St. Ignatius Loyola Academy Opening

Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy, an all-boys Jesuit middle school with a 98% high school graduation rate, currently located next to Center Stage, will be your new neighbor beginning summer 2013.


The former St. Mary Star of the Sea building, on the corner of E. Gittings & Battery Ave, will open up new opportunities for the low-income students to learn in spacious classrooms instead of the cramped spaces they currently use.  “We’re thrilled to be moving after 18 successful years,” says John Ciccone, Academy President, “and although we will miss our current neighbors we look forward to the relationships in Federal Hill South that we will build with our new neighbors.”


The move will also supply the boys with a gymnasium and hopefully will allow them use of nearby Riverside Park for athletics instead of being bused to Druid Hill Park. “I think the boys will be very excited with increased recreational spaces, especially if we can use the park” said Ciccone.


The school is free to students and their families, but sponsors are found to support each student for the 11-month program. The cost is $12,500 per student.  While the school plans to expand from its sixth to eighth grade focus to involve a fifth grade in the future, the school will maintain its current enrollment for the foreseeable future, enjoying  the space--two times that of their current location.


John Ciccone, Academy President, and Teresa Scott, the Academy Principal, will be at our April meeting to introduce themselves and the Academy to the neighborhood.