Loyola School was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1900 as a Catholic boys school with the unique combination of the strengths of both the Jesuit and American Independent School tradition. In 1973, Loyola became coeducational, and today Loyola is the only Jesuit, independent, and coed college preparatory secondary school in the Tri-State region. With a student enrollment of close to two hundred, the class size average of fifteen students promotes personal attention and individual participation. The school is located two city blocks east of Central Park and Museum Mile in the residential area on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.