The values that I learn at Saint Ignatius, such as putting others’ needs before my own and how to be a Man for Others, influence me as a person on and off campus.
John Cugel '20 is the Student Senate president and a current senior at Saint Ignatius High School. As our world adjusts to changes due to current events, Cugel finds ways to remain positive in the face of adversity.
Freshman Justin Ortega is starting to adapt to the quirks and expectations of learning from home. His teachers make themselves available during "office hours" to answer students' questions. Still, he says, "I look forward to the future where everyone socializes at school again."
"Upon first beginning online learning, it felt very surreal," writes Matthew McKenna '21 after 10 days of the new protocol for virtual classes at Saint Ignatius. Here he reflects on the lessons, challenges and his takeaways from experiencing school in a whole new way.
Henry Cook '20 Wins Inspiration Award. Nick Schwitzgebel '20 Named Scholar-Athlete. Fred DiSanto '80 Wins Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more about the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet.
Service is embedded in the fabric of campus life. Students choose to spend Sunday evenings with the homeless, afternoons with neighborhood children and parts of the school day burying the dead. Through more than 20 service initiatives, students voluntarily serve more than 15,000 hours annually.
A robust curriculum prepares students with real-world experiences in the classroom, the city and across the world. Saint Ignatius is a leader in AP and National Merit Scholars annually.
Saint Ignatius fields 16 varsity athletic teams, plus intramurals and student sports media groups. The Wildcats compose one of the country’s most respected athletic programs.
In all they do, our students are formed in their faith. From retreats and service, to mission trips, Theology classes and daily prayer—our men learn to find God in all things. Saint Ignatius offers Masses daily, and community Masses each Friday morning.
Students volunteer to work with neighborhood children after school through sports, homework, arts and robotics
The umbrella service organization on campus, C.A.T. includes more than 20 service initiatives, which are open to all students.
Overseeing faith programs is Campus Ministry, which plans and leads retreats, school liturgies, mission trips, social justice initiatives, and leadership opportunities in these areas.
All students complete class retreats as freshmen and sophomores before making an overnight retreat junior year. Seniors are granted opportunities to lead retreats, like Kairos or Wilderness, which are based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
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