Who Should Apply?

  • Students who are willing to work hard and be a positive presence at school.
  • 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.
  • Students and parents who wish to be part of the St. Ignatius and Fr. Sauer Academy community in grades 6-12.
  • 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).
  • Families who qualify for financial assistance.
  • Families who will commit to supporting their child’s academic success.

Learn more about what school is like for a Fr. Sauer Academy scholar.

How to Apply?

The Fr. Sauer Academy requires an application process that includes a student application, a family interview, a teacher recommendation, and submission of financial statements.

Applications are also available for pickup at the St. Ignatius school office.


The Fr. Sauer Academy admits scholars of any race, color, nationality, religion and ethnic origin with all of the rights and privileges to all programs and activities available.

The Fr. Sauer Academy does not discriminate against race, color, nationality, religion or ethnic origin in line with the administration of educational policies, athletic or other programs administered by St. Ignatius College Preparatory.

The application will not be finalized until parents or the previous school provides academic records, and they are examined by the administration of The Fr. Sauer Academy. Given the mission of supporting under-served scholars, all scholars must be eligible for admittance based on verified financial need. For this reason, The Fr. Sauer Academy also requires a recent income tax filing (or CalFresh/ CalWorks documentation if taxes are not filed) from each family.