Loyola Blakefield Through the Years
Loyola is known by many in the Baltimore metropolitan area as an outstanding all-male Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition. The institution is part of a network of more than sixty other Jesuit high schools in the United States, that seek to educate men-and-women-for-others. Our school traces its history through a 450-year legacy of educational excellence that dates back to the first school founded by St. Ignatius Loyola at Messina, Italy in 1548. Visiting campus, one gains a sense of the history and tradition that have sustained the school, as well the energy and enthusiasm that have kept Loyola Blakefield forging into the 21st century. From the first students in 1852 and the first class to enter the Blakefield campus in 1934, to the newest generation of Dons, Loyola Blakefield’s mission has remained to graduate men of conscience, competence, and compassion.