St. Ignatius College Preparatory School in San Francisco, CA - Niche

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St. Ignatius College Preparatory School is a private Catholic school in San Francisco, California. It has 1,444 students in grades 9-12. There have been 232 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.2 from 232 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Cleanliness is good and there are no apparent displays of bulling. But being a white school there seems to be some tension towards minority students. It may not be direct or on purpose, but the clash of cultures and social structures.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Pretty diverse amount of clubs. If you want to make a new club that isn't related to sports or music it might be difficult to develop it without a large following. The smaller clubs vary in the amount of meetings and activities they have. Also if you're part of a new or smaller club it'll probably be difficult to organize any meaningful or substantial accomplishments
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Great school with amazing faculty, but if you're a minority it can be difficult to relate to a lot of students unless you find your own group.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: They care about your education and you as a person
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Very proactive on health and safety issues.

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4.33 French-American International School - San Francisco 4 mi. 1,080
3.33 Cornerstone Academy 4 mi. 746
3.66 Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory 5 mi. 1,257
3.66 Junipero Serra High School 17 mi. 881

Around St. Ignatius College Preparatory School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

St. Ignatius College Preparatory School United States Cornerstone Academy Junipero Serra High School Lycée Français de San Francisco - Ortega Campus Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
White 62.0% 51.0% 0% 53.0% 63.0% 31.0%
Asian 16.0% 4.8% 94.0% 14.0% 2.0% 36.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 0% 13.0% 4.0% 14.0%
Multiracial 7.0% 2.8% 2.0% 13.0% 27.0% 12.0%
African American 4.0% 15.0% 0% 3.0% 1.0% 5.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 4.0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.4%
Grade 10 25.1%
Grade 11 24.2%
Grade 12 25.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 19% Academics & intellectual excellence
  • 19% Ministry & the spiritual aspects (Kairos Retreat)
  • 17% Development into a human with and for others
  • 14% Teachers are outstanding
  • 13% Athletics- athletes and fans
  • 13% Community & International service
  • 5% The chocolate chip cookies.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 24% Cliques
  • 21% Not diverse in ethnicity/race
  • 21% Suicide rates
  • 19% Pressure to conform/ assimilate
  • 7% Team (sport) selection process
  • 5% Sports school
  • 2% Academic pressure
  • 2% Nothing

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 48% The Jesuit morals and community
  • 37% Loving community, spirit, quality of education
  • 7% Our school spirit, the teachers interaction
  • 7% Recruited athletes and white privilege

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 49% Community
  • 11% Athletics
  • 8% Student Athlete, or Fine Arts
  • 8% We are SI!
  • 8% AMDG
  • 8% Men and Women with and for others
  • 5% Suicides and eating disorders
  • 3% Diversity-real world experience

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 29% Be yourself.
  • 25% Get involved quickly to best establish yourself
  • 21% This school isn't for everyone.
  • 12% There's often a high pressure to assimilate.
  • 8% Ask for help
  • 4% Most of the students are serious about education.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 37% I love everything about this school.
  • 54% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.