The Saint Ignatius Summer Enrichment Program has served Greater Cleveland for more than 40 years, providing academic, social, and athletic enrichment opportunities to young men between seventh and eighth grades. Program graduates are typically better prepared for success in eighth grade as well as high school. Staffed by Ignatius teachers, coaches and students, SEP offers the following:
Classes include math, reading, English, science, art, social studies, Theology, biology, Latin and Spanish. Specific instruction is given for the Saint Ignatius Admissions Test. Featured lessons also include entrepreneurship, robotics and Irish music.
The program draws students from more than 120 schools. This will include students from different economic and ethnic backgrounds. Teamwork is stressed in the classroom and on the fields of play.
Speakers are come to SEP to discuss a variety of topics with the students. Past topics have included:
- Chuck Kyle '69 - Good Sportsmanship
- General Dick Abel '51 - Leadership is ALL About People
- Fred Nance '71 - Successful alumnus from Saint Ignatius High School
Field trips are also a part of the SEP; past trips have included:
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
- Great Lakes Science Center
- West Side Market
- Cleveland Browns Stadium
- Mansfield Reformatory
- Wallace Lake
SEP also includes a comprehensive sports program, Camp Olympics and All-Star Games. Sports include:
- Floor Hockey
- Wiffle Ball
- Track and Field
- Ultimate Frisbee
The top student in each subject receives academic recognition. Athletic recognition goes to the first place team, to the MVP in each sport and on each team, and to the student demonstrating the best sportsmanship.