When can I see the school?
All interested eighth grade students are welcome to spend a day at Saint Ignatius
as an "Ignatian for a Day" with our Campus Visit Program. The Campus Visit Program
runs from September 11 - December 12. Registration for campus
visits begins in early August and must be completed
online. Call Mrs. Karen Coleman at 312-432-8409 or Ms. Elizabeth Cummings
at 312-432-8411 with any questions. Students should get permission from their grade
Everyone is welcome to attend the Saint Ignatius Open House in December 2, 2012,
12PM to 3PM. Information regarding athletic games, theater productions, and other school
events can be found on the School Calendar
What do I need to do to apply?
All interested eighth grade students must take our entrance exam on Saturday, January
12, 2013. Students may only take one Catholic High School entrance exam. Students
must test at Saint Ignatius to be considered in our admission process. There is
no registration or application required in advance of the entrance exam. All
remaining application instructions are distributed at the entrance exam.
How can I prepare for the entrance exam?
The best preparation is working hard and keeping up in grade school. Students should
get a good night's sleep before the test and eat breakfast. Students must bring
#2 pencils and $25 test fee. Petersons, Barrons and Princeton Review all publish study guides for
the HSPT. Local bookstores and public libraries carry them. There is
NO registration prior to the test.
What entrance exam does Saint Ignatius offer?
Saint Ignatius offers the STS High School Placement Test (HSPT).
What criteria are used to select Saint Ignatius students?
The entrance exam score is very important because our applicant pool is always a
very large, diverse group of students from all over the Chicago land area. Following the entrance exam,
a student's grammar school will send us his/her 7th and 8th
grade grades, attendance, previous standardized testing, and discipline records. Other considerations
in the admission process include but are not limited to: Catholic heritage/school,
family legacy/tradition with the school (sibling/parent), and adherence to policies
of the school. Saint Ignatius strives to promote a 50/50 male/female population.
Saint Ignatius admits students without regard to race, color, and/or country of
When are notification letters mailed?
Notification letters (acceptance, non-acceptance, waitlist (if applicable)) will
be mailed Friday, February 15, 2013.
When is the registration deadline?
All registration documents and a $500 fee must be in the office by March 11, 2013.
Do you offer scholarships?
No, we do not offer scholarships but we do have a need-based Tuition Assistance
Program. All families are invited to apply. Applications are available online. Saint
Ignatius will give over $3 million in tuition assistance this year.
What courses are offered at Saint Ignatius?
Graduation requirements and a full course listing can be found in our Curriculum and Course Planning Guide.
How can I get into honors classes my freshman year?
We offer advanced placement exams for math and foreign language each spring.
Some placement also depends on entrance exam scores and grade school records.
What is the tuition at Saint Ignatius?
The tuition for the 2012-2013 school year is $14,300. Books could range between
$300 - $500 per year.
What is the dress code at Saint Ignatius?
The dress code is listed under the
Dean's Office page.
What is the Parent Commitment Program?
The Parent Commitment is a contribution, over and above tuition and fees, asked of all
parents each year to help cover the annual deficit.
What kind of athletic teams do you have?
Saint Ignatius offers over 40 interscholastic and club sports for both boys and girls. Check out our
What other ways can I get involved at Saint Ignatius?
Saint Ignatius has over 60 co-curricular activities. Find out more on our
Student Activities page!