Loyola School exists as part of a 450-year-old tradition of Jesuit education across the world. Indeed a Jesuit education, which has Christ at its center, has never been more important than in the context of the 21st century.
A Jesuit education at Loyola School is based on the cultivation of strong and respectful relationships and Cura Personalis, the care for each individual across all of their dimensions. It is an education of the heart, head and hands.
In a world that seems to become more individualistic by the day and where the whole concept of relationship has shifted seismically due to the ‘globalization of superficiality’, as Father Nicolas the former Superior General of the Society of Jesus describes it, we must challenge each other ‘to become academically excellent, open to growth, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice’. To seek for greater meaning and depth in relationship, experience and ourselves. To look outward at the same time as looking in.
A Loyola education requires courage to be counter-cultural, in order to educate, form and transform our students into self-aware and responsible global citizens who, at their core, have a sense of responsibility that transcends themselves and a deep commitment to serve others for the greater glory of God. My hope and dream is that Loyola students become well rounded people of depth and faith who are discerning, reflective and committed to social justice.
It is an ambitious goal, but is one to which the Loyola community is deeply committed.