The impact of COVID-19 has caused us to implement changes to the 2020-2021 Admissions calendar. This will begin with students applying to enter high school in fall 2021. Saint Ignatius High School will not require applicants to take the HSPT Admissions Test. Instead, all students applying to Saint Ignatius must submit standardized test scores (MAP, PLAN, IOWA) in order for an application to be complete. Students who choose to take the HSPT test at other area high schools can also submit those scores for consideration. Test scores will be just one of the data points considered for a student’s admission to Saint Ignatius.
For the 2020-2021 school year, Saint Ignatius will not offer HSPT Prep Courses.
Based on the Jesuit hallmark of cura personalis (care for the individual), our Admissions process has always been a holistic one, focused not just on an applicant’s performance on the HSPT, but also on the following criteria:
Grades and grade trends
Special talents and achievements
Good disciplinary standing
A demonstrated desire to be part of the Saint Ignatius community
The Admissions Committee meets each February to review each application based on the above profile.
Optional Scholarship Testing
Renewable merit scholarships are available for students who score a 93 or higher on the HSPT exam. Students applying to begin high school in fall 2021 who would like to qualify for a merit scholarship can take an optional Scholarship Test at Saint Ignatius High School on one of the following dates:
In order to maintain proper physical distancing, students are only permitted to sign up for one test date.
Students scoring a 93-96 will receive a $2,000 merit scholarship annually, and students who score a 97-99 on our Entrance Exam will receive a $5,000 merit scholarship annually.
Recipients must remain in good disciplinary standing with our Assistant Principal of Student Discipline. Saint Ignatius also honors qualifying test scores from equivalent tests taken at other area high schools.