Welcome to Loyola. As the new principal this year, I decided it would be a good idea to speak with as many faculty and staff members as I could before the start of school, just to get to know everyone and to learn more about what makes Loyola unique. A recurring remark, in many of these conversations, was that “you get a feeling right when you enter the school that Loyola is a special place”.
Digging a little deeper, I found that, by and large, our staff love to come to work here. But why? Bottom line, they are drawn by Loyola’s clear and compelling school mission, and remain for the sense of a purposeful and loving community they experience each day. Our shared goal is to form men of conscience, competence, and compassionate commitment.
This is not just a slogan at Loyola. Our academic program is very strong, with 99% of our graduates accepted into the post-secondary program of their choice. We challenge our students to think, to problem-solve collaboratively, to write and to speak well in both French and English, and to make ethical choices. At Loyola, faculty get to know each student well, and have an abiding respect for each of our students as a valuable and unique child of God. We expect all students to get involved in school life by choosing what is right for them from our rich array of co-curricular offerings. This way, Loyola students develop their talents, interests, and social skills to serve the wider community well both during and after their time at the school. The idea is for our boys to grow to become capable, principled “men for and with others”. Our students learn to do this in the context of a supportive yet demanding school community.
This is what makes Jesuit education special. I hope, as you peruse our school website and learn more about the school, you will come to agree with me, that the Jesuit mission is alive and well at Loyola.
I look forward to becoming part of this community and making this another year of the MAGIS at Loyola High School.
Mr. Tom Malone
Principal, Loyola High School