Saint Ignatius High School

Science Olympiad

Our Science Olympiad team takes science education out of the classroom and into exciting, competitive events. Students plan and prepare for a variety of challenges that require their expertise in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and more.

Founded in 1998, Science Olympiad brings like-minded students together for competitions related to all areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Housed in the third-floor classroom of the Clavius Science Building, the Science Olympiad team welcomes students of all four years who have an interest in applying their science skills and interests.

“Your team has to do each event, like a track meet,” says moderator Tom Bogen. “You need content guys, engineering guys, and so on.”

About 25-30 students from Saint Ignatius participate, sharing the load for about three events. Preparation begins in September for the state competition, which is held every spring.

In 2019, Saint Ignatius earned a sixth place finish at the state tournament.

  • Science

    In state-of-the-art lab and classroom facilities, science teachers lead instruction in the theory and practice of biology, chemistry, physics, the body, the environment and more.

  • Health Sciences Program

    The widely growing Health Sciences Program introduces students to the medical world through extracurricular lectures, fairs, demonstrations and field trips. All students with an interest in working in medicine are welcome to join. Many alumni in healthcare fields support this popular initiative.

Science Olympiad Moderator