The Good News 2019

A Jesuit Catholic school, Saint Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd., offers a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership.

Through outstanding teaching and personal formation, the Ignatius classroom sets the foundation for intellectual excellence, integrity, and life-long learning. Inspired by the gospel, this community strives to use God’s gifts to promote social justice.

Fall recruiting events are coming up. For anyone who is a potential future Saint Ignatius student, the Campus Visit Program is recommended.

On a typical day, 20 eighth-grade students visit the campus to “shadow” a current freshman. They follow a freshman schedule, eat lunch in the dining hall, and see firsthand what it is like to be an Ignatian. There will also be an opportunity to meet other students, teachers, club moderators, and coaches.

Campus visits take place on regular school days and begin Sept. 12 and continue until mid-December. Registration should be completed online. 

Saint Ignatius will host its annual open house on Sunday, Nov. 10, from noon to 3 p.m.; the last tour will depart at 2:40 p.m.

Guests should arrive at Holy Family Church, where a brief presentation will be given by members of the school’s administration, followed by a journey through the school where teachers, club moderators, coaches, and current parents will be available to meet attendees and answer questions. Reservations are not required.

The Saint Ignatius entrance exam is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. The High School Placement Test will be given to eighth-grade students only. A $25 testing fee is required. No calculators are permitted.

For more information about Saint Ignatius College Prep, call (312) 421-5900 or visit the website at