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We are looking forward to welcoming your family to campus this fall!

Throughout the summer this page will be updated with information for the 2024-2025 admissions cycle. The 2024-2025 online application and Don for a Day registration portal will open on Monday, August 21st for 6th and 9th grades applicants. Please contact the admissions office with any questions.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

The checklists below are intended to provide a brief overview of all components necessary to apply to Loyola Blakefield. To get a feel for the entire Loyola experience, we invite you to sign up for a Small Group Tour (opening in August, 2024), visit our Open House in October, and attend the several other events we have planned throughout the admissions season this fall. You can see a full list of offerings on our Admissions Calendar.

6th Grade Applicants

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  • Complete Your Application

    Complete our online application, which requires the creation of an online account. There is a $50 application fee for each applicant.

    Note: If you are applying for 7th or 8th grade, please contact the Admissions Team prior to beginning your son’s application.
  • Schedule Your Don for a Day Visit

    A vital component of the admissions process is a visit to our campus. After completing your son’s online application, you will receive access to schedule your son’s day-long visit to campus. Before your son’s day begins, each family will be invited to a brief reception followed by the opportunity to spend time learning more about Loyola with members of the Loyola community. 
  • Register for Middle School Entrance Exam

    Candidates for admission to Loyola’s middle school (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or submit test results from MAP testing taken at their school from spring 2022 and fall 2023. Loyola Blakefield will be an ISEE testing center on  Saturday, December 7th, 2024. Registration will open September 2024. To register for the ISEE at Loyola, you will need to use the event code: BYZMTVU8. 
     
    Students are not required to take the test here at Loyola. The test is offered at Baltimore area schools throughout the fall. You can find a list of the other test locations, dates, and times, as well as the online registration form on the ERB website. 
     
    Test results must be received no later than January 8, 2025. 
  • Submit Records Request & Common Referral Form

    In order for an applicant’s prior school to release his transcripts and standardized test results, parents must submit to the school Loyola’s Request for Records and Common Referral Form, authorizing their release. This form must be signed by the parent and should be submitted to the applicant’s current school principal or counselor. Loyola asks that, if possible, to please have two referral forms submitted by two of your son’s teachers. Records must be received by January 8, 2025. Applicants from an AIMS school may also use the AIMS Common Referral Form 

    Additional Student Materials
    Loyola welcomes your son to submit additional materials to help us better understand his community engagement or unique gifts and talents. Additional materials could include creative writing samples, artwork, or links to videos of musical, artistic, or athletic performances. Please email admissions@loyolablakefield.org with links, pictures, or documents so we can be sure to upload them to his admissions profile.
  • Apply for Aid (optional)

    Loyola strives to provide financial assistance to qualifying families. In order to be eligible for financial aid consideration, please complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment (FACTS) online by January 2, 2025.

9th Grade Applicants

List of 6 items.

  • Complete Your Application

    Complete our online application, which requires the creation of an online account. There is a $50 application fee for each applicant.
  • Schedule Your Don for a Day Visit

    A vital component of the admissions process is a visit to our campus. After completing your son’s online application, you will receive access to schedule your son’s day-long visit to campus. Before your son’s day begins, each family will be invited to a brief reception. Once your son’s host picks him up for the day, parents are welcome to stay for Coffee and Conversation where you will have an opportunity to learn more about Loyola. 
  • Register for High School Placement Test

    Candidates for admission to Loyola’s 9th grade must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Stay tuned for more information!
  • Submit Records Request & Common Referral Form

    Families with applicants currently attending an Archdiocesan of Baltimore school will have their records automatically sent to Loyola upon registering for the HSPT exam. Applicants who are not currently attending an Archdiocesan of Baltimore school must submit Loyola’s Request for Records and Common Referral Form to their current school, authorizing the release of his transcripts and standardized test results. Loyola asks that, if possible, to please have two referral forms submitted by two of your son’s teachers. This form must be signed by the parent and should be submitted to the applicant’s current school principal or counselor. Records must be received by January 8, 2025. Applicants from an AIMS school may also use the AIMS Common Referral Form. 

    Additional Student Materials
    Loyola welcomes your son to submit additional materials to help us better understand his community engagement or unique gifts and talents. Additional materials could include creative writing samples, artwork, or links to videos of musical, artistic, or athletic performances. Please email admissions@loyolablakefield.org with links, pictures, or documents so we can be sure to upload them to his admissions profile.
  • Admissions Essay

    Applicants are asked to write a 250-500 word essay as a part of the admissions process.  Essays can be submitted at any time throughout the fall prior to December 20th
    All essays should be saved as a PDF and submitted to admissions@loyolablakefield.org.

    You can access the essay prompt here.
  • Apply for Aid (optional)

    Loyola strives to provide financial assistance to qualifying families. In order to be eligible for financial aid consideration, please complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment (FACTS) online by January 2, 2025.

Interested in Transferring to Loyola Blakefield?

If you are interested in applying for 7th or 8th grade, please contact Sina Cook, Assistant Director of Admissions - Middle School.

If you are interested in applying for 10th - 12th grade, please contact Sebastian Price '02, Assistant Director of Admissions - Upper School.
500 Chestnut Ave. Towson, MD 21204
communications@loyolablakefield.org
(410) 823-0601