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

Summer Enrichment Program

The Summer Enrichment Program has served the greater Cleveland community since 1968, accounting for over 50 years of academic, social, cultural and athletic enrichment opportunities for young men who are entering the eighth grade. Program graduates are typically better prepared for success in eighth grade as well as high school - and it's fun too!

COVID-19 Update:

Due to the recent order by the Ohio Department of Health which closes K-12 schools to students until June 30, the 2020 Summer Enrichment Program has been rescheduled for July 7 - July 24 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We have worked hard to adapt the SEP experience to ensure a safe, healthy and fun summer for your sons. Specific program modifications include daily temperature checks, required face masks and smaller group gatherings. Our priority is to ensure we are properly following the Ohio Department of Health’s guidelines for day camps.

Program Cost

The program fee is $300 and includes two t-shirts and daily breakfast & lunch.

If you have questions about the Summer Enrichment Program, please contact Brian Martin at bmartin@ignatius.edu. If you have any questions about payment, please contact Maryann Patrick at mpatrick@ignatius.edu.

  • Academic Enrichment

    A primary goal of the Summer Enrichment Program is to keep our campers challenged, engaged, and interested on an academic level. SEP’s curriculum allows for young men to tackle new ideas while creating opportunities for shared learning. Classes for the 2019 Summer Enrichment Program include math, science, art, film, wellness, Ignatian theology, Latin, Spanish, World Languages and Cleveland history. These courses are taught by Saint Ignatius faculty, many of whom are SEP alumni. Furthermore, campers will be given instruction for the Saint Ignatius Admissions test, one of the criteria used to evaluate prospective students for admissions decisions.

  • Social Enrichment

    Social enrichment is another key component of our Summer Enrichment Program. Student participants come from more than 120 schools throughout the greater Cleveland area, representing a variety of economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds. SEP’s focus on peer relationships allow our participants to develop versatile soft skills such as teamwork, leadership and the ability to problem-solve. Our participants’ experiences at SEP help expand their social and communication skills that are essential for success in high school and beyond.

  • Cultural Enrichment

    At Saint Ignatius, we believe that exposure to cultural enrichment fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of the community at large. Through our daily guest speakers, participants are presented with a variety of interesting concepts and insightful information to help shape their worldview. Past guests have included alumni doctors, artists, musicians, engineers and professional athletes. Students will also learn about culturally-enriched opportunities offered at Saint Ignatius, including almost 100 extracurricular and service activities.

  • Athletic Enrichment

    Through SEP’s comprehensive sports program, students get a glimpse of what life is like on the fields of Saint Ignatius. Athletics offer our participants a unique bonding experience that builds self-discipline, confidence and character. Our students have the opportunity to showcase their skills through our field day, all-star games and daily athletic activities. Sports include Basketball, Football, Soccer, Rugby, Floor Hockey, Wiffle Ball, Handball and more.