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Clubs and student activities are a pivotal part of our mission to educate the whole person. Besides, everyone needs to relax and have some fun when the school day is over! Loyola's comprehensive program of over 50 clubs and activities offers a wealth of opportunities designed to help you expand your horizons, discover hidden talents, make new friends, and share your interests with other students.

With all of these clubs and activities to choose from, we guarantee that you'll never run out of avenues to explore with your fellow Ramblers.

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Academic Clubs

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  • Chess Club

    Mr. Azpell |
    Fridays | 7:15 am
    room 204

    The goal is to bring together students who would like to share their interest in chess; to provide opportunities for organized competition at all levels of proficiency; to promote increased knowledge of the game and encourage students to enhance their abilities.
  • Coding Club

    Mrs. Danstrom |
    Thursdays | 7:15 am | every other week
    room 128

    Coding Club is a forum for students to learn both the technical and creative aspects behind modern technology and to be able to create their own technology with these skills. Students will have opportunities to work on projects and participate in events to put their coding into practice and develop a passion for technology and its uses. All students, with or without coding experience, are welcome to join.
  • French Honor Society & Croissants et Conversation

    Madame Kendrigan |
    Fridays | 7:10 | every other week
    room 119

    The aim of this organization is to stimulate interest in the study of French, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievements, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of cultures of the Francophone world, and to promote international friendships.
  • History Club

    Mr. Brandstrader |
    every other Friday | 7:15
    room 102

    The Loyola Academy History Club continues the appreciation of World History and the furtherance of its study as an embodiment of the Grad at Grad goals of all Jesuit High Schools, especially its members as being intellectually competent and open to growth.
  • Latin Team (Certamen)

    Ms. Wick | 
    Dr. Lowe |
    Mrs. Pagnotta |
  • Math Modeling Club

    Mr. Kelp-Lenane |

    To inspire, engage and further develop a greater appreciation for the power of mathematics in both the theoretical sense and its real-world applications. These goals have a far greater chance of being met when individuals with similar interests and skill sets come together to share their love of problem solving in a club environment.
  • Math Team

    Mr. Padden |  
    Mr. Nieman |
    Tuesdays | 3:00-5:00
    room 251

    The Loyola Academy Mathematics Team is a community dedicated to mathematical mastery, the joy of mathematical discovery, and fellowship in learning. We compete in the NSML (North Suburban Mathematics League), for which there are 5 meets running September through March, and ICTM (Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics) which has a qualifier in February and the state championship meet in the spring. Come join us, all are welcome!
  • Medical Club

    Mrs. Braasch | cbraasch@loy.og
    Wednesday | 7:20
    every other week
    room 136

    The club helps guide students at Loyola who know they want to focus on a career in the medical field, but they do not know what yet, explore careers in the medical field through hands on experience, speakers, discussions, and presentations.
  • Middle East Club

    Mr. McGuire |
    every other Thursday | 7:15 am
    room 104

    The Middle East Club strives to learn more about the rich cultural, political, and historical traditions of the Middle East and North African region. Through our collective efforts, we embrace diversity, address misconceptions, and expand our worldview.
  • Model UN

    Mr. Masello |
    Mr. Ceplecha |
    Mondays | 2:45 pm
    room 104

    Loyola Academy Model United Nations engages students in a process of collaboration and leadership development as they discuss problems in international affairs. This fosters the expansion of students' global perspectives and respect for other cultures. LAMUN embodies the values of Loyola Academy, teaching love and acceptance of diverse cultures through communication and understanding.
  • National Honor Society (NHS)

    Mr. Hara |

    The Loyola Academy chapter of National Honor Society is an academic and service club for seniors with a GPA of 93 or better.  Application to the National Honor Society is in the spring of a student's junior year.
  • Philosophy Club

    Dr. Myslinski |
    Mondays |2:45 pm 
    room 37

    The mission of the Philosophy Club is to bring together students at Loyola Academy who have an interest in the multi-faceted field of philosophy. This club will create an environment in which the students will engage in constructive meaningful dialogue of philosophical texts and topics in order to disclose the questions and values that serve to shape and direct one's life.
  • Politics Club

    Ms. Cummings |
    Ms. Hayes |
    Tuesdays | 7:15 am
    room 102

    The goal is to provide a forum for the discussion of politics, to encourage involvement in the political process as best as possible, to respectfully stand up for principles when faced with adversity, and foster the growth of future leaders.
  • Scholastic Bowl

    Mrs. Kreb |
    Ms. Kennedy |
    Mondays and Wednesdays | 2:45-4:15 pm
    rooms 117 and 119

    The Loyola Academy Scholastic Bowl team seeks to work together as a community to expand our knowledge base and to share experiences within Chicagoland and across the country. Scholastic Bowl is a challenging academic quiz competition. 
  • Science Olympiad

    Ms. |
    Wednesdays | 3:00 pm
    room 218

    Science Olympiad competes in tournaments that emphasize problem-solving, understanding of science concepts and teamwork. Cooperative learning strategies promote high levels of achievement and commitment to excellence. Science Olympiad is a team that competes in various competitions in the region. Students compete both individually and in teams for Loyola Academy. For more information about Science Olympiad click here.
  • Spanish Honors Society

    Profe Pineda |

    The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and to promote interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.
  • Speech and Debate

    Ms. Scott |
    Ms. Roman |
    Speech | Wednesday | 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Debate | Thursday | 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    room 108
    Speech team seeks to create engaging public speaking skills through use of tone, editing, practice, and incorporation of constructive criticism. Debate team seeks to create critical thinkers and clear public speakers through use of research, logic, note-taking, practice, argumentation, writing skills, and incorporation of constructive criticism.
  • Women in STEAM

    Ms. Lucas |
    Mrs. Stoner |
    Tuesdays | 2:45-3:45
    room 128

    The mission of the Women in STEAM club is to explore, participate and educate the community about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematic careers. The country has predicted that without growth in these crucial areas we will not meet our country's future job demands.

Artistic Clubs

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  • Architecture Club

    Ms. Bailey |
    Tuesdays | 2:45 pm
    room 276

    The Loyola Academy Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students is an independent, student-run, non-profit organization. This grassroots organization is a cooperative between thousands of students across the world of all ages and academic degrees who are committed to helping each other. The AIAS is the professional organization that is the official voice of architecture students.
  • Art Club

    Mrs. Aufderheide |
    Mondays | 3-5 pm
    room 245

    Art Club is devoted to giving students a space to explore their creative side. Each week students are given a variety of tools and supplies to bring their creative visions to life. Students are welcome to join at anytime throughout the year. No experience necessary. All are welcome.
  • Clef Hangers

    Mrs. Metzger |
    Tuesdays and Thursdays | 2:45-4:45 pm
    room 50

    Clef Hangers is a mixed a cappella group that sings both pop and classical pieces. The group performs, competes, and records at various times throughout the year. Auditions are held at the beginning of first semester but occasionally students join during the year. Their mission if to spread the love and passion for music to the Loyola community.
  • Dance Collective

    Ms. Hornung |
    room 69

    Dance Collective is a dance team dedicated to collaboration and learning from each other. We strive to incorporate as many diverse styles of dance as possible, and we aim to create an environment that supports our growth as choreographers and artists.
  • Drumline

    Mr. McQuinn |
    Mr. Strauss |
    Wednesdays | 6:00-8:00
    room 50

    The goal is to have fun playing percussion music in an inviting, fun, and safe environment.
  • Jazz Band

    Mr. McQuinn |
    Wednesdays | 5:00-7:00
    room 50

    LA Jazz Band plays standard and contemporary big band literature dating from the 1930s and 40s to the present day. We aim to play these pieces at a high level while developing an understanding and appreciations of the social and cultural context of Jazz music and the musicians that defined it.
  • Loyola Academy Dance Company (LADC)

    Ms. Henslee |
    Tuesday-Thursday | 3:00-6:00
    room 130

    LADC is a student-run company and dancers spend the year preparing student choreographed works for their spring Dance Concert held in May. They work in a company setting where they are exposed to all styles of dance, work with professional guest choreographers, and participate in several service opportunities. Students will: 1) Choose movement that express an idea, text, image, emotion, or follow 2 musical phase. 2) Engage in dance experience /performance moving alone, with partner, or in a group. 3) Collaborate to design dance structures and include choreographic devices that support artistic intent. 4) Revise choreography using feedback from teacher, personal, and self-reflection. 5) Execute an efficient manner for teaching. 6) Be more deliberate in helping students in our clubs connect with each other and form new relationships.
  • Nothin' But Treble

    Mrs. Metzger |
    Tuesdays and Thursdays | 2:45-4:45 pm
    room 68

    Nothin' But Treble is Loyola Academy’s all female a cappella group. They perform, compete and record their compilations throughout the year. It is an auditioned ensemble.
  • Pep Band

    Mr. McQuinn |
    Mr. Strauss |
    Friday mornings | evenings of games
    room 50

    They strive to boast school spirit at basketball games and other sporting events by playing music.
  • Ramblerettes

    Coach Dubay |
    Coach Wetoska |
    Coach Caissie |

    The Ramblerettes are dedicated to promoting school spirit by providing entertainment and spirit rising activities at Loyola Academy. We strive to be leaders in academics, dance, and community service and hope to inspire others by the examples we set. The Ramblerettes represent Loyola by competing in local, state, and National dance competitions. We value the life-long friendships created while on the dance team an are proud to be part of the pride and tradition that makes Loyola Academy unique and distinct from other outstanding high schools.

    The Ramblerettes are Loyola Academy’s competition dance team. Tryouts for the Ramblerettes are held each spring. For additional information, please visit the Ramblerettes web page.
  • Step Team

    Mrs. Bennett |
    Tuesdays | 2:45

    Step Team is a team dedicated to educating the Loyola community about the culture and tradition surrounding stepping. We aim to accomplish this by proudly performing at several different school events.
  • Thespians

    Ms. Smycz |
    Mr. Yost|  

    The Thespian club is the representative of our school's Thespian Troop. The club encompasses the fall play, spring musical, one acts, new faces, improv, and visit to the Illinois Theater Festival.

Cultural & Language Clubs

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  • African American Youth Group (AAYG)

    Ms. Bea |
    Ms. Winograd |
    Wednesdays | 2:45-3:45
    rooms 9, 8, 11
    PACE Pick-Up: 3:53

    AAYG helps develop social skills, build life long friendships and students gain self- confidence. We do a wide range of creative and physical activities that students can tap into throughout the afternoon that will positively stimulate them both physical and cognitively while further assisting them in the building their confidence and social skills.
  • Asian Youth Group (AYG)

    Mrs. Soni |
    Mrs. Dabu |
    Fridays | 2:45-4:00 pm
    room 109

    Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment that allows students to celebrate Asian culture and create friendships that last a lifetime.
  • Boys Youth Group (BYG)

    Mr. Scott |
    Tuesday | first semester - third Tuesday of the month 7:10 am - 7:40 am
    Tuesday | second semester - second and fourth Tuesday of the month 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    room 256
  • Cafe y Conversacion

    Mrs. Melstrom |
    every other Friday | 7:30
    room 140

    Café y Conversación provides a space for all Loyola Academy students interested in improving their listening and speaking skills in Spanish. Whether you are just starting out in Spanish 1 or are a heritage speaker, join us to learn more about the Spanish-speaking world and hone your linguistic skills.
  • Chinese Club

    Ms. Guo |
    Ms. Ji |
    every other Thursday | 2:45
    room 143
    The Chinese Club aims at providing an environment where the students can experience the Chinese culture through different kinds of activities and holiday celebrations. The students who take Chinese will benefit from the activities and it will improve their learning of Chinese.
  • Classics Club

    Mrs. Pagnotta |
    Thursdays | 7:10
    room 142

    The missions of Classics Club is to cultivate the minds and inspire the growth of students with a passion for classical culture, architecture, mythology, etc.
  • Croatian Club

    Mrs. Abdella |
    every other Wednesday | 7:15 am
    room 255

    The goal of Croatian Club is to keep the Croatian culture alive in the Loyola community.
  • D.I.C.E.

    Mrs. Bennett |
    Mrs. Jackson |
    Thursdays | 2:45 pm
    room 232

    D.I.C.E. is a group that educates and celebrates the diversity within the Loyola community. We strive to affirm and acknowledge each student for who and what they bring to Loyola.
  • French Club

    Mr. Sapp |
    every other Tuesday | 2:45
    room 136

    French Club celebrates the culture of French speaking nations around the globe. The club often participates in events that bring a little piece of that French culture to American shores.
  • Hellenic Group

    Mrs. Pagnotta |
    Friday | 7:30 am
    room 134

    Our mission is to preserve and promote Greek heritage through philanthropic, social, cultural, and language events.
  • Irish Heritage Club

    Ms. McGann |
    Mrs. O'Sullivan |
    every other Friday | 7:30
    room 117

    The Irish Heritage Club at Loyola Academy seeks to integrate Irish culture into our school through activities like Irish Dancing, learning the Gaelic language, and representing the Irish community of Loyola Academy. The Irish Heritage Club welcomes students of all backgrounds open to learning about the Irish culture.
  • Italian American Club

    Mrs. Zera |
    every other Thursday | 7:30 am
    room 107

    The Italian club mission is to bring together students of all backgrounds through the exploration of Italian history, culture, and traditions. The club will do this by participating in events that celebrate the culture.
  • Polish Club

    Fr. Stan Czarnecki SJ |
    Mrs. Denic |
    every other Thursday | 2:45 pm
    room 156

    The Polish Club’s mission is to bring together not only students of Polish heritage but ALL students regardless of race, sex, religion, ethnicity, or ability, interested in exploring Polish culture, customs, and history. This will be done by promoting Polish traditions by participating in educational, social, and religious activities and by cultivating relationships across all cultures through their connections with the Polish people.

  • Sign Language Club

    Mrs. Casey |
    first and third Tuesdays | 3:00-3:45

    The mission of the ASL Club is to provide a fun and interactive environment to Loyola students whilst learning about the basics of sign language such as being able to spell the alphabet, count, and the importance of utilizing facial expressions when signing. In addition to learning the language, the club will educate students about Deaf culture and important figures of the Deaf community.
  • UniDos

    Ms. Fernandez |
    Tuesdays | 2:45 - 3:45 pm
    room 11

    UniDos is a club that educates the Loyola Community about various Latin American Cultures. We encourage and welcome anyone to join and integrate their ethnic experiences through our events.


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  • Better Together

    Mrs. Semple |
    meetings infrequently, as needed

    The Better Together Club works to promote inclusion by working with organizations that support people with disabilities such as Misericordia, Best Buddies, and L’Arche. By planning service events with these organizations we impact and enrich the lives of people with disabilities but also our club members.  Members are given opportunities to get involved with planning and volunteering at events.  
  • Microfinance Club

    Ms. Guercio |
    every other Friday | 7:15
    room 108
  • SAVE

    Ms. Jeong |
    Mondays | 2:45 - 3:45 pm | first Monday of the month
    room 46
    S.A.V.E. stands for Students Against Violating the Earth.  Over the course of 20+ years, SAVE has promoted water conservation, organic farming, eco-friendly cosmetics, awareness of CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder of bees), industrial hemp, recycling, zero waste, energy efficiency, composting, and many other topics related to the environment. Every spring SAVE hosts an Earth Day Fair in which faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about various environmental topics.

    Students who want a platform to make a difference in the school should join SAVE!
  • Student Ambassadors

    Mrs. Schurer |

    The Student Ambassadors are a student leadership program which is made up of sophomores, juniors, seniors and second semester freshman. These students are the first impression. The face and voice of Loyola Academy. The Student Ambassadors assist the school community with very specific responsibilities, primarily working together at the switchboard and escorting Rambler visitors throughout the building.  The Ambassador program is designed for you to improve your communication skills, build your leadership qualities and to prepare you for various job responsibilities in the future.
  • UNICEF Club

    Mr. Hartman |
    every other Wednesday | 7:20 am
    room 160

Leadership Clubs

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  • Hope Squad

    Hope Squad is a school-based suicide prevention peer-to-peer program that empowers “squads” of students mentored by advisors to take action to improve the school environment. The program is based on research which suggest that teens are often the first to know about suicide risks in friends. Students are trained by school counselors to build connections and change culture by improving school climate and promoting connectedness.  The Hope Squad will build upon the natural strengths of our students, using age and grade appropriate curriculum-based training. 
    Students can only join Hope Squad through a peer nomination process that takes place first semester.  Being on a Hope Squad is completely voluntary, and those offered memberships through a nomination process can decline. Additionally, parents are required to sign a permission form and play an important role in deciding if their child is a good fit for the Hope Squad.   
    For more information please contact Mrs. Blanchfield
    Hope Squad Moderators: Mrs. Blanchfield, Mrs. Feldman, Ms. Fahrenbach, Mrs. Shapiro
    If a student would like to connect to a Hope Squad student please use this form:
  • Insignis

    Mr. Gombac |
    room 109

    Insignis (meaning “distinguished”) is a junior and senior student service organization dedicated to assisting within the school.  Members work school events such as Back-to-School Night, Open House, Parent-Teacher Conferences, as resources for guests and host the annual Freshman Homecoming Luau as well.  Meetings become infrequent as information will be conveyed primarily through our Group Gmail. Applications are made available second semester.
  • Student Council (Freshmen)

    Thursdays | 7:15 am
    room 111
  • Student Council

    Ms. Krein |
    Mr. Sapp |
    Mr. Hartman |
    Thursdays | 7:15 am
  • Torch Club

    Mr. McGuire |
    Wednesdays once a month from 7:10-7:40am in the Theater

    Torch Club is dedicated to service to the school. The members fulfill roles that promote school spirit and set an example of giving of one’s time. 
  • Women Leaders in Loyola

    Ms. Sanks |
    Wednesdays | every week but the first of the month | 7:15 am

    The Women Leaders of Loyola is a leadership club established to promote the voices of young women at Loyola Academy. Members help plan events, spread awareness about issues affecting women today and collaborate in conversation. Members lead the school community in celebration of Women's History Month by hosting events with guest speakers and partnering with other women empowerment organizations, as well as spreading information. The club also functions as a service club with all members completing at least one service activity per year.

Sport & Social

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  • Adventure Games

    Ms. Pagnotta |
    Thursdays | 2:45 pm
    room 6

    Our mission is provide students with an environment to explore their passions for pen and paper, card, and board games together while fostering a sense of community, social responsiveness, and belonging at our school. 
  • Book Club

    Mr. Gombac |
    Wednesdays | 7:30
    every other week
    room 112

    The Book Club's mission is to foster the understanding and appreciation of literature through shared readings and discussion with peers.
  • Card Club

    Dr. Feldman |
    Wednesdays | 3:00-4:00
    room 232

    The mission of Card Club is to enjoy playing a variety of card games while building an inclusive community around a shared interest. The card club meets weekly to play known card games and learn new ones. All students and staff are welcome to attend regularly or drop by anytime to play. We'll teach you!
  • Cooking Club

    Mrs. Butvilas |
    Thursdays | 2:45-4 pm
    Jesuit Residence Kitchen

    The Cooking Club strives to develop the skills of and appreciation for the culinary arts. We desire to mold leaders through developing interpersonal skills while serving each other and our community as Women and Men for Others.
  • E Gaming Club

    Mr. Lucki |
    Fridays | 3:00-5:00
    room 128

    To provide a place where students with interests in video games can come to socialize, play, and compete with each other in a relaxed and friendly environment.
  • Film Club

    Mr. Brown |
    Tuesdays | 2:45 pm
    room 10

    The Loyola Academy Film club believes in the power and beauty of film. Seeking to expand students' cultural literary and engagement. Requires a waiver signed by parents.

    Students interested in Filmmaking should see Mr. Brown for further information.
  • Fishing Club

    Mr. Hooker |
    Mr. Zaker |
    Wednesdays | 3:00
    room 155

    Fishing club and team strive to engage Loyola students in fishing and outdoor activities.
  • Loyola Alliance

    Ms. Buntin |
    Tuesdays | 2:45 pm
    room 106

    The Loyola Alliance seeks to build a more inclusive and accepting school culture through education and fellowship between our LGBT students and their allies.
  • Paddle Club

    Mr. Gordon |

    Play starts in November
    Thursdays - sign up required

    The goal is to form young paddle players who can enjoy the game and compete at a high level for years to come.
  • Ping Pong Club

    Mr. VanHowe |
    Monday | 2:45  | cafeteria
    The goal is to promote ping pong as both a sport and recreational activity to increase friendships and connections among students.


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  • The Prep

    Ms. Klein |
    Wednesdays | 3:00
    room 77 

    The Prep is dedicated to fostering journalism in the LA community. We strive to research and produce timely articles on events that are relevant to the school. The paper is online now and can be found at
  • Rambler Stream

    Ms. Krein |
    as needed

    This student run organization broadcasts from Loyola football, basketball, and volleyball games. If student interest is there, they will broadcast other sports.
  • Yearbook

    Mrs. Gombac | 
    Ms. Jacob |
    Monday-Thursday | 3-4 pm
    room 77

    The Year, the student yearbook at Loyola Academy, attempts to cover the people and events of the school community as fairly, impartially, and accurately as possible. It provides a history in pictures and copy of the school year. Through the emphasis on the skills of writing, design, photography, and business it offers an educational opportunity for staff members who must learn to accept responsibility and assume leadership roles. 
    Students can join at any time and can be a part of the club at any point through the year they'd like. If they play a sport, they can be part of yearbook for just one season if that's all they have free.


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    Director of Student Activities
    (847) 920-2604

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