SIMUN Wins Best Delegation

Model UN won first place, Best Large Delegation, at EAGLEMUNC hosted by Boston College this past weekend.  This win caps off SIMUN's most successful year ever with victories at every conference.  Congratulations to the entire team along with individual committee winners:

Best Delegate Awards
Katie Vogel in the Kalmar Union Sweden JCC
GB Moynihan in the kalmar Union Norway
Juliet Welsh in the 1930s Crime Syndicate
Cristina Rinella in DISEC
Outstanding Delegate Awards
Walter Fieweger in Anasazi Historical
Serena White in the Sons of Liberty Historical
Patrick Milito in the 1930s Crime Syndicate
Britta Vaughan in the Venezuelan national Assembly
Jack Nash in UNICEF
Jason Kinander in WHO
Honorable Mention Delegate Awards
Delaney Coyne in the Papal Conclave Historical
Nastya Shybitov in 1950s Chinese Land Reform
Brittney Mensah in Venezuelan National Assembly
Julia Pangan in UNICEF
Nora Hayes in WHO
Michael Preston in WHO
Annie Austin in DISEC

Women's Society Signature Dinner - 5.3.18

CLICK HERE to register today. Seating is general admission. 


Registration Now Open - 32nd Annual Golf Classic for Tuition Assistance

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Girls Indoor Track Takes 2nd at GCAC Meet

The team scored 128 point to finish second at the GCAC Indoor Championship.  First and second place finishers earned All-GCAC honors.  
1st place finishers - Ari Afolabi (60 Hurdles), Zoe Tsokolas (200), Aryn Lyke (Triple Jump), Rachel Sarpong (Shot Put).  
2nd place finishers - Kaitlin Diversey (60 Hurdles), Emily Hwang (400), 4x200 Relay Team (Gabby Meschino, Tsokolas, Maddie Semmer, Afolabi).   
3rd place finishers - Gabby Meschino (60), Lexi Affolter (3200), 4x400 Relay (Hwang, Diversey, Semmer, Charlotte Love), 4x800 Relay (Rosie Sullivan, Summer Cardenas, Montana Cardenas, Bizzy Brumfield).

2018 Mock Trial Team “Cauldron” Practice

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, the Saint Ignatius College Prep Wolfpack Mock Trial Team participated in a special dress rehearsal practice (known as The Cauldron Trial) for the annual Howlett Cup Competition, at the Dirksen United States Courthouse. The trial was presided over by the Honorable Jorge L. Alonso, a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. The team is most grateful for Judge Alonso's invitation to practice in his courtroom. Furthermore, special thanks goes to the alumni attorneys and law students who served as jurors. 

Vote for Saint Ignatius - Chicago Sky H.S. Girls' Basketball Team of the Year

Voting for the Chicago Sky's High School Girls' Basketball Team of the Year is underway until Friday, April 20.  One vote is allowed per device.  The winning team will be announced at the Chicago Sky home opener at Wintrust Arena on Sunday, May 20th.  CLICK HERE to vote today. 

Ignatius Wins IHSA Winter Academic Award

Congratulations to all of the Saint Ignatius varsity IHSA athletic teams- boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' bowling, co-ed cheerleading, dance, boys' swimming and diving, and wrestling- for winning the IHSA Winter Sports Academic Award.  All of our IHSA winter varsity teams achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Gloriam Opportunities Still Available - Blackhawks Skate Party & Laugh Along the Lake

Blackhawks Skate Party - Sharpen your skates and be prepared to experience a behind the scenes evening at newly opened MB Ice Arena. Saint. Ignatius College Prep is partnering with the Chicago Blackhawks to offer friends and family the opportunity of a life time. Come join Blackhawks Ambassadors, skate on the Blackhawks practice rink and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with our hosts Rocky Wirtz, President of the Chicago Blackhawks and our very own Fr. Lukas Laniauskas, SJ. Enter the Blackhawks practice facility through the players entrance, take a tour of the team locker room (word on the street is, it’s nicer than the locker room at the United Center!), skate on the new ice, and meet some of the team’s former all-stars.

Friday, April 13, 2018
Hours: 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Price: $100 per ticket
Address: 1801 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612
All registered guests must be 21
CLICK HERE for tickets. 

Laugh Along the Lake - Please join us for a post Gloriam 2018 party on Wednesday, September 19th at the newly opened Theater on the Lake. The evening’s event will feature a performance by legendary Chicago comedy institution The Second City and include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Founded in 1959, Second City is the birthplace of improvisation and boasts famous alumni such as Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Keegan Michael-Key, Martin Short, Gilda Radner, and Alan Arkin, just to name a few. The Second City will be presenting a show that is custom-tailored to Saint Ignatius with a mix of sketch comedy and improvisation.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Hours: 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Price: $150 per ticket
Address: 2401 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
CLICK HERE for tickets.

Parent Organization Trivia Night - 3.24.18

The 3rd annual Parent Organization Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, March 24, in Tully Hall. Come join other Saint Ignatius parents and friends for a casual fun filled evening of trivia. Tickets are $40/person and include heavy appetizers, beer, wine and soda. Buy your tickets today by CLICKING HERE!

Violin Repair Class Now Recruiting Freshmen & Sophomores

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Spring Admissions Coffees

Prospective parents are invited to join us for a Saint Ignatius Admissions Coffee this spring. An Admissions Coffee, held on April 12 and May 3, 2018, will offer an introduction to the Saint Ignatius family experience and admissions process. Each Coffee event will also include a tour and student panel presentation. CLICK HERE to register.

Admissions Campus Tours

The Saint Ignatius Admissions Office invites prospective families to join us for a campus tour. Meet Admissions staff and enjoy many highlights of our historical campus during a typical school day. Please register the number of people in your group. Group campus tours are traditionally facilitated with the support of a member of the school's Parent Ambassador program. CLICK HERE to register.  

Act Now for the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program


Application Process is Now Open!

Step one of the Empower Illinois scholarship application process is available now through

CLICK HERE to apply. 

CLICK HERE for more resources. 

The  Illinois "Invest in Kids Act" created a Tax Credit Scholarship program which allows individuals and corporations to donate to Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs) and receive a credit for 75% of the value of their donation on their Illinois state taxes in return. This program seeks to connect low income families with high quality schools. CLICK HERE for more details from the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Empower Illinois' application process will now open on Wednesday, January 31 at 12 p.m., one week later than previously announced. CLICK HERE for full details.

Many of you have heard about Senate Bill 1947 regarding State of Illinois income tax credits that will assist Catholic and private schools. This is the first time the State of Illinois is providing tax credits to non-public elementary and secondary education. This program might be helpful as you plan for 2017 state taxes. Donors are encouraged to apply for a tax credit as early in 2018 as possible.  In order to apply for a tax credit you must first go to the website and request a "LetterID" number that you must input to the IL Dept. of Revenue website when tax credit applications open on January 2nd.  The "LetterID" will be sent via the postal service and could take up to 10 days to arrive.  CLICK HERE for instructions on how to apply for the LetterID.  CLICK HERE for instructions on the tax credit application.

Many details regarding the new school tax credit program, which was passed by the state legislature this Fall, remain undetermined. CLICK HERE for more information about the program and what Saint Ignatius is doing at the present time. 

Until the State Department of Finance comes out with further guidelines, this is all the school has to work with. The Archdiocese is working on affiliating with an existing Scholarship Granting Organization that would serve as an umbrella for all Catholic schools. If you have questions please contact John Chandler, at 312-432-8350.

Application Process Updates

Empower IL is using a form that asks for Saint Ignatius College Prep's ISBE RCDT Code. Our code is: 15016092Y

Application process: As a reminder, families will need to apply for tax credit scholarships through a scholarship granting organization (SGO), which will manage this process, instead of the Archdiocese or your school directly. There are several SGOs in Illinois. The Archdiocese of Chicago is working with two SGOs: Empower Illinois and Big Shoulders Fund. 

The application process with Empower Illinois will be completed online at The application process will open January 24, 2018.

The application process with Big Shoulders Fund will be completed online at The application process will open the second half of January 2018. The exact date is TBD. 

What families will need to apply: Based on what we know today, families will need the following documents in order to apply for a tax credit scholarship:

2016 tax return

Proof of residency (i.e. driver’s license or state ID)

Birth certificate, federal/state ID or passport for student

If available, a letter of acceptance or enrollment at an eligible, participating, non-public school

Note: There may be changes to this list as the application process is finalized by the SGOs. We will provide updates as they are available.


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