Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is a Roman Catholic diocese in the U. S. state of Ohio. Pope Pius IX erected the diocese April 23, 1847, in territory taken from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati; the diocese lost territory in 1910 when Pope Pius X erected the Diocese of Toledo, in 1943 when Pope Pius XII erected the Diocese of Youngstown. It is the 17th-largest diocese in the United States by population, encompassing the counties of Ashland, Geauga, Lorain, Medina and Wayne; the 11th and current Bishop is Nelson J. Perez; the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist located in downtown Cleveland is the mother church of the diocese; as of 2017, the Diocese had a population of 677,219 Catholics and contained 185 parishes, 22 Catholic high schools, three Catholic hospitals, three universities, two shrines, two seminaries. The diocese has 258 1,035 nuns. On, March 14, 2009, the diocese announced that 52 parishes in the diocese would close or merge due to the shortage of priests, declining numbers of parishioners in some parishes, the migration of Catholic populations to the suburbs and out of the city cores, financial difficulties in some parishes.
A number of parish schools in the diocese closed or merged due to declining enrollment, financial difficulties. Letters to all of the parishes from Bishop Richard Lennon giving his decision on what parishes and schools were closing or merging, which parishes and schools would remain open, were read to the parishioners by the church pastors at Masses the weekend of March 14–15, 2009. Hardest hit by the closings were downtown Cleveland, downtown Akron, downtown Lorain, downtown Elyria. Parishioners of thirteen of the parishes requested appeals from the Congregation for the Clergy in Rome. On March 8, 2012, the Vatican overturned all thirteen of the church closings because the Vatican says that Bishop Lennon did not follow procedure or canon law in that he did not consult with the priest advisors, he did not issue a formal mandate for the closing of the churches. In the meantime, according to canon law, the thirteen closed churches were ordered to be reopened, be available to parishioners. On April 10, 2012, Bishop Lennon announced that he would not appeal the decision of the Vatican to the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, thus paving the way for the thirteen churches to be reopened.
This mandate was implemented starting on June 10, 2012, raising the number of parishes in the diocese from 172 parishes to 185 parishes. Louis Amadeus Rappe Richard Gilmour Ignatius Frederick Horstmann John Patrick Farrelly Joseph Schrembs, appointed Archbishop by in 1939 Edward Francis Hoban, appointed Archbishop by in 1951 Clarence George Issenmann James Aloysius Hickey, appointed Archbishop of Washington Anthony Michael Pilla Richard Gerard Lennon Nelson Jesus Perez Edward Francis Hoban Clarence George Issenmann Joseph Maria Koudelka, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee and Bishop of Superior James A. McFadden, appointed Bishop of Youngstown William Michael Cosgrove, appointed Bishop of Belleville John Raphael Hagan Floyd Lawrence Begin, appointed Bishop of Oakland John Joseph Krol, appointed Archbishop of Philadelphia Clarence George Issenmann, appointed Bishop of Columbus and Coadjutor Bishop and Bishop of Cleveland Clarence Edward Elwell, appointed Bishop of Columbus John Francis Whealon, appointed Bishop of Erie and Archbishop of Hartford Gilbert Ignatius Sheldon, appointed Bishop of Steubenville Michael Joseph Murphy, appointed Bishop of Erie James Anthony Griffin, appointed Bishop of Columbus James Patterson Lyke O.
F. M. Appointed Archbishop of Atlanta Anthony Michael Pilla, appointed Bishop of Cleveland Anthony Edward Pevec Alexander James Quinn Martin John Amos, appointed Bishop of Davenport Roger William Gries O. S. B. Additionally, the following bishops began their priestly ministry as priests of the Diocese of Cleveland: Thomas Charles O'Reilly, Bishop of Scranton Edward Mooney, Archbishop of Detroit Charles Hubert Le Blond, Bishop of Saint Joseph Michael Joseph Ready, Bishop of Columbus John Patrick Treacy, Bishop of La Crosse Joseph Patrick Hurley, Bishop of Saint Augustine and Archbishop in 1949 John Francis Dearden, Bishop of Pittsburgh and Archbishop of Detroit Paul John Hallinan, Bishop of Charleston and Archbishop of Atlanta Raymond Joseph Gallagher, Bishop of Lafayette in Indiana Timothy P. Broglio, Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic and Archbishop for the Military Services, USA A listing of all Catholic high schools within the Diocese. Note: Some schools are private, i.e. not operated by the Diocese.
Archbishop Hoban High School, Akron/Summit County, Beaumont School, Cleveland Heights/Cuyahoga County, Benedictine High School, Cleveland/Cuyahoga County, 1941 Cleveland Central Catholic
Saint Joseph Academy (Cleveland, Ohio)
Saint Joseph Academy is the only all-female Catholic high school located in Cleveland, Ohio. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland; the average class size is 19.5 students per class, students may choose from more than 120 courses, including 18 AP classes and 30 Honors courses. Eighty-five percent of Saint Joseph Academy students are Catholic, all together, students completed more than 29,000 hours of service in the 2017-18 academic year. In addition, a Sister of St. Joseph serves as Vice President of Mission, six faculty and staff members are Associates of the Congregation of St. Joseph. Ninety-eight percent of the Class of 2018 was accepted to colleges and universities across the country, they received more than 17.1 dollars in merit-based college scholarship awards. There was 1 National Merit Finalist and 8 National Merit Commended Scholars in the Class of 2018. Saint Joseph Academy was established in 1890 by the Congregation of St. Joseph; the Academy is owned and operated by the Congregation of St. Joseph, it is advised by a Board of Directors representing religious and nonprofit professionals.
The Academy is the only all-girls Catholic high school in the city of Cleveland. Forty-two percent of the students are residents of Cleveland, 43% of students are legacies; the student-body represents 101 schools from across Northeast Ohio. -18 Advanced Placement courses span the arts, literature and math. Because students are encouraged to take the level of coursework that’s right for them, a qualified Freshman may take an AP course if she desires. -30 Honors classes are designed to challenge students’ unique interests and include distinctive options such as Honors Anatomy and Physiology as well as Honors Microbiology/Zoology. -World Languages help foster internationally-minded students with offerings including three levels of Chinese, French and Spanish, as well as AP levels for advanced learning. -The Health Sciences Honors Program incorporates not only relevant coursework, but clinical hours, in-field research and application opportunities at some of Northeast Ohio’s acclaimed hospitals. Two levels of learning prepare students for a variety of careers in the healthcare industry.
The Makerspace innovation lab is a hands-on innovation area that allows students to experiment and apply learning from multiple subjects – such as designing artwork on computers to producing engineering prototypes on a 3D printer. -Science and engineering classes are designed to challenge students by applying their learning. Engineering classes include CAD work and architectural design. -Four years of theology classes help students see faith in everyday life and “serve the dear neighbor” through community involvement. Every student creates an online “Faithfolio,”, included as part of their final class assessment. A dedicated wellness curriculum emphasizes the interconnectedness of body and spirit. Learning both in and out of the classroom is designed to aid students with their ongoing journey toward wholeness. Block scheduling differs from a traditional schedule. At Saint Joseph Academy, each student has only four 85-minute classes per day. At the end of one semester, a student will have completed the equivalent of one academic year of study due to the extended classroom time in each subject.
Students are able to join many activities. In addition, service opportunities are available throughout the year through the CORE Ministry department; the Interscholastic Athletics Program at Saint Joseph Academy is designed to provide a quality athletics experience for students who demonstrate an elevated level of skill. The opportunity to compete against another schools' programs is secondary to the opportunity to learn valuable life skills in a faith-filled environment. Saint Joseph Academy is home to 16 varsity interscholastic athletic programs, including: Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Rugby, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball. During the 2017-18 school year, 51% of students were a member of an athletics team; the average GPA for student-athletes during 2017-18 was 3.64. Saint Joseph Academy competes in the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the North Coast League. Mary Jordan, a reporter for the Washington Post and co-winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism St. Joseph Convent and Academy Complex St. Joseph Academy
Private schools known to many as independent schools, non-governmental funded, or non-state schools, are not administered by local, state or national governments. Children who attend private schools may be there because they are dissatisfied with public schools in their area, they may be selected for their academic prowess, or prowess in other fields, or sometimes their religious background. Private schools retain the right to select their students and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students for tuition, rather than relying on mandatory taxation through public funding; some private schools are associated with a particular religion, such as Judaism, Roman Catholicism, or Lutheranism. For the past century one in 10 U. S families has chosen to enroll their children in private school. In the United Kingdom and several other Commonwealth countries including Australia and Canada, the use of the term is restricted to primary and secondary educational levels. Private education in North America covers the whole gamut of educational activity, ranging from pre-school to tertiary level institutions.
Annual tuition fees at K-12 schools range from nothing at so called'tuition-free' schools to more than $45,000 at several New England preparatory schools. The secondary level includes schools offering years 7 through 12 and year 13; this category includes university-preparatory schools or "prep schools", boarding schools and day schools. Tuition at private secondary schools varies from school to school and depends on many factors, including the location of the school, the willingness of parents to pay, peer tuitions and the school's financial endowment. High tuition, schools claim, is used to pay higher salaries for the best teachers and used to provide enriched learning environments, including a low student-to-teacher ratio, small class sizes and services, such as libraries, science laboratories and computers; some private schools are boarding schools and many military academies are owned or operated as well. Religiously affiliated and denominational schools form a subcategory of private schools.
Some such schools teach religious education, together with the usual academic subjects to impress their particular faith's beliefs and traditions in the students who attend. Others use the denomination as more of a general label to describe on what the founders based their belief, while still maintaining a fine distinction between academics and religion, they include parochial schools, a term, used to denote Roman Catholic schools. Other religious groups represented in the K–12 private education sector include Protestants, Jews and the Orthodox Christians. Many educational alternatives, such as independent schools, are privately financed. Private schools avoid some state regulations, although in the name of educational quality, most comply with regulations relating to the educational content of classes. Religious private schools simply add religious instruction to the courses provided by local public schools. Special assistance schools aim to improve the lives of their students by providing services tailored to specific needs of individual students.
Such schools include tutoring schools to assist the learning of handicapped children. Private schools are one of three types of school in Australia, the other two being government schools and religious. Whilst private schools are sometimes considered "public" schools, the term "public school" is synonymous with a government school. Private schools in Australia may be favored for many reasons: prestige and the social status of the "old school tie"; some schools offer the removal of the purported distractions of co-education. Student uniforms for Australian private schools are stricter and more formal than in government schools – for example, a compulsory blazer. Private schools in Australia are always more expensive than their public counterpartsThere are two main categories of private schools in Australia: Catholic schools and Independent schools. Catholic schools form the second largest sector after government schools, with around 21% of secondary enrollments. Most Australian Catholic schools belong to a system, like government schools, are co-educational and attempt to provide Catholic education evenly across the states.
These schools are known as "systemic". Systemic Catholic schools are funded by state and federal government and have low fees. Catholic schools, both systemic and independent have a strong religious focus, most of their staff and students will be Catholic. Independent schools make up the last sector and are the most popular form of schooling for boarding students. Independent schools are non-government institutions that are not part of a system. Although most are non-aligned, some of the best known independent schools belong to the large, long-established religious foundations, such as the Anglican Church, Uniting Church and Pres
Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, the tenth most densely populated; the state's capital and largest city is Columbus. The state takes its name from the Ohio River, whose name in turn originated from the Seneca word ohiːyo', meaning "good river", "great river" or "large creek". Partitioned from the Northwest Territory, Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803, the first under the Northwest Ordinance. Ohio is known as the "Buckeye State" after its Ohio buckeye trees, Ohioans are known as "Buckeyes". Ohio rose from the wilderness of Ohio Country west of Appalachia in colonial times through the Northwest Indian Wars as part of the Northwest Territory in the early frontier, to become the first non-colonial free state admitted to the union, to an industrial powerhouse in the 20th century before transmogrifying to a more information and service based economy in the 21st.
The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor. Ohio occupies 16 seats in the United States House of Representatives. Ohio is known for its status as both a bellwether in national elections. Six Presidents of the United States have been elected. Ohio is an industrial state, ranking 8th out of 50 states in GDP, is the second largest producer of automobiles behind Michigan. Ohio's geographic location has proven to be an asset for economic expansion; because Ohio links the Northeast to the Midwest, much cargo and business traffic passes through its borders along its well-developed highways. Ohio has the nation's 10th largest highway network and is within a one-day drive of 50% of North America's population and 70% of North America's manufacturing capacity. To the north, Lake Erie gives Ohio 312 miles of coastline. Ohio's southern border is defined by the Ohio River, much of the northern border is defined by Lake Erie. Ohio's neighbors are Pennsylvania to the east, Michigan to the northwest, Lake Erie to the north, Indiana to the west, Kentucky on the south, West Virginia on the southeast.
Ohio's borders were defined by metes and bounds in the Enabling Act of 1802 as follows: Bounded on the east by the Pennsylvania line, on the south by the Ohio River, to the mouth of the Great Miami River, on the west by the line drawn due north from the mouth of the Great Miami aforesaid, on the north by an east and west line drawn through the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan, running east after intersecting the due north line aforesaid, from the mouth of the Great Miami until it shall intersect Lake Erie or the territorial line, thence with the same through Lake Erie to the Pennsylvania line aforesaid. Ohio is bounded by the Ohio River, but nearly all of the river itself belongs to Kentucky and West Virginia. In 1980, the U. S. Supreme Court held that, based on the wording of the cessation of territory by Virginia, the boundary between Ohio and Kentucky is the northern low-water mark of the river as it existed in 1792. Ohio has only that portion of the river between the river's 1792 low-water mark and the present high-water mark.
The border with Michigan has changed, as a result of the Toledo War, to angle northeast to the north shore of the mouth of the Maumee River. Much of Ohio features glaciated till plains, with an exceptionally flat area in the northwest being known as the Great Black Swamp; this glaciated region in the northwest and central state is bordered to the east and southeast first by a belt known as the glaciated Allegheny Plateau, by another belt known as the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau. Most of Ohio is of low relief, but the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau features rugged hills and forests; the rugged southeastern quadrant of Ohio, stretching in an outward bow-like arc along the Ohio River from the West Virginia Panhandle to the outskirts of Cincinnati, forms a distinct socio-economic unit. Geologically similar to parts of West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania, this area's coal mining legacy, dependence on small pockets of old manufacturing establishments, distinctive regional dialect set this section off from the rest of the state.
In 1965 the United States Congress passed the Appalachian Regional Development Act, an attempt to "address the persistent poverty and growing economic despair of the Appalachian Region." This act defines 29 Ohio counties as part of Appalachia. While 1/3 of Ohio's land mass is part of the federally defined Appalachian region, only 12.8% of Ohioans live there Significant rivers within the state include the Cuyahoga River, Great Miami River, Maumee River, Muskingum River, Scioto River. The rivers in the northern part of the state drain into the northern Atlantic Ocean via Lake Erie and the St. Lawrence River, the rivers in the southern part of the state drain into the Gulf of Mexico via the Ohio River and the Mississippi; the worst weather disaster in Ohio history occurred along the Great Miami River in 1913. Known as the Great Dayton Flood, the entire Miami River watershed flooded, including the downtown business district of Dayton; as a result, the Miami Conservancy District was created as the first major flood plain engineering project in Ohio and the United States.
Grand Lake St. Marys in the west-central part of the state was constructed as a supply of water for ca
A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools can provide both lower secondary education and upper secondary education, but these can be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system. Secondary schools follow on from primary schools and lead into vocational and tertiary education. Attendance is compulsory in most countries for students between the ages of 11 and 16; the organisations and terminology are more or less unique in each country. Within the English speaking world, there are three used systems to describe the age of the child; the first is the'equivalent ages' countries that base their education systems on the'English model' use one of two methods to identify the year group, while countries that base their systems on the'American K-12 model' refer to their year groups as'grades'. This terminology extends into research literature. Below is a convenient comparison.
The building needs to accommodate: Curriculum content Teaching methods Costs Education within the political framework Use of school building Constraints imposed by the site Design philosophyEach country will have a different education system and priorities. Schools need to accommodate students, storage and electrical systems, support staff, ancillary staff and administration; the number of rooms required can be determined from the predicted roll of the school and the area needed. According to standards used in the United Kingdom, a general classroom for 30 students needs to be 55 m², or more generously 62 m². A general art room for 30 students needs to be 83 m ². A drama studio or a specialist science laboratory for 30 needs to be 90 m². Examples are given on, and 1,850 place secondary school. The building providing the education has to fulfil the needs of: The students, the teachers, the non-teaching support staff, the administrators and the community, it has to meet general government building guidelines, health requirements, minimal functional requirements for classrooms and showers, electricity and services and storage of textbooks and basic teaching aids.
An optimum secondary school will meet the minimum conditions and will have: adequately sized classrooms. Government accountants having read the advice publish minimum guidelines on schools; these enable environmental establishing building costs. Future design plans are audited to ensure. Government ministries continue to press for cost standards to be reduced; the UK government published this downwardly revised space formula in 2014. It said the floor area should be 1050m² + 6.3m²/pupil place for 11- to 16-year-olds + 7m²/pupil place for post-16s. The external finishes were to be downgraded to meet a build cost of £1113/m². A secondary school locally may be called high senior high school. In some countries there are two phases to secondary education and, here the junior high school, intermediate school, lower secondary school, or middle school occurs between the primary school and high school. Names for secondary schools by countryArgentina: secundaria or polimodal, escuela secundaria Australia: high school, secondary college Austria: Gymnasium, Hauptschule, Höhere Bundeslehranstalt, Höhere Technische Lehranstalt Azerbaijan: orta məktəb Bahamas, The: junior high, senior high Belgium: lagere school/école primaire, secundair onderwijs/école secondaire, humaniora/humanités Bolivia: educación primaria superior and educación secundaria and Herzegovina: srednja škola, gimnazija Brazil: ensino médio, segundo grau Brunei: sekolah menengah, a few maktab Bulgaria: cредно образование Canada: High school, junior high or middle school, secondary school, école secondaire, collegiate institute, polyvalente Chile: enseñanza media China: zhong xue, consisting of chu zhong from grades 7 to 9 and gao zhong from grades 10 to 12 Colombia: bachillerato, segunda enseñanza Croatia: srednja škola, gimnazija Cyprus: Γυμνάσιο, Ενιαίο Λύκειο Czech Republic: střední škola, gymnázium, střední odborné učiliště Denmark: gymnasium Dominican Republic: nivel medio, bachillerato Egypt: Thanawya Amma, Estonia: upper secondary school, Lyceum Finland: lukio gymnasium France: collège, lycée Germany: Gymnasium, Realschule, Fachoberschule Greece: Γυμνάσιο, Γενικό Λύκειο, Ενιαίο Λύκειο, Hong Kong: Secondary school Hungary: gimnázium, k
JaKarr Jordan Sampson is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at St. John's University, he is a prolific rebounder and shot-blocker, is noted for his speed and a near 7'0" wingspan. He won a national championship with Brewster Academy in 2012 after achieving star status with his high school team. Sampson attended St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio from 2007 to 2010, before transferring to Brewster Academy in August 2010 for his senior year. In November 2010, he signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at St. John's University; as a senior in 2010–11, Sampson averaged 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game, leading Brewster to a 31-3 record. He went on to be named to the All-NEPSAC first team. Following the 2010–11 season, Sampson was set to join the St. John's Red Storm in 2011–12 for his freshman season, but failed to qualify academically and was ineligible to attend college.
Sampson subsequently returned to Brewster Academy for another season, led Brewster to a prep national championship. In 2011–12, he averaged 18.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game as he was named the NEPSAC AAA Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the National Prep Championship. In March 2012, Sampson recommitted to St. John's. In his freshman season at St. John's, Sampson was named the 2013 Big East Rookie of the Year, was named to the Big East All-Rookie team. In 33 games, he averaged 14.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks in 31.5 minutes per game. In his sophomore season, he recorded 424 points and 202 rebounds, completing his Red Storm career with totals of 915 points and 420 rebounds, he was named to the 2013 Pre-season All-Big East second team. In 33 games, he averaged 12.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks in 29.0 minutes per game. On March 24, 2014, Sampson announced his intentions to enter the 2014 NBA draft and forgo his final two years of college eligibility.
After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Sampson joined the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 29, 2014, he signed with the 76ers. On November 21, 2014, he was assigned to the 76ers' D-League affiliate. Three days he was recalled by the 76ers. On February 18, 2016, he was waived by the team. On February 22, 2016, Sampson signed with the Denver Nuggets; the next day, he made his debut with the Nuggets in a 114–110 loss to the Sacramento Kings, recording one rebound and one steal in fourteen minutes off the bench. On October 15, 2016, he was waived by the Nuggets. On October 21, 2016, Sampson was waived the next day. Seven days he was acquired by the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Grizzlies. On February 6, 2017, he was named in the Western Conference All-Star team for the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game. On July 29, 2017, Sampson was signed to a two-way contract by the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. Under the terms of the deal, for the 2017–18 season, he will have a one-year deal splitting time between the Kings and their G-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.
On December 6, 2017, Sampson grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sampson played 35 games with the Bighorns and averaged 17.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.06 steals per game. On September 24, 2018, Sampson signed with the Chicago Bulls for training camp, he was waived by the Bulls on October 12, 2018. On October 20, 2018, the Windy City Bulls announced that they had acquired the returning right to Sampson Johnson and the No. 38 overall pick in the 2018 NBA G League Draft, Mike Amius from Iowa Wolves for the returning rights to Jarell Eddie and Jaylen Johnson, on November 9, 2018, the Windy City Bulls acquired Sampson. On December 19, 2018, Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association was reported to have signed Sampson in replacing injured Donatas Motiejūnas. On January 29, 2019, the Windy City Bulls re-acquired Sampson. On March 31, 2018, Sampson was signed to the Chicago Bulls on a 10-day contract. On March 31, 2019, the Chicago Bulls announced.
Sampson is the son of Dawnette Epps and Darrel Sampson, has two brothers, D. J. and Justin. Through his college career, the Akron native was nicknamed SpongeBob Sampson. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com St. John's bio
Saint Ignatius High School (Cleveland)
Saint Ignatius High School is a private Roman Catholic, Jesuit high school under the Diocese of Cleveland, for boys, located in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1886 by a German Jesuit on the invitation of Bishop Richard Gilmour, the school was a six-year secondary school based on the German Gymnasium, to be attended after the completion of six years of grammar school. Separate four-year high school and college programs were formed in 1902, with the college changing its name to John Carroll University in 1923 and moving out of the Cleveland location to neighboring University Heights, Ohio in 1935; the words and music of St. Ignatius' alma mater were composed by the school's band director, Jack T. Hearns, Sr. in August 1937. His band debuted the alma mater at halftime during a football game on October 1, 1937, replacing their customary "Victory March". In 1958, St. Ignatius gave St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati permission to adapt the song. Saint Ignatius High School remains at its original location at 1911 West 30th Street.
The campus includes the original structure, now known as the Main Building, completed in 1891 and is now a designated Cleveland Historic Landmark. On January 21, 1974, Saint Ignatius was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Other buildings are Loyola Hall, Clavius Science Center, Saint Mary of the Assumption Chapel, Father Sullivan, S. J. Gymnasium, Carroll Gymnasium, Murphy Field House, Kyle Field, the O'Donnell Athletic Complex, which houses Wasmer Field and Dale Gabor Track. In addition, the $11.5 million Breen Center for the Performing Arts replaced the Xavier Center in August 2009. It hosts many events for other local arts groups. A new $3.3 million cafeteria has replaced the former Student Center, senior lounge, cooking areas. It was renamed the Rade Dining Hall. Both the St. Mary of the Assumption Chapel and the Murphy Field House projects were funded and overseen by Murlan J. Murphy; the school was recognized by the United States Department of Education as a "Blue Ribbon School" for the 1984-1985 and 2008-2009 school year.
In 2015, St. Ignatius had 45 National Merit Scholars. With 21 National Merit Semi-Finalists, the school was first among private schools in Ohio and fourth among all schools in Ohio; the school shares its motto "Men for Others" with nearly every other Jesuit school, challenges its students to be "open to growth, intellectually competent, religious and committed to doing justice" in accordance with the expectations set forth by the school's "Graduate at Graduation" document. The school is located in the heart of the Ohio City neighborhood on the Near West Side of Cleveland, to which it provides support through community involvement programs like the Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership Program and the Saint Benedict Joseph Labre Ministry; the high school was the first in the country to institute a for-credit compulsory service called "Sophomore Service". It houses the St. Joseph of Arimethea Pallbearers Society, which sends upperclassmen to funerals of families who are unable to provide their own pallbearers.
In 1990, a fine arts program was added to the school's curriculum. Its most recent addition has been the Breen Center for the Performing Arts. Musical opportunities include the Wildcat Marching Band, Pep Band, Stage Band, Steel Drum Band, Jazz Band, Liturgical Musicians, others. Extra-curricular activities at St. Ignatius range from the student-led yearbook to Billiards Club; some activities meet daily. The school's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League and National Junior Classical League. Saint Ignatius' athletic teams are known as the Wildcats and compete as an independent in the Ohio High School Athletic Association, at the Division I level. Through the 2016–17 school year, the Wildcats have won 26 state championships across nine sports teams, highlighted by their 11 state titles in football, including five consecutive titles during the 1990s. Both the overall total of 11 and the five-year streak are the most in OHSAA history for football and the school's 26 state championships ranks 7th overall and 2nd in boys' athletic titles.
Football - 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2008, 2011 Boys' cross country - 1993, 1994, 2009, 2015 Rugby - 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 Wrestling - 1988 Ice hockey - 2000, 2010, 2014*, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Boys' basketball – 2001 Boys' golf - 2001, 2002 Boys' track and field - 2001, 2016 Baseball - 2002 Boys' soccer - 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016* Co-champs Ohio High School Speech League State Champions in Policy Debate 2001, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014 In 2008 the Model United Nations team was awarded Top Overall Delegation at the 2008 Carnegie Mellon Model United Nations Conference. In 2010 the Model United Nations team was awarded Runner-Up Delegation honors at the 2010 Gannon University Model United Nations Conference. In both 2014 and 2015, the Model United Nations team was awarded Outstanding Large Delegation at the Michigan State University Model United Nations Conference. In both 2014 and 2015, the Model United Nations team was awarded Best Delegation at the Youngstown State University Model United Nations Conference.
For the 2013-2014 school year, the Model United Nations team was ranked in the top 150 Best High School Model UN Teams in North America by "Best Delegate"