St. Ignatius Catholic School Announces Alexander Wolf as Head of Upper School

June 7, 2023

St. Ignatius Catholic School announces Mr. Alexander Wolf as the head of upper school. Mr. Wolf will join the Catholic classical school system’s administrative team, effective on July 1, 2023.

Mr. Wolf will oversee the day-to-day school operations, instructional staff and students of grades 5-12 at St. Ignatius Catholic School and Chesterton Academy. He will work closely with Mr. Nathan Vande Hey, who will transition to the head of lower school and system president role.

Mr. Wolf joins St. Ignatius as an accomplished Catholic classical school leader. He most recently served as headmaster at St. John Paul II Classical School in Green Bay, Wis. Under his leadership, he worked with an engaged team to build a Catholic classical curriculum, embrace classical pedagogy, and increase enrollment to a healthy level. He has a passion for Catholic classical education and has assisted several Catholic schools, both regionally and nationally, as they adopted a classical curriculum. Prior to his most recent headmaster role, Mr. Wolf taught in Catholic schools, including teaching theology and Latin.

“The purpose of Catholic classical education is simple. It is to better know, glorify, and ultimately enjoy God,” Wolf said. “This happens through the study of the great academic traditions, in the form of curriculum and teaching methods, handed down to us through Western civilization.”

St. Ignatius organizational leadership has realigned to continue to best meet student, family and school system needs. As the only grade 3K-12 Catholic classical school in the Fox Valley, St. Ignatius has experienced a significant increase in enrollment since 2018, added high school grades 9-12 (St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy) in 2021 as part of the international Chesterton Schools Network and continued to meet the unmet demands of students and families for a Catholic classical education in the Fox Valley.

Mr. Wolf and his wife, Mary, reside in Appleton, and they are members at St. Mary Catholic Parish in Menasha and St. Patrick’s Oratory in Green Bay.