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An applicant for admission to the freshman class must have satisfactorily
completed the eighth grade or its equivalent. To be considered for admission to
Saint Ignatius, students must take the Entrance Exam at Saint Ignatius in January
of their eighth grade year. The school accepts applicants on the basis of scores
on an entrance exam, previous academic performance and previous standardized testing,
the promise of future development, consideration of Catholic heritage/school, the
family's history (if any) with the school, and adherence to the policies of the
school. Saint Ignatius College Prep admits students of any gender, race or ethnic
origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available at
the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race or ethnic origin
in the administration of our educational policies or policies related to admissions,
scholarship opportunities, tuition assistance, athletics and other school-administered
Saint Ignatius follows an admission and enrollment policy of Family Acceptance.
This means a preferential acceptance of children of alumni and siblings of students
currently or recently enrolled who meet the school's basic academic standard. Family
Acceptance is extended to students whose parents have taken the responsibility for
furthering the exceptional educational atmosphere at Saint Ignatius. This means
that parents have been responsible in dealing with faculty and administration when
issues of academics or discipline occur; responsible in paying their tuition in
a timely manner; and responsible in making an appropriate pledge annually and fulfilling
it. Saint Ignatius reserves the right not to accept or reregister students at any
grade level whose parents have not met the responsibilities above.
Applicants may be offered admission for available places at the freshmen,
sophomore, and junior grade levels. Transfer
students are admitted at the beginning of the school year.
- Eighth grade students can spend a day at Saint Ignatius as a "shadow" to one of
our freshman students from September 10 to December 13.
- The 2013 OPEN HOUSE will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:00 noon until 3:00
p.m. All are welcome.
- Eighth grade students who want to attend Saint Ignatius College Prep must take the
ENTRANCE EXAM at Saint Ignatius on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The test begins
at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude by noon. There is no registration for the entrance exam. Students
should bring #2 pencils and a $25 test fee. Saint Ignatius
offers the STS High School Placement Test (HSPT). Calculators are NOT
allowed. Students may only take the exam at one Catholic school.
December of 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Years: Attend the Saint Ignatius Open House
January of 8th Grade Year: Take Entrance Exam at Saint Ignatius College Prep
Late Winter/ Early Spring: Entrance Exam Results, Enrollment and Tuition Assistance
March of 8th Grade Year: Admitted Student Reception
March of 8th Grade Year: Freshman Family Meetings
Summer Before 9th Grade: Freshmen may take Summer School classes and/or Study Skills
Workshop at Saint Ignatius
Late August: Freshman Orientation Day/ Classes begin
Campus Visit Program - "Ignatian for a Day"
In order to make an informed decision on where to attend high school, we encourage
interested eighth grade students to spend a day on the Saint Ignatius campus as
an "Ignatian for a Day". Each eighth grade student will accompany a current freshman
and will attend class, meet teachers and students, have lunch in the
cafeteria and experience a typical day of a Saint Ignatius student.
"Ignatian for a Day" or campus visits may only be made by students in the eighth
grade. Campus Visit Days can be scheduled any regular school day between September
10, 2015 and December 13, 2015.
Registration, when open, is accessible online under "Campus Visit Program" link on the left menu.
Admission to Saint Ignatius in any status other than a first-time incoming
freshman is handled on a case-by-case basis. Saint Ignatius reviews the number
of openings after June 2nd. The following documents must be in by June
- One-page transfer application - Please include the last day of school for your current
- Unofficial transcripts - Have school send official transcripts after school year
- Three letters of recommendation from current school - One from principal or assistant
principal, - Two from current teachers
- Copies of most recent standardized test (STS, PSAT, SAT, ACT, etc.)
- A letter from school official indicating attendance/tardy and discipline records
- A letter from the school treasurer indicating good financial standing.
All of the above must be in by June 2, 2014 in order for an applicant to be considered
for transfer. After this information is received, the application will be reviewed
and the family will be contacted by phone or by mail. Acceptance is contingent upon
space and the successful completion of the current school year. Notification letters
to potential transfers will be sent out after June 30.
Tuition Assistance Program
Tuition Assistance is available to students with demonstrated financial need.
We are fortunate to be able to offer tuition assistance to families whose children
would otherwise be unable to attend Saint Ignatius. Each year we offer close to
$3 million in tuition assistance. Accepted students will receive tuition assistance
applications in their enrollment packet. Every family, regardless of family income,
is invited to apply. CLICK HERE for a PowerPoint
presentation with details about Tuition Assistance.
Tuition and Fees
For updated tuition and fees, please visit the Treasurer's Office page .