Jesuit Education

SI was founded in 1855 by Fr. Anthony Maraschi of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits: an order of Catholic priests founded in 1534 by St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556).

A Faith that Does Justice

SI is part of a worldwide network of Jesuit high schools and universities, all of which promote "a faith that does justice" through Campus Ministry and Community Service programs.

  • Students grow in faith and are inspired to work for justice for the poor and persecuted.
  • They attend student-directed Friday Morning Liturgies.
  • Some volunteer on summer immersion trips to live and work in solidarity with people in Third World countries.
  • All students volunteer in their local communities.
  • They feed the hungry at St. Anthony's, work at the Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center and do so much more.

More information about Jesuit Education

Is SI only for Catholics?
  • A quarter of our students are not Catholic, but all students find themselves growing in their own faith traditions thanks to the spiritual formation that SI offers to all students.
  • Students at SI learn about their faith in religious studies classes and through campus ministry programs.
Who we are

Dedication to service doesn't stop when our students leave SI:

  • Jocelyn Sideco ’95, former senior class president, coordinated volunteers in the rebuilding of New Orleans;
  • Dr. Eric Goosby ’70 served as AIDS Czar and PEPFAR director;
  • Larry Purcell ’62 works with homeless teenagers at the Redwood City Catholic Worker House;
  • Sara Suman ’99 and Pat Callaghan ’01 helped NYC residents recover from Hurricane Sandy.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
(For the Greater Glory of God)
St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. Ignatius College Preparatory

Courage to Lead; Passion to Serve

2001 37th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 731-7500
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