History of our school
Loyola High School and Junior College is an English medium school founded in 1961 and is named after St. Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Society of Jesus in 1540.
The school which is recognised by the Government of Maharashtra and prepares pupils for the Secondary School Certificate Examination (Std. X) and for the Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (Std. XII) is owned by Poona Catholic Educational Association (Pvt.) Ltd. and managed by the Poona Jesuit Schools Society which belongs to the Christian religious minority group and therefore enjoys the rights and privileges guaranteed by Articles 30 (i) of the Constitution of India.
Ever since the inception of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit Fathers, as they are commonly called, have been pioneers in the field of education. Loyola High School and Junior College is part of a global network of schools and colleges. The Society of Jesus is presently responsible for more than 150 secondary schools and colleges in India, among them are some of the premier educational institutions of our country such as St. Xavier’s College (Mumbai), Loyola College (Chennai), XLRI (Jamshedpur) and St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata). More than 2, 00,000 students study in these institutions. The Society of Jesus strives to reach out to young people belonging to every social class and linguistic community. These institutions are part of the Catholic Church’s effort to share in the country’s educational endeavour. While being particularly responsible towards the Christian community, these institutions stand at the service of the whole nation.
The vision of Jesuit education draws its inspiration from the life and teaching of Jesus Christ and is based on the principles of character formation drawn up by St. Ignatius of Loyola.
The Jesuits engaged in educational work throughout the world for the last 450 years, reaffirm the conviction that the formation of youth through our educational institutions continues to be one of the foremost services we can render to our people.
We believe that an essential need of our country is for a community of persons with deep faith, sound knowledge, intellectual and emotional maturity and moral integrity, persons able and willing to render generous service to their fellowmen and women in building up a truly human society. It is therefore to the formation of such a community of persons that we commit our educational institutions.
The education we impart includes both physical and intellectual development as well as acquisition of useful skills in all of which we aim at excellence.
Loyola High School and Junior College aims at the integral education of its students and strives to make them as “Men-for-Othes”, citizens imbued with a deep religious faith, which will impel them to seek and find God in the service of their fellowmen and women. Being at the service of the whole country, Loyola High School and Junior College accepts students from every caste, creed and community and strives to educate them in the high ideals of humanism and selfless service of our country.
Hence education at Loyola is to be seen from a holistic perspective. It is meant not merely to impart knowledge and instruction but to educate the whole person so as to:
-to train his/her intellectual, moral, emotional, physical and aesthetic faculties.
-to help the student to become mature spiritually and to mould his/her character such that it is free from any egoism, self-seeking or from any attempts to exploit his fellowmen and women.
-to encourage him/her continually to strive for excellence in every field, without however neglecting his obligation to the welfare and needs of his/her fellowmen and women.
to value and judiciously use his/her freedom
to be clear and firm on principles and courageous in action
to become agents of needed social change in the country
Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities receive a special emphasis in the school for their formative value. The school has a great sports programme. The school has a swimming pool and all students from std. I onwards are taught swimming under trained supervision.