Loyola Blakefield welcomes qualified applicants with a variety of talents, interests, and perspectives. We seek students who are motivated and enthusiastic about learning, and who will contribute to and benefit from a stimulating and rigorous college prep environment. Use the following checklist to complete your admissions application.
An important and necessary component in the admission process, a visit to our campus can be arranged online or by calling the Admissions Office at 443-841-3680, or 443-841-3682. Student interviews will occur during the Shadow Day visit. Parent interviews are not required; however, parent Q&A sessions with the Director of Admissions take place each day.
Candidates for admission to Loyola’s Middle School (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The testing is offered at a number of Baltimore area schools, and students may take the test any time in the fall. You can find a list of the test locations, dates and times and well as the online registration form on the ERB website. Loyola Blakefield will administer the test on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Test results must be received no later than January 15, 2018.
Candidates for admission to Loyola’s 9th grade must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Those tests occur at each of the Archdiocesan high schools in December. Due to a number of students experiencing illness and other extenuating circumstances, a make-up High School Placement Test will be hosted on Saturday, December 9, at the following locations: Calvert Hall, Catholic High, John Carroll, and St. Maria Goretti. If you already registered online for a test date in December, please call your original test center, and they will assist you with changing your registration. All new registrants can visit the HSPT registration page to sign up for the make-up date.
Loyola also welcomes applicants who may wish to transfer from their present school to our Middle School (7th and 8th grade) or our Upper School (9th, 10th, and 11th grade). Decisions are made for those grades on rolling basis as spaces become available. Admission testing is also required for those grades. Contact the Admissions Office for more details.
Complete our online application and attach an essay from the applicant. There is a $50 application fee due for each applicant, rendered during the online application process. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2017. If you plan to submit an application after that date, please contact the Admissions Office.
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 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. Records must be received by January 1, 2018. Families with applicants attending an Archdiocesan school may use the Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic High School Information Form available at the applicant’s school. Applicants from an AIMS school may use the AIMS Common Referral Form.
Those applicants who wish to enroll in the Murray Learning Services Programshould submit a Psycho-Educational Evaluation from an accredited psychologist or approved testing service dated no less than three years prior to the date of application. The testing must include, but not be limited to, an individually administered ability test (i.e. the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) and individually administered achievement tests in reading (decoding and comprehension), spelling, written language and math. A school 504 Plan or Individual Education Plan (IEP), while informative, does not provide the same testing level of detail and, therefore, will not be considered in lieu of a full evaluation.