In ongoing efforts to become a more compassionate community that celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion, Loyola has partnered with Mrs. Corrie Wallace, an anti-oppression educator and consultant, to bring a series of thought-provoking workshops and presentations to our faculty and staff this fall.
Updated Policies and Procedures for a Safe Return to Campus
In an email sent on August 23, Loyola Academy Principal Charlie Heintz alerted families to a temporary transition to back e-learning after a successful week of orientation programming. The decision came after a handful of students had tested positive for COVID-19 and dozens of others were in quarantine for issues related to exposure, travel or symptoms. It is important to note that none of the cases were linked to in-person instruction at Loyola; it is believed off-campus social exposures were the sources of these instances.
In many ways, with the start of the 2020–2021 school year came all the traditions of the back to school season: new classes and teachers, freshly minted ID photos, and the excitement of the first day. But the return to this school year was also unlike any other in Loyola’s long history of educating young women and men. To guide students, faculty and staff through the process, Principal Charlie Heintz put forth a unifying theme for the year—wellness and oneness—that emphasizes personal responsibility and community accountability.
Grad After Grad Internship Initiative Completes Pilot Season
Loyola Academy’s Grad after Grad Internship Initiative completed it’s pilot season this summer. The program emerged from a collaboration between Loyola’s alumni network and corporate sponsors and was designed to introduce students to mentors in their field of interest and help them gain significant work experience and professional formation. Over the course of several weeks, students built competence and confidence in the workplace and learned key skills to support college and career success.
Loyola Academy’s summer programs, including academic courses and athletic camps, have long provided students with the opportunity to hone their skills, get ahead in a subject matter or required course and make new friends. This summer, in a year unlike any other, academic and athletic programs pivoted to meet the needs of the time while making the most of summer at LA.