Student Life

Clubs and Activities

Opportunities for growth

Loyola is a place where students also learn outside the classroom. Through cocurriculars, students find opportunities to fulfill their passion, improve on their individual skills, and display their talents to broader audiences

Activities

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  • A Cappella

    Loyola offers the opportunity to participate in three vocal ensembles: the Loyola Chorus, the Liturgical Singers and the A Cappella Ensemble. The A Cappella Ensemble performs advanced compositions and arrangements without instrumental accompaniment and requires regular practice at home and a higher standard of participation and dedication. It is suitable for singers who wish to acquire more advanced experience and simultaneous diligent participation in another choral ensemble is required to be a member of this group. Each Choral Ensemble performs at the two major concerts every year.
  • Unfold with Maroon and Gold

    Loyola High School's very own student podcast! The "Unfold with Maroon & Gold” podcast is a savvy, new way to discuss everything from personal views to current events for the entire Loyola community (and any wider audiences) to consider and listen to. Find their episodes on iTunes Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!
  • The Blazer

    The Blazer is Loyola School’s monthly student newspaper. Members of the staff write articles pertaining to school life and other areas of interest to the student body.
  • Chorus

    Loyola offers the opportunity to participate in three vocal ensembles: the Loyola Chorus, the Liturgical Singers and the A Cappella Ensemble. The Loyola Chorus usually performs SAT intermediate compositions and arrangements. The Chorus welcomes singers of all levels of experience to join. Each Choral Ensemble performs at the two major concerts every year.
  • Forensics Team

    If you love telling stories, or reading poetry, or debating political bills, or making your audience laugh and/or cry, or even trying to change the way people think, then this is the place for you. If you just love the sound of your own voice, or you want to find it, then this is still probably the place for you. Come and find out!
  • Jazz Ensemble

    Loyola offers the opportunity to participate in a variety of ensembles. Students can participate in one or more ensembles according to their instrument, interest and dedication.  If needed, the school can rent instruments for students to use during the school year. Each Instrumental Ensemble performs at the two major concerts every year.
  • Liturgical Singers

    Loyola offers the opportunity to participate in three vocal ensembles: the Loyola Chorus, the Liturgical Singers and the A Cappella Ensemble. Liturgical Singers sing and cantor at Loyola School masses. Each Choral Ensemble performs at the two major concerts every year.
  • Loyola Players

    This year we will be doing two dramatic productions, both in the fall and the spring.  This fall, students will record Shakespearian monologues.  The spring production is yet to be determined but will depend on our pandemic situation.
  • Makers Studio

    Makers Studio is open to anyone interested in being creative, no experience necessary.  Each month we will introduce a new technique or material, and students will have freedom to learn and explore with projects of their choice.  Students will have the opportunity to share their process and finished work with each other.  If we are in the building, we will take full advantage of our fantastic studio space, and if we are learning remotely, we will work in response to that.
  • Mathletes

    Mathletes is dedicated to promoting the enjoyment of mathematics.  Members will participate in national and interscholastic competitions and have fun exploring mathematical activities and games.
  • Orchestra

    Loyola offers the opportunity to participate in a variety of ensembles. Students can participate in one or more ensembles according to their instrument, interest and dedication.  If needed, the school can rent instruments for students to use during the school year. Each Instrumental Ensemble performs at the two major concerts every year.
  • Robotics

    Become part of a group of students that finds joy in science, technology, innovation, and engineering. We design, build, and program robots that battle robots from other high schools. We need team members with a variety of skills, so if you are good at, or interested in learning, any of the following please join us:
    • video games
    • engineering
    • programming
    • using tools
    • writing
    • art
    • communication
  • Science Olympiads

    Science Olympiad functions much like a sports team or music ensemble, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year.  Each school-based team is allowed to bring 15 students who cross-train for a variety of events in their skill set, but some schools have more than 15 members, allowing for an apprentice and mentoring system.  Each year, there is a series of 23 team events of which a portion are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.  By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved.  Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.
  • Voices of Loyola (Literary Magazine)

    Our literary club is a great place to find your creative spirit animal. Disconnect from technology and reconnect with life, as we explore the world through stories, poems, drama and images. Our creative masterpieces are published each semester, curated by our student-led editorial team. We also hold writing workshops throughout the year, with some exciting trips and guest speakers. We all have a story to tell - what's yours?
  • Yearbook

    The Loyola School yearbook is a creative snapshot into the life of Loyola School and its students. This dynamic time capsule captures the exciting events throughout the year from orientation to graduation. Student editors and staff learn the intricacies of digital photography, Photoshop, and layout as they compile a pictorial history of the school year. The yearbook welcomes students from all grades as it seeks to embrace the entire Loyola School community.

Clubs

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  • Amnesty International

    Members of Amnesty International research social injustice issues around the world, make presentations to the wider community, and encourage letter writing campaigns to the appropriate government representatives.
  • Book Club

    Book Club members come together monthly over refreshments to discuss contemporary and notable works of literature. Members have input in book choice, and are guided in selection criteria while focusing on books that broaden our exposure to writing styles and perspectives from around the world. Students will learn to communicate more effectively while discussing plot, characters, and writing styles, and are encouraged to critique all aspects of the text. This year students will explore social media for book lovers, by using the Goodreads app to keep track of books they have read, and to explore reviews of books not yet read. Each meeting this year will feature a Book Leader, who will be in charge of creating discussion questions and leading the meeting for that particular book. Students of all grades and reading levels are welcome
  • Comedy Club

    The Comedy Club watches, enjoys, and discusses all things comedy.  As part of Comedy Club, students practice and play as part of an improv team.  By living out the principle of being open to growth, students learn first-hand the power of active listening, creative expression, and genuine team building.   So say “Yes, and…”!
  • Current Affairs Club

    Members of the Current Affairs Club meet regularly to discuss issues of local, national and international significance. Prior to meetings, students read various news articles to inform the group conversation, which is always lively and engaged.
  • DAIS/Diversity Club

    The Diversity Club is dedicated to strengthening our school and ourselves, through increased knowledge, awareness, and respect for different cultures. Its members are comprised of students from all grades, who wish to discuss and improve human relations within Loyola’s community and society at large.
  • Exchange Programs

    The Spanish Exchange Program is a wonderful opportunity for students to immerse themselves in Spanish customs, living, school and language. Travel to Spain is during the spring break and Loyola students are hosts to their Spanish partners in April. Students are accompanied by Ms. Buckley-Lawson.

    The French Exchange Program is a summer homestay between students from the Jesuit High School in Toulouse and Loyola, with no school experience. All sophomores to seniors learning the language are welcome to participate.
  • Garden Environmental Club

    The Garden Environmental Club's (GEC) primary responsibility is to tend to the student-made garden beds located on the gym rooftop.  We plant, maintain, and harvest various herbs, flowers, fruits, and vegetables during the on-seasons.  During the dormant winter months, our focus switches to indoor activities which include social and relaxation activities, crafting with nature's elements, and discussing sustainability and environmental issues.
  • Model UN

    Model United Nations at Loyola helps students learn about the world, develop their public speaking skills, gain social confidence, and build their leadership skills. Students adopt the geopolitical and strategic policy positions, and even sometimes the personalities, of countries from around the world to work toward common goals on researched topics.  At Loyola, we compete in several conferences a year at various high schools in the region. Model UN simulations are interactive, and students love representing different countries and solving world issues. Students enjoy being able to take on leadership roles within their MUN clubs, conferences, or communities. It is a great way to make new friends within our community and network with some of the brightest students from all over the city. Our students are inspired to go change the world together.
  • Respect

    Respect is a student-initiated club that promotes love and respect for all members of the Loyola community. The club provides an inclusive and supportive environment for all students, seeking to educate our community about issues surrounding sexual identity, fostering respect and compassion within our halls. Working closely with DAIS, another student club, Respect is interested in appreciating difference in all its forms in our community -- to include sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, gender, religious and socio-economic -- from a uniquely Ignatian perspective by affirming the worth and dignity of all human persons. Its mission is carried out via regular club meetings and a variety of planned programs and activities throughout the school year.
  • Stock Market Club

    The Stock Market Club comes together to learn more about the publicly-traded equities market and participates in The Stock Market Game.
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