St. Ignatius

Jesuit Education

Students posing by a grotto at the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos during a retreat

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 cultivate in their awareness of social justice issues in their local communities and in the larger world.
  • Our school community has the opportunity to gather for dynamic liturgies featuring students taking active roles in Mass as lectors, acolytes, Eucharistic Ministers, and as members of Music Ministry.
  • Students participate on summer immersion and service trips in order to encounter the reality of marginalized communities and deepen in their lived commitment to solidarity.
  • Our 100 service hour graduation requirement invites students to build relationships with agencies and populations in their local communities. 
  • For example, students serve meals to guests in the Dining Room at the St. Anthony's Foundation and spend time with persons with disabilities at the Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center.

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