Our Campus

SI’s campus has grown and improved since it moved to its 11-acre Sunset District location in 1969. Between 1989 and 2007, the school remodeled every classroom, every athletic facility and all the outdoor areas and added the following major facilities to the campus:

  • The McCullough Gymnasium
  • The E.L. Wiegand Theatre
  • The Herbst Natatorium
  • The Columbus Piazza
  • The Gellert Counseling Center
  • The Br. Douglas Draper, S.J., Student Center
  • The Mary Ann and Jack Gibbons Hall of Music
  • The Doris Duke Wall Choral Room
  • The Jane & James Ryan Family Weight Room
  • The Dana Family Batting Center
  • The Orradre Chapel & adjacent, newly covered courtyard
  • State-of-the-art technology infrastructure woven into each classroom

SI also expanded the campus beyond its borders, adding new playing fields in Pacifica (8.5-acre Fairmont Field) and improving Marchbanks Field in Daly City to accommodate the school’s 66 athletic teams. All of these changes have made SI one of the finest high school facilities on the West Coast.

St. Ignatius College Preparatory is more than just a sum of its parts. We provide a place where students can find community, develop socially, grow spiritually and explore their athletic and after-school options.

Click here for a virtual tour of SI the campus.

SI's Sixth Campus

Over the years, SI has moved five times since our first one-room schoolhouse in Gold Rush San Francisco. With each move westward, SI has committed itself in new ways to teaching the young men and women of the Bay Area.

Who we are

Our previous campuses have included the following:

  • 1st Campus: Market Street near 4th (1855-1861)
  • 2nd Campus: Market Street near 5th (1861-1880)
  • 3rd Campus: Van Ness & Hayes (1880-1906)
  • 4th Campus: Hayes & Schrader (1906-1929)
  • 5th Campus: Stanyan Street (1929-1969)

"One day if I go to heaven … I'll look around and say, 'It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco."

Herb Caen