Quality Catholic Education
St. Ignatius of Loyola is a Catholic elementary school serving children in Transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles, California. St. Ignatius has been providing a quality education, challenging students to develop and share their God-given gifts in a faith-filled environment for over 95 years. In July 2017, St. Ignatius was awarded accreditation by WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and WCEA, the Western California Educational Association.
St. Ignatius’ curriculum has proven to be very successful. Our comprehensive curriculum focuses on the development of the whole child: mind, body and spirit. St. Ignatius faculty provides students with greater depth, rigor, greater differentiation, individualization and acceleration in learning wherever possible. The result is an authentic Catholic education, marked by academic rigor and dynamic spiritual formation.
St. Ignatius School was originally administered by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, a Dominican order founded by Mother Maria Pia Backes, O.P., who chose the young, the poor and vulnerable of this world as her special apostolic concern. The sisters based their teaching on the Dominican charism, “To Praise, To Bless, To Preach”, and the Dominican pillars of Prayer, Study, Service, and Community. Dominican spirituality continues to be a hallmark of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish School. The Sisters support the school the school spiritually and financially through tuition assistance grants raised by Vision of Hope, an endowment organization created by the sisters years ago. St. Ignatius is an Affiliate Dominican School and is regularly visited by the Director of Dominican Schools as well as other Dominican sisters throughout the year.
St. Ignatius takes seriously its responsibility to challenge and elevate each student both intellectually and spiritually.
Thank you for considering St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish School.