Jesuit Education at Saint Columbkille
Loyola Academy offers a distinctive opportunity for rigorous learning and healthy development in an environment permeated by Catholic faith and values guided by Ignatian pedagogy.
At an age when they are transitioning to young adulthood, Loyola Academy students share an inclusive community that embraces their unique interests, strengths, and needs. Developmental plans are tailored for each learner, appropriate services and enrichment opportunities are identified, and students are encouraged to take ownership of their education. Leadership, responsibility, and respect for one another are modeled for students within the context of the daily life of the school. Extended day options involving sports, art, music and other activities create a “home away from home” atmosphere at the school.
Students are engaged in a thoughtful curriculum taught by exceptionally qualified teachers, all of whom are required to have a master’s degree in education. As part of a laboratory school designation with the prestigious Lynch School of Education at Boston College, the faculty collaborates with professors and student teachers. State-of-the art facilities and technology support cutting-edge approaches to teaching and learning in the humanities, the arts, and the sciences. The curriculum explores innovative ideas against the backdrop of the Catholic intellectual tradition.
of graduates attend Catholic, Independent or Boston examination schools.
Where Children are Known and Loved
- Forms students into young women and men for others
- Teaches students to become independent learners
- Challenges students to think critically
"I believe that education has the ability to transform lives, and to create limitless opportunities for each student. I teach because it gives me the opportunity to work with a diverse student population and I am able to help them open doors for their futures."Merijke Coenraad, 7th Grade Teacher