Saint Ignatius High School

Apply to Attend The Welsh Academy

Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now open! 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.
We're currently enrolling for the next class of 6th-graders! Apply Today.

The Welsh Academy looks to enroll 25 students each year to the sixth grade class. Ideal applicants are students who primarily live in Cleveland or its inner-ring suburbs, and who attend either public or charter schools. Prospective students should demonstrate personal commitment and academic promise though most may not have had opportunities that allow them to reach their fullest promise and potential.

The goal of The Welsh Academy is to educate middle school boys in the Jesuit tradition to ready them for a college-preparatory secondary education. Through our unique curriculum and faith-based learning, students learn to become leaders in our school, in their communities, and in our world.


How do I become a Welsh Wildcat?

To be considered for admission to The Welsh Academy an interested family must:

These documents can be mailed along with a completed application to 1944 West 32nd Street, Cleveland OH 44113 or emailed to Admissions Counselor Toni Torres-Regula at

  • Family financial information must be submitted to FACTS. Based upon verified need, families will receive aid for the full cost of The Welsh Academy.
Students are admitted on a rolling basis. If an applicant is currently enrolled at a Catholic school, we will require a principal referral in addition to the documentation listed above.

Schedule a Tour

Visiting Kesicki Hall is the best way to see for yourself why it's a great time to be a Welsh Wildcat. Join us for an in-person tour led by Admissions Coordinator, Toni Torres-Regula. To schedule a tour of The Welsh Academy please contact us at



Because of the generosity of benefactors to The Welsh Academy, our families receive aid for the full cost of tuition. That means there is no financial obligation to attend The Welsh Academy. Donors have the option to Sponsor a Student by making a gift of $20,000 annually to educate one student. Families must complete the FACTS financial information assessment in order to verify financial need.

Refer a Family

If you know someone who would benefit from a Welsh Academy education, please email Admissions Counselor Antoinette (Toni) Torres-Regula to refer a prospective family. Admissions events are held throughout the year. Families who join our mailing list will receive news and updates from The Welsh Academy in addition to invitations to special events.
  • Families as Partners

    The Welsh Academy strives to ensure open communication between academy families and the school in order to build a true a partnership. We know that time is in short supply, so we ask in advance for parents/guardians to remain committed to attending community meetings, participating in school events, adhering to the daily school schedule and school calendar, while also remaining fully prepared for school every day.

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