Earth Day Clean Up at Lake Shore Park

Nolan '18 Signs with St. Ambrose University

Please join us in congratulating Molly Nolan '18 who recently signed her letter of intent to participate in cross country and track at St. Ambrose University in the fall. She can be seen here with her parents and Coach Matt Haffner.  


OBroin '18 Named to IHSA All-State Academic Team

Please join us in congratulating Michael OBroin '18 who was recently named one of 26 student-athletes on the IHSA 2017-18 All-State Academic Team. OBroin '18 was also profiled in the Chicago Tribune. CLICK HERE to read the article.

CLICK HERE for IHSA background on the event. 


Business Society Speaker Series - 5.9.18

CLICK HERE to register today. 

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

CLICK HERE to register today.


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.


What You Need To Know

FAQ Application

Application Instructions

Update on Empower Illinois Financial Aid Tax Credits

If you’ve been notified that you’ve received an Empower Illinois financial aid grant, you must send them a copy of the paid receipt from your Saint Ignatius tuition bill that the Treasurer's Office sent to you.

Eligibility notification begins April 2.

We are happy to share that starting today parents and guardians will begin to receive email notification of their students’ eligibility for an Empower Illinois Scholarship. A new round of email notifications will be sent each Monday until all applicants have received notification of their eligibility. CLICK HERE for more. 

If you are intending to apply for an Empower Illinois financial aid grant through the Archdiocese of Chicago, please note the following message from Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Jim Rigg. Please continue to check back on their website. CLICK HERE to read the message and please CLICK HERE to read another update from February 7. 

To read the update from the Office of Catholic Schools from February 19, please CLICK HERE

Also note that the Big Shoulders financial aid tax credit program has been closed due to overwhelming demand.