Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL - Niche

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Loyola Academy is a private Catholic school in Wilmette, Illinois. It has 2,072 students in grades 9-12. There have been 177 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1100 Laramie Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 920-2402

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 177 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I did not know anyone coming into Loyola and I was very welcomed. I loved the teachers and the people i met. I also got involved in a sport which definitely helped.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Taught many lesson about life
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I would say Loyola Academy is a very good school, but very difficult for students who come from the city. The start time is 745 am which means that city kids need to take the 636 am train. A start time of 8am would allow those kids to take a 710am train, which would allow for 30 minutes more sleep. That being said, sleep deprivation has been a huge factor for my 2 children. There is also a very prominent social divide in the school between the city and the suburban kids. The city kids come from numerous elementary schools, but most of the suburban kids come from a few elementary schools located in the north shore. All of those kids know one another and do not make efforts to get to know the city kids.
    • Parent
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Academics are rigorous and the teachers are easily accessible.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I have enjoyed my experience and done well in school. I am well prepared for college, but I wish the school did more to help in my college selection. Friends are hard to come by in such a large environment, especially where some grammar schools dominate in the admissions process. Overall, though, a great Catholic high school I would highly recommend.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Fenwick High School 14 mi. 1,220
4.33 The Latin School of Chicago 14 mi. 1,043
3.66 St. Ignatius College Preparatory School 16 mi. 1,378
3.00 De La Salle Institute - Institute Campus 19 mi. 1,108
3.00 Carmel Catholic High School 17 mi. 1,364

Around Loyola Academy

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 53%
Female 46%

Student Diversity

Loyola Academy United States Carmel Catholic High School De La Salle Institute - Institute Campus Fenwick High School St. Ignatius College Preparatory School The Latin School of Chicago
White 77.0% 51.0% 86.0% 27.0% 82.0% 67.0% 70.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.8% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0% 10.0%
Hispanic 6.0% 25.0% 3.0% 35.0% 8.0% 14.0% 4.0%
African American 6.0% 15.0% 3.0% 34.0% 4.0% 9.0% 5.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 1.0% 0% 2.0% 4.0% 9.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.3%
Grade 10 25.4%
Grade 11 25.9%
Grade 12 24.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 32% Activities you can get involved in
  • 17% Cookies
  • 17% You can always find help
  • 15% Retreaats
  • 10% Kairos
  • 10% Everything

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 27% Activities may not be all that inclusive
  • 23% No diversity, too strict, bad food
  • 18% Too much technology, distracting
  • 18% Little diversity
  • 5% Building is too big
  • 5% College counseling is poor; too much Naviance
  • 5% Very Competitive

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 20 responses

  • 40% Students and teachers who care and want the best u
  • 30% Involved Alumni
  • 10% Elitist attitude
  • 10% Jesuit School
  • 10% Student involvement and student pride

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 68% Men and women for others. making the world better
  • 26% Its worth it
  • 5% Stressful

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 45% Have a open mind and get involved
  • 35% Lots of preppy people
  • 15% Find a club or sports team to join early
  • 5% Have an open mind- get involved

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 24% I love everything about this school.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.