Academics

Academic Achievements

On September 15, 2009, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named Saint Ignatius High School a 2009 Blue Ribbon School, one of only two private high schools in the nation to receive this honor.

"Blue Ribbon Schools are models of improved student achievement from which others can take inspiration," Duncan said.

The Blue Ribbon School designation is one of the nation's highest educational awards. Saint Ignatius achieved Blue Ribbon status by qualifying as a "high performing school," as measured by national standardized performance tests. Saint Ignatius students' scores averaged in the top 10 percent in reading and mathematics on the following national standardized tests: PSAT, SAT, ACT and the State of Ohio Graduation Test (OGT).

Over the last graduating classes (2012-2016), the school has produced:

  • 76 National Merit Semifinalists
  • 5 National Hispanic Scholars
  • 116 National Merit Commended Students

The numbers tell the story: 

Number of honors classes offered:
30
Number of AP classes offered:
18
Number of students taking AP classes:
616
Number of students in school:
1502
Number of AP exams taken:
1132
Number of perfect scores
282

Academic Scholarships

The Classes of 2012-2016 have earned a total of more than $149 million in academic scholarships. This averages out to $83,309 per student for his college career. This is a figure that only includes money offered to a student because of his academic qualifications and does not include traditional “financial aid” package money based on demonstrated need.