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St. Ignatius College Preparatory San Francisco's Jesuit school since 1855

The Fr. Sauer Academy

Congratulations Graduates

The Fr. Sauer Academy is promoting its first-ever eighth grade class of scholars.

See and hear from our scholars as they step up from eighth grade to high school.

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The Fr. Sauer Academy is a 6th–8th grade middle school that is part of St. Ignatius College Preparatory. We offer a private, Catholic, Jesuit education to boys and girls who have great promise and financial limitations. In the Jesuit tradition, the Academy is concerned with development of the whole person. We aim to meet all needs and to provide opportunities for academic, social and spiritual growth.

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Who Should Apply?

  • Families who qualify for state or federal financial assistance programs such as Headstart, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and National School Lunch Program.
  • Students and parents who wish to be part of the St. Ignatius and Fr. Sauer Academy community in grades 6-12.
  • Students who plan to go to college and want to attend a college preparatory middle school and high school and are not currently enrolled in a Catholic school.
  • Families who will commit to supporting their child’s academic success.
  • Students who would benefit from a structured environment, extended school day (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), and year-round program (August–July).
  • Students who are willing to work hard and be a positive presence at school.

Applications are now available on our website or can be picked up at the school.

Come visit us!

The Fr. Sauer Academy is currently closed as a precautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 virus. All classes, activities and events are cancelled. Please check our Community Health page for the latest updates.

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The Academy is funded separately from the high school and we are building the Fr. Sauer Academy Endowment to provide a sustainable revenue stream.

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