Clubs & Activities
Presently there are 92 clubs, representing various interests here at SI. Students meet at recess and after school to work on the school newspaper, help encourage ecological sustainability, organize rallies or prepare radio broadcasts. We encourage you, too, to be involved in student government to hone your leadership skills. All freshmen are required to engage in at least one extracurricular activity, and many develop lifelong interests and skills thanks to their start at SI.
All clubs at SI belong to one of the following categories:
- Academic Clubs: Clubs that pertain to certain academic interests here on campus.
- Affiliate Clubs: Clubs that are affiliated with a nationally recognized organization.
- Affinity Clubs: Clubs that promote awareness and respect for diversity at St. Ignatius. Click for more information about Affinity Groups.
- Arrupe Clubs: Clubs pertaining to promoting social justice. All Arrupe clubs fundraise for various causes.
- Publications: Clubs that deal with any form of publication within the SI community.
- Service Clubs: Clubs that serve our school community by assisting with certain events and/or providing a service to our school community.
- Social Clubs: Clubs that promote the recreational interests of the student body.
- Spirit Clubs: Clubs that promote spirit at St. Ignatius.
Clubs at SI
The Asian Student Coalition strives to share the various Asian cultures within the SI community. At the same time, ASC hopes to learn about and share the many cultures present within the SI community. Finally, ASC endeavors to provide a safe, friendly environment for students of Asian heritage to share the common experiences – the joys and challenges – of being an Asian-American in our society.
Moderators: Mr. Ray Orque and Ms. Stephanie Wong
Foster community within the Latino population and its allies at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. Create a support network for members and their families. Encourage celebration and knowledge about Latino culture, history, and experiences at Saint Ignatius.
Moderators: Ms. Maricel Hernandez and Ms. Yolanda Medina Zevas
This club aims to encourage others to try something new, improve their skills, and to compete.
Moderator: Ms. Leona Pappas
The mission of this club is to allow students to put aside the issues that divide our community and come together to discuss the teams closet to our hearts.
Moderator: Mr. Kevin Quattrin
We are passionate fans of the beautiful game, and we want to spread our love of it through the entire school community. We believe the game brings good to everyone who is exposed to it, and we want to do that at our club.
Moderator: Mr. Brian Rhodes
Mission Statement: BSU exists to Show students of color that they are not on the outside looking in and can make a difference in what goes on around them. Members of BSU strive to learn and teach the St. Ignatius community about the richness of African-American culture, past and present.
Moderators: Mr. Chris Delaney and Mr. Darius White
We strive to bridge the gaps between SI students by coming together and enjoying one of the universal pleasures in life: watching a so-bad-it's-good movie.
Moderator: Dr. Annalise Morris
The Saint Ignatius Block Club is an organization for student-athletes at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. The role of the Block Club is to provide service to the school Administration and the Athletic Department. Members may be called upon to give their time both during school and at after-school activities. The Saint Ignatius Block Club is also a fraternity for athletes, sponsoring social events for the club and for the entire student body and offering the services of its members to groups outside the student body, for example, the Fathers’ Club, the Ignatian Guild, etc.
Moderator: Robert Vergara
CSF is a club that fosters service among students with good grades in academic classes. Past service activities have been making sandwiches for the homeless, tutoring fellow students, and participating in S.I.'s holiday food drive. For more information, see www.csf-cjsf.org or contact one of our moderators.
The Callaghan Club exists to
(1) directly support students interested in military service (2) provide an opportunity for students to learn more about military service
(3) provide community service opportunities for students to support veterans and the men and women currently serving in the military
Moderator: Tom Lagomarsino
It is the mission of the Cancer Awareness Group to outreach to those both in the SI community and the greater community who is affected by cancer. The CAG strives to provide a safe and caring environment for students to give and receive support for cancer related grief and loss. We also seek to support the outside community by providing funding for cancer related organizations.
Moderator: Brice Campoverdi and Patricia Kennedy
Our student chapter is part of an extensive community of Canine Companions staff and volunteers. Our mission is to raise awareness about the need and usefulness of service dogs, recruit new puppy raisers and volunteers, and support Canine Companions in the work they do.
Moderator: Fr. Eddie Reese & Mr. Ted Curry
The mission is to expose students to the fun side of chemistry and put curiosity and imagination about scientific matters into action.
Moderator: Mr. Matthew Stecher
This club aims to raise money to supply children in need with food and through this increase the awareness of child hunger across America.
Moderator: Ms. Sarah Merrell
Chinese Culture Club strives to introduce and promote Chinese culture within the SI community and to enrich all students with a knowledge of Chinese customs, traditions, and activities. The club hopes to create a friendly environment suitable for experiencing a unique and new culture.
Moderators: Ms. Leona Pappas & Ms. Irene Wong
Dance and Drill is a hip-hop dance group, made of approximately 24-28 talented, spirited, and diverse students. Drill performs at certain events at SI to raise excitement and school spirit, especially during athletic games throughout the year. Drill meets three times a week to learn choreography and rehearse for the upcoming performances. Our biggest performance is at the basketball Bruce Mahoney's halftime show, in which SI's Dance and Drill performs along with SHCP's Step Team.
Moderator: Ms. Emily Shick
Each trimester, SI students teach an enrichment course for students at De Marillac Academy. De Marillac offers a college-prep middle school education for children growing up in challenging circumstances. These enrichment classes allow middle school students to explore their talents, develop relationships with high school students, and imagine what extracurricular activities they hope to pursue in high school. SI students run the club; propose, develop, and teach classes; and work as teaching assistants.
Moderator: Mr. Patrick Lannan
The Dialogue Club seeks to provide a place for students interested in Middle East Culture and politics to gather to work towards social justice in that region and to inform and educate the SI community regarding these issues.
Moderator: Ms. Kate Kodros, Ms. Helena Miller-Fleig, Mr. Paul Totah
Our goal at Disney Club is to provide a couple hours to relax and enjoy each other’s company while watching some of our favorite or underappreciated Disney movies. In Disney Club, we try to create a safe space to meet new people, create new friendships, and bond over timeless movies. Each year we try to donate as much as possible to one of Disney’s biggest foundations, the Make a Wish Foundation. We hold multiple bake sales in order to raise the funds we send to the foundation.
Moderator: Ms. Carol Quattrin
The mission is to bring together business and money management wile still applying Jesuit ideas to help prepare students for future jobs as well as future financial planning.
Moderator: Ms. Elizabeth Alexander
First Responders Club would like to educate the entire community on issues related to Law Enforcement. This club aims to help widen students' view on national problems including Law Enforcement. It will also work with other clubs and groups to further benefit our community. Stand in solidarity to recognize the honesty, hardworking law enforcement officers serving our community. This club provides a space to people to express their opinions on matters regarding Law Enforcement, along with respecting the point of views of others in our community.
Moderator: Ms. Danielle Devencenzi & Mr. Patrick Cody
The French Club seeks to introduce the SI community to the language and culture of the over 200 million people around the world who speak French. In order to achieve this mission activities are held throughout the year such as viewing French films, tasting French cheese, attending Mass at Notre Dame des Victoires, celebrating Mardi Gras, and playing petanque (the French form of Bocce).
Moderator: Ms. Cynthia Robertson
This club's mission is to raise money through school bake sales and other fundraisers to fund young students in Africa's education.
Moderator: Ms. Mary Ahlbach
GEAR club strives to promote gender equality at SI and create a welcoming environment for individuals of all gender identities and expressions.
Moderator: Ms. Carol Devincenzi
This club, in the name of St. Genesius, the patron siant of converts and actors, does its best to live out Catholic values in both our private and public lives (values that are not necessarily limited to Catholicism), to be open to growth, to acknowledge and confront how our mainstream culture often depicts, especially on film, youth as an inherently immoral group, to explore what it means to bring holiness to our daily lives, to truly be men and women with and for others, and to share what we learn with our peers.
Moderator: Ms. Katie Wolf
The club collects and donate gift cards that will better the lives of the less fortunate.
Moderator: Ms. Kate Kodros
Girls Who Code seeks to reduce the gender disparity within the tech field by empowering girls through coding workshops, connections with women leaders in tech, Hour of Code events and 1 annual site visit to tech firms. Coding Languages include: PHP, MySQL, Python, HTML, XCode Swift. Coding workshops are weekly.
The club meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00- 4:00PM in room 107
Moderator: Mrs. Jen Gaspar-Santos and Mr. Alan Siu (outside moderator: CS TA from USF and GirlTechPower: Sherry Feng.
The Green Team at SI exists to educate and inspire changes in action and attitude in all members of the SI community so that we can create sustainable practices regarding food, water, transportation, housing, energy, and general consumer practices. We also hope to deepen a connection with nature for members of the SI community so that we might truly find God in all things. We hope that the changes we inspire affect us personally, affect the institution of the school and go beyond the bounds of the school in ever widening circles.
Moderator: Ms. Sarah Merrel, Mr. John Stiegeler & Mr. Paul Totah
Hip Hop club is a space where students can hang out, learn dance pieces, perform at school events, and make new friends. No dance experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome. Come and have fun with the Hip Hop Club!
Club meets Mondays from 3pm - 4pm in room 420
Moderator: Ms. Melissa Mendoza
The Ignatian’s goal is produce a yearbook that acts as a history book, memory book, and reference book that will be enjoyable to all for both today and the next fifty years. Using words and pictures, the book aims to capture all the actions, thoughts, feelings, joys, and frustrations that the student body will encounter in the school year.
Moderator: Deirdre McGovern and Sandra Schwarz
We hope to promote a greater understanding about immigrants to SI students and provide a place to share experiences as a first generation in the U.S.
Moderators: Sara Prendergast
The goal is to help students get comfortable with public speaking through games, practice and school wide activities.
Moderator: Ms. Veronica Bricker
The Irish Club aims to introduce participants of the SI community to the beauty and uniqueness of Irish culture as one of the many cultures represented at SI. Students will participate in discussion of both Irish and Irish American history and culture. As we discuss the trends of historical change and modern politics, we will develop a greater understanding of the need for social justice in the modern world. Respect for the beauty of all cultures within the context of the American fabric will be a focus of this group. Movies, good food, and dancing are part of the Irish Club experience.
Moderator: Kate Denning
This club strives to create a community that honors the Italian culture and community.
Moderator: Ms. Giovanna Orepeza
The JPC is a student led club that each month spends time working with the mentally and physically handicapped clients of the Pomeroy Center. The club members strive to find and embrace the similarities that bond us all together rather than our differences.
Moderator: John DeBenedetti
We, the members of the JCL, covenant to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world. We believe an acquaintance with the civilization of Greece and Rome will help us understand and appraise the world of today, which is indebted to the ancient civilization in its governments and laws, literature, language, and arts. We affirm the JCL experience develops responsibility, fosters brotherhood, promotes enthusiasm, encourages competition, inspires dedication, and enriches our total growth. The St. Ignatius JCL seeks to affirm the goals of the California Junior Classical League in the light of our Jesuit educational objectives.
Moderator: Ms. Grace Curcio and Ms. Lana Sum
JSA is a student run, nationwide program that promotes youth activism and involvement in our government.
Moderator: Ms. Melissa Mendoza
This club helps youth in the SI community and beyond to impact their community through various passions of art to bring social justice, positivity, and empowerment.
Moderator: Mr. Chris Delaney & Ms Haley Sanchez
This club wants to bring uku players together to help those who want to learn to play.
Moderator: Mr. Joe Bommarito
This club's goal is to educate students about makeup, the history of makeup, usage in society, and different aspects of usage while offering a safe and welcoming space for all makeup enthusiasts.
Moderator: Ms. Emily Shick
The Math Club promotes awareness of and appreciation for mathematics in the world around us. Mathletes will represent SI in the interschool competitions.
Moderator: Ms. Katie O'Reilly
The club aims to provide a deeper understanding of multilateral diplomacy, to strengthen negotiations and leadership skills, to discuss complex issues.
Moderator: Dr. Annalise Morris
The Mountain Biking Club at St. Ignatius exists to foster student passion for the sport of mountain biking. Members are invited and encouraged to join in on group rides, get involved in local bike related events, and ride their bikes as much as possible! Go Ride! Go 'Cats!
To serve the San Francisco community by sharing our musical talents with the elderly of local convalescent homes.
Moderator: Carol Quattrin
This club aims to increase the sense amongst the 95% of young people who are not perpetrating abuse, that this is their social issue to solve and that they have the ability to begin working for change within their communities.
Moderator: Ms. Amy Harms
The SI Outdoors Club strives to bring together peers who share a love of the outdoors through engaging off-campus excursions and through raising awareness about environmental issues in the SI community. We hope to deepen students’ appreciation for nature by taking trips to places that may not be far away, but that are not well known to the community to experience the beauty in the world around us. We want our members to develop a love for being surrounded by the outdoors and a desire to preserve the natural world.
Moderator: Ms. Christina Wenger
A club in which pet lovers have a mssion: to share their unique experiences and bonds with their pets. SI students can share the unconditional love and happiness that pets bring to people. Reaching out as community service, pets can bring comfort to people in times of need; to children in hospitals and seniors in care centers. We can assist with therapy dog visits during exam weeks.
Moderator: Ms. Sarah Merrell
The mission is to caputre and share the beauty of the world and of the people around us as well as give something to those who don't have much, even if it's a picture - a picture is worth a thousand words.
Moderator: Mr. Carlos Gazulla
Safe Space Christian Life Community creates a forum in which LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning) students and faculty, along with their straight allies, are able to discuss discrimination issues based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Through our work as men and women for and with others, we hope to establish and nurture an atmosphere of compassion, respect and awareness on the St. Ignatius campus.
Moderator: Ms. Sharon Brannen; Ms. Amy Harms
We stand with the community of New Orleans, closing the gap between disasters, such as tornadoes and hurricanes, and recovery. We bring awareness to SI students and involve our community in a nationwide effort to help our brothers and sisters in New Orleans and surrounding areas, raising money and support.
Moderator: Ms. Lana Sum
Established in 1969, The St. Ignatius Service Club is an organization of upper-division students. The Service Club provides myriad types of assistance facilitating SI events. The Service Club serves the SI community during events such as The Mass of the Holy Spirit, Back to School Night, Campus Exploration, Baccalaureate Mass, Fine Arts performances, Counseling Nights, Graduation, and more. Membership lasts until graduation. Members must be in good standing with the Principal’s Office and with the Dean’s Office.
Moderator: Mr. Charlie Stanley & Mr. Dan Vollert
To gain valuable insight into cyber security and its vulnerabilities, to learn and protect our information from outside threats and spread awareness.
Moderators: Mr. Eric Castro
To provide youth of the world with an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local , national, and international community.
Moderator: Mr. Mike Shaughnessy
SI Live is a club for the creation and implementation of excellent jokes. We write and perform sketch comedy in our yearly show, where we lampoon all aspects of life at SI. We are not a cult. But you should definitely join and never leave.
Moderator: Ms. Annalise Morris & Mr. Mike Santos
The SI Car Club is driven to educate the community regarding the use of cars. Driven to ensure safety, we protect people’s lives. It’s members include car enthusiasts with a passion to reunite the community.
This club raises money to buy toys for less fortunate kids in foreign countries. The overall objective of this club is to make less fortunate kids in other parts of the world happy.
Moderator: Ms. Jocelyn Sideco
SI to Go is a social club on campus that creates a safe space for freshmen and sophomores to create new friendships and make connections within the community. SI to Go members meet during monthly lunch get-togethers, and an off-campus field trip within the city each semester.
Moderator: Julie St Clair
Students come to room 321 every Wednesday at break and after school, knit scarves and then donate them to St. Anthony's.
Moderators: Ms. Katy Dumas
SITV seeks to showcase all aspects of St. Ignatius College Preparatory through the delivery of announcements on Tuesdays and Fridays. We spotlight all of our student body with its different gifts and talents by shifting the lens to show all of the different shapes, sizes, and colors that make up SI. To create a sense of community, SITV is an environment where students can come and learn the mechanics of filming, editing, sound engineering, and broadcasting.
Moderators: Ms. Katie Marconi, Mr. Mike Santos, and Ms. Lisa Traum
Speech and Debates promotes public speaking and rhetoric, explores ideas, and fosters healthy dialogue, discussion, and debate here on campus and at outside competitions.
Moderators: Mr. Joe Bommarito and Mr. Alex Macmillan
Spoken Word is a student group focused on the written expression and the performance of poetry. Students come together to exchange ideas, write poetry, and perform pieces amongst themselves or with an audience. There is also a traveling team of poets who compete around the Bay Area against other high school collectives. Students audition in order to be selected for the team; otherwise, general meetings and open mic sessions are open to anyone who wants to share their words.
Moderator: Mr. Darius White
SIA is a national youth development program that provides leadership training, encourages national recognition of community service and offers events and opportunities.
Moderator: Ms. Vernoica Bricker
Moderator: Anthony Cavello
The SI Surf Club is a student-centered club whose purpose is to promote community among SI students, faculty and staff who share a passion for surfing and beach culture. The SI Surf Club strives to serve the community and the environment through its actions and words, in and out of the water.
- Community Building: pizza nights/guest speakers
- Fostering Love for the Ocean: surf camp, dawn patrol, other beach activites...
- Commitment to environment: beach clean ups
- Commitiment to surf-related causes: sponsor an inner-city kid surf camp scholarship
In the Daraja Club, we are bringing awareness to the lack of educational opportunities for women, specifically by working with the Daraja School for Girls in Kenya, and to provide more opportunities for girls to attend the school.
Moderator: Ms. Meredith Mannion
The Quill is St. Ignatius College Preparatory’s student-run literary magazine. Under the auspices of the English Department, this publication prints creative short fiction, poetry, and art from SI students. After reviewing submissions from students at every grade level, the editorial board chooses, edits, and lays out the material for the magazine. The magazine is distributed to the SI community in May of every year.
Moderators: Nora Miller, Carole Nickolai, Elizabeth Purcell, Tim Reardon
The Comfort Run team facilitates student trips to accompany our tenderloin neighbors through the distribution of sandwiches, juice and smiles.
Moderator: Mr. Carlos Escobar
This club partners with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in order to fundraise and educate students on global issues.
Moderator: Ms. Maricel Hernandez
This club helps foster a multidisciplinary community dedicated to exploring and creating VR experiences.
Moderator: Dr. Don Gamble
We Can Eat It Club serves to educate others about food allergies/intolerances/diseases and be a fun place to learn with an outlet for discussion.
Moderator: Ms. Helena Miller-Fleig
The goal is to empower and inspire youth to take action and serve their community and the world. At the end, groups can participate in the We Day event.
Moderator: Ms. Karen Cota
Wildcat Nations’s main goal is to improve and support all areas of school spirit by setting a prime example for the rest of the student body. The Wildcat Nation Leadership team encourages students to participate in spirit weeks, attend and cheer at all school events, and show school spirit and pride for SI.
Moderators: Ms. Donna Murphy
The WWC is an SI service organization for freshman and sophomore students. Members of the WWC assist the Admissions Office and represent SI at various events, including the Student Visitation Program and Open House. Members are also responsible for fulfilling the same service club duties expected of our Service Club and Block Club and other requests made by the SI Administration.
Moderator: Ms. Lori Yap
The goal of this club is to provide passionate writers a supportive sanctuary, to inform them about contests and submisson opportunities, and most importantly to go beyond the walls of SI to connect with adult wriitng group and extend the writing program to elementary and middle schools.
Moderators: Ms. Xan Roberti and Ms. Kristen Moraine
This club helps unite students with different opinions in a fun, casual discussion/debate while giving back to a non-profit of the winner's choice.
Moderator: Mr. Darius White
In the face of injustice, Young Democrats around the United States must create a safe country where all human rights are protected. Through education of both parties, the practice and political and social activism, the exercise of freedom of speech, and the liberation of extraordinary ideas trapped by social pressures. Young Democrats of America will foster change.
Moderator: Ms. Kate Kodros
This club educates youth about business today and inspires future business leaders tomorrow.
Moderator: Ms. Kristy Jacobson
Youth Policy Initiative serves high-achieving, underprivileged middle shool students by inspiring them to find solutions for the many issues facing San Fransico today, fostering political awareness.
Moderator: Ms. Sarah Prendergast