Developing Men for Others since 1999

Our History

1997 Fr. Paul Sheridan, S. J. formed a committee of educators and community stakeholders to explore opportunities to remove barriers to education that many low-income and minority students in the community were experiencing. The founders of Loyola Academy chose to follow the NativityMiguel Model, which includes an extended school day and year, a small student body, a rigorous academic program, wrap-around services to serve the whole student, and continued supports following graduation.

1999 Loyola Academy of St. Louis welcomed its first class as a Jesuit Middle School for 6th – 8th grade young men, residing within St. Louis University High School. Thanks to the generosity of John Vatterott, Loyola Academy moved into 3854 Washington Boulevard shortly after.

2001 Families and community members celebrated Loyola Academy’s first graduating class.

2008 Loyola Academy moved into its current home at 3851 Washington Boulevard.

2016 Loyola Academy enhanced our program to further support students and families holistically by becoming a trauma-informed school and increasing academic supports. Yearly assessments showed growth in both social-emotional wellbeing and academics.

2023 In response to noticing a gap in learning among incoming middle students, Loyola Academy expanded to welcome its first class of 4th and 5th grade students. 15 upper-elementary students joined our community.