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COVID-19 has presented a tremendous challenge for Saint Ignatius High School to balance our mission of providing an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education along with the health and safety recommendations of leading healthcare experts. On Monday, January 11, we returned to our current On Campus Schedule.

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How to Apply

Are you a boy in the fifth grade who will be a sixth grader during the 2021-2022 school year? Are you looking for a unique educational experience to prepare you for a college-preparatory atmosphere? Read more about becoming a part of The Welsh Academy and learn how to apply.

“More than anything, these boys are going to come and they are going to change the life of Saint Ignatius High School.”

De'Shaun Adair '14
Learning Coach
De'Shaun Adair '14<br>Learning Coach image
The Welsh Academy looks to enroll 25 students each year to the sixth grade class. Ideal applicants are students who primarily live in Cleveland or its inner-ring suburbs, and who attend either public or charter schools. Prospective students should demonstrate personal commitment and academic promise though most may not have had opportunities that allow them to reach their fullest promise and potential.

The goal of The Welsh Academy is to educate middle school boys in the Jesuit tradition to ready them for a college-preparatory secondary education. Through our unique curriculum and faith-based learning, students learn to become leaders in our school, in their communities and in our world.
 
To be considered for admission to The Welsh Academy an interested family must:
  1. Complete an Online Application or Download and Print an Application and submit it to The Welsh Academy by mail.
  2. Provide the following documentation:
These documents can be mailed along with a completed application to 1944 West 32nd Street, Cleveland OH 44113 or emailed to Admissions Counselor Arturo Carrillo at welshacademyadmissions@ignatius.edu.
  1. Family financial information must be submitted to FACTS by April 20, 2021. Based upon verified need, families will receive aid for the full cost of The Welsh Academy.
  2. All interested families must participate in a family and student conference. Following application, appointments will be made by Admissions Counselor Arturo Carrillo. Due to COVID restrictions meetings may take place via Zoom.
 
Students are admitted on a rolling basis. Final admissions decisions will be made by May 1st. If an applicant is currently enrolled at a Catholic school, we will require a principal referral in addition to the documentation listed above.

Admissions Dates

If you are interested in joining The Welsh Academy or just want to learn more, we invite you to join us for an upcoming event! To schedule a tour of The Welsh Academy please contact us at welshacademyadmissions@ignatius.edu.
 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Open House
Sunday, March 14, 2021 Open House

 
 

Tuition

Because of the generosity of benefactors to The Welsh Academy, our families receive aid for the full cost of tuition. That means there is no financial obligation to attend The Welsh Academy. Donors have the option to Sponsor a Student by making a gift of $20,000 annually to educate one student. Families must complete the FACTS financial information assessment in order to verify financial need.

Refer a Family

If you know someone who would benefit from a Welsh Academy education, please email Admissions Counselor Arturo Carrillo, S.J. to refer a prospective family. Admissions events are held throughout the year. Families who join our mailing list will receive news and updates from The Welsh Academy in addition to invitations to special events.
  • Families as Partners

    The Welsh Academy strives to ensure open communication between academy families and the school in order to build a true a partnership. We know that time is in short supply, so we ask in advance for parents/guardians to remain committed to attending community meetings, participating in school events, adhering to the daily school schedule and school calendar, while also remaining fully prepared for school every day.

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