At an age when they are transitioning to young adulthood, Loyola Academy middle school 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 and Human Development 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.