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Fr. Anthony P. Sauer, SJ, for whom the new Academy is named.
St. Ignatius College Preparatory Announces Tuition-Free Junior High School

November 1, 2016 — St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco will open the Father Anthony P. Sauer, SJ, Academy, a tuition-free junior high school program beginning August 2017.

Named after St. Ignatius’ longtime president Fr. Tony Sauer, SJ, the academy will eventually offer 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls from economically disadvantaged backgrounds a Catholic, Jesuit education with the expectation that these students will matriculate directly into St. Ignatius for high school.

In making the announcement at the school's annual President's Cabinet dinner, St. Ignatius President Jesuit Father Eddie Reese said, "There is no clearer path out of poverty than education. Our goal is to offer a rigorous preparation for high school to low-income students from San Francisco public schools. The Sauer Academy will prepare these boys and girls for an SI college preparatory education providing them a clearer path to college."

Academy students will be accepted based on their academic ability, recommendations and demonstrated financial need and take part in an extended school day and longer school year than their high school counterparts.

The Academy will be held on St. Ignatius’ main campus and will begin with 25 to 30 sixth graders, with the addition of one new grade over the next two years.

The school will begin accepting applications for 6th grade in January 2017.

"Our goal is to sustain Sauer Academy through an endowment," said Joe Vollert, St. Ignatius’ Vice President for Advancement. "St. Ignatius is actively seeking partners to make this new project a reality." [Source: St. Ignatius College Preparatory]





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