Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola (San Juan)

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Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola
1940 Calle Sauco, Urb. Santa Maria
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00927
United States
Coordinates 18°22′34″N 66°5′15″W / 18.37611°N 66.08750°W / 18.37611; -66.08750Coordinates: 18°22′34″N 66°5′15″W / 18.37611°N 66.08750°W / 18.37611; -66.08750
Type Private, Catholic, (Jesuit)
Established 1952; 65 years ago (1952), (first graduating class, 1956)
Principal Mildred Calvesbert (Interim)
Faculty 83
Grades 7–12
Gender All-male
Enrollment 700+
Language Both English and Spanish language and literature, taught at a native speaker level, are required classes for all students. French language is elective. Non-language courses are taught in Spanish with textbooks in English.
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Newspaper El Estandarte
Yearbook The Shield

Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola is an all-male, Catholic, Jesuit, college-preparatory school founded by the Society of Jesus in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1952.[1] It has educated some of most influential figures of Puerto Rico, such as Ruben Berrios and Raúl Juliá. It is considered a college prep school since all of its graduates go on to colleges, outside Puerto Rico in half the cases, mainly in the continental United States, often at top-ranked colleges and universities such as Boston College, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Princeton University, Harvard College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.


The school was originally located in Santurce, but the Jesuits moved it to its current location in Rio Piedras in 1956. Colegio San Ignacio resembles a small university campus as it has several buildings: two identical buildings consisting of classrooms, named San Luis Gonzaga (formerly "Building A") and San Francisco Javier (formerly "Building B); one building with a resource center on the first floor and a library on the second floor; the Padre Pedro Arrupe Building which houses classrooms and offices; the cafeteria building; "Building C" which houses the science classrooms and laboratories and a science and math resource center; the Complejo Cultural, a new state-of-the-art humanities building completed in the year 2004 which houses English, Spanish, music, drama, and oratory classrooms and an auditorium; the administration building which houses most of the administrative staff.

School mission[edit]

Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola seeks to offer a superior, Catholic education in the Jesuit tradition to all young men who show aptitude, motivation, and their families' support, and so to serve society and announce the Kingdom of God.

School anthem[edit]

León de mi escudo/ marcial y rampante/ levanta los ojos/ y alumbra el sendero/ que brinda la vida/ tu pecho guerrero/ y avanza con paso/ triunfal adelante.
Ya tensas tu cuerpo/ de recio granito/ tu firme pisada/ levanta en la tierra/ redobles con ritmo/ de marcha de guerra/ que canta rugiente/ el clarín de tu grito.
Indomito lucha/ ¿quién puede arredarte?/ Verás que a tu paso/ por ambas orillas/ el fiero enemigo/ caerá de rodillas/ al brillo que irradia/ tu regio estandarte.
León de mi escudo/marcial y rampante/levanta los ojos/y alumbra el sendero/que brinda la vida/tu pecho guerrero/y avanza con paso/triunfal adelante!

Notable alumni[edit]


Arts, education, & publicity[edit]

Science & medicine[edit]

  • Reinaldo Rampolla-Selles, class of 1992, medical co-director and transplant pulmonologist for Oschner Medical Center, Transplant Services in New Orleans, Louisiana


  1. ^ (in Spanish) Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, Quick Facts.
  2. ^ "Home page". Retrieved 2016-12-27. 
  3. ^ Administrator. "Conoce a Rafael Bernabe". Retrieved 2016-12-27. 

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