St. Ignatius

Virtual Events at
SI Admissions!

Fall 2020

All Admissions events will be virtual for the Fall 2020 semester.  All high schools in the San Francisco Archdiocese will be hosting virtual events rather than hosting visitors on their campuses.  The health and safety of our visitors, their families and the SI community is our priority.
We have some fun and exciting virtual events planned for you!

The Entrance Exam (HSPT) will be taken remotely.  The Scholastic Testing Service has been preparing the HSPT so it can be taken online.

Below you will find a brief summary of our Admissions events, along with dates and times.
More detailed information can be found by clicking on each of the events below.
We have been engaging our amazing SI community in planning these events since school (distance learning) began on August 31, so you get the optimum virtual experience!

The Student Experience
(for 8th grade students)

The Student Experience is for the eighth grade student who is interested in the possibility of attending SI for high school and would like to learn more about the academic environment at SI.  This will be a virtual visit (via Zoom) hosted by an SI Admissions representative who will guide you through the experience and give you application tips!
Dates:  September 28 thru October 8
                  (Monday thru Thursday)
Times:  9:00 am or 2:00 pm (available on each day)
The earliest date to make a reservation will be September 14 (Monday) at 12:00 noon.
Only one registration per eighth grade student is permitted, so we can accommodate everyone!

NOTE:  Due to popular demand, one additional virtual event has been added on November 4 at 9:00 am.

The Parent Experience
(for 8th grade parents)

Parents of eighth grade students are invited to participate in a virtual event (via Zoom) with the Admissions staff.  You will hear from SI administrators/faculty explaining the difference an SI education can make, meet the Admissions staff and get some tips about the Admissions process!
Dates:  October 20 (Tuesday)
              October 22 (Thursday)
Time:   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The earliest date to make a reservation will be October 9 (Friday) at 12:00 noon.

Open House
(for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade families)

The Open House is a great opportunity to meet the faculty, staff, administration and students, and learn more about the programs offered at St. Ignatius College Preparatory.  This will be a virtual event.

Date:  October 30 thru November 1
Time:  Anytime - at your leisure

The earliest date to make a reservation will be October 14 (Wednesday) at 12:00 noon.


Entrance Exam - HSPT
(required for 8th grade applicants)

The Entrance Exam is the High School Placement Test (HSPT) and is published by the Scholastic Testing Service (STS).  This year, the HSPT will be an online version that is taken remotely.

Date:  December 5 (Saturday)
Time:  8:30 am to 12:30 pm

To reserve a place to take the HSPT remotely through SI, indicate your preference on your online application to SI.

Applicants with documented learning disabilities may apply for extended time on the HSPT - download information


What Our Parents and Students Say ...

"I have been very impressed by the way SI has handled distance learning. The school has continued to foster community and connection with the kids while keeping academic work at a high level. I am super impressed."
- SI Parent, Spring 2020

Video created and submitted by
sophomore Nora Mannion '23