A Saint Ignatius Education

Fine Arts Department

A message from Fine Arts Department Chair Jason Steffen...

The Fine Arts Department seeks to cultivate Cura Personalis in a manner consistent with the teaching mission of Saint Ignatius College Prep. The study of performing arts and visual arts enhances and enriches a student's intellectual, physical, emotional, and interpersonal skills. Through learning in the arts, a student is able to develop curiosity, awareness, social responsibility, and artistic integrity through cross-curricular connections to the world. Students can experience a wide range of courses all four years at Saint Ignatius, whether through performing courses like band, choir, orchestra, dance, and music theory, or through visual art courses like painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphic design, and animation.

Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk and Theologian

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

Meet the Fine Arts Department: Performing Arts

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Jason Steffen

    Mr. Jason Steffen 

    Fine Arts Teacher/Department Chair
  • Photo of Mary Ellen Schneider

    Ms. Mary Ellen Schneider 

    Fine Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Kevin Bellie

    Mr. Kevin Bellie 

    Fine Arts Teacher & Registrar

Meet the Fine Arts Department: Visual Arts

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Teegan Ness

    Ms. Teegan Ness 

    Fine Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Emily Steffen

    Ms. Emily Steffen 

    Fine Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Nathon Rodrigues

    Mr. Nathon Rodrigues 

    Art Teacher
  • Photo of Jonathon McKay

    Mr. Jonathon McKay 

    Fine Arts Teacher

Saint Ignatius College Prep

Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership.