Meet the Dons

They’re diving into service projects, embracing academic, spiritual and physical challenges, expanding their world and exemplifying what it means to be men for others. They’re busy, but they’ve stood still long enough for us to capture their thoughts and dreams right here on video.

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Tommy Baird

"The Athletic Yearbook Editor" Class of 2014 Senior Tommy Baird discusses his roles at Loyola from yearbook editor to varsity football player and offers up some advice to students thinking about applying to Loyola. Our coach always tells us 'never settle for being good, always strive for greatness' and I think that's something every Loyola Don can learn from any sport here. Football, Service, English Department r-MDGYAzZqE

Elliot Queale

"The Extra-Curricular Extraordinaire" Class of 2014 Senior Elliot Queale talks about how important it is to get involved in extracurricular activities at Loyola Blakefield. Getting involved early on not only helps you become a part of the school, it helps you become more of a team with your classmates as well. Extracurricular Activites
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Maximilian McCrary

 "The SGA President" Class of 2014 Senior Maximilian McCrary talks about shadow days, extracurricular activities and reflects on his own service opportunities. It doesn't matter what team you're on, we're all brothers here. We're all men for others and we do our best to cheer each other on...that's something we live by here at Loyola Blakefield.

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Nick Lippa

"The Freshman" Class of 2017 Freshman Nick Lippa explains why it's so great to be a Loyola Don, from our challenging academics to our amazing campus and our committed and connected alumni. The fact that I can come to school every day and be academically challenged makes me happy to be able to come to Loyola. AcademicsAlumni, Campus Tours RvToSWj0qgY

Dan O'Neill

"The Performer" Class of 2014 Senior Dan O'Neill discusses his involvement with The Blakefield Players and the choral arts at Loyola. I got a chance to use the skills I've learned with the Blakefield Players for service...traveling to Baltimore City and Philadelphia performing for the underprivileged. Performing ArtsModern Language Program UflDmUk78VQ

Tyler Cole

"The Man For Others" Class of 2014 Senior Tyler Cole talks about his summer service trip to Kingston, Jamaica and his love for Rugby. Coming from a public school, I thought it was going to be a huge transition, but the teachers and faculty really made it easy.

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GRAD AT GRAD GOALS

These are the qualities we help guide our students to develop during their time at Blakefield.

Open to Growth

A Loyola Blakefield student at the time of graduation has matured as a person — emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, religiously — to a level that reflects some intentional responsibility for one’s own growth. The graduate is beginning to reach out in his development, seeking opportunities to stretch his mind, imagination, feelings, and religious consciousness.

Committed to Academic Excellence

By graduation, the Loyola Blakefield student will exhibit a mastery of those academic requirements for advanced forms of education. While these requirements are broken down into departmental subject matter areas, the student will have developed many intellectual skills and understandings that cut across and go beyond academic requirements for college entrance. The student moreover is beginning to see the need for intellectual integrity in his quest for religious truth and in his response to issues of social justice.

Religious

By graduation, Loyola’s students will have a basic knowledge of the major doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church. The graduate will also have examined his own religious feelings and beliefs with a view to choosing a fundamental orientation toward God and establishing a relationship with a religious tradition and/or community.

Loving

Loyola graduates young men who are beginning to see God’s work all around them. He moves beyond self-interest and self-centeredness and comes to appreciate that he shares with others, a God-given common humanity, which leads him to celebrate similarities, to cherish differences, to respect others, to act with compassion, to direct his time and energy to helping others and to care for God’s world and its creatures.

Dedicated to Work for a Just World

A Loyola graduate develops a compassionate understanding of the needs of his community and the world. He begins to understand that his faith, responsibility and Ignatian heritage call him to lead in service to others, to act ethically at all times and to pursue justice for each individual.

Committed to Diversity

A Loyola graduate grows beyond his own biases and personal prejudices. In a manner consistent with Catholic teaching, he comes to understand the enriching and liberating value of human variety, to embrace diversity and cherish human differences.