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Saint Ignatius High School

Support The Welsh Academy

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.

With conservative projections, The Welsh Academy costs approximately $20,000 per student at capacity. This estimate covers a 10-month school year, with a 10-hour school day and is fully inclusive, including staffing, food, and transportation costs.

Several opportunities are available for your support – through student sponsorship, gifts towards the construction of The Welsh Academy building, or endowment. Read more about these opportunities below or make a gift using our online donation form. If you're interested in supporting endowment or the academy building, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.

The Welsh Academy is an opportunity for encounter. Our lives are enriched when we come together with others from different backgrounds. Academy students enrich the life of Saint Ignatius High School, bringing their gifts along with new perspectives.

Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, S.J. '82
President, Saint Ignatius High School

  • Student Sponsorship

    The Welsh Academy serves the unique needs of early adolescent boys of modest economic means. Because of the generosity of benefactors to The Welsh Academy, our families receive aid for the full cost of tuition. It costs $20,000 a year to educate each boy in the Academy for a total of $60,000 over the course of their middle school years. Additionally, your financial support helps cover the annual operating costs.

  • The Building

    The major capital cost associated with the Academy school was the refurbishment of the Foursquare Church, including an addition that extends as far west as Gibbons Hall. The school has already raised $5.5M out of the $6.5M needed for the building, and continues to engage the community for the remainder.

  • Endowment

    Our ultimate goal is to fully endow the Welsh Academy. Endowments are critically important because they offer financial stability and provide reliable income into perpetuity. Endowed scholarships are established by donors and invested with the school's endowment. Approximately 5% of the endowment is awarded annually for financial aid, spending only the interest accrued in a given year, not the principal. An endowed scholarship is considered fully funded at $400,000, the amount of principal required, at 5% earnings, to produce $20,000 a year.