The Saint Ignatius High School Board of Regents voted at their May meeting to begin efforts to implement an academy school at Saint Ignatius High School. Jesuit regent Dan Dixon, S.J. will lead the efforts. Mr. Dixon conducted the feasibility study and will remain on campus working on the next stages of implementation.
The vision for this school goes back decades and originates with former Saint Ignatius president Fr. Robert Welsh, S.J. ’54. His dream was to start an Oscar Romero Academy for disadvantaged youth. We are close to realizing his dream and will name the academy in Fr. Welsh’s honor.
Such a school aligns perfectly with our mission. Once up and running, the academy would welcome nearly 75 6th – 8th-grade boys from low-income families who otherwise might not have the training and skills to succeed at Saint Ignatius. These students would not come from our usual Catholic feeder schools, but rather from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
Opportunities to sponsor a student are available. Please contact Vice President of Advancement John Morabeto at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.