Student Experience

Academics

An Unrivaled Learning Experience

The Loyola experience is rooted in the same Jesuit traditions that have helped shape some of the finest schools in the world. A Loyola student encounters a wide variety of courses, is guided by master teachers, and is challenged and supported every step of the way.

Our academic program prepares young men for a life of inquiry, decision making, and learning. Students explore diverse course offerings and come to read more closely, write more clearly, and think more carefully. Whether your son completes our four- or seven-year program, he is the product of our unique formation, which prepares him for college and beyond.

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  • A Jesuit School

    Jesuit schools are among the best in the world, and we are proud to serve our region by providing an unrivaled spiritual and educational experience in the Ignatian tradition. Our students achieve academic excellence here as the beginning of a lifelong discipline and pursuit, inseparable from faith and serving others. We call this process “educating the whole person” or Cura Personalis.
  • Community

    The Loyola experience is shared by faculty, staff, students, families, alumni, and friends. Whether we are coming together to support our mission, gathering for spiritual celebrations, or working alongside one another to serve the greater good, everyone contributes to the vibrancy and impact of Loyola Blakefield.
  • Built for Boys

    We tailor every facet of the educational experience (schedule, technology, instruction models, co-curriculars, etc.) to the unique ways in which young men learn and interact. Our recipe for success produces graduates who have all the skills to succeed in college and beyond.
  • Inclusion

    We believe in the power and necessity of diversity to achieve a greater richness of ideas and to prepare our Dons to be leaders in an increasingly global community. Our students enjoy a campus that draws from the entire metropolitan region, bringing young men who possess a variety of talents and perspectives. Each blazes his own path as he grows during his time here. We celebrate the engineer-artist, the poet-athlete, the cyber-musician and everything in between.
  • Spiritual & Values-Based Education

    Retreats, service, and brotherhood are central to the experience of every student. More than just a place for academic growth, boys explore their faith, stretch beyond their comfort zones, and set a course toward becoming a servant-leader — a unique Jesuit formation that simply cannot be replicated elsewhere.

Academic Leadership

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  • Photo of Brian Maraña

    Mr. Brian MaraƱa 00

    Upper School Principal
    (410) 823-0601 Ext 526
  • Photo of John O'Hara

    Mr. John O'Hara 96

    Middle School Principal
    (410) 823-0601 Ext 440
  • Photo of Christopher Smart

    Dr. Christopher Smart 

    Assistant Principal for Academics
    (410) 823-0601 Ext 278
  • Photo of John McCaul

    Mr. John McCaul 

    Assistant Principal, Faculty Development
    (410) 823-0601 Ext 566
500 Chestnut Ave. Towson, MD 21204
communications@loyolablakefield.org
(410) 823-0601