In the heart of Chicago, over 1400 students from 295 grammar schools and 160 zip codes gather to engage in an exceptional high school experience, driven by faith that does justice, academic excellence through care for the whole student, tradition and innovation.
Saint Ignatius College Prep is a Catholic Jesuit high school founded in 1869. It is Chicago’s first Jesuit school, a distinguished member among the 430 Jesuit high schools in 55 nations around the world. Saint Ignatius dedicates itself to preparing young men and women for lives of faith, love, service, and leadership in the Jesuit tradition of “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” or “for the greater honor and glory of God.”

The five ideals known as Ignatian Values were set forth by Ignatius Loyola, our school’s patron saint and founder of the Society of Jesus, or “the Jesuits.” These Ignatian values inspire and guide all Saint Ignatius students, faculty, and staff to seek the “magis,” or “more,” to live in pursuit of justice and service to the community in the model of Jesus Christ.

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Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in Saint Ignatius College Prep. Choosing a high school is an exciting time and an important decision for your entire family. The high school years are incredibly formative. At Saint Ignatius we are committed to “educating the whole person.” Upon graduation, we want our students to go into the world more “open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to justice” than they were when they came to us as freshmen. We have a talented faculty and staff, who care for our students as individuals and are committed to helping them grow in all of these areas as well as to helping them discover and hone their unique talents and gifts.

Don’t just take our word for it; come and see for yourself. We encourage prospective students to participate in our Campus Visit Program. Spending a day on campus with a current Saint Ignatius student will allow a firsthand experience of what our school environment has to offer.

We also hope that your entire family will join us for our Open House. Our faculty staff, club moderators, and coaches are present on campus to answer any questions you may have about our curriculum, co-curricular and athletic programs, the spiritual and religious aspects of the school, and more.

Over 450 years ago, St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, implored his companions to, “Go forth and set the world on fire.” At Saint Ignatius College Prep we nurture and educate young men and women to prepare them to do just that.

Please visit our website for further information and to schedule a campus visit.

Sincerely,
Brianna K. Latko
Principal
Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ
President

Saint Ignatius College Prep

An Exceptional High School Experience
Saint Ignatius dedicates itself to preparing young men and women for lives of faith, love, service, and leadership in the Jesuit tradition of “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” or “for the greater honor and glory of God.”

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  • 1:1

    iPad Program
  • 17:1

    Student-to-Teacher Ratio
  • 25

    Average Class Size
  • 25

    Advanced Placement Courses
  • 40+

    Honors Electives
  • 90%

    of the Saint Ignatius faculty has a master's degree or higher

Meet the Admissions Team

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