259 reviews
  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. 9-12
  3. Private, Catholic
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
2001 37th ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116
Telephone
(414) 731-7500
Website
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$21,290

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

St. Ignatius College Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Data not available
Average SAT
1280
226 responses
Average ACT
29
130 responses

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 136 responses
Report
  • The Bruce Mahoney games.
    29%
  • Retreats (Kairos)
    16%
  • Pep Rallies, Spirit Week
    13%
  • Community service
    13%
  • FML
    9%
  • Classes
    8%
  • Performing Arts
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,485
Free or Reduced Lunch
Data not available
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available
98%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
Data not available
National
$11,890
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses

St. Ignatius College Preparatory School Reviews

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St. Ignatius College Preparatory is a great school with academic rigor, competitive sports, and a variety of extracurriculars, such as an outstanding performing arts program. Saint Ignatius offers endless opportunities and resources which help the students prepare for a college education. Some of these resources include a counseling department, for both personal, academic, and college matters. Additionally, the sports coaches are also very eager to help their athletes perform to the best of their ability. As a swimmer, my coaches are tough, but also understanding of my other commitments. The teachers are passionate about what they teach and always available for meeting with students outside of class. Saint Ignatius has strong school pride which is evident through our exciting sports games. Saint Ignatius is quite an accomplished school, however I would like to see more racial diversity in the student body. As a Latina student, I often feel like a minority in the school community.
SI has shaped me as a person and I am extremely proud to have been a student there. At SI it is cool to be smart and to do community service, be a Kairos or Innsignis leader. Everybody is friendly and most parents would agree that even outside of school, SI kids stand out for their open and polite manners and behavior. The Jesuits value will stay with me for the rest of my life and are deeply engrained in my being. For the most part my classes and teachers have been so inspiring and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to partake in extremely interesting discussions (another highlight at SI) and I also felt that my opinions were valued. I am very proud of the stance SI takes toward the LGBT community. As a non-athlete, I had to overcome some insecurities and had to learn that I have other gifts, but have loved participating and supporting our SI sports teams together with large groups of friends. I think it's fair to say that we are an amazing fan group and can get really loud when we support SI.

Classes at SI are pretty much always intense, including PE and religion. I sometimes wished I had 1 or 2 easier classes to take a breather during a busy school week. Also, the fact that there is always a homework assignment or book to read EVERY weekend and EVERY vacation period has been overwhelming at times. I felt that I can never entirely relax and focus on my family or whatever I was doing during my free time. Truly, when you attend SI there is not much free time!

I am the biggest fan of SI and wish to send my own children there one day:):)
I think St. Ignatnius does a great job of trying to accomodate people from all different backgrounds, however within the student body, there are some divisions between racial backgrounds that are present. Don't get me wrong everyone speaks to each other and mostly gets along, however because of the lack of discussion and awareness to these issues (until recently) students have been able to make hurtful comments against others. Overall, Ignatius does a great job of challenging students and prepares you to be independent and a hardworker for college and beyond.