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St. Ignatius College Preparatory School

School rating 4 / 5 by

2001 37th Avenue San Francisco CA 94116 United States
9th to 12th


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The school was definitely strong in religious studies, and literature. The weaknesses would be math and science. The atmosphere makes you feel part of one giant jesuit community, where people will have your back. A competitive environment, but not dog eat dog. Class size was small, twenty students 20. Small enough for everyone to have attention, but big enough for diverse ideas to be spread and shared. Workload was perfect, however some nights throughout the week were too much. And the work could have been more emphasized on the weekends with more free time. Extra help was limited. They do not, there were very broad courses. And then once you get to college you don't know what to focus on.

College Counseling

My school's counseling was terrible. At least my counselor did not help me, I had....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Applying to SI was very easy. I was able to find their online application in....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Great student life, everything is very close on campus. A 7-11 is near by which is a big plus. It is not in the heart of the city so it is moderately safe. Cafeteria could be healthier options. Pretty mixed, you have people coming from San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo County, and Oakland. All walks of life are there. Yes, I still get emails, and I still feel comfortable to ask my high school for anything. ...

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