ST. IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP

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1076 W ROOSEVELT RD
CHICAGO, IL 60608
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Phone: 312-432-8308
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Archdiocese Of Chicago
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 347.3
  • Number Students: 1389
  • Number Teachers: 80
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Catherine Karl
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

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    School Reviews (30 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-13
    "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 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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-28
    "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" 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)."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-28
    "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 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."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-14
    "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 have gone to Ignatius, or any event for the school everyone is so welcoming. I am really excited about starting school next year!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-02-18
    "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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