Did you know?
- There are 150 spots available in Secondary 1.
- There are 25-28 students per class (and 6 classes per level).
- Our faculty and staff is made up of 100 dedicated professionals.
- 18% of our students receive financial aid (full or partial bursary)
- There are 40 different clubs and activities, and 30 intramural and extramural sports teams.
- Our students give back to the local community each year with over 10,000 combined hours of Christian Service Program work.
- While Loyola is a Jesuit, Catholic school, it welcomes applicants of other faiths.
- Our graduates have an 100% acceptance rate for post-secondary programs
- The sense of community among our students, faculty and staff, alumni, current and former parents is second to none.
Incoming Secondary 1 Students
- General Information
The admissions process takes place in the fall (September/October) when the student is in Grade 6.
Please see the main Admissions page for Key Admissions Dates.
The applicant MUST be Eligible for English School. Please note: If you need to apply for a certificate for your child or you have lost or misplaced your son's certificate, the Loyola Admissions Office will handle all the necessary paperwork provided your child is accepted to the school.
- Complete the Application Form and upload all available supporting documents
- Pay the application fee of $50
- You will be sent a detailed email in August or September outlining all of the next steps in the admissions process.
Incoming Secondary 2-5 Students
- General Information
Loyola High School will only know of openings in the spring and/or summer before the start of the new school year. Please keep this in mind when choosing to apply for these levels. The applicant must be Eligible for English School.
The following documents are required:
- A letter from the parents outlining why they would like their child to come to Loyola High School;
- A letter from the applicant outlining why they would like to come to Loyola High School;
- All June report cards from Grade 6 onward;
- All progress and term report cards from the current year;
- Any letters of recommendation, particularly from the applicant’s parish or place of worship.
If places do become available, the Admissions Committee will review the applications that have been received and contact certain students for an interview to take place in the spring/summer.
Once a decision is reached, the Admissions Office will contact you immediately by phone or by email.
- How will my child’s file be evaluated?
Criteria for admission to Loyola High School will include:
- Satisfactory Elementary School reports (Grades 4 and 5 (Grade 6 when it comes to the Waiting List)) in order to ensure the applicant can meet the demands of Loyola's academic program;
- An interview in order for Loyola to become better acquainted with the applicant;
- An attestation by the applicant that they are open to following a Jesuit, Catholic formation regardless of their faith background or beliefs (see the Jesuit Education section of the Application Form);
- In an effort to keep families together, having a sibling in the school is also considered, provided the sibling meets all the application criteria.
All of these components are reviewed and taken into account when accepting students at Loyola. All scoring, weighting, ranking etc. of these components are for Loyola's evaluation purposes only and are not given out to applicants or their parents. Letters of Recommendation are also considered CONFIDENTIAL.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRADITIONAL SITTING FOR AN ENTRANCE EXAM IS NO LONGER REQUIRED
- When and how will we be informed of the Admissions Committee’s decision for Secondary I?
You will receive an email notification of the Admissions Committee's decision by the end of October or first week of November.
You will receive one of the following emails:
- Waiting List
Results will not be given out over the phone.
- What is the English-language eligibility requirement?
Since 1977, in Quebec, all children, except those who meet specific criteria, must be educated in French until the end of their secondary studies, whether in a public school or in a subsidized private school. Loyola is a subsidized private English high school. Except for certain exceptions, students require a Certificate of Eligibility for English Language Education to attend Loyola. Click here to find out more about English eligibility.
- When will applications for girls open for the first time?
To celebrate this exciting evolution to our community, Loyola will be unveiling more details about our programming in time for our Open House on September 17, 2022 when families of grade 5 and 6 students of all genders are invited to meet our faculty, staff and students, and explore our facilities. Applications for both boys and girls will be opening soon, in anticipation of welcoming the first female students at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. As is currently the case, however, potential students must possess Quebec English-language eligibility to register.
- Do you accept applications for Secondary 2 through 5?
Yes, Loyola accepts applications for any grade level. Please see the General Information section for Incoming Secondary 2-5 Students.
- What is the average class size at Loyola?
In Secondary 1, class sizes range from 25-28 students per class. Class sizes range from 23-29 in the older grades depending on streaming options chosen.
- Does Loyola accept international students?
Loyola does not run an international program and caters to Québec residents with English-language eligibility. However, students coming to Quebec on a Study Visa or with parents on a Work Permit can be considered. Please contact the Admissions Office directly for further information.
- What is the pedagogical program at Loyola?
Loyola follows the curriculum set by the Québec Ministry of Education, but supplements this curriculum based on the tenets of a Jesuit, Catholic formation.
- Do I have to be Catholic to apply?
No. Our goal is to ensure our whole person formation is accessible to all regardless of gender, language, faith, or belief. Prospective students must be open to following a Jesuit, Catholic formation but do not have to identify as Catholic.