Saint Ignatius High School

Academics

A Saint Ignatius student is intellectually competent. In our classrooms and around the city, students explore concepts, ideas and lessons under the guidance of remarkable teachers.

This is a place full of people who love their work. It makes me proud to know that our students are surrounded by people who love their vocation.

Dave Sabol '99
Assistant Principal for Academics
Dave Sabol '99<br>Assistant Principal for Academics image

At the heart of our mission is an intellectually rigorous course of study that challenges students to think critically in the classroom, around the city and in all aspects of life.

Legendary teachers encourage and inspire students to strive for excellence in their studies to become thoughtful citizens of the world.

Our Jesuit commitment to cura personalis means our students develop into more than just excellent scholars. They become men strong in mind, body and spirit who are prepared to answer the question, "What does God want from me?"

What Makes School Here Different? The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm

The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP) is a framework and a mindset for teaching and learning. It prioritizes three movements within effective education: Experience, Reflection, Action. We are constantly asking ourselves the question: “How we can design more learning experiences for students that prepare them for meaningful lives beyond the classroom?"

In practice, the IPP manifests itself in all subjects and every aspect of our mission. Here are a few examples of what this looks like:

Sophomore Service

This required course introduces students firsthand to Christian service by sending students to non-profits and social service agencies around Ohio City. There, they experience social injustices by observing them firsthand, building relationships with people facing those issues, and learning how to help. Back in the classroom, they reflect on how they felt and discuss why injustices exist in the first place; they consider when or how God might call them to respond to their experience. Then, they act, by pursuing deeper exploration of social issues, participating in Christian service programming, or even working to change the systems that create injustice. They learn that this cycle of experience, reflection, and action--inspired and guided by their faith--compells them to be loving and compassionate members of society, concerned for the wellfare of others.

Environmental Science

This course unites science, English and Theology as students learn what it means to be good stewards of creation. After some introduction and context setting, students experience a day at Old Woman Creek in Huron learning about the various ecological features of this important state nature preserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve. Afterward, they reflect on the complex ecosystems they observe, the interdependence of living things, and their own impact on nature. Following that, they are invited to act on this knowledge by participating in various ecological initiatives around campus and the community, as well as being more responsible stewards of the resources they consume.


Join us in celebrating our students who received First Honors, Second Honors or were placed on the Honor Roll for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Academic Excellence

    The purpose of our education is to give a young man the tools to answer the question, "What does God want from me?" The classes and extracurricular opportunities across our curriculum help students use those tools.