The SI Student
SI helps 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 Office of Belonging, Equity, and Excellence 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.
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. Each year, about two-thirds of the student body competes on 66 teams in 15 sports, and 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!
SI's performing arts program is the oldest high school performing arts program west of the Mississippi. About one-third of the student body participates in one or more of the following programs: Choral Music, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, and Technical Theater.
Every year, SI students can participate in more than 80 clubs, representing various interests. Students meet outside of class to work on the school newspaper, help encourage ecological sustainability, organize rallies, record podcasts, and much more. Our students develop lifelong interests and skills thanks to their start in clubs at SI.
SI offers daily lunch specials posted on our website. In addition to the lunch special, quick eats and grab-and-go options are available. After school, students may purchase food from the Snack Shack, located in the gym lobby. For these purchases, SI accepts cash and cards, or families may register for the MySchoolBucks program so parents can deposit funds in a student's account.
SI is just off Sunset Boulevard, a major traffic artery on the west side of San Francisco. There are multiple MUNI bus and streetcar lines that stop either in front of the school or within easy walking distance. SI offers private bus service to and from Marin County and San Mateo County during the school week. There are also sheltered bike racks available for student use in the faculty parking lot under the tennis courts.
Parent Clubs & Adult Spirituality
We pride ourselves in creating and building community not only with our students but with parents, too. Four parent clubs — the Ignatian Guild, Fathers’ Club, African American and Latino Parents Association, and SI Parents Asian Club — offer opportunities to meet other parents and engage in community events. Moreover, our Adult Spirituality program offers parents similar opportunities as students to experience 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.
If you need assistance, please contact the SI Admissions Office.