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Directions & Transportation

Loyola Academy is located at 1100 Laramie Avenue in Wilmette, Illinois.

Getting to Loyola

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  • Driving Directions

    From the south: Take I-94 north to the Lake Street West exit (34B). Merge on to Lake Avenue and stay in the right lane. Turn right at the first traffic light - Laramie Avenue.
    From the north: Take I-94 south to the Skokie Boulevard exit (34A). Stay in the right lane and turn right on to Lake Street. Continue over the overpass and then turn right at the next light - Laramie Avenue.
    From the west: Take Euclid/Lake Avenue east past Waukegan Road. Turn left on to Laramie Avenue. If you pass over I-94, you have gone too far east.
    From the east: Take Lake Avenue west past Skokie Boulevard. Turn right on to Laramie Avenue, which is just beyond the I-94 overpass.

Means of Travel to Loyola

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  • Carpool

    Many Loyola Academy students carpool with other students. Students may access a list of students in a particular zip code through the student directory.
  • Public Transportation Options

    Loyola is readily accessible by public transportation. Please note the various options outlined below:
    • Along Lake Michigan - Metra train — North Line to Downtown Wilmette. The Metra train has a stop in downtown Wilmette, where students can pick up the PACE #421 bus to Loyola.
    • From Chicago - The Metra train originates on Madison Street in downtown Chicago and makes stops at 2000 N. Ashland, 4600 N. Ravenswood, and 7000 N. Ravenswood in Rogers Park. It continues north with stops at Main Street, Davis Street, and Central Street in Evanston.
    • From the Wisconsin Border - The Metra train has stations in almost every northern suburb along Lake Michigan. For schedules and times, call Metra at 312.322.6777.
    • Chicago and Evanston (east) - Take the CTA train to the Linden train station in Wilmette. Students who have access to the CTA elevated train line that runs north to the Howard station in Rogers Park can transfer trains at the Howard station and board the Linden train to the Linden station in Wilmette. At the Linden station, students should board the PACE #421 bus, which will take them to Loyola Academy. For schedules and times, call the RTA at 312.836.7000.
    • Northwest Chicago - Take the PACE #423 bus, which starts at the Harlem CTA station on the comer of Harlem and Higgins, and makes four stops along Harlem (Touhy, Oakton, Dempster, Golf). Th intersection of Glenview Avenue and Waukegan Road is the last stop before arriving at Loyola. The first bus leaves at 6:44 a.m. and arrives at Loyola at 7:15 a.m. In the afternoon, the first bus leaves Loyola at 3:05 p.m. and the second bus leaves at 3:10 p.m. PACE'S phone number is 847.364.7223.
    • North Side of Chicago - Take the CTA #54A bus from Irving Park Road and Cicero Avenue. The CTA #54A bus travels north on Cicero (which becomes Skokie Boulevard) and continues to the Old Orchard Shopping Center at Skokie and Old Orchard Roads. At Old Orchard, students can transfer to the PACE #422 bus, which travels to Edens Plaza (Lake Avenue and Skokie Boulevard), three blocks east of Loyola Academy. Students can then walk to the Academy from Edens Plaza.

    Students may purchase a monthly pass from PACE. This pass can be used on any PACE bus in the Chicagoland area.

Parking Permits

All visitors are asked to obtain a Visitor's Parking Permit from the security desk in the lobby.  Please pull into the circle drive and obtain the permit before parking in the lot.  In addition, please note that we ask all Loyola faculty, staff, and visitors to park in a legal parking spot in the lot whenever it is available.  In an effort to abide by village ordinance, we will no longer allow parking along the sidewalks or in the circle drive when spots are available in the lot.  Security personnel in the main lobby can direct you where to park if no legal spots are available.  If you are issued a ticket in error, please contact the Dean’s Office at 847-920-2707.

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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.