The SI Student
St. Ignatius College Preparatory is a community of lifelong learners that serves students in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are part of a tradition of Catholic, Jesuit education spanning five centuries and six continents that focuses on cura personalis, care for the whole person. Our roots, wide and deep, help our students grow into men and women committed to faith and justice, leadership and service, academic excellence and compassion. We invite you to hear directly from students the difference an SI education has made in their lives.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
As a Catholic, Ignatian school, we understand that we are accountable to making SI a more safe, loving, and anti-racist community of belonging for all. Through education and awareness, SI strives to provide students the opportunity to honor and understand the diverse world in which we live. Our goal is to cultivate empathetic, effective leaders, and agents of racial and social justice. The Magis Center for Equity and Inclusion is a partner with all offices and departments at SI, helping to guide the community on issues of equity and inclusion, building capacity for cultural competency, and striving to build a culture where all feel accepted, safe, empowered, supported, and affirmed.
Through a four-year college preparatory curriculum, SI students develop intellectual skills that go beyond academic excellence and requirements for college entrance. The knowledge and skills they acquire lead to wisdom, understanding, and action. Even before they graduate, they are agents of change, seeking to improve their world by striving for justice, compassion and dignity for their communities.
At SI, we recognize that students are faced with complex life circumstances which impact their overall health and well-being. We empower students to cultivate a state of life-long health in mind, body, and spirit through a variety of school-based support services.
The Campus Ministry program helps students of all faith traditions grow in personal spirituality, articulate their faith, and develop a well-informed conscience. Students have numerous opportunities for the sacraments, for spiritual direction, retreats, and for translating faith into action.
SI offers many service-learning programs for students to engage as learners who walk with those in need. As a vital aspect of our Ignatian character, we invite our SI students to engage in service with and for others, both as a part of their academic requirements and as a part of their everyday lives.
SI is near multiple San Francisco MUNI lines. The school also offers bus service from Marin and the Peninsula during the school week, with two departure times after school, 3:45 p.m. and 6 p.m., in order for students to be involved in after school activities.
SI offers daily lunch specials posted on our website. In addition to the lunch special, quick eats and grab and go options are available. Students have food options throughout the day, including after school at our snack shack.
At SI, we measure our athletic success not only by how many games are won but also through the values our students develop — sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment, and hard work. We believe in the classical notion of a “sound mind in a sound body.” Each year, about two-thirds of the student body competes on 66 teams in 15 sports. Our teams have collected numerous league, sectional, NorCal, state, and national championships. SI also has a strength and conditioning program that teaches students about proper nutrition and exercise and keeps athletes in shape when they aren’t competing. We hope you come out to one of our games to see the Wildcats play!
Every year SI students can participate in more than 80 clubs, representing various interests. Students meet at recess and after school to work on the school newspaper, help encourage ecological sustainability, organize rallies or prepare radio broadcasts and much more. Our students develop lifelong interests and skills thanks to their start in clubs at SI.
SI's performing arts program is the oldest high school performing arts program west of the Mississippi. More than 30 percent of the student body participates in one or more of the following programs: Choral Music, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, and Technical Theatre.
SITV is a student-produced video announcements show that spotlights the broader student body's variety of gifts and talents.
InSIde SI is the school newspaper run by SI students. The newspaper is published once a month. Pre-COVID, the newspaper was printed and available to all students. However, the members of InSIde SI quickly pivoted during COVID and created SI’s first ever digital newspaper. Click here to read the latest editions of the newspaper.
Parent Clubs & Adult Spirituality
At SI, we pride ourselves in creating and building community, not only with our students, but with parents, too. We offer four parent clubs: the Ignatian Guild, Fathers’ Club, African American and Latino Parents Association, and SI Parents Asian Club. These clubs offer our parents opportunities to meet other parents and engage in community events. Jesuit education is transformational, and our Adult Spirituality program offers our parents similar opportunities as students to experience this spiritual growth.
SI's alumni community is large and active. The connections that students make at SI last a lifetime. Our Alumni Department offers numerous events throughout the year to connect with other alumni.
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