St. Ignatius Loyola Academy
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July 2016

5th Grade Officially Begins

Many of you may remember our 2013 move from Calvert Street to our newly-renovated building in Federal Hill. What you may not know is that there was a grand vision in mind--that we would be able to use our new space to educate and serve even more low-income middle school boys and their families. 

Unwilling to sacrifice small classes by adding more students to each grade, our Board of Directors voted to  add  a grade and expand the Academy's program to include 5th grade. 

After 3 years of strategic preparation, the inaugural 5th grade class has arrived at the Academy.

St. Ignatius Loyola Academy's inaugural 5th grade class

July Program

In addition to our first 5th grade class, we also welcomed  thirty new 6th grade students 
to the Academy.  These bright and motivated young men come to us from twenty four different elementary schools and travel to St. Ignatius from seventeen different zip codes throughout Baltimore.  

During the July term, 6th grade students learn about the traditions and expectations of life at the Academy. Classes focus on reading, English and math which enables the 6th grade faculty to shore up deficiencies and prepare students for a productive year.

Welcome Class of 2019!

First Day of Class for 6th Grade

Class of 2016 Graduates

On May 26th the Class of 2016, the first to start 6th grade in the new school building in Federal Hill, also became the largest class ever to graduate from the Academy.  Twenty seven students were awarded diplomas at St. Ignatius Church before a packed church filled with jubilant family and friends.  

These outstanding young men are headed to an impressive list of local schools that include Archbishop Curley, Boys' Latin, Calvert Hall, City College, Cristo Rey, Gilman, Jemicy, Loyola Blakefield, McDonogh, Mount St. Joe's, Park, Poly and Severn as well as boarding school like Choate Rosemary Hall, Church Farm, and Georgetown Prep.  We are proud of these fine young men as they take their next big step to high school.