St Ignatius Clg Preparatory

★★★★☆
  • 2001 37TH Ave

    San Francisco, CA 94116

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  • 415-731-7500

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Having visited every independent high school in San Francisco, SI is without a doubt one of the top schools. It is academically rigorous, it has a beautiful campus with several gymnasiums, athletic fields, pools, recital halls etc. For those who complain about the tuition, visit some of the independent school that charge twice as much and do not have any playing fields, pools, tennis courts, nor state of the art equipment like SI. And, the students are high achieving academically, athletically and so many are wonderful artists. AS for homogeneous groups - get over it! Come to terms with the fact that people seek out others who have similar values and interests. SI is for hard working motivated kids and those that do well here are social and confident. Those that are whiny and needy should not apply. There are some small independent schools where everyone makes the teams and average athletes can pretend to be stars - SI reflects the real world in that way - only the competent can play...

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Having visited every independent high school in San Francisco, SI is without a doubt one of the top schools. It is academically rigorous, it has a beautiful campus with several gymnasiums, athletic fields, pools, recital halls etc. For those who complain about the tuition, visit some of the independent school that charge twice as much and do not have any playing fields, pools, tennis courts, nor state of the art equipment like SI. And, the students are high achieving academically, athletically and so many are wonderful artists. AS for homogeneous groups - get over it! Come to terms with the fact that people seek out others who have similar values and interests. SI is for hard working motivated kids and those that do well here are social and confident. Those that are whiny and needy should not apply. There are some small independent schools where everyone makes the teams and average athletes can pretend to be stars - SI reflects the real world in that way - only the competent can play...

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First off, the tuition at St. Ignatius is not $20K, more like about $14-15. This is by no means high for tuition at a private high school. Many other high schools charge up to $30K per year.

St. Ignatius has the nicest facilities of any school in SF and surrounding areas. Their model and structure of education has been honed from 150 years of educating young men (and starting in the 80's) young women. They strive to educate not only the high achievers, athletes, but those who struggle and just squeak by.

The school has a mix of uber-wealthy and low income with generous financial aid for worthy students. It is not unusual, however, that homogenous groups form in high schools, and SI is no exception. However, this is not encouraged by the school administration and in fact they do their utmost to encourage diversity in their teachings and programs.

Their Catholic teachings are prevalent, but students are not required to be Catholic. A respect for the Catholic faith, and all faiths is expected, as is participaton in prayer services and community service. In fact, 100 hours of community service (with 40 hours of "core" service - direct service to people in need) is required to graduate.

This school sets high expectations for its students, but the facility and staff are there to support the students during times when they do not meet the expectations. Discipline is swift and at times harsh, but students learn from it and grow to become, as is the schools motto "Men and Women for Others".

The alumni community is extremely active, which indicates that it is a place where people are proud to have attended.

See their website: www.siprep.org

5
★★★★★

First off, the tuition at St. Ignatius is not $20K, more like about $14-15. This is by no means high for tuition at a private high school. Many other high schools charge up to $30K per year.

St. Ignatius has the nicest facilities of any school in SF and surrounding areas. Their model and structure of education has been honed from 150 years of educating young men (and starting in the 80's) young women. They strive to educate not only the high achievers, athletes, but those who struggle and just squeak by.

The school has a mix of uber-wealthy and low income with generous financial aid for worthy students. It is not unusual, however, that homogenous groups form in high schools, and SI is no exception. However, this is not encouraged by the school administration and in fact they do their utmost to encourage diversity in their teachings and programs.

Their Catholic teachings are prevalent, but students are not required to be Catholic. A respect for the Catholic faith, and all faiths is expected, as is participaton in prayer services and community service. In fact, 100 hours of community service (with 40 hours of "core" service - direct service to people in need) is required to graduate.

This school sets high expectations for its students, but the facility and staff are there to support the students during times when they do not meet the expectations. Discipline is swift and at times harsh, but students learn from it and grow to become, as is the schools motto "Men and Women for Others".

The alumni community is extremely active, which indicates that it is a place where people are proud to have attended.

See their website: www.siprep.org

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Well let's put it this way, a Mercedes Benz S class cost $34,000 in 1987, my graduating year. The same flagship sedan costs $110,000 in 2007. Like the S-Class, it caters to the same level of income in relation to such level of living in San Francisco as it did 20 years ago, for the people in the same type of professions. Counting the inflation of 20 years, and I think it's no more expensive today than it was all it's established history as a highly accredited private educational system.

SI Allowed me to get here, just as my parents wished and just as I had hoped. Yes, I cannot call it economical by any figment of imagination. However, I can certainly attest that SI and all I had learned there, in and out of school had something to do with where I am today.

Many fond memories and lots of struggles too, of course. But that is part of growing up and spending your four years as a high-school teen. They keep you focused on what's critical in being self-sufficient so that students don't become a burden in society but rather those who can contribute, years after these students graduated.

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★★★★★

Well let's put it this way, a Mercedes Benz S class cost $34,000 in 1987, my graduating year. The same flagship sedan costs $110,000 in 2007. Like the S-Class, it caters to the same level of income in relation to such level of living in San Francisco as it did 20 years ago, for the people in the same type of professions. Counting the inflation of 20 years, and I think it's no more expensive today than it was all it's established history as a highly accredited private educational system.

SI Allowed me to get here, just as my parents wished and just as I had hoped. Yes, I cannot call it economical by any figment of imagination. However, I can certainly attest that SI and all I had learned there, in and out of school had something to do with where I am today.

Many fond memories and lots of struggles too, of course. But that is part of growing up and spending your four years as a high-school teen. They keep you focused on what's critical in being self-sufficient so that students don't become a burden in society but rather those who can contribute, years after these students graduated.

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This school is a great place to get a GREAT education - it has been a San Francisco Institution forever - the graduates this school go on to do great things - I know a lot of really nice people who have gone to this school.

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This school is a great place to get a GREAT education - it has been a San Francisco Institution forever - the graduates this school go on to do great things - I know a lot of really nice people who have gone to this school.

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My nephew attended this school and played football. He did very well here and went on to be very successful in college. This school has very high academic standards.

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My nephew attended this school and played football. He did very well here and went on to be very successful in college. This school has very high academic standards.

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My son will be attending high school next year so we have taken a tour of Saint Ignatius. All 3 of my brothers graduated from this school so of course it was one of our top choices. I was not too impressed. For the tuitions and parents contributions (mandatory) that they want you to pay.. I expected much more from a school. They did however have top notch equiptments such as computers but that is not enough for me to make Saint Ignatius my number one pick for my son. I have also spoken with other parents who have or had a child in this school .. and they also told me it's a great school but not the best.

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★★★☆☆

My son will be attending high school next year so we have taken a tour of Saint Ignatius. All 3 of my brothers graduated from this school so of course it was one of our top choices. I was not too impressed. For the tuitions and parents contributions (mandatory) that they want you to pay.. I expected much more from a school. They did however have top notch equiptments such as computers but that is not enough for me to make Saint Ignatius my number one pick for my son. I have also spoken with other parents who have or had a child in this school .. and they also told me it's a great school but not the best.

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Saint Igntuis College Prep is a coed catholic high school that has a reputation for being a great school. they are very selective in their aplication process and the tutition is vry high. But they have alot of resources and state if the art equipment. Most of their graduates head off to a four year university.

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★★★☆☆

Saint Igntuis College Prep is a coed catholic high school that has a reputation for being a great school. they are very selective in their aplication process and the tutition is vry high. But they have alot of resources and state if the art equipment. Most of their graduates head off to a four year university.

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I was not very impressed when I went to visit Saint Ignatius. Sure they have great facilities for sports and have their very own parking lot. And teh tutition is not cheap, and tehy are very selective with their students. But they only seem to take students of "their own kind". I find that to be racist. If you sibling or family member ew in school, you automaticcaly get in. That takes away from other good students to have a chance to get accepted. And the students were not friendly at all, very snobby and only stayed in small groups. I found that it was not a great envronment for learning.

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★★★☆☆

I was not very impressed when I went to visit Saint Ignatius. Sure they have great facilities for sports and have their very own parking lot. And teh tutition is not cheap, and tehy are very selective with their students. But they only seem to take students of "their own kind". I find that to be racist. If you sibling or family member ew in school, you automaticcaly get in. That takes away from other good students to have a chance to get accepted. And the students were not friendly at all, very snobby and only stayed in small groups. I found that it was not a great envronment for learning.

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Saint Ignatius College Preparatory School offers a tremendous amount of academics, athletics, and resources, and peers for a high school. With budget costs abound in public schools, if you have the money to pay UC like prices for a high school, then Saint Ignatius would be a top choice. It's located in a fairly safe neighborhood, and public transportation is accessible for those parents who can't pick or drop off there kids.

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★★★★☆

Saint Ignatius College Preparatory School offers a tremendous amount of academics, athletics, and resources, and peers for a high school. With budget costs abound in public schools, if you have the money to pay UC like prices for a high school, then Saint Ignatius would be a top choice. It's located in a fairly safe neighborhood, and public transportation is accessible for those parents who can't pick or drop off there kids.

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This school is located in the sunset district of san francisco. This is perhaps one of the wealthier high schools in the city. They have their own football field, swimming pool, two gyms, and large workout room. The teachers here are very knowledgable. Academically this school is great. The facillities are great. However the students here live in their own little bubble. Most are sheltered rich kids that have no idea of the real world. The worst part of all....the school is way overpriced. When you really care of educating children, you shouldnt be charging 20k a year.

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4
★★★★☆

This school is located in the sunset district of san francisco. This is perhaps one of the wealthier high schools in the city. They have their own football field, swimming pool, two gyms, and large workout room. The teachers here are very knowledgable. Academically this school is great. The facillities are great. However the students here live in their own little bubble. Most are sheltered rich kids that have no idea of the real world. The worst part of all....the school is way overpriced. When you really care of educating children, you shouldnt be charging 20k a year.

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CONS: PRICE PRICE

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This is an exceptionally high-ranking Catholic co-ed high school. They have high academic standards and require much of their students and faculty. It is renowned for its outstanding Catholic secondary education which prepares its students for the rigors of top colleges and professions.

PROS: Educationally demanding
CONS: Expensive

5
★★★★★

This is an exceptionally high-ranking Catholic co-ed high school. They have high academic standards and require much of their students and faculty. It is renowned for its outstanding Catholic secondary education which prepares its students for the rigors of top colleges and professions.

PROS: Educationally demanding
CONS: Expensive

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