A Jesuit College Preparatory Experience

College Counseling

The college application process offers an important opportunity for students to build confidence and competence – two important traits colleges look for in successful applicants. We believe that the college search, application, and decision-making process should be student-focused, incorporating the Ignatian practices of reflection and discernment.

In other words, we want to help students discover who they are and articulate what they are hoping for from their college experience.  We help students identify their strengths, weaknesses and goals and provide practical and timely information about applying to college.

Parents and counselors are important partners in this process. College Counselors work closely with School Counselors to provide information and support to students and their families throughout the college application process.  We meet with students in Formation classes, in workshops, and on an individual basis to help them in this exciting time.

Contact Us

List of 5 members.

  • Mr. Mark Porcaro 

    College Counseling Department Chair
    (847) 920-2526
  • Ms. Traci Flowers 

    College Counselor
    (847) 920-2703
  • Ms. Nancy Menendez 

    College Counselor
    (847) 920-2678
  • Mr. Anthony Minestra 

    College Counselor
    (847) 920-2539
  • Mr. Jamie Simon 

    College Counselor
    (847) 920-2519

Upcoming Events

List of 3 events.

  • College Seminar for Parents of Juniors

    Parents of juniors are strongly urged to attend this college seminar if you did not attend the seminar in November. This program provides an important overview of the college counseling and guidance program at Loyola Academy.

    Topics include:
    • Standardized testing
    • Timeline for Junior and Senior years
    • Factors in the college admission process
    • Preparation for and scheduling of the required individual college conference
    • Demonstration of Naviance Family Connection, a web-based tool students use for college planning
    • Student responsibilities and expectations
    Students will receive this information in Formation.

    No registration is required.
  • Athletic Recruiting and College Admissions

    Marillac Room
    Mark Porcaro
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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.