Boys and their families who choose an education at The Welsh Academy are part of a school community in which school days are planned to be longer in order to allow more time for teacher/student relationship building; interdisciplinary, project-based learning; and preparation for the academic rigors of high school. Boys who attend the academy must demonstrate academic promise and a personal commitment to their education. The Welsh Academy allows them to develop their talents in a safe, empowering, and academically rigorous school community.
School Day Snapshot
- Breakfast: 7:30 - 8 a.m.
- School Day: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- During the school day students will participate in courses in:
- English Language Arts (ELA)/Social Studies
- Modern Languages
- Physical Education
- Service Learning
- Affinity Courses
- Students receive breakfast, lunch, and a hearty snack throughout the day
- Thirty minutes of recess will be scheduled daily
- Students will attend school from August-June – daily attendance is expected
Each student of The Welsh Academy is required to be in full uniform each day. Full uniform is described as khaki or black pants, Welsh Academy polo shirt, Welsh Academy sweatshirt, black or white tennis shoes. There will be times when academy students will be at official functions with the high school students (All-School Mass, etc.). On those days, academy students will be required to wear blue cardigans.
*Dress code is being finalized and may be subject to change.
The Welsh Academy is committed to assisting students and their families with transportation to and from school. This could range from providing bus passes, arranging car pools, or organizing school bus transportation.
Podcats, a student group at Saint Ignatius, recently talked with Principal Mary Ann Vogel, Mr. Dan Dixon and Mr. Dave Sabol '99 about the plans for The Welsh Academy. You can listen to their episode here