St. Ignatius School

We, the community of St. Ignatius School, in the tradition of Mother Marie Rose and St. Ignatius Loyola, provide a faith centered Catholic education guiding God's children toward building a just and compassionate world.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 225 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,975
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Ignatius School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
mild learning differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
225 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
St. Ignatius School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Uniforms (K through 8)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
tuition assistance available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Endowment Size
$1.5 million


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Play Fit Fun, Yoga Playground

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, MUUSE Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Catholic Youth Organization Sports

School Notes

  • Located in the heart of southeast Portland, St. Ignatius School is a caring, joyful and connected community of families and professional educators partnering in the education of our students. We make our Catholic values of service, inclusivity, and faith a part of our children`s everyday lives as we strive to develop Eager Minds, Passionate Hearts, Enthusiastic Spirits, and Brilliant Futures in our students. Our community is full of rich backgrounds, including both Catholic and non-Catholic families. Formed by Ignatian spirituality and the charism of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, this small school is a jewel in the only Jesuit parish in Oregon. We warmly welcome your inquiries.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Ignatius School cost?
St. Ignatius School's tuition is approximately $8,975 for private students.
What sports does St. Ignatius School offer?
St. Ignatius School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Swimming, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. Ignatius School's ranking?
St. Ignatius School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Ignatius School?
The application deadline for St. Ignatius School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
St. Ignatius Preschool has been such a gift to our family, and especially our son. We looked for a preschool that was full-time (they also have part-time) and affordable- but we didn't expect to become part of an amazing community as well. The preschool offers two years (they can start at age 3) and they can then transition into the K-8 elementary school. They are protected as little ones (they don't do recess with the big kids, etc) but they get to feel like a part of the school's community by attending special events like the school Jog-a-Thon and get to also do PE, music, and library time. It is Catholic, but it is not the "old school" Catholic school you might be thinking. The families there celebrate various beliefs and religions. They are taught about various saints (St. Nick, St. Valentine) and the good deeds they did. They add an emphasis on empathy and social justice (the kiddos even help prepare sack lunches for the homeless!). It's just a cool, loving, fun place with a really special community.
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We couldn't love Saint Ignatius more for our two children. The faculty and staff there offer such a positive and faith-based education for all. Being a Jesuit, I know that my kids' education will be social justice in nature, and has proven that to be the case. They are held accountable, they are loved, they are accepted, and they have found their forever community.
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My 4th grader Julio has been at St. Ignatius since he was in Pre K. Our bright and creative boy has found a great place to develop his talents and grow as a kind, caring person. He tests up to 6th grade math and 7th grade reading. He loves his teachers, CYO sports, the music program, and the service projects that involve the students in helping the community. With the Jesuit focus on challenging academics and social justice, he is growing up to learn how to develop his gifts and use them to make the world a better place.
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St. Ignatius is a great school. It has rigorous academics, great community service projects that each class is involved in, excellent teachers who teach kindness, compassion and inclusion as well as academics and a commitment to the environment that is important to me as well. I love the family atmosphere as well. I am very happy with the school and highly recommend it.
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Very happy with our experience at St. Ignatius from 1st grade through 8th. High quality teachers including reading, music and PE. Families are very engaged and supportive. School encourages involvement with the community.
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Being an alumni of St. Ignatius, I know of the bond between teacher to student is greater than that of a public school. I was very fortunate in attending this school, the academics and sports they provide through the school set me up for success through my high school career. I love this school and still am an active part of the community even 10 years later.
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This school has a very high academic standard. The staff is wise and kind and that is what you need when dealing middle school students. I did not want to send my daughter to a wild and crazy public middle school. As a former public school teacher I have seen what can happen. This school is small and no student gets lost or ignored.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 225 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,975
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $12,224 for elementary schools and $14,116 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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