Academics

Middle School

Loyola Blakefield’s middle school provides an ideal setting for boys to engage in a challenging course of studies, while developing disciplined academic skills and a focused approach to learning. We offer a variety of engaging course offerings that ignite curiosity and provide the foundation necessary for success at the high school level.

Students in grades 6–8 experience an academic program that ignites curiosity, stretches their imagination, and ultimately leads to success at the high school level. While they are actively integrated with grades 9–12 for all aspects of student life (sporting events, student forums, Mass, pep rally, mentorship opportunities, and more) they have an experience that is all their own.

What sets us apart?

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  • 6th Grade Advisory Program

    Experiences in the middle level years are critical to development. Our 6th Grade Advisory Program pairs an adult mentor with a small group of students designed to:

    • Assist with adjustment to the middle school setting
    • Help students better understand themselves and their relationships with others
    • Improve organizational, test-taking, and study skills
    • Guide students to better understand their roles and responsibilities within their family, school, and community
  • Class Size

    Our class sizes in grades 6 -8 are smaller by design. This provides a tailored approach to learning, as well as age-appropriate formational opportunities.

    One of the most distinguished characteristics of our middle school program is our faculty who are dedicated to applying learning strategies that work best for boys. Their passion and energy is one of the many reasons why Loyola’s middle school is the ideal setting for academic, social, and spiritual growth.
  • Counseling

    In addition to resources made available through the Guidance Office, we have a dedicated middle school counselor to provide the age-appropriate support and programming to assist students in navigating their studies, address issues related to mental health/wellness, and any other personal, social or academic challenges they may face.
  • Spiritual Formation

    Our robust retreat and service programs are designed to provide students with opportunities to explore their faith and grow closer to one another. Often led by upper school students, retreats are one of the many ways a Loyola middle schooler creates relationships with his classmates and dives deeper into the unique values of a Jesuit education. Service work - in partnership with local schools and organizations - allows our Dons to broaden their perspective and begin to develop a lifelog commitment to serving others.
  • Physical Education

    Both 6th and 7th grade have physical education class daily. Units range anywhere from archery and fencing, to water polo and swimming.

Contact

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Electives

In addition to core subject areas, below is a sample of our exciting course offerings:
  • Art
  • Chorus
  • Foundation of Computer Science
  • Introduction to Coding
  • Instrumental Music
  • Latin
  • Meteorology/Climatology
  • Modern Language: Italian, Spanish
“What I love about our middle school is that our boys receive an incredible academic experience while they also explore their faith through our retreat programs, work together to serve their community, and have access to an extraordinary array of co-curricular actives on a campus that provides them plenty of room to grow.”

John O’Hara
Middle School Assistant Principal

“I love working with boys and helping them identify their strengths (and quirks) so that they can work to overcome obstacles that impede their success. I meet with every student and provide a safe place to turn if anything is impacting their learning.

Whether he is overwhelmed, anxious, scared, or sad, I’ll be there for your son."

Susan Buswell
Middle School Guidance Counselor

Discover Middle School

500 Chestnut Ave. Towson, MD 21204
Ph: 410-823-0601