The Welsh Academy, like Saint Ignatius High School, is for boys only and offers a curriculum based in Jesuit ideals and Catholic theology. The academy is a middle school – grades 6 through 8 – for students who primarily live in Cleveland, its inner-ring suburbs, and who attend either public or charter schools. Potential Welsh Academy students demonstrate personal commitment and academic promise though most may not have had opportunities that allow them to reach their fullest promise and potential. The Welsh Academy provides the formation that is the hallmark of Jesuit education.
The Welsh Academy is an entity within Saint Ignatius High School and academy students have access to the campus and facilities. Opportunities for Welsh Academy students to participate in all-campus events, to work with Saint Ignatius faculty, as well as to partner with current high school students, and the local community are being designed to help build stronger understandings of others among all who are part of the Saint Ignatius School community.
The academy welcomes 25 boys per grade for a rigorous and enriching educational experience. The ultimate goal of The Welsh Academy is to prepare students academically, socially, spiritually and culturally for the rigors of a college-prep high school. With the strength of a Welsh Academy foundation, our alumni will emerge from high school as men, equipped for career success, who will affect systemic change as leaders dedicated to transforming their neighborhoods, the City of Cleveland and the world.