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A Jesuit College Preparatory Experience
Admissions

Applying to Loyola

It is Loyola Academy’s policy to promote and maintain a student body composed of young women and men with diverse educational, geographic, ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Loyola does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, financial aid, athletic programs or other school programs.

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  • Freshman Applicants

    The application process for incoming freshmen includes the following steps:
     
    • Complete an Inquiry Form—this allows us to stay in contact with you and creates both the student and parent or guardian account within our system.
    • Attend a Shadow Day—although this is optional, being a Rambler for a day shows you what your Loyola experience could be.
    • Take the High School Placement Test (HSPT)  administered by Loyola Academy on December 7, 2019.
    • Complete the online application—eighth grade students interested in applying to Loyola Academy for the 2019–20 year must take the entrance exam at Loyola Academy on December 7, 2019. Applications for admission are only distributed to students who test at Loyola Academy.
    • Submit school records and standardized testing scores.
    • Complete the optional Financial Aid applications.
    Admission to Loyola Academy is based on consideration of a combination of factors including, but not limited to, entrance exam scores, grade school academic performance, involvement and relationship with the Academy, leadership and cocurricular activities.

    Information for students with diagnosed learning differences and testing accommodations can be found here.
  • Transfer Applicants

    Loyola Academy offers a rolling admissions process for transfer students for the next academic year. Letters of decision will be mailed once all information is received. Loyola Academy reserves the right to limit the number of transfer students due to space limitations, even if the transfer student meets the criteria for admission. Loyola does not accept mid-year transfers or transfers into senior year.
     
    The application process for transfer students includes the following steps:
     
    • Complete the online Transfer Student Application Form
    • Submit unofficial transcripts to the Loyola Academy Admissions Office or email to admissions@loy.org. Official transcripts are required after the applicant’s current school year is completed.
    • Submit three letters of recommendation from current school:
      • One letter from principal or assistant principal
      • Two letters from current teachers
      • Letters of recommendation should be mailed to:
    Loyola Academy
    Admissions Office
    1100 Laramie Ave
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    Letters may also be emailed to admissions@loy.org
    • Submit copies of most recent standardized tests (HSPT, PSAT, PLAN, ACT, SAT, etc.) to the Loyola Academy Admissions Office.
    • Submit a letter from current school indicating attendance/tardy and discipline records (if applicable).
    Loyola Academy accepts the most qualified applicants and only if space is available to accept the student. Acceptance is contingent upon space, academic fit and the successful completion of the applicant’s current school year.

    Information for students with diagnosed learning differences and testing accommodations can be found here.

    Transfer Student Application Form ►

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  • Photo of Robert Desherow

    Mr. Robert Desherow 93

    Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment
    (847) 920-2480
  • Photo of Nick Bridich

    Mr. Nick Bridich 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    (847) 920-2483
  • Photo of Lynn Gorman

    Mrs. Lynn Gorman 

    Administrative Assistant
    (847) 920-2481
Loyola Academy abides by all applicable policies of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the IHSA. In doing so, Loyola Academy does not promise or offer athletic scholarships of any kind. Violations of IHSA policies may result in loss of eligibility for the student, coach and/or school. In recognition of our shared ministry, Loyola Academy also does not promise, predict or otherwise allude to specific dollar amounts regarding tuition assistance or financial aid before a student takes the entrance exam. Loyola Academy promotes the best attributes of our own school while respecting the legacy and traditions of other Catholic high schools.

Our Mission

To form women and men for meaningful lives of leadership and service in imitation of Jesus Christ through a college preparatory education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Loyola Academy admits students of any race, color and national origin or ethnic origin.