President’s Message

Dear Friends,

Through our website we hope to tell the story of our Loyola School community.  The site is overflowing with information, news, photos, and the spirit of Loyola which I am sure you will find both useful and inspiring.

Loyola School provides a rigorous college preparatory education that is marked by individual attention and by a close-knit, talented, and diverse community of students and parents, teachers and administrators, alumni and trustees, all collaborating in the transformation of “women and men for others.”  Loyola was founded as a Catholic boys’ school by the Society of Jesus in 1900, combining the outstanding characteristics of the Jesuit and American independent school traditions.  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 approximately 200, the average class size of 15 students promotes participation and individual attention as well as regular opportunities for group work and collaboration.  Excellence is not only found in our classrooms, but also through our extracurricular activities; in fact, 95% of Loyola students participate in at least one extracurricular activity, while 62% of our students participated in three or more extracurricular activities.  Moreover, Loyola School’s Office of College Guidance offers a variety of opportunities and programs for students in freshman through senior years, which has resulted in a history of excellent college placements.

St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuit order, encourages all of us to “go forth and set the world afire” and that is a spirit that you will find at Loyola School.  Other characteristics always evident at Loyola are friendship, hard work, the love of learning, the desire to help and serve others, humor, loyalty, remarkable colleagueship, a commitment to faith, and joy.  If you are considering Loyola as a prospective student or family, we strongly encourage you to make arrangements with the Admissions Office to learn more about the school in person.

Thank you for your interest in Loyola School, and we look forward to seeing you at the corner of 83rd Street and Park Avenue.

Tony Oroszlany ’87