Our year-round structured academic program is characterized by high-quality curriculum, small group instruction, individualized support, enrichment activities, and parent engagement. We focus on the holistic development of each child—their physical, spiritual, emotional, cognitive, social, behavioral, and cultural growth.
Our goal is for each child to graduate from the Early Learning Center (ELC) “kindergarten-ready,” prepared for success in elementary school and beyond.
Our elementary school builds on the foundation established at the ELC by providing high-quality education which incorporates the key ingredients to student success: access to early childhood programs, effective teachers, rigorous curriculum, and parent involvement.
TLS welcomed our first class of kindergarteners in September 2021 and will add one grade each year until reaching full capacity (grades K-4) in September 2025.
The Loyola School has achieved a Maryland EXCELS Level 3 quality rating.
To help our preschool students become “kindergarten-ready,” we develop their literacy skills and expose them to science and math concepts throughout the curriculum.
Daily physical and interactive activities advance gross and fine motor coordination and cultivate social and emotional skills (such as conflict resolution and group play) and spirituality.
A nutritious breakfast and lunch are served each day, along with mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.
Our teachers pursue professional development and receive coaching support, helping them to master the integration of curricular goals and standards into classroom practices.
Our kindergarten students engage in reading & literacy programs, maths, social studies, religion, language and more.
Our Kindergarten curriculum includes a guided reading program authored by Fountas & Pinnell which incorporates a print-rich environment of children’s literature.
Children meet with their teacher in small, homogenous groups, with the goal of building fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and accuracy.
The program is specifically designed for high-impact literacy.
For math, we use the Singapore Math Program, which guides children through a deep exploration of numbers, and a proficiency in one topic at a time, with the aim of building on a strong foundation.
The remainder of the program includes social studies, science, technology, music, religion, foreign language, and library, while still leaving time for that all-important play and exploration.
First Grade Program
The Elementary School fosters students’ curiosity and creativity while developing skills of critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
The first grade program builds on the Kindergarten program to ensure that students have a strong foundation in the core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies. The arts are integrated into all subject areas and Jesuit values are infused throughout the curriculum.
Our teacher-child ratios enable our teachers to focus on the individual needs of the children and engage them in meaningful interactions.
Studies show that class size and staff-child ratios affect educational outcomes.
Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care involved a sample of 1,364 children from diverse backgrounds in nine states.
Children whose classrooms met more of the recommended standards displayed greater school readiness and language comprehension and fewer behavior problems at 36 months old.
Research and teacher feedback both demonstrate that the most successful classroom learning results from small-group lessons.
Our intimate learning environments are the most effective tool to address our students’ obstacles to academic success. Small class sizes allow teachers to meet students’ individual behavioral, emotional and academic needs.
1 Lead Teacher per class
1 Assistant Teacher per class
9-10 Students for the early learning center
10-15 students for the elementary school
An Engaging Experiential Learning Program
Pre-Literacy Early Intervention
Hearing & Speech Evaluations
Includes visits from Peabody Institute and Towson University musicians
Reading Buddies Program
Fully-Integrated Art-Education Program
With visits to the Enoch Pratt Library and Walters Art Museum
Our overarching goal is to remedy the socioeconomic disparity in kindergarten readiness and middle school readiness among Baltimore City children by providing a high-quality curriculum, individualized student support, and parent involvement.