Jesuit Education

SI was founded in 1855 by Fr. Anthony Maraschi of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits: an order of Catholic priests founded in 1534 by St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556).

A Faith that Does Justice

SI is part of a worldwide network of Jesuit high schools and universities, all of which promote "a faith that does justice" through Campus Ministry and Community Service programs.

  • Students grow in faith and are inspired to work for justice for the poor and persecuted.
  • They attend student-directed Friday Morning Liturgies.
  • Some volunteer on summer immersion trips to live and work in solidarity with people in Third World countries.
  • All students volunteer in their local communities.
  • They feed the hungry at St. Anthony's, work at the Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center and do so much more.

More information about Jesuit Education

Is SI only for Catholics?
  • A quarter of our students are not Catholic, but all students find themselves growing in their own faith traditions thanks to the spiritual formation that SI offers to all students.
  • Students at SI learn about their faith in religious studies classes and through campus ministry programs.
Who we are

Dedication to service doesn't stop when our students leave SI:

  • Jocelyn Sideco ’95, former senior class president, coordinated volunteers in the rebuilding of New Orleans;
  • Dr. Eric Goosby ’70 served as AIDS Czar and PEPFAR director;
  • Larry Purcell ’62 works with homeless teenagers at the Redwood City Catholic Worker House;
  • Sara Suman ’99 and Pat Callaghan ’01 helped NYC residents recover from Hurricane Sandy.
AMDG:
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
(For the Greater Glory of God)
St. Ignatius of Loyola
AMDG
St. Ignatius College Preparatory

Courage to Lead; Passion to Serve

2001 37th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 731-7500
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