Loyola High School is an all-male, four-year, academically rigorous Catholic college preparatory school, run by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
Current enrollment is more than 1270, including a senior class of 305
Loyola’s 117 faculty, administrators and counselors all hold advanced professional degrees. Among these educators, 81 have master’s degrees and 17 have doctoral degrees.
Accreditation and Memberships
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Western Catholic Educational Association, Jesuit Schools Network, National Catholic Education Association, the College Board, NACAC and WACAC.
Located near downtown Los Angeles, Loyola draws students from over 190 zip codes. Admission is by entrance examination, recommendations and elementary school grades. Typically, 130 elementary schools, public and private, are represented in a freshman class, drawn from an applicant pool representing over 240 schools. Approximately 48 percent of those who apply to Loyola are accepted and enrolled.
A central part of the Jesuit mission is to provide a quality and affordable education. The Jesuit faculty contribution, endowment, financial aid and fundraising programs, along with donor generosity, enable Loyola to attract students from a wide variety of economic, ethnic and social backgrounds. Loyola’s student community is distinguished and enriched by its diversity.
Curriculum and Course Catalogue
The core program, required of all students, includes:
- Eight semesters of English
- Eight semesters of theology
- Six semesters each of mathematics, foreign language, science and social science
- Two semesters each of fine arts and health/PE
- One hundred and forty hours of community service (12 hours, freshman year; 50 hours, sophomore and junior years; and our 78-hour immersion program, senior year).
Beyond Loyola: The Class of 2022
Loyola’s 313 seniors applied to many different colleges and enrolled at 116 institutions of higher learning. Here are some quick facts on where they are thriving today:
- Ivy league colleges and universities welcomed Loyola scholars to the Class of 2022, including Brown University (2); Columbia University (2); Dartmouth College (2); Harvard University (1); Princeton University (4); University of Pennsylvania (2); and Yale University (3).
- Nineteen percent of the Class of 2022 went on to the nation’s top Jesuit colleges, including Boston College (6); Georgetown University (7); Gonzaga University (4); Loyola Marymount University (24); Loyola University, Chicago (4); Loyola University, New Orleans (2); Marquette (1); Santa Clara University (11); and University of San Francisco (1)
- Three students are attending the nation’s service academies, including the United States Military Academy (1) and the United States Naval Academy (2).
The top 10 schools that Loyola students enrolled at were:
- Loyola Marymount University (24)
- University of Southern California (13)
- University of California, Berkeley (13)
- Santa Clara University (11)
- Santa Monica College (9)
- California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (9)
- University of California, Santa Barbara (8)
- University of California, Los Angeles (8)
- Georgetown (7)
- California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (7)