Saint Ignatius High School

Our Student Community

Our school has always been one where sons of lawyers learn next to sons of pipefitters, where alumni become firefighters, doctors, athletes, artists and businessmen. Diversity of thought, race and socioeconomic background begins in our hallways and prepares our students for the diverse world around them.

We are all Saint Ignatius

Each of our students becomes an integral member of our community the moment he decides to make Saint Ignatius his home. Our students hail from 98 cities within a seven-county region. Their parents range from corporate executives and university professors, to plumbers and firefighters. While these young men embody a vast array of lived experiences, they share one common theme: They are all Ignatius Men.

As a Jesuit Catholic high school, we believe every human being possesses the dignity of being made in God’s image, and every culture reflects God’s grandeur. Therefore, we are called to embrace a faith that does justice and live out the commitment to build bridges between individuals of diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Diversity Today

Saint Ignatius High School is committed to ongoing efforts to embrace an inclusive spirit throughout our campus community. Today, African American/Black students represent 3.4 percent of our student body, Asian Americans represent 3.7 percent, Hispanic/Latino students represent 4.7 percent, and multi-racial students represent 10.2 percent. Our total minority enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is 22 percent. The recently-admitted Class of 2024 represents 27 percent racial diversity.

The Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was created in the early 1990s to support resources, programming, and initiatives that celebrate and promote our diverse community.

A strong tuition assistance program supports the socioeconomic diversity of our student body. More than half of all Saint Ignatius students receive tuition assistance. Saint Ignatius offered a total of $9 million dollars in assistance to our students in the 2020-2021 school year. The average amount of aid is roughly half of tuition.

Saint Ignatius High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

  • Communtiy Partnerships

    The work of the DEI office extends beyond the walls of Saint Ignatius High School. We join our fellow Jesuits across the country in events like the Ignatian Family Teach-In to facilitate learning among students, faculty and staff nationwide. We are also proud to partner with the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio to offer continuing education to our community. Dr. Richardson-Phillips and Mr. Sanders '10 were recognized by the Diversity Center as recipients of the 2020 Diversity Education & Citizenship Leadership Award.