Welcome New Families
We are very excited that you will be joining the Loyola Blakefield community. This page will assist you in your transition to Loyola. If you have any questions as you prepare for the 2012-13 school year, please do not hesitate to contact us.
A Few Helpful Documents/Links
Opening of School
Prior to the start of the academic year, you will be receiving more detailed information to help prepare your son. This information will be mailed to your home address and delivered via email. (Please note that Loyola uses your email address as a primary means of disseminating important deadlines and announcements).
Frequently Asked Questions...
1. What is a Don?
A Don is an old Spanish term that translates best as “Gentleman.” Originally, referring to a noble man a nobleman, St. Ignatius Loyola was referred to as a Don in his day. “Dons” became the nickname for Loyola Blakefield students in the mid-1940's.
2. What is Cura Personalis?
Cura Personalis is a Latin term used in Jesuit schools that refers to the care and concern for the whole person – mind, body, soul, spirit. It describes the culture of respect and care that is nurtured on our campus among and between teachers and students.
3. How large is the Loyola Campus?
4. What about transportation to Loyola for students who live at a distance from the school?
Loyola subcontracts buses for families who live in Howard County and Harford County. These are fee-for-service opportunities that cost our families approximately $1,100 this year. We will hope to begin a service for the families in Carroll County in September. In addition, Loyola families form carpools using our online Student Directory. Registered families will have access to that in June. For more information about Bus Transportation, contact the Admissions Office (443-841-3680).
CLICK HERE FOR HOWARD COUNTY BUS SERVICE SIGN-UP
CLICK HERE FOR CARROLL COUNTY BUS SERVICE SIGN-UP
CLICK HERE FOR HARFORD COUNTY BUS SERVICE SIGN-UP
5. What is the student dress code at Loyola?
Students are required to wear a sport coat, dress slacks, shirt and tie, leather shoes (no sneakers or work boots), and socks. No color requirement. Neat and clean is the standard.
6. When is the enrollment contract and deposit due?
The enrollment contract and $1,000 deposit (applied to first tuition payment) are due March 9, 2012. The tuition for the 2012 – 2013 school year will be $16,935. Fees for the 2012- 2013 school year are $725. The fee plus 50 percent of the tuition balance are due by August 15, 2012 (statements mailed July 15, 2012), and the remaining tuition balance by December 15, 2012 (statements mailed November 15, 2012). Loyola offers the option of an eight-month payment plan through Tuition Management Systems.
7. Will there be placement testing?
Yes. You will receive a letter from the Admissions office dated March 15, with an explanation of the course placement process. The second letter will come out on April 20. It will provide preliminary course placements for all new 9th graders. All students will be required to take Loyola’s placement test for Math on Saturday, May 5. Those wishing for an honors English placement are invited to take the English placement test on May 5. Placement tests for honors science or a second level of a modern/classical language are invited to take those tests on May 12. The letter explaining final placements is scheduled for May 25.
8. What about placement testing for new middle school students?
The initial Placement letter will be mailed on Thursday, March 22nd. Placement testing for Math and English will take place on Saturday, May 19th, 9:00 – 11:30, in Knott Hall. This time will also be used as an Orientation for Parents. The final placement letter will be mailed on Thursday, May 31st.
9. When do we buy books?
The book sale takes place during Orientation week – August 27 – 30. Each grade has its designated day to purchase books that week.
10. How soon are students allowed on campus in the morning?
Students are dropped off as early as 7:00 a.m. The dining hall begins serving a delicious breakfast at 7:15 a.m.
11. How late in the afternoon are students allowed to stay on campus.
It is expected that students are picked up by 6:00 p.m. If students are staying after school, it is expected that they are involved in afterschool activities – sports, clubs, studying, etc. The fitness center in Knott Hall is typically open until 6:00 p.m. Middle School students not taking part in an organized after-school activity, must report to After-Care at 3:30 p.m.
For question about our athletics program, please contact: Kim Federico (443-841-3364)
If you have questions or require assistance with technology resources at Loyola, please contact the Help Desk (443-841-3123)