Loyola School was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1900 to provide an educational program and environment which at that time were only available in private, non-Catholic, college preparatory schools. Loyola’s mission was, and is, to provide an independent school education in the Ignatian tradition for those who value and are prepared to support this type of educational environment. Today, Loyola School is a Catholic, Jesuit, independent, coeducational, college preparatory, secondary day school located in New York City. While this list of Loyola’s traits is lengthy, Loyola still views itself as an entity greater than the sum of its parts. We believe these several parts together develop a working model of a community of love. We hope this community would be inspired by a grateful love for God which draws its strength from the model instituted by Christ. We see our community as one of service. We hope that our students become aware of their personal worth and will grow in their ability to reach out to others sharing their values and joys. The model of the smaller community at Loyola empowers its members to perceive, appreciate, and carry out these activities.
Loyola values a coeducational and a diverse student body, fostering this through its scholarship and financial assistance programs and its nondiscriminatory policy: Loyola School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religion to the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religion in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
Loyola is accredited by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Association of Independent Schools. Loyola is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the Jesuit Secondary Education Association, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the National Catholic Educational Association.