The Loyola SchoolPrograms
To help our preschool students become “kindergarten-ready,” we develop their literacy skills and expose them to science and math concepts throughout the curriculum.
The preschool years are among the most critical for a child’s development and growth, especially in terms of cognitive learning and speech and language.
Our goal is to graduate preschoolers who are kindergarten-ready and set up for success in their elementary school years and beyond.
Our curriculum for 2s and 3s is derived from recommendations and curriculum approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.
For our 4s, we use the curriculum BluePrint for Literacy, which is focused on introducing relevant, authentic reading materials and purposeful play to prepare children for kindergarten.
Our program helps those living or working with young children to recognize appropriate behaviors and set realistic expectations for their growth, development, and learning.
Our elementary school builds on the foundation established in preschool by providing high-quality education which incorporates the key ingredients to student success: access to early childhood programs, effective teachers, vigorous curriculum, and parent involvement.
The Elementary School fosters students’ curiosity and creativity while developing skills of critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
By focusing on the whole child, Jesuit values inform every aspect of our school day, guiding students to experience how empathy and kindness can impact not only their lives, but also the lives of our community, and the world.
Beginning in kindergarten, a guided reading program authored by Fountas & Pinnell which incorporates a print-rich environment of children’s literature and is the foundation for Literacy development.
Children meet with their teachers in small, homogenous groups, and the goal is to build oral fluency, phonetic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, creative writing, and accuracy. The program is specifically designed for high-impact literacy.
For math, the Singapore Math Program, which guides children through a deep exploration of numbers, and a proficiency in one topic at a time, builds a strong computational and conceptual foundation.
The remainder of the program includes social studies, science, technology, music, religion, Spanish, and library, while still leaving time for the all-important play and exploration.