FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about TLS for both parents, donors, and sponsors.

Is the school really tuition-free?
Yes! We offer scholarships to all eligible students (see next question) but require parents to contribute $20 per month in addition to 10 volunteer hours per semester (20 hours per year). Please click here for more information.
How is the school funded?

Operating costs are funded through the philanthropy of generous friends and supporters.
This model allows our school the independence to create a unique curriculum and program that offers an invaluable educational opportunity to our students.

Although Archbishop Lori is very supportive of TLS’s mission, the school—like all the Jesuit-sponsored schools in the Baltimore area—is part of the USA East Province Jesuits and is responsible for its own finances. Our school does receive public support from the Maryland State Department of Education through the food reimbursement program and the Maryland Child Care Scholarships program.

Where is TLS located?

801 St Paul St, in the Mt Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, at the corner of St. Paul and East Madison Streets.

We are located near the CityLink Pink Line of the MTA BaltimoreLink and the Purple Line of the Charm City Circulator.

What changes have been made regarding COVID-19?
What is the cost to attend TLS?

Tuition is covered by a sponsor or sponsors who commit to supporting the cost of your child’s education for all three years of preschool and/or five years of elementary school.

There is no need to complete a new application each year to secure funding support.

How do I know if we are eligible to send our child to TLS?

You can find information on our eligibility requirements on our enrollment page.

What is the application process?

Please visit our enrollment page.

When are applications accepted?

Applications are accepted each spring beginning in March. Families can apply for their child who will be two, three, or four years of age by the first day of school.

Please visit our school calendar for more details.

What is the school year?

We operate year-round. Visit our school calendar for more details.

Do you provide transportation?

No, we do not provide transportation. Families are responsible for dropping off and picking up their child.

We are located near the CityLink Pink Line of the MTA BaltimoreLink and the Purple Line of the Charm City Circulator.

Does my child need to be Catholic to attend TLS?

No. We welcome students and families of all faith backgrounds and traditions.

Our curriculum and culture are very informed by our Catholic Jesuit values and we encourage students to participate in mealtime prayers and occasional chapel services.

What food program does TLS use?

Yes, The Loyola School is part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program which provides
healthy, balanced meals for the children every day. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are provided daily.

Meals include whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables and low-fat milk. The catering company that The Loyola School uses is a local company called “Good Harvest”.

As part of the USDA-funded program, The Loyola School follows the non-discrimination policy as follows.

USDA Non-Discrimination Policy