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Application Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply to Fr. Sauer Academy has been extended to Feb. 12 for all interested San Francisco Unified School District students. Please contact Ms. Robles for additional assistance and questions at

The Fr. Sauer Academy is a tuition-free school middle school program designed for students with financial need who have demonstrated exceptional academic potential, with the aim of preparing them for rigorous study in high school, college, and beyond.





Who Should Apply

  • Families who qualify for state or federal financial assistance programs such as Head Start, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and the National School Lunch Program
  • Students and parents who wish to be part of the St. Ignatius and Fr. Sauer Academy community
  • Students who plan to go to college and want to attend a college preparatory middle school and high school
  • Families who will commit to supporting their child’s academic success by providing structure and involvement in their child’s daily curriculum
  • Students who would benefit from a structured environment, intensive academic schedule and extended-year program
  • Students who are willing to work hard, dedicate themselves with a growth mindset, and be a positive presence at school