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Loyola Academy offers numerous academic support programs including the O’Shaughnessy, Magis, and peer tutoring programs.  We provide additional help to all Loyola students in the areas of math, science, and writing.  We support students who need limited accommodations to be successful in a college preparatory high school (additional information on testing accommodations is available here).

Our goal is to promote an active learning environment that ensures success for all Loyola students beyond the classroom.

Academic Drop-in Center

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  • Math Lab

    The Math Lab is an integral resource for all Loyola students who need short-term assistance with their current math class. The Math Lab is a place where students with specific questions on homework, quizzes and tests can get the help they need to be more successful and comfortable with mathematics.
  • Science Lab

    The Science Lab is an integral resource intended to provide short-term support to students. Science support is a resource where students with specific questions on homework, classwork, labs, projects, quizzes and tests can get the help they need to be more successful and comfortable with science. The Lab is staffed with Loyola science teachers.
  • Writing Lab

    The Writing Lab is an available resource for all Loyola students who need assistance with the writing process in any content-area class. The Writing Lab can help students hone their writing skills as they work on any class assignment - from creating a thesis to embedding research and textual evidence, from organizing information to finalizing an introduction or conclusion.
  • Faculty Support

    Faculty member support is available in the Drop-In Center, room 84, during the school day for many subjects.
  • Peer Tutoring

    Peer Tutoring is available to any Loyola Academy student who is struggling with academics. Tutoring is available for all subjects. An extensive review of research and literature regarding the use of peer tutors in secondary education found the benefits include higher class and final exam grades, improved attendance and improved long-term retention of material learned. Tutoring improves both the tutor’s and the student’s skills as it requires attention, motivation, review of existing knowledge and skills. Tutoring is available on a drop-in or continuous basis depending on student needs.
  • Quiet Study

    An inviting area for students to study and complete work on their own.

Additional Academic Resources

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  • O'Shaughnessy Program

    The O’Shaughnessy Program serves freshman and sophomore students who would benefit from improving literacy and learning skills in order to succeed in a college preparatory environment. Admission to the program is based on entrance exam scores, junior high standardized test scores, junior high academic performance and/or psycho-educational testing. Incoming freshmen who are admitted into the O'Shaughnessy Program are required to successfully complete a summer school course in literacy and learning prior to freshman year. Depending on test scores, some incoming freshmen may also be required to complete Algebra 1 during the summer.

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  • Magis Program

    This program is an intensive, short-term intervention for students in academic crisis. The goal of the program is to help students acquire the organizational and academic skills needed to be successful as independent learners.
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  • Library

    The mission of Loyola Academy's Library is to ensure that students develop proficiency in utilizing a variety of print and digital resources to advance their own thinking, learning and understanding. To support students as they navigate our collection of print and electronic books, digital magazine subscriptions and online databases, the library provides tools such as research assistance and class instruction.
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If you have any questions, please contact

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    Mr. Christopher Penna 

    Associate Principal for Student Success
    (847) 920-2442

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