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 1260, including a senior class of 303.
Loyola’s 112 faculty, administrators and counselors all hold professional degrees. Among these educators, 80 have master’s degrees and 11 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 215 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 2019
Loyola’s 305 seniors applied to 303 different colleges and enrolled at 107 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 2023, including Brown University (2); Columbia University (3); Cornell University (1); Dartmouth College (1); Harvard University (1); Princeton University (2); University of Pennsylvania (2); and Yale University (1).
- Eighteen percent of the Class of 2019 went on to the nation’s top Jesuit colleges, including Boston College (9); Georgetown University (3); Gonzaga University (4); Loyola Marymount University (15); Loyola University, Chicago (9); and Santa Clara University (10).
- Five students are attending the nation’s service academies, including the United States Marines (1), the United States Naval Academy (3) and the United States Navy (1).
The top 10 schools that Loyola students enrolled at were:
- The University of Southern California
- Loyola Marymount University
- Santa Clara University
- New York University
- Boston College
- University of California at Los Angeles
- University of Colorado at Boulder
- Southern Methodist University
- Texas Christian University
- California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo