Founded in 1886, Saint Ignatius High School is a four-year Jesuit high school for boys with a total enrollment of 1,452. The class of 2013 numbers 365. The curriculum is college preparatory only. The school is accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association.
Located in close proximity to downtown Cleveland in the historic Ohio City neighborhood, the school has an 18.5-acre campus including 18 buildings, three athletic practice and playing fields, and parking facilities. The school sponsors the Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership Program, a three-component program focusing on education, housing, and recreation. Saint Ignatius students volunteer in the educational and recreational programs for neighborhood children.
The students are admitted selectively based on previous school records, admission test results, and teacher/principal recommendations. Representing all economic and ethnic backgrounds, the students come from 168 different schools, 98 cities, and 7 counties. Ninety percent of the students are Catholic. Typically, 99+ percent will enroll in four-year colleges within one year of graduation.
Saint Ignatius High School has a professional staff of 111, 91 percent of whom hold advanced degrees. They have an average of 16 years teaching experience. Fifty-nine percent of the teaching faculty has spent 10 or more years at Saint Ignatius.
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