Magazine
Welsh Academy to Open in August

For many years, Fr. Robert Welsh, SJ, dreamt of creating a Jesuit middle school for low-income families. That dream will come to fruition this fall with the opening of the Welsh Academy on the Campus of Saint Ignatius High School (SIHS) in Cleveland.  

The academy, named after the late Fr. Welsh, the former SIHS president (1983-2001), who died in August 2018, has begun accepting applications for the sixth grade and will open in August.  

“We’re asking, ‘Who are those folks that are marginalized in Cleveland in 2019 and do they really have access to a school like Saint Ignatius?” said Daniel Dixon, SJ, a Midwest Jesuit regent who conducted the academy’s feasibility study during the 2017-2018 school year. “If not, is this academy one way which we might try to make that possible?” 

The school would welcome 25 boys per grades six through eight, preparing them with a rigorous curriculum and Ignatian experience for the rigors of a college prep high school experience. The academic year would run longer than that of the high school, following a model that has already been established at a few other Jesuit high schools throughout the United States. 

Welsh Academy students will have access to the high school’s campus and facilities and will be invited to partner with current high school students and to work with Saint Ignatius faculty.  

Find out more information at Ignatius.edu/Welsh-Academy


Return to the Jesuits Magazine Spring 2019 Magazine Index





Recent News

August 19, 2019 — On August 21, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM, Loyola University's beloved nun, turns 100 years old.

August 12, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Fr. Richard W. Anderson, S.J., who died on August 10, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 84 years old. May he rest in peace.

July 30, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. James H. Ryan, SJ, who died on July 25, 2019. He was 82 years old. May he rest in peace.

The St. Louis Jesuits will reunite in St. Louis in September to perform their most beloved hymns and songs of worship and prayer.

July 22, 2019 — Hundreds of Catholics, including many from the Jesuit network, gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on July 18 to protest the treatment of immigrant children at the border.

view all news

Search news

Publications

Jesuits Summer 2019

Jesuits Spring 2019

Jesuits Fall/Winter 2018



Sioux Spiritual Center
The Sioux Spiritual Center, nestled amid the hills of western South Dakota, is the heart of the Diocese of Rapid City’s efforts to develop native clergy and leadership on the reservations.