A Video Message from Dr. Ross Cully
Please enjoy reviewing Inspiring Greater Glory, A Commitment to Excellence, the school’s strategic plan. Board members, board committee members, faculty, staff, topic experts, and outside counsel worked very hard to pull this plan together. At the same time, it is important to note that the plan is not designed to have all the answers, but is a blueprint for our future. When you read Inspiring Greater Glory, A Commitment to Excellence you will see that a great deal of work lies ahead and our faculty, staff, and trustees are already working on executing these strategies to reach our goals. Loyola School is already an outstanding school; we plan to build on a tradition of excellence and make it even better.
Strategic Plan 2016
Global Strategic Plan 2016
On September 26, 2016, Dr. Kristin Ross Cully informed the Loyola School community that the 2016-2017 academic year would be her final year as Principal of Loyola School. Dr. Ross Cully and her husband decided to make their home together in the Denver area during the summer of 2017, and the entire Loyola community wishes them only the very best. Loyola School is grateful for Dr. Ross Cully’s dedicated and joyful service as our Principal and for her skilled assistance as we look to identify her successor.
With excitement, on February 8, 2017, Loyola School leadership announced that Mr. Adam Lewis will be our next principal. Mr. Lewis is a talented educator who looks forward to moving from Melbourne, Australia to New York City with his wife and three children to help lead the academic work at Loyola School. The links on the right include written messages from Mr. Oroszlany and Mr. Lewis about this exciting new chapter for Loyola School.
Loyola School sought as its next Principal an experienced leader with the skills necessary to help guide a high functioning, mission-driven school to the next level of excellence. We imagined that the successful candidate would be a strategic leader who was committed to the school’s Jesuit and Independent school traditions and that s/he would model lifelong learning and embody the school’s Jesuit ideals and values. Mr. Lewis is that leader and he will assume the role of Principal of Loyola School on July 1, 2017.
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Administration & Staff
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.
As a Catholic, independent, coeducational, college preparatory, urban, secondary day school, rooted in the Jesuit tradition, Loyola School challenges its young men and women to become intellectually fulfilled, open to growth, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice. Loyola School is committed to challenging its students religiously, intellectually, aesthetically, physically, and socially.
Opportunities for personal study, reflection, and leadership allow students to expand their knowledge, develop their skills, mature as individuals and community members, and realize the goodness inherent in themselves and all God’s creation.
In keeping with the Ignatian spirit of cura personalis (care for the whole person), Loyola School strives to develop the diverse and unique talents of each member of the Loyola community, and encourages the use of these talents to serve others for the greater glory of God.
Welcome to Loyola!
As one of approximately fifty Jesuit high schools in the country and as part of the international network of Jesuit education, Loyola is proud to be part of an educational heritage that challenges students to develop the gift of their intellect and to become more academically excellent. Loyola’s rigorous college preparatory program is characterized by individual attention from a talented group of faculty members who help each student to develop habits of intellectual inquiry and a disposition towards life-long learning. Loyola’s graduates are prepared for success at colleges and universities that are among the most selective in the country; 75% of our recent graduates are attending schools ranked among the top fifty in the nation.
A Loyola education, however, goes beyond academic excellence. The offerings in our sports and extracurricular programs allow students to become more open to growth as they develop their own God-given talents, find some they may not have recognized before, and in the process, come to value the unique talents of each of their classmates. Loyola students become more religious through participation in our retreat programs and opportunities for worship and prayer. No matter what their faith background, students are guided by the directive of the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius Loyola, to “find God in all things.” Finding God in one another strengthens the bonds among the members of the Loyola community; the opportunities to come to know and care for one another in our small, close-knit community help our students become more loving. Participation in the Christian Service program forms in the young women and men of Loyola a habit of service and the desire to be committed to doing justice.
It is difficult to enter Loyola without experiencing the warmth of our community, the dedication of our faculty, and the happiness of our students. The Loyola experience is a transformational one. Ninth grade boys and girls leave Loyola four years later as young men and women who are life-long learners. They are developing as leaders who are open to growth, academically excellent, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice.
Thank you for your interest in this very special place.
Dr. Kristin Ross Cully
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
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 and the New York State Association of Independent Schools. Loyola is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the Jesuit Schools Network, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the National Catholic Educational Association.