Our Mission Is Essential

COVID-19 has presented a tremendous challenge for Saint Ignatius High School to balance our mission of providing an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education along with the health and safety recommendations of leading healthcare experts. Due to a rise in the number of positive cases, we are pivoting to virtual learning beginning Monday, November 16.

Saint Ignatius High School

Jesuit Identity

What makes Saint Ignatius a Jesuit high school? For starters, the Grad-at-Grad, Ignatian spirituality, cura personalis and faith formation that are all at the heart of our mission!

What is distinctive about Jesuit education? Character formation. Our aim is to develop students in every dimension of the person so that they will become men of character, ready to serve God, capable of making a great difference in the lives of others.

Fr. Dan Reim, S.J., Director of Mission
Fr. Dan Reim, S.J., Director of Mission image

Mission Statement

Saint Ignatius High School, with its Catholic tradition rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, prepares young men for their adult lives by
  • Challenging them to academic excellence and the desire for life-long learning
  • Nurturing them to be
    • Open to growth,
    • Intellectually competent,
    • Religious,
    • Loving and
    • Committed to work for peace and justice
  • Inspiring them to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ.

Jesuits on Campus

Saint Ignatius High School is blessed to have a community of Jesuit priests, brothers and Jesuits-in-training who live and, in most cases work, on campus.
  • Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, S.J. '82 - President
  • Rev. Fred Benda, S.J. - Spiritual director, Jesuit Retreat House
  • Mr. Arturo Carillo, S.J. - Admissions coordinator, The Welsh Academy
  • Rev. Ben Jimenez, S.J. - Chaplain, St. Augstine Church
  • Br. Michael Nusbaum, S.J. - Minister of the Jesuit Community
  • Rev. Cyril Pinchak, S.J. - Theology teacher
  • Rev. Dan Reim, S.J. - Director of Mission, Vice Superior of the Jesuit Community
  • Rev. Matt Roche, S.J. - Spiritual director, Jesuit Retreat House
  • Rev. Sean Teets, S.J. - Faculty
  • Cura Personalis

    Cura personalis, or care for the whole person, describes the respect we have for each student’s intellectual, physical, and spiritual well-being. Learn more about how cura personalis is lived out at Saint Ignatius High School.

  • Grad-at-Grad

    You'll see it in our Mission Statement, but the Grad-at-Grad (short for Graduate at Graduation) is a hallmark of Jesuit high school graduates. Successful students will emerge as Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Loving and Committed to work for peace and justice.

  • Alma Mater

    Our famed Alma Mater graces
    Every shrine within our hearts
    With her unforgotten faces
    And the faith that she imparts.
    Years in passing cannot sever
    Ties of new days from the old.
    We're Ignatius Men Forever
    As we hail the blue and gold.