Ten elective courses are offered each quarter, for a total of 40 elective courses per year. Each student must choose two electives in which to participate per quarter. The program runs from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Loyola’s goal is to develop young men for academic success in college prep high schools, in college and beyond. In doing so, Loyola ensures that its students are exposed to a variety of subjects both inside and outside of the classroom. The Enrichment program is a means by which this exposure is achieved.
Past Enrichment electives have included: art, music (band/choir), S.T.E.A.M. courses, sporting activities (including baseball, soccer, lacrosse, basketball and track), Mandarin Chinese language lessons, chess, pilates, cooking, personal/professional development, robotics, Spanish, sports’ history and many more.
Through Enrichment, students learn: good sportsmanship, life skills, how to express themselves through new mediums, how to be leaders, how to work together as a team, how to present themselves both personally as well as professionally, and how to work together toward a common goal. These are all lessons that apply to real life, not just on the field or in the classroom.