School Closing

A child-centered, developmentally appropriate program for children ages 2-5 located at 801 St. Paul Street in Mount Vernon, the center of Baltimore's cultural institutions.

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available. Children must be two, three, or four years of age by the first day of school to be eligible for one of our programs.

The Loyola Early Learning Center develops the skills, attitudes, and concepts needed for success in kindergarten and elementary school and includes:

  • Activities that develop language, speaking, and listening, as well as reading and writing readiness
  • Enhancing social interaction skills
  • Integrating music, drama, and visual arts
  • Exposure to early science and math concepts
  • Daily physical activity to develop gross and fine motor coordination

Consistent with the directives of the Governor’s Office and the State Department of Education, our school will remain closed effective Monday, March 16th until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our plans about an appropriate time to reopen.

Click here for the latest information on how LELC is responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19 situation).


Early Learning Center

The Loyola Early Learning Center is a year-round parish preschool institution focused on early childhood education, rooted in the Catholic Jesuit tradition of personal care, learning, and spiritual growth. LELC serves a diverse group of two to five-year-old boys and girls from families of slender means in Baltimore City and of registered families of St. Ignatius Parish. The Center addresses the holistic development of children: their physical, spiritual, emotional, cognitive, social, behavioral, and cultural growth, preparing them for kindergarten and capable of meeting the challenges of elementary school and beyond. Scholarships are awarded to every child accepted from low-income families in Baltimore City to attend LELC.


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