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Mission Statement

Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership. Through outstanding teaching and personal formation, the school challenges its talented student body to intellectual excellence, integrity, and life-long learning and growth. Inspired by the gospel of Jesus Christ, this community strives to use God's gifts to promote social justice for the greater glory of God.

Profile of the Saint Ignatius graduate of a Jesuit High School at graduation - THE "GRAD AT GRAD"


The graduate will have examined his or her religious feelings and beliefs with a view to choosing a fundamental orientation toward God and establishing a relationship with a religious tradition and community. S/he is beginning to take more responsibility for exploring, confirming, and living out of his or her own faith.


The graduate is on the threshold of being able to move beyond self-interest or self-centeredness in relationships with others. He or she is beginning to be able to risk some deeper levels of relationship in which one can disclose self and accept the mystery of another person and cherish that person. He or she has personally experienced moments of God's love. The graduate is coming to know, accept, and love self as a person worthy of love.


The Ignatius student at the time of graduation has matured as a person emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and religiously to a level that reflects some intentional responsibility for one's growth.


The Ignatius student at graduation has achieved considerable knowledge of some of the many needs of local and wider communities and is preparing for the day when he or she will take a place in these communities as a competent, concerned, and responsible member.


The graduate will exhibit a mastery of those academic requirements for advanced forms of education. The graduate moreover is beginning to see the need for intellectual integrity in his or her personal quest for religious truth and in his or her response to issues of social justice.