Ignatian education stems from the roots of the Jesuit tradition that has a distinguished history spanning five centuries and a clear purpose: To develop a well-rounded Christian person of competence, conscience, compassion and commitment who will be of service in the world and has the generosity to make a contribution.
Jesuit education seeks to be world affirming – to reveal a world "charged with the grandeur of God". (Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ)
It encourages study of all reality, promoting the search for God in all things while respecting the infinite variety of ways in which God is revealed to an individual.
Its objective is to produce wisdom and a deep sense of reverence rather than marketability or a narrow orientation towards a specific career.
Saint Ignatius’ College Adelaide proudly upholds these traditions while providing an education firmly based on the latest educational methodologies.