Loyola College Preparatory School, with a current enrollment of 425 students, is the only four-year Catholic high school for one hundred miles. Founded by the Jesuit order as an all-male institution, Loyola first opened its doors as St. John’s in 1902. The name changed to Jesuit High School in 1960. The name was changed to Loyola College Prep to honor the founder of the Jesuit order, St. Ignatius of Loyola, in 1982. It became coed in 1987. Loyola is located in an urban setting and surrounded by hospitals, churches, a cathedral and a Catholic middle and elementary school. Its students, both Catholic and non-Catholic, come together from many different middle schools in the Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area.
- Seven 90-minute classes on alternate days, Tuesday through Friday; seven 50-minute classes on Monday; two 18-week semesters.
- Average class size of 17, pupil:teacher ratio of 10:1.
- Honors courses in English, mathematics, languages, and science.
- AP courses in English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Biology, Physics C, Chemistry, Calculus AB and BC, US History, European History, French Language, Spanish Language, Latin Literature, and Psychology.
- One hundred hours of approved community service must be completed to graduate.
- Scholars Programs provide opportunities for challenge in two areas: Latin Scholars and Math/Science Scholars.
Students are admitted on the basis of performance on an entrance exam, grades, interview, and agreement with our mission statement. A student attending Loyola College Prep for four years is expected to accrue 28 Carnegie units to include the following required courses:
||2 credits (of same language)
||1 ˝ credits
||3 ˝ credits
*Beginning with the graduating Class of 2008, an additional unit of advanced math or advanced science must be completed. The 4˝ remaining credits may be electives of the student’s choice from our college prep curriculum. Our core curriculum exceeds the State of Louisiana’s minimum requirements for graduation.
The current faculty of 37 is degreed and certified, with 41% holding Master’s degrees or beyond.
Loyola is accredited by the State of Louisiana and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, holding this accreditation since 1927.
Shreveport is one of the largest cities in Louisiana with a population of about 250,000 and is the site of seven institutions of higher learning. Located in the heart of the Ark-La-Tex region, along the banks of the Red River, Shreveport and its neighbor, Bossier City, are made easily accessible by their proximity to I-20 and I-49. Click here for more information on the area.