As a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association, we recognize and value the unique gifts of each community member that contributes to our diverse school environment. Our institution fosters an atmosphere which embraces differences of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds. Loyola Blakefield is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men in mind, body, and spirit through particular emphasis on academic excellence, athletic participation, and aesthetic appreciation. Loyola Blakefield seeks to produce men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make positive contributions to the communities in which they live and work in order to build men for others.
"The Loyola Blakefield graduate grows beyond his own biases and personal prejudices. In a manner consistent with Catholic teaching, he comes to understand the enriching and liberating value of human variety, to embrace diversity, and to cherish human differences."
Each year Loyola Blakefield marks the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. with activities that may include guest speakers and community service. Another annual event is the I Love Loyola/Spirit Week. The Multi-Cultural Festival is held each fall and celebrates all students from diverse backgrounds with a sharing of typical cuisines from many regions.
Partners at Loyola Blakefield
Partners at Loyola Blakefield reflects the School’s commitment to support all students as we become a truly diverse community. The program pairs middle school students of color with upper school students and alumni. Because some of these students may feel isolated, an older buddy can make all the difference in helping them to become more comfortable, enabling them to share their unique gifts and talents with all.
Partner activities during the school year include a student leadership summit and retreat, Thanksgiving and Christmas Food and Toy drives, a bowling party, a brunch in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr., a student vs. faculty/staff basketball game, and an end of the year appreciation dinner.
To reach the Office of Diversity, please call 443-841-3294.