Saint Ignatius High School, which opened its doors September 6, 1886, is a Jesuit college-preparatory school. The school enrolls nearly 1,500 young men who hail from 101 cities in an eight-county region. Located in close proximity to downtown Cleveland in the vibrant and energetic Ohio City neighborhood, the school occupies 21 acres and includes 18 buildings and two athletic fields. The school has 115 faculty members, 60 percent of whom have spent 10 years or more teaching at Saint Ignatius.
Academically, Saint Ignatius is a regional and state leader in National Merit finalists and Advanced Placement scholars. The Class of 2017 qualified 9 students as National Merit Semifinalists and an additional 21 students as Commended Students. We also had 218 students receive Advanced Placement scholar honors this year. Nearly 100 percent of Saint Ignatius students go on to four-year college programs at universities across the United States. In September 2009, the school was designated a Blue Ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Education.
As important as academics are, the spiritual program of the school is an essential component that sets Saint Ignatius apart from any other school in Northeast Ohio. While respecting all faith traditions, Saint Ignatius is a Catholic high school rooted in Jesuit spirituality. A four-year theology program, annual spiritual retreats, frequent liturgies, and opportunities for service to those in need are mainstays.
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