Loyola is well known for its strong athletic program. The Loyola football team consistently makes it far in the IHSA playoffs, but athletic success is not limited to the Gridiron. You'd be hard-pressed to find a year where we didn't win CCL/GCAC in at least 15 sports. Other notable teams are the Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Hockey and Swimming and Diving.
The main focus of Loyola is to get kids into college, and were damn good at it. On an annual basis, 99.9% percent of our graduates attend four-year universities including a substantial number of Big Ten and a handful of Ivy League acceptances. It would be hard to find a Rambler who has not taken at least one AP course in their tenure.
Most students claim to hate Loyola Academy, but they know that their stay at the Academy will be among the best 4 years of their lives.
Kid #2: New Trier
Kid#1: What, are you high or something? Loyola Academy is so much better.
Kid #2: ...yes. Yes I am.
"Loyola Academy may not be the smartest school but we're damn sexy"
2. A place full of Catholic kids whose parents know they aren't smart enough to compete with more driven New Trier kids. I mean let's face it, if your kid is dumb, you have a lot of money, and you want your kid to get into a good college, New Trier terrifies you because it is actually pretty merit based success. At Loyola Academy, do not worry. There's enough of a nepotistic attitude for you to get your kid into college--all you gotta do is find a way to fork over tens of thousands of dollars each year. If that doesn't sway you, feel free to consider the possibility that they will program you to be as much of a closed-minded Catholic crony as you are.
They tend to be competitive with New Trier athletics because "Daddy" can pay for hours upon hours of private training with a private instructor.
Mom: Sorry, Sally. I'm sending you to Loyola Academy because your father can only build a library at Boston College, and let's face it, you nearly failed out of pre-Algebra despite the private tutor we got you.
Child: Private school? Does that make me smart?
Mom: Of course it does... or at least we can pay people enough to tell you that.
Boy 2: "New Trier, but my twin brother has to go to Loyola because he failed the entry exam, has been cut from all sports since the age of five, and looks like a troll. I think he will have some luck there."