I believe in educational equity, the City of Cleveland and opportunity. These ideas along with a strong connection to Jesuit spirituality and love of Fr. Welsh brought me to the Academy.
The history and mission of the academy dates back to the 1990s when it was simply a dream of former president Fr. Robert J. Welsh, S.J. '54. It continues today where new chapters of its story are now being written.
Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now closed. Are you looking for a unique educational experience to prepare you for a college-preparatory atmosphere? Read more about becoming a part of The Welsh Academy and learn how to apply for next year's incoming 6th grade class.
Encounter, care, teaching and learning. Those are the pillars of The Welsh Academy. As a middle school, our classrooms are hubs of creativity, collaboration and adventure, led by talented and loving faculty.
A key element to the curriculum at The Welsh Academy is the variety of affinity courses offered to our students. These short-term courses provide a hands-on introduction to new and exciting activities or subjects to help our students discover their talents and see where their interests lie.
We are a family, and our teachers and staff are wonderful people who care abundantly about students, families and one another. Here’s a little bit about the amazing men and women at our school.
Our school is set up to meet the unique needs of middle school boys. In addition to classes, the student experience includes a school uniform, meals, transportation, sports and extracurricular activities, and code of conduct.
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One of the guiding principles of The Welsh Academy is the importance of building relationships. We believe the relationship we have with parents/guardians are as important as the one we will have with your sons. We hope you will feel comfortable in informing us about your child, special events, or occurrences taking place at home.
We've worked hard creating a plan for this school. Now you can help support the continued realization of Fr. Welsh's dream. Several opportunities are available for your support.
Established in 2019 as part of Saint Ignatius High School, The Welsh Academy is a Catholic all-boys school for grades 6-8 in the City of Cleveland for boys from families of modest economic means.
Saint Ignatius High School is excited to announce our new "Give a Roar" peer-to-peer recognition program, which allows employees an opportunity to nominate co-workers for mission-driven actions that go above and beyond their assigned work responsibilities. Two employees will be selected each month. Check out this month's recipients below!
With a heart toward cura personalis, The Welsh Academy has been hard at work to assemble a village of professionals who will help their young students grow mentally, spiritually, and emotionally, and this project is taking on even more importance during the school’s fourth year of existence. Read more in Katie Bradesca's article from the Fall 2022 Saint Ignatius Magazine.
"If there were ever a Mount Rushmore of Saint Ignatius High School, no doubt Fr. Robert J. Welsh, S.J. ’54 would be on it." So writes Saint Ignatius Principal Dr. Anthony Fior '02 in his letter from the Spring 2022 issue of Saint Ignatius Magazine. Here he celebrates the work of the academy school on campus that bears Fr. Welsh's name.
As they depart The Welsh Academy for their respective high schools, the first class of eighth grade graduates reflects on the journey of their past three years. These first 22 students at this school had a journey unlike any other, and it has shaped them in important and lasting ways.