Student Life

Experience Saint Ignatius

A Message from Prefect of Mission Dr. Geoff Miller...

At Saint Ignatius College Prep we believe in educating the whole person: mind, body and spirit. This occurs not only in the classroom, but on the soccer field, in the dance studio and on the stage. Our diverse student body brings a variety of talents and interests to our school community, and with more than 70 student clubs on campus, there is something for everyone at Saint Ignatius. Walking through our halls, you'll find students building a robot, preparing for a mock trial competition or checkmating an opponent in chess. In fact, don't be surprised to see students doing all three. 

Our rich offerings also help our young people discover talents they never had. Saint Ignatius of Loyola believed in the limitless potential of the human person, sending Jesuits to the far reaches of the globe to embark on adventures they never knew possible. Our students embrace that same zeal, tapping into undiscovered potential as they try their hand at comedy through our Improv Club or advise underclassmen through our Arrupe Mentors program. Some of our students reach heights they never knew possible, winning state and national awards through clubs like Harlequins or Model UN.

Our co-curricular program is vital to our mission to help students become a "Grad at Grad." We want our graduates to make an impact not only in college, but beyond, cultivating their God-given talents and becoming people who don't seek to put themselves first, but are truly Men and Women for Others.

Students Named Our Mascot...

If I only had a name…

No more wistful wishing for the Saint Ignatius College Prep mascot.
Folks who love the wolf gave the school’s furriest friend a new name. We say “new” because students voted to call the mascot “Wolfgang” back in 2019. It never seemed to catch on, though, perhaps because of the Covid Pandemic of 2020. Whatever the reason, few people knew the wolf’s name which is why the mission to give the mascot an identity caught fire in 2023.

Flash forward to early January of 2024. Students had an opportunity to offer name suggestions for a ballot. In all, 814 people who wanted in on naming rights, voted for Iggy, Wolfgang, Lobo or Wolfie. The big reveal was at the very end of the Winter Pep Rally.

Drum roll, please…

Former favorite, Wolfgang, finished second with 27.8% of the vote. Iggy won with 33.5%. The decision likely doesn’t surprise some alumni, who use Iggy (short for Ignatius) as a term of endearment for campus.

And that’s how the wolf got his name.

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List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Geoff Miller

    Dr. Geoff Miller 

    Prefect of Mission & Theology Teacher
  • Photo of Elizabeth Carney

    Mrs. Elizabeth Carney 01

    Assistant Prefect of Mission
  • Photo of Kevin Bellie

    Mr. Kevin Bellie 

    Fine Arts Teacher & Registrar
  • Photo of Matthew Haffner

    Mr. Matthew Haffner 

    Teacher & Assistant Database Manager
  • Photo of Tess Martin

    Ms. Tess Martin 

    Administrative Assistant to the Prefects
  • Photo of Sarah Lent

    Ms. Sarah Lent 

    Administrative Assistant to the Prefects

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.