A Holistic Education

Loyola Academy of St. Louis provides a rigorous academic program, character education, and Enrichment courses that enable our graduates to succeed in college-preparatory high schools. Through a holistic education, our students grow into self-sufficient citizens who become catalysts for change in our community and beyond.

Serving the Whole Student

100% of Loyola Academy students receive social-emotional support.

Students receive social-emotional support through upper-elementary, middle school, and graduate support programming from the Student Support Team, Director of Social-Emotional Support, and Graduate Support Counselor. Loyola Academy partners with the CHADS Mentoring Program to help students build skills in self and social awareness, self-management, healthy relationships, and responsible decision making.

Loyola Academy provides a restorative approach.

The Student Support Team meets weekly to engage in case consultation for incidents that have occurred to provide a multi-disciplinary approach. If a community member’s actions harm other or the learning environment, staff members work with the student to help him answer a series of questions to identify a lagging skill that can be remediated or an action that can be taken to repair the harm done.

The dedication of Loyola Academy families is a key pillar in our programming.

Through the Loyola Parent Committee, each family contributes a minimum of 12 service hours each school year with the goal to create a strong culture of community and engagement. Loyola Academy supports our families by connecting our community with additional resources, local organizations, basic care and need items, health care programs, and more.

Loyola Academy engages in an on-going practice of being a trauma-informed school.

Based on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente, students who have encountered numerous ACEs are more likely to experience poorer health, well-being, and quality of life as an adult. To combat these potentially harmful outcomes, Loyola Academy intentionally structures a series of interventions aimed at reducing the negative impacts of ACEs and consistently provides staff with evidence-based trainings and educational materials for how to implement trauma-informed care.