By Barbara Glover
Loyola High School, an all-male school in Detroit, has been educating and serving urban young men in underserved communities for 26 years. Atif Lodhi, Loyola Marketing and Communications Director, smiles joyfully and summarizes their mission: “To become men for others.” Loyola’s program of faith formation combined with rigorous academics helps each student transform into a confident young man, with a self-defined path forward and skills to become productive members of their communities and society at large.
The high school has small class sizes of 12-13 students, internship programs with multinational companies, senior year service projects, and a 100% university acceptance rate over the last nine years. The curriculum comes from a unique partnership between the Archdiocese of Detroit and The Jesuits, emphasizing faith in action.
Their faith formation element includes: theology classes, daily prayer, annual retreats, and field trips to Catholic organizations like the Solanus Center. These programs make Loyola High School a unique and special place in the lives of the students it serves.
“Loyola is a hidden gem on the Northwest side of Detroit. We have had the pleasure of molding the minds of some of the world's future leaders. As a cornerstone in this community, Loyola represents the progressive spirit and revitalization of the city of Detroit," Principal Wyatt Jones III shares.