Loyola High School Releases 150th Anniversary Video
Loyola High School, the oldest educational institution in Southern California, has released a video to commemorate its 150th anniversary. The school is in the midst of a 12-month celebration to showcase 150 years of educating Los Angeles’ past, present, and future leaders as well as their contributions to the city whose history is so closely intertwined with its own.
“One-hundred-and-fifty years in the making, Loyola High School is preparing to celebrate its past, showcase the present, and most importantly, help create its future,” said Fr. Gregory Goethals, SJ, president, Loyola High School.
To watch the video and to learn more about Loyola High School’s year-long sesquicentennial celebration, visit their schools 150th anniversary website.
Founded in 1865, Loyola High School will be launching its Sesquicentennial as Southern California’s oldest educational institution. Five years in the planning, the 150th kick-off will debut with a 150th Inaugural Mass and barbecue lunch for the entire Loyola community on Sunday, November 16. Added Fr. Goethals, “Through our 150th, we would like to spread the word of what it means to be part of a community that gives back and excels, highlighting what will be the formation of tomorrow’s leaders through our Jesuit spirituality, Catholic teachings and first-rate education.”
Loyola High School is an academically rigorous Jesuit college preparatory located just west of downtown Los Angeles. Ninety-nine percent of Loyola graduates go on to college or university. Loyola’s student body of 1,270 young men represents a remarkable geographic diversity, drawing on 220 zip codes from throughout and beyond Los Angeles County. The school is also ethnically diverse with 48 percent of the student body of Asian, Latino or African-American descent. To enable students to achieve the goal of being “men for others,” Loyola students must complete at least 150 hours of community service work before graduation. Over the past two decades, Loyola students have donated more than 1.3 million hours of community service, primarily to inner-city schools, neighborhoods and agencies.
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