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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B+
St. Ignatius College Preparatory School is a top rated, private, Catholic school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,404 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Tuition is $18,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 99% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1076 Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
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Telephone
(312) 421-5900
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Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1340
86 responses
Average ACT
30
449 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 135 responses
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  • Homecoming dance and homecoming game
    19%
  • Festival of Nations
    17%
  • Going to basketball games on fridays
    15%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Retreats
    7%
  • Christopher Christmas
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,404
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Poll
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,434
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,200
National
$184,700
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St. Ignatius is an amazing place - they take their mission of creating "men and women for others" very seriously. The teachers are top-notch and the academics are extremely challenging. The environment is supportive and collaborative. If you are considering Ignatius, visit. Meet the wonderful students and staff for yourself. Best private high school in the city!
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There's no other school like Ignatius. You're kidding yourself if you think otherwise. The teachers are incredible. They have to have at least their masters degree in order to teach at Ignatius. The campus is breathtaking. Everyday, it's like I'm watching a picturesque scene from a movie. There are boys wearing khakis, loafers, and ties. Girls wearing oxford shirts and skirts. Teachers wearing tweed suits with elbow patches. The hallways have oriental rugs, while the dining hall has chandeliers and wainscoting. There are courtyards, cobblestone paths, marble statues, crawling Ivy, oak doors, and iron gates. There's this wonderful, perfect, pretty, little "prep school" atmosphere to Ignatius, and I think that this classic, quintessential aspect is one the school's biggest selling points. I can't even imagine what it would be like to go to any other school.
I've been at Ignatius for two years and I have noticed good and bad aspects of the school. Overall, I think the school prepares me for college and gives me the resources I need to succeed. The teachers make it known that they are here to help and guide you if you need clarification on a topic. Although it is a very challenging school, every student is going through the same thing, so there is a type of support system. Clubs and Sports make the school less stressful and allow you to meet new people and experience different opportunities. However, the school lacks diversity and isn't as progressive as it should be for this era in society. Recent incidences haven't been handle in the best way but students and teachers do make it known to the adminsitration that these incidences should have been handled different. Yet in an overview of the school, good and bad, I think I made the right choice.