 1995.
Boys in grades six through eight were the first to attend Saint Ignatius School.
However, conversations with the students' parents and a focused feasibility study revealed that Hunts Point desperately needed quality educational opportunities for both boys and girls.
As a result, in July 2004, a class of 14 fifth-grade girls prepared for the routine and rigor of Saint Ignatius during a two-week Summer Leadership Program, and then began classes at the middle school in September.
Saint Ignatius School will continue to add to the girls program from the bottom up, with the goal being to offer fifth through eighth grades for the girls.
Again responding to requests from community parents, Saint Ignatius School added a fifth grade for boys in September 2006.
This will provide greater continuity of learning for the youth of Hunts Point, as local public elementary schools currently end after the fourth grade.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 61 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8

Student Body

Total Students
61 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
St. Ignatius School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

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Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 61 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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