Established in 2011, Loyola Academy is a college preparatory program for boys entering sixth grade who demonstrate substantial academic promise as well as verified financial need. Students attend the three-year middle school program at no cost to their families (average yearly income is $22,500 for a family of five), with all expenses covered through donations from the community.
Loyola Academy represents the uniquely Jesuit concept of magis - "more." Brophy's leadership recognized that Brophy could do more to educate boys who, because of family circumstances, might never have the opportunity for a college preparatory education. With the support of the entire community, Brophy developed Loyola Academy, an all-encompassing program that shepherds these students through a rich and rigorous middle school program and prepares them for Brophy and, ultimately, for college. As Loyola Academy Scholars, they have embraced the self-discipline required by an 11-month school year with 10-hour days.
The Loyola Academy Scholars who entered as the inaugural class are now seniors at Brophy. In six years, they have made an incredible journey which continues to branch out into new avenues of opportunity, challenge, and growth. They, too, have embraced the concept of "magis" on their way to becoming more loving, religious, intellectually competent, open to growth, and committed to doing justice. In the Jesuit tradition, they have become "men for others."