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The Power of Our Rambler Community

Parents and guardians are an integral part of the Loyola Academy community.   There are many opportunities where we invite you to share your talents and get involved in the life of the school beyond your student's classroom. 
Below is a sample of events the RPO traditionally holds each year. Currently, all RPO events are contingent on direction from state and local authorities.

Please check the school calendar for confirmed 2021—22 events.

Spiritual Events

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  • Grandparent Mass & Breakfast

    Current students welcome their grandparents to Loyola to celebrate Mass followed by breakfast in the West Gym.
  • National Honor Society Reception

    A great way to celebrate the academic achievements of our Rambler!  RPO volunteers assist with setting up this event and help serve food and drink to the awardees and their families.
  • Evening with Fr. McGrath

    Always a highlight of the Loyola calendar year, Fr. McGrath shares an evening of spiritual thought and reflection in the Chapel’s intimate setting.  Please join us as we explore St. Ignatius’ teachings on how to experience God in our daily lives.
  • Baccalaureate Mass & Breakfast and Uniform Collection

    Parents of underclassmen set up the tables on Saturday and serve a catered brunch to the graduates and their parents after Mass. In addition, the RPO helps collect uniform shirts donated from graduating seniors and arrange for volunteers to wash them during the summer.  

Social Events

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  • Freshman & Sophomore Parent Mixer

    Parents of upperclassmen will help welcome the new parents to Loyola, introduce new parents to each other to facilitate “breaking the ice,” and learn about the many ways parents can get involved at Loyola.
  • RPO Fest

    Join the RPO for a night of networking and mingling Octoberfest-style!
  • Mom Prom OR Father/Daughter Dinner Dance

    Get your dancing shoes ready! Rotating annually, Moms share a special night with their Rambler sons OR Dads share a special night with their Rambler daughters.
  • St. Nick’s Christmas Party

    Rambler parents will begin their evening with a Mass followed by a Christmas party in the Piazza. Food and adult beverages will be served. On display for sale will be specialty items from Loyola’s Bookstore as well as seasonal items from various local vendors.
  • Ramble Rouser

    Time to come out of hibernation! Please join the Rambler community as we shake off the winter blues and celebrate the coming of Spring.
  • Ramble

    While not a RPO hosted event, we invite all parents to get involved in the school’s largest Tuition Assistance fundraiser. Please consider sharing your existing talents or maybe you want to try developing a new one...we invite you to sign up and get involved today.
  • Rambler Mothers Connect and Celebration

    Spring is here and it's time to reconnect. Let’s celebrate mothers of graduating seniors, welcome mothers of incoming freshmen and everyone in between! You will not want to miss this evening of food, friendship and farewells.

Service Events

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  • Parent & Freshman Orientation

    RPO to provide service for food and beverages as well as any other on-site volunteer needs of Loyola.
  • Open House

    Volunteers are needed to help Loyola make a great impression upon prospective Rambler and their families.  RPO members are available to help direct parents to destinations throughout the school and share information about the role of the RPO in the life of Loyola Academy.
  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Breakfast

    Loyola’s faculty and staff dedicate their professional lives to helping our Rambler grow spiritually and academically. This event gives RPO members an opportunity to show appreciation for all their hard work.  RPO volunteers are needed to provide food and beverage service for the event.
  • Incoming Freshman Interviews

    RPO needs two volunteers for each night of the Freshman interviews.  The volunteers are responsible for working with Quest to ensure that orders have been placed for the faculty’s dinner in the faculty lounge.
  • Family Mass & Day of Service

    Take advantage of this opportunity to the great Jesuit tradition of giving back to those less fortunate. Our annual Mass and day of service brings our Rambler families together to work on projects that directly benefit communities in need throughout the Chicagoland area.

For more information, please contact

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    Ms. Briana Wells 

    Director of Special and Philanthropic Events
    (847) 920-2714

Rambler Parent Organization (RPO) Mission Statement

The Rambler Parent Organization is a volunteer organization that serves the spiritual, educational, and social needs of the Loyola Academy community. The organization and its members participate in the life of Loyola Academy and provide physical, emotional, spiritual and financial resources where and when they are needed by the community. All Loyola Academy parents and guardians are members. Become an active member, and enjoy opportunities to meet other Loyola parents, deepen your Faith and partner with us in support of Loyola's time-honored tradition of Jesuit education. 

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