Do Loyola Academy students wear uniforms?
Yes, Loyola Academy students wear tan khaki pants, navy blue polo shirts(long sleeve or short sleeve), and dark, solid-colored shoes (black or brown).
Does Loyola Academy provide transportation?
No, not at this time. However, Loyola Academy does assist in coordinating carpools for all interested parents/guardians.
Is there a maximum amount of household income my family can earn in order for my student to attend Loyola Academy?
Yes. Family income must be in accordance with income eligibility guidelines for Free/Reduced Lunch in the state of Missouri. To review these eligibility guidelines, please visit: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-05-08/pdf/2018-09679.pdf
How much is tuition at Loyola Academy?
While it costs Loyola Academy more than $18,000 per year/per student, tuition is based on a sliding scale based on family income. Tuition typically ranges from $50 – $100/month.
Does my family have to live in a certain geographic area for my student to attend Loyola Academy?
No. Loyola Academy is not a neighborhood school. Students represent over 20 zip codes, and the school has served: St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and St. Clair County.
Does Loyola Academy accept students with different learning or medical needs?
As a small middle-school, Loyola Academy prioritizes the individualization of learning for every student. Each student receives one-on-one support from reading and study hall volunteers. The frequency of these supports varies by student. In addition, students with identified learning or medical differences may qualify for additional support services through Academic Plans or Section 504 Plans. To ensure consistency for students, we are able to administer most prescribed medications on site. Loyola Academy does not draw down Title I funding for special education services (Individualized Education Program or IEP) for students who qualify, through an educational diagnosis, in a public school. However, there are times when Loyola Academy may be an appropriate educational placement for a student who currently has an IEP. These instances are determined, in consultation with the family, on an individual basis.
Does Loyola Academy accept students with disciplinary records?
Loyola Academy is a Jesuit institution that aims to serve the whole child. We believe that behavior is communication and know that many of our students express their need for connectedness, attention, and belonging through behavior. We boast a trauma-informed, restorative discipline system that prioritizes student ownership of behavior and growth over time. At the same time, Loyola Academy is a small institution with a finite capacity to make significant modifications to programs for individual students. We utilize our restorative discipline system to balance opportunities for student behavioral growth while maintaining an environment where egregious or continued disrespect of people or property is not tolerated. Each applicant is considered holistically and individually.
Loyola Academy is a NativityMiguel model school. What does that mean?
The NativityMiguel model was founded in New York in the early 70s and has demonstrated great success, being replicated more than 30 times across the nation. The model is characterized by: operating an extended day program (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) and extended school year (early August – mid June), serving families with varying socio-economic obstacles to success, partnering with the family to provide a challenging academic curriculum as well as wrap-around services to ensure overall success, providing support beyond 8th grade graduation through a Graduate Support program and providing a holistic/faith-based approach to education.
What documents will be required of me during the application process?
For a student to apply to Loyola Academy, the family must submit: a Loyola Academy application packet, student’s picture, student’s academic records from previous school attended, previous year’s tax returns and pay stubs from previous month, documentation of all income sources including (child support or TANF award letter, etc.) for all household members.