St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic School is located on North Bend Road in Monfort Heights, a suburban area northwest of the city of Cincinnati, Ohio and convenient to Interstate 74. The school is an integral ministry of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati. St. Ignatius admits students of any race, color, and nationality or ethnic origin.
Opened in 1947 by the Sisters of Mercy as a four-room schoolhouse, St. Ignatius currently has 1,047 students enrolled in our Preschool – 8th Grade community. Students come from 18 different school districts in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Roughly eight percent of the students attending St. Ignatius receive special education services, primarily through the Jon Peterson or Autism Scholarships provided by the state of Ohio. With 39 homerooms and 20 additional educators who serve in administrative roles, intervention and enrichment, our student:teacher ratio is approximately 16:1.
St. Ignatius School complies with the Decree on Child Protection which is promulgated by the Archbishop of Cincinnati. Our fingerprinting policy includes manual fingerprinting for employees and electronic background checks for all employees and volunteers.
St. Ignatius School is accredited by the Ohio Catholic Schools Accreditation Association. Educators are fully licensed by the state of Ohio. Thirty-four hold Masters degrees and six are National Board certified. Twenty-two of our teachers hold licenses for both general education and special education or gifted education.
Students at St. Ignatius School take the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills every year and consistently outperform their peers across the nation. The composite average grade equivalent for our 7th grade students in Spring 2018 was 10th grade 6 month, almost three years above their grade placement.
COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION
Our philosophy and mission call us to serve all in our community. St. Ignatius School is committed to building an inclusive environment that can meet the needs of a wide variety of learners. Using a combination of resources, our school is staffed with special educators at all grade levels who work in a co-teaching model to provide direct services to students as well as guidance and support to classroom teachers. Our team includes intervention specialists, speech and language pathologists, occupation and physical therapy providers, an audiologist, vision specialist and two school psychologists. An Inclusion Coordinator and Director of Exceptional Learners rounds out the team to provide overall program coordination.
St. Ignatius School participates in both the Autism and Jon Peterson Scholarship programs offered by the state of Ohio.
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