Good Neighbor Program

(Pictured above, members of the JV lacrosse team painting at a local school through Rebuild SF. Most recently, in September 2015, SI hosted 200 members of Cornerstone Baptist Church, who met in our Commons and who spent the day cleaning up Sunset Boulevard, accompanied by SI's Green Team.)

Dear Neighbors, 

We are writing to let you know about an exciting new program at St. Ignatius College Preparatory for a small group of middle school students. We would like to invite you to a neighborhood forum where we can explain the program in more detail. The forum will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Carlin Commons on SI’s campus. We hope you can attend.

SI recently started The Fr. Sauer Academy, a tuition-free middle school serving students of all faiths from low-income families. The Fr. Sauer Academy seeks to prepare young women and men to be successful at SI, in higher education and beyond. The Fr. Sauer Academy will provide access to a Catholic, Jesuit education that helps students grow their love of learning and promote an abiding sense of service and scholarship. The Academy enrollment will be between 60 and 90 students. We have submitted an application to the City for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) on enrollment to include these new middle school students. Sometime in May, those within a 300-foot radius of SI will receive a notice from the City regarding this CUP application. The middle school enrollment will not affect parking as all Academy students are transported to school in buses and vans. SI has no plans to increase high school enrollment.  

As we have discussed at two previous neighborhood meetings in 2015, SI hopes to make other campus improvements in the coming years. You can see our conceptual plan by going to  We anticipate applying for a separate CUP for field lights in the near future and will communicate the details of this application at that time. 

If you have any questions about the enrollment increase or the Fr. Sauer Academy, we look forward to answering your questions on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. RSVP to if you can attend. If you cannot attend, please let us know your thoughts by writing to

Edward Reese, S.J.
President, St. Ignatius College Preparatory



While our Sunset District campus is the last of our six campuses since our founding in 1855, we have been here longer than any of our other homes. We started building in the 1960s in the sand dunes, and we opened our doors in 1969. Since then, we have worked to be a good neighbor to those who live near us, and this website is a continuation of those efforts.

Good Neighbor Program

We are now launching the Good Neighbor Program to help with problems you might have with our school community, from parking and litter to noise or street congestion. With your help, we also intend to do more. As part of our Good Neighbor Program, we want you to make use of the school's resources. Come to a play or musicalEnjoy watching our boys and girls compete with crosstown rivals or schools from the South Bay. Take a swim in our pool, which is open to the community. Please check out our calendar of events to see what we’re offering from August through May.

Tell your neighbors about us too. Tell them to go to to find this site.

Contact Us

If you need to contact us for any reason to let us know about any issue (noise, litter, parking), to report a problem affecting the entire neighborhood (car break-ins) or to request a service from our students (such as lifting heavy furniture) fill out this form or call one of the numbers below.

Also feel free to contact our Good Neighbor ambassadors: Pete Koch, who lives on Rivera Street, and Helmut and Jamey Schmidt, who live on 39th Avenue. Pete’s two children are SI grads, and the Schmidt’s have a daughter at SI. If you want to contact them instead of us, they welcome your comments.

If you want regular updates about what’s going on at SI, sign up for SI Connections, our monthly e-newsletter. Send a request to Director of Communications Paul Totah, and he will add you to the mailing list.

To report problems with parking or litter:

Call Director of Security Marybeth McFarland during business hours at 415-419-4599 or call SI Security at any time day or night at 415-624-4285. 

Contact SI with questions, concerns or requests for help here.

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St. Ignatius College Preparatory

Courage to Lead; Passion to Serve

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