ABOUT ST IGNATIUS SCHOOL
The St. Ignatius School faculty is composed of individuals called to educate students in “Faith, Service and Knowledge.” Going above and beyond to educate students to perform at their greatest potential, the SIS faculty provides a loving environment where students feel as if they are part of a family. At SIS, we take the time to personally get to know our students. From their personal well-being to academic performance, our students are our number one priority.
We pride ourselves in providing the parents of our students with a feeling of security and assurance of dedicated staff members. SIS is not only comprised of faithful, dedicated and compassionate faculty members but also lifelong learners who are committed to providing quality instruction in a Catholic environment. According to one satisfied mother of two students, “It really makes me as a parent feel happy and secure that my children are so blessed to be in this type of school environment.”
Cindy Prather, Principal
It is the mission of St. Ignatius School to educate confident problem solvers who serve Christ and others in the community.
For the last two centuries and into the next, St. Ignatius Catholic School graduates are life long learners who excel and achieve as leaders in our global society by living our core values of Faith, Service, and Knowledge.
The history of St. Ignatius School in Grand Coteau goes back more than a century. It had its beginning on Easter Monday, April 7, 1890, under the guidance of the Religious of the Sacred Heart. The school was then called Sacred Heart Parochial, which was the name of the parish church at that time. In 1956, the name of the school was changed from Sacred Heart Parochial School to St. Ignatius School. This was done in honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus whose priests are the administrators of the church parish. St. Ignatius is also the patron saint of schools. The school was under the administration of the Religious of the Sacred Heart from 1890 to 1950, the Sisters of St. Joseph from 1950 to 1975, and again, the Religious of the Sacred Heart from 1975 until 1985. Since 1985 the administration has been under the leadership of laity.