First rate education, very solid theological instruction, much broadening of young horizons. It's not the place for everyone. It is an undertaking in every way to attend this school. Ignatius prides itself on this quality. One of the hallmark traits of graduates is that they are not afraid of hard
... Read more work or rising to a challenge. The school loves this aspect of its reputation. It is extremely tough. Ignatius kids are mostly high aptitude types; the majority of students were rockstars of some kind in grade school whether they had to try hard or not. Here, everyone has to do the work. Approaching one's studies mindful of the gifts one has been graced with is part of the paradigm. I experienced this school as a student myself and also as a parent of a student recently. It is challenging. It is sophisticated. It is expensive: tuition, fees, books, pledges are one thing, but it also costs more than just that to go there. As I beheld the whole person of my learned, poised, capable, compassionate, grounded, faithful young adult at the exceptionally beautiful baccalaureate mass, I knew totally that it was completely worth it. It is a privilege to be a part of St. Ignatius. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/13/13
I have been agonizing for four years over whether to write this review, and I have finally decided to do it (after my son has graduated). On the positive side, my son has received a good education here. He scored very, very well on his ACTs and SATs. On the negative, this school really is a "sink-or-swim"
... Read more place. This does not get emphasized enough, so I will restate it -- this school will eat your kid up and spit him out if he is not organized, has ADHD, or a learning disability, or is just not intellectually mature enough. There are no services for kids like this. The Ignatius way is to punish kids like this until they see the light. I know that people who are thinking of sending their kids to high school are not thinking so much about college, but you have to. It is really hard to get As at Ignatius, and, with today's grade inflation, colleges are expecting to see As. Even though your kid had to score in the 90th percentile to get into this school, Ignatius will give your kid a B-/C+ is he/she is average for Ignatius. This will impact your son/daughter's chances to get into his/her choice of college, and his/her ability to get scholarships (which have grade cutoffs). Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/28/13
I am an alumni of Saint Igatius and continue to have the upmost respect and most wonderful memories of this school. I loved it as a student - the focus on men and women for others, the strong academics, the extra-curricular and just everything. I continue strong friendships with friends I made back then
... Read more and now as a new mom I only hope my sons can be fortunate enough to have such an amazing experience as I did. I can not say enough good things about this school. It prepared me amazingly not only academically but as an Ignatian - part of the wider world. It truely changed me for the better. Read less
Posted by a other on 04/28/12
I am an incoming freshman at Saint Ignatius. So far I love the school. I already have a older brother who goes there. The reason why I chose Ignatius is because it is so diversified, and accepting. There academics are outstanding and they really give every student I chance to grow. Every time I
... Read more have gone to Ignatius, or any event for the school everyone is so welcoming. I am really excited about starting school next year! Read less
Posted by a other on 04/14/12
Thrilled to be a parent one of the fortunate accepted students, class of 2016. I wrote the review 12/30/11. Hard work and prayers got my son in!
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Posted by a parent on 02/18/12
I graduated st. Ignatius in 1959...at that time it was an all boy school. Over the last 50 or so years it changed to boys and girls and it seems to have gotten much better as far as education and in every facet I can think of..looking back I have to say this school was and is the best high school in
... Read more Chicago and probably one of the best in Illinois. I have gone to a few class reunions over the years and hopefully will go to a few more Read less
Posted by a other on 01/20/12
i amin 5thgrade and i really want to go there the highschool is sooo beutiful inside it is not a ordaniry highschool at all it is soo nice inside it seems like your in a mansion
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Posted by a other on 12/20/11
I am a freshman at Ignatius and I honestly believe that this is the best school in Chicago! Every student is loving and when someone new comes in we welcome them like they've been at the school the whole time! All in all, the school is great and I don't think that any school can top us in academics.
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Posted by a student on 02/17/10
I really enjoyed my time at Ignatius. I am a sophomore in college now and I've found that I am much more prepared for the critical thinking and assignments my professors are seeking than most of my peers. On most topics, I have at least a cursory idea or understanding of what's going on before we study
... Read more the material. The academics are challenging in high school, but they force students to really grow and learn in ways that are invaluable after. A big part of this is the excellent faculty who all express a real passion for their subject and are very willing to help students who need further explaination. Another great thing about Ignatius is that not all the learning takes place in the classroom. Its location really helps prepare students for being part of the real world. Read less
Posted by a student on 12/16/09
Wonderful education- both academically and ethically. I can't think of a better school to send my future children to.
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Chicago schools — St. Ignatius College Prep is located at 1076 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago IL 60608. 1076 W Roosevelt Rd is in the 60608 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for St. Ignatius College Prep is the Archdiocese Of Chicago. St. Ignatius College Prep is a Catholic school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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