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Wilmette, IL
Students enrolled: 2,072

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1100 Laramie Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091

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(847) 256-1100
(847) 853-4512
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March 25, 2015
This school is more than happy to take the now near $75,000 from families for four years of an average education which can be comparably found at many good public schools. They seem to emphasize and celebrate their athletes, and even with poor/average grades those are the students that are accepted to their choice colleges. Our daughter was a Loyola Scholar every single semester, with a 3.98 GPA and completed all honors/AP classes. She applied to 10 colleges with the advice of her college counselor and was accepted in only her bottom two choices. It was as though none of her achievements were even recognized. I had close friends who graduated from Loyola Academy many years ago when it was very different. This school is now operated as a business, money-making machine. It's all about their image on the outside, while the inside behind closed doors are well protected little secrets such as this harsh truth. My advice to families considering this school is to consider elsewhere, there simply are plenty of better options for your children's futures. We only wish we knew then what we know now!!!

- submitted by a parent

December 07, 2014
Fine school, terrible leadership. Administration cares only about giving honors diplomas to every student to make the school seem better than it is. The school has great teachers and sharp students, but no school's honors program should take themselves seriously if they have 80% of the graduating class earning an honors diploma. Loyola is all about how much a parent can complain, so the school gives them what they want. The last thing Loyola would want is to have their scores compared to the public schools around it...

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2014
Loyola Academy is one of the best schools in the state. Loyola puts emphasis on being a good person as well as excelling academically. Loyola shapes its students into wonderful well rounded people ready for college. I do not know someone I don't like at the school. Loyola has a great educational foundation and has great teachers and great resources. Loyola has an aura around it like no other. All are welcome at this great school. If you are even considering it, go to Loyola because it will be the best decision you will make.

- submitted by a community member

February 15, 2014
Prejudiced foundation. Nothing more to be said. Minority students stay away - see if you can find more than one visible minority teacher!

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2013
Terrific. Only the best need apply here. Top school in the state all around. The only complaints are from those that are not good enough to succeed here.

- submitted by a community member

January 23, 2013
My child is a freshman so it may be a little early to write a review but for now my family and I couldn't be happier. She is in a mix of honors and regular classes and we have found the teachers and administration to be excellent. There are may opportunities to excel or to get help depending on the needs of the child.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2013
This school is focused on one thing & one thing only athletics, if your child struggles academically & is not an allstar athlete they could care less & show them the door mid year. But if they are an athlete then they come up with a plan & protect them. Beyond disappointed in the admins at Loyola, they could care less on the impact of their actions on struggling students future unless they are an all star athlete.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2012
Loyola Academy is an incredibly competitive Jesuit/Roman Catholic preparatory school. Only about 50% of the prospective students who take Loyola's entrance exam are admitted to the freshman class. Loyola Academy has an excellent honors and advanced placement programs as well as the Dumbach scholars program and the Clavius scholars program. Loyola's athletic and extra curricular programs are second to none in Illinois.

- submitted by a parent

November 11, 2010
Academically, the school is quite good. I took Ancient Greek (and loved it), excelled academically, went to a good college, etc. However, I would not recommend this school to anyone. They allow extensive and extreme bullying to continue unheeded. And, while most teachers are quite good, the school never, ever fires teachers that have been there for years, even if these teachers are abysmal.

- submitted by a student

September 22, 2010
My son is a sophomore at Loyola and I truly believe that the school is setting him in the right path to succeed in college. Three of my husband's cousins have attended Loyola academy, one will be finishing medical school next year, the other works in the financial sector and the other is an accountant. The teachers communicate to you any concerns that they may have for your children and they really push the kids to achieve all that they can; you know where my other 4 children will attend. Go Ramblers!!

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2010
I have put two boys through Loyola and it is a wonderful school. My first son graduated and is at Dartmouth and my second will graduated next year. My third son will be starting in the fall. They all have their own gifts and the first two have thrived at Loyola. The true gift of Loyola is an emphasis on service and doing the right thing in life.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2009
Sorely missing from this educational experience are the academics prized by top tier universities as well as overall scholastic excellence.

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May 25, 2009
No concrete emphasis on academics whatsoever. Only athletics are emphasized!! My student is not athletic and has not achieved any recongition.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2006
Loyola is amazing! Although it is large and your feet hurt by the end of the day, the trips are worth it.

- submitted by a student

September 25, 2006
Loyola is a great school for motivated students. Be wary that the average student at Loyola could more than likely be placed in higher level tracking at most other schools in the area; the academic load can be very challenging. The school provides excellent academic opportunity for both high-level learners as well as students with learning disabilities; however, students in the mid-range are often shorted in the amount of attention received from the faculty. Extracurricular activities are abundant, wide-ranging, and strongly encouraged to achieve the Grad at Grad goal. This strives for each student to be open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, committed to doing justice, and physically fit. Overall, when having taken advantage of all it has to offer, Loyola prepares students incredibly well for collegiate futures.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2006
Loyola Academy is the best school in the country. Truely an A plus environment. Their Programs for developing the whole person...Physically fit,personal growth,leadership, to name a few are of superior quality. No where has an institution wanted more, expected more from their students and the parents. Retreats for these students is a great asset for understanding oneself and your fellow students and peers. The best!

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2005
Great extra curriculars - unique dance and arts programs, music also. Sports, of course. Academics best for honors track.

- submitted by a teacher

January 20, 2005
This school is over rated! It was fine 15 years ago when it was all boys. Now it is just like a glorified public high school. They have no heart for the struggling student. They won't even let them in the door. I can't beleive they call themselves a Catholic school. If you are thinking of sending your child to a Catholic school, don't waste your hard earned money on this one, there are finer ones out there. Just look beyond the hype and $$ that Loyola only seems to provide.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2004
It is by far the most superior school for education on can find. Worth every penny. Everything from the classroom, to ministry work and the great relationships with the teachers makes Loyola a great school.

- submitted by a student
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Loyola Academy is a comprehensive Jesuit college preparatory school where students receive an outstanding educational and formational experience. Students not only get a great education, but they make friendships that last the rest of their lives!

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Loyola Academy
1100 Laramie Avenue, Wilmette, IL  60091
(847) 256-1100
Last modified Loyola Academy is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Loyola Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top